Grip and rip.
Replace the hand-me-down gloves you've been riding in for a while now with a pair that aren't yet dirt-caked and that, more importantly, are sized to fit your hands. Fox Racing's Ripley Gel Glove is minimal and streamlined, with just enough subtle padding along the palm to help lessen fatigue when you're out exploring new singletrack all day long. Silicone fingertip printing gives you clean dexterity when you're shifting and braking, and touchscreen-compatible threads on the thumb and index fingers make it easy to snap mid-ride shots of memorable scenery without falling behind the pack.
- Item #FXR02HP
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These gloves are comfortable, and the seams don't dig in at the thumbs which is a problem I've had with some other biking gloves. The gel padding adds additional comfort for longer rides, and these gloves are very breathable for riding in the summer. Like most bike gloves these seem to run small, so I sized up one size from medium to large