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Specialized BG Gel Gloves

Specialized

BG Gel Gloves

$35.00
pair
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3.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)
 

Specialized BG Gel Gloves

Specialized's BG Gel Gloves feature thick, durable gel foam padding to cushion vibrations and protect your hands. Specialized's exclusive Body Geometry design offers superior pressure distribution, and you also get their durable Micromatrix synthetic-leather palms, neoprene closures and microfleece thumbs for face wiping.

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3.0 stars

(based on 9 reviews)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Pros

  • Fits well  (8)
  • Breathable  (8)
  • Good padding  (7)
  • Durable  (3)

Cons

  • Tears easily  (5)
  • Poor stiching 
  • None 
  • Seams are weak poor 

Best Uses

  • Warm Weather  (5)
  • Mountain Biking  (4)
  • Road Racing  (3)
  • Cold Weather 
  • Touring 

Reviewed by 9 customers

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2.0

Agree with Logyboy

By Esq.

from Fairfax, VA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Good padding
  • Fits well

Cons

  • Tears easily

Best Uses

    Comments:

    The seam came undone (just like Logyboy). There is a quality control issue on these Chinese made gloves. They did not last more than 4 months or so before the seams failed. I did not use them that much either. I expected better from Specialized. I wonder if the LBS will do anything....

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    • No
     
    2.0

    Nice glove, poor build.

    By RideVT

    from Burlington, VT

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Fits well
    • Good padding

    Cons

    • Tears easily
    • Poor stiching

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Warm Weather

    Comments:

    Nice gloves until they fall apart. Less than a season of riding and the stiching at the fingers let loose right to the palms. This happend with both gloves on all fingers. I usauailly get two full seasons from gloves before they fall apart. Last pair of these I ever buy.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent gloves

    By Patrick

    from Silver City, NM

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good padding
    • Breathable
    • Fits well

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Touring

    Comments:

    I bought a pair of Specialized BG Gel Gloves in Gettysburg, PA, while cycling across the U.S. The gloves felt good immediately and helped with issues I was having with my other gloves. These have excellent padding across the palm and base of the palm which helps protect the nerve in the center of my palm. I am purchasing a second pair because companies frequently change an item year to year and I don't want to not be able to find them....

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    • No
     
    2.0

    Short lived investment

    By Logyboy

    from Halifax, NS

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good padding
    • Breathable
    • Fits well

    Cons

    • Seams are weak poor

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Warm Weather

    Comments:

    The gloves are very comfortable to wear, but they are not very durable. After a dozen or so rides around the trails at Bayers Lake and Spider Lake the seams started to let go around where the microfiber thumb sleeve attaches to the mesh fiber on the top part of the glove. For the money spent on these gloves I would not recommend them to anyone, unless you don't mind blowing [$] on new gloves every 3-4 months.

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    • No
     
    2.0

    Comfortable but flawed

    By Slytoon

    from Portland, ME

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fits well
    • Breathable
    • Good padding

    Cons

    • Tears easily

    Best Uses

    • Warm Weather

    Comments:

    They are very comfortable but as with the other two reviewers, both gloves have torn at the base of the thumb panel after only two or three rides. I haven't bothered to have them stitched even though my wife is a seamstress. The holes have not gotten any larger (about 1/2"). Other than the holes, they remain one of the most comfortable and well padded gloves I have owned. I wouldn't recommend these only because I figure that this is a common problem with these particular gloves and by the time next years version (2011) come out, Specialized with have addressed the problem. In other words, wait for the newer version.

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    • No
     
    2.0

    Torn thumbs

    By none

    from houston, tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Tears easily

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        Mine tore at the thumbs too after only a couple of rides. I restitched them and they've been good to go ever since.

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        • No
         
        2.0

        Tears at seams

        By dudecool

        from Frisco, TX

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Good padding
        • Fits well

        Cons

        • Tears easily

        Best Uses

        • Road Racing
        • Warm Weather

        Comments:

        After about 3 hours of riding I noticed both gloves had torn at the seam on the thumbs. Almost all of my equipment and bike is Specialized, so I was disappointed in the gloves. Everything else I have from Specialized is excellent.

        • Gift:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Women's XL version is great!

        By trek_grrrl

        from Boulevard Park, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Fits well
        • Good padding
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Racing
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I have very large hands for a woman, and the women's version of this glove fits wonderfully. I've been wearing them around to see if they continue to feel great and they do. Not tight in the wrong places. The pads on the lower palm are great. I can even type in them! I usually have to buy men's gloves; it's refreshing to have women's for once.

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          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Gloves for the Price

          By Mike

          from Wellington, FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Fits well
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Racing
            • Mountain Biking
            • Warm Weather
            • Cold Weather

            Comments:

            These gloves have lasted over a year of three times a week riding. No other glove I have worn has lasted more than a few months.

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