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Specialized BG Gel Gloves

Specialized

BG Gel Gloves

$44.99
pair
Product Rating
 
3.5 stars
 (10 Reviews)
 

Specialized BG Gel Gloves

Specialized's BG Gel Gloves feature thick, durable gel foam padding, with Specialized's Body Geometry technology to cushion vibrations, protect your hands, and provide superior pressure distribution for outstanding comfort. These gloves also boast Specialized's durable Micromatrix synthetic leather on the palms for a nice bar feel, absorbent thumbs for face wiping, and Velcro closures for fine-tuning your comfort.

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3.5 stars

(based on 10 reviews)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 10 customers

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5.0

Saved My Hands

By EdgeCycling

from Coburg, OR

About Me

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        This is an amazing glove provided by specialized and it is the only glove that I have ever worn. On a bike ride the person in front of me took a crash and I went down with him. When I looked at my gloves back at home they were COVERED with gravel and even some glass. These gloves saved me from having to get my hands stitched. Amazing product.

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        2.0

        Agree with Logyboy

        By Esq.

        from Fairfax, VA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Fits well
        • Good padding

        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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          2.0

          Nice glove, poor build.

          By RideVT

          from Burlington, VT

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Good padding
          • Fits well

          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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          5.0

          Excellent gloves

          By Patrick

          from Silver City, NM

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good padding
          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • 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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          2.0

          Short lived investment

          By Logyboy

          from Halifax, NS

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Fits well
          • Good padding

          Cons

          • Seams are weak poor

          Best Uses

          • Warm Weather
          • Mountain Biking

          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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          2.0

          Comfortable but flawed

          By Slytoon

          from Portland, ME

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good padding
          • Fits well
          • Breathable

          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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          2.0

          Torn thumbs

          By none

          from houston, tx

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          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

              • Fits well
              • Breathable
              • Good padding

              Cons

              • Tears easily

              Best Uses

              • Warm Weather
              • Road Racing

              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.

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              (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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Durable
              • Good padding
              • Fits well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Racing

                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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                (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

                • Durable
                • Breathable
                • Fits well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Road Racing
                  • Cold Weather
                  • Warm 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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