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Giro Bravo LF Glove

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Giro Bravo LF Glove  Giro Bravo LF Glove
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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“All weather miracle glove”

The Good: Useful in all weather conditions; Excellent wicking on thumbs; effectivepadding placement

The Bad: Velcro closure straps

Overall Review:

I absolutely love this glove. I've used it in the middle of the hottest, humidity soaked summers in the south and my hands never got too bothered by the heat and I've used it in below freezing (25F) on winter rides and my hands stayed warm. I don't know how it managed to perform in two extreme ranges of temperatures, but I'm happy it did. The supple leather fingers grip my bars and brake levers nicely, and the padding (which I usually detest on most gloves) is quite perfect.

My only complaint is that it uses velcro to secure the wrist. I much prefer gloves that do not rely on velcro, but this is such a minor thing in the long run. I don't like to give 5 star ratings to anything, but these have really outperformed the price I paid for them, and if/when they wear out, I'll be sure to buy another pair.

“Great glove with excellent ride qualities...”

The Good: fit, fabrics, construction and feel on the bars

The Bad: Nothing yet but I've only got a handful of rides on them. The stitching and panels are all looking and performing as good as day 1.

Overall Review:

Ok to start off I bought these from jensonusa.com and was super pumped on how they handled the transaction and timing on the standard shipping, I got them right away.

About the gloves: Giro offers a solid glove design. I have always been a Troy Lee XC glove guy which are still fantastic.  That being said these have some outstanding ride qualities that helped them stand tall.  I really like the feel on the hand, it's like a compression wrap for your hand that does not fatigue or stress your grip in anyway.  They feel lighter than my TLD, I'm not a weight weenie and NO,  I didn't not put them on a scale.  Standard features I look for are absorbent back of the thumb, good bar feel and sensation, closure is adequate.  I got them because they were on special at Jenson for a fraction of the cost of a TLD glove but was concerned about the little pads on the callus area and heel of the palm.  They are non issues as soon as my hand grabbed the bars they disappeared, meaning the callus pads couldn't be felt decreasing my tactile feedback from the bars and the palm pad didn't even touch the bar until my riding stance totally relaxed and I sat back to start the climbing.  Giro kicks butt.  These 2011's may not have the 2014 fabrics or patterns but I'll be looking at their stuff in the future and would absolutelyrecommend these.

Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type
Material
Size
Color
Miscellaneous Bravo Long FingerThe best full-fingered cycling glove for the money, hands down. The Bravo LF is a nicely padded, comfortable glove that delivers Giros Super Fit ergonomic design and high-quality construction at an affordable price. Its the perfect choice for riders who want a light, versatile full finger glove and prefer the feel of a traditional padded glove. Palm: Super Fit design with three-panel palm for a tailored fit; Clarino synthetic leather for enhanced durability Upper: Moisture-wicking, 4-way stretch, breathable mesh Padding: Optimized EVA padding in the palm enhances comfort without sacrificing control Features: Highly absorbent microfiber wiping surface; Sonic-welded pull tab; Low-profile Velcro closure Size guide: Measure around the open hand just below the fingers XS: < 7 S: 7-8 M: 8-9 L: 9-9.75 XL: 9.75-10.5 XXL: 10.5 or greater
Price $29.99
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry