The Good: Very light weight Minimalist Breathable Quality construction Silicon finger tip print provides grip on brake levers on wet rides No padding enables more control Looks better than gloves with too much protection
The Bad: No padding can be bad for some Silicon finger tip print does wear out Does not offer much protection against tree branches, etc
Overall: One would expect quality gloves from one the best helmet manufacturers in the world. Your expectations will be confirmed with these gloves. Although the Rivet pictured is the older 2011 version, the new version still shares a lot of the same features this has that make it so great.Firstly, these are one of the best gloves I wore for long, hot summer rides. Although not as tough as some other gloves out there, these are easier to live with. Lightweight, breathable construction with lots of vents keep your hands cool. Silicon finger tip print enhances grip on wet rides and a fixed, pull on cuff design makes for a slimmer fit many people love. It does not restrict movement and it has a massive snot wipe area. The construction is top-notch. Two years of use with constant washing and crashing has led to only one small tear in the palm area. The finger tip print has worn of slightly, but its no big deal. Some may not like the gloves lack of padding or protection. It is definitely not suitable for very aggressive riders who constantly smash their hands on trail obstacles. For trail riders looking for a quality pair of gloves for summer, this is one of the worthy contenders.