Summer usually marks the time where you no longer need the layers for the early morning rides. With all the layers that can be shed should gloves be one of them? While the winter gloves no longer have a place, fingerless or vent gloves still have a utility for many. Here are a couple of reasons to wear gloves in the summer:
- Padded gloves relieve pressure on the Ulnar and Median nerves that run down the underside of the forearm
- Pressure on the median nerve is what causes Carpul Tunnel Syndrom
- Gloves improve your grip and control especially on hot summer days
- Shock Absorption – Would you wish that you had gloves on the last time that you went on a bumpy ride or even took a spill?
-While some may consider calluses to be the mark of manliness there are plenty that would prefer to prevent blisters that would result in calluses and overall discomfort
Ryan C at Noble Sports swears by the Pearl Isumi Elite Gel Vent glove as the best road glove in the universe
Why do you use gloves and if so what kind?
Come by the shop to try on a pair of the Pearl Isumis and try them out for yourself