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Top Quality Motorcycle Gloves for Under $50 Dollars

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Aug 28, 2014 4:54:00 AM

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When riders ask us why motorcycle gloves cost so much, sometimes we just want to say "what are your hands worth"?

Instead, last week we explained what goes into the making of a glove. To get the best value for your money, it helps to know what you're buying.

But you don't have to spend your whole paycheck to get a good pair of gloves.

Today, we highlight 5 classic motorcycle glove styles, that offer great value.

So protect your hands ... and save some bucks, the next time you need gloves.

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Topics: motorcycle gear

Top Quality Gloves: What Should Motorcycle Gloves Cost?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Aug 27, 2014 10:49:00 AM

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Experienced riders know that you "dress for the ride, not for the slide"

But staying protected is definitely a challenge for riders on a budget. You can find gloves at all price ranges --

-- but do you know what to look for when buying a glove? What features are worth the money?  How to tell quality?

Here's how to save a little green, and get the best value for your money, next time you go glove shopping!

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Topics: motorcycle gear

Guide to Summer Motorcycle Gloves: Choosing the Perfect Pair

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Aug 21, 2014 1:10:00 AM

BeartoothWhen summer is in full swing, the roads and highways are full of bikers on vacation, attending rallies or just cruising the countryside.

While taking advantage of the great weather is what summer riding is all about -- it can be a challenge to keep cool wearing full gear in in hot weather.

But with a little research, you can find summer gloves that keep hands protected AND cool. Here are the options.

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Why Wear Motorcycle Gloves?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Aug 12, 2014 8:42:00 AM

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Hey, we don't usually bring this up ...

We'd much rather talk about the fun of riding .. but every once in a while the "why wear motorcycle gloves"  question comes up.

You may be tempted to think -- " ... it's summer, it's hot, no gear today".
 
Well, we could tell you all the benefits of protective gloves ... how they're made with "abrasion proof" this and "padded" that ...

Instead, we'll just let a rider friend who was in a wreck last month answer this most basic question for you.
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Topics: Motorcycle Safety, All Season Motorcycle Gloves

10 Things You Need For Hassle-Free Motorcycle Travel

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Aug 7, 2014 8:05:00 AM

Road_tripEver have one of those rides where something goes wrong and you aren't prepared for it?

You can't pack EVERYTHING ...

So you have to boil it down to the essentials and then pack them nice and tight.

Especially for touring and longer distance rides ... you have to be prepared for road emergencies, and pack SMART.

What's on your packing list?   What essential item do you keep tucked away, "just in case"?

Here are out top 10 items ... tell us what's on your list, in the comments!

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Topics: Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Travel Tips

Motorcycle Dealerships: Customer Service is Everything

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Aug 2, 2014 2:45:00 PM

dealershipEvery once in a while, a topic comes up on our Facebook page that strikes a nerve.

Last week, we tossed out a softball question about motorcycle dealerships, expecting to hear a wish list of bikes, fantasy farkles, and gear.

Instead, we heard some pretty bitter answers, veiled in humor.

While some of the comments are funny, we wondered about the reason for the negativity.

Do you rave about your dealership experience? And if not, why not?
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Topics: Customer Service, Motorcycle Dealerships

Glove Buying Guide for Women Motorcycle Riders

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 30, 2014 11:48:00 PM

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Women motorcycle riders need gear and apparel made specifically for them. Motorcycle gloves are no exception.

Women riders experience the same temperature extremes, numbness and fatigue from vibration, and need for hand protection as male riders.

But, women often have smaller hands and longer fingers than men and need a women’s motorcycle glove, not just a small men’s glove.

Here are the inside tips on how to find the perfect motorcycle glove to fit your hands, and your riding needs.

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Topics: Womens motorcycle gloves, Women Motorcycle Riders

Hot Weather Motorcycle Gear: Surprising Idea for a Cooler Ride

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 24, 2014 5:06:00 PM

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When we stumbled across a surprising tip to keep cooler when riding under the blazing summer sun, we knew we had to share it.

According to one rider in the in the Motorcycle Enthusiasts group on Linkedin , wearing long sleeves in hot, steamy weather keeps you cooler than bare arms (as if you'd ride bare-armed anyway!) and prevents rapid dehydration as well. 

Do you agree with this tip?  Learn why it works, and test it out.  Then let us know your findings.

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Topics: Summer motorcycle riding, Tips for Summer Riding, Vented/Mesh Motorcycle Gloves, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Win A New Pair of Summer Motorcycle Gloves!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 22, 2014 5:34:00 PM

"Name that Bike" Summer Riding Gloves Contest

Show us you know your engine sounds!

Can you correctly identify the matching roar from this motorycle engine to the motorcycle pictured below? For a chance to win a new pair of summer Olympia Motorcycle Gloves, name that sound now!

Simply listen to the audiofile. Guess which bike this engine sound belongs to for your chance to win a new pair of summer riding gloves. 

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Topics: Contests and Giveaways

Vegan Leather Gloves: 3 Summer Options for Motorcyclists

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 21, 2014 1:55:00 PM

summer ridingWhen summer temperatures climb into double and triple digits, the vegan rider has the same concerns as any other:  It's a challenge to dress for safety, comfort and protection, and keep cool.

But if you know what to look for, there ARE great vegan motorcycle glove choices with cooling and sweat-wicking properties, in addition to not using animal products.

Below, we explain which vegan gloves are particularly good for summer rides  -- with features like venting, mesh, fingerless construction and more -- and what to avoid as the mercury climbs.

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Topics: Vegan Motorcycle Gloves

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