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Olympia introduces Best Motorcycle Glove: Rain or Shine

Posted by Tom Schwab

Mar 13, 2015 5:00:00 PM

4300_Gore_Tex_Rain_Shine_Motorcylce_gloveOne of the most important articles of clothing for any rider is a decent glove. No one should really go riding without one on each hand. Not only will they give you protection from the elements, but if you go down soft or hard, they'll also offer you protection from asphalt, cement and gravel road rash.

Up until this point, some of the finest riding gloves were made of soft and flexible leather. Leather gives superior abrasion resistance; it is supple enough to let you grip the handles, and it provides a modicum of protection from the weather.

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Topics: All Season Motorcycle Gloves, Long Distance Riding, Gel Palm Gloves, leather motorcycle gloves, Hand Numbness/Vibration, Spring, comfort

26 Tips to Reduce Hand Numbness For Motorcycle Riders

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 10, 2014 7:23:00 AM

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Motorcycle riders sometimes experience hand numbness, forearm fatigue, and other hand/wrist/arm discomfort -- especially early in the riding season.

This occurence is surprisingly prevalent among riders.

Recently in the Motorcycle Enthusiasts group forum on Linkedin, there were over 100 comments regarding this problem -- which shows how very common it is.

Often, the best suggestions come from other riders.

Here are 26 tips from riders who have dealt with hand discomfort.

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Topics: Gel Palm Gloves, Hand Numbness/Vibration

Gel Motorcycle Gloves, for Comfort: Plus 7 Tips to Combat Vibration

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Mar 12, 2014 4:04:00 PM

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Motorcycle engines and handlebars produce powerful vibrations when driving down the highway.

This 'buzzing' can often become intensified during long distance rides, when hand, wrist and forearm muscles experience tiredness from long periods on the throttle.

Gel motorcycle gloves are one of the primary defenses in the fight against hand fatigue, and aid in preventing injury.

They are designed to reduce vibration, decrease numbness and tingling, as well as prevent several conditions that plague riders, including Carpal Tunnel and Guyon's Canal syndromes.

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Topics: Gel Palm Gloves, Hand Numbness/Vibration

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