Cycle gloves are an essential part of any bikers equipment and serve several purposes, as well as potentially being a stylish addition to your kit.
There are specific styles depending on your biking specialism. Whether you are looking for road bike gloves or mountain bike gloves (also known as MTB gloves) there are a wide range of colours, sizes and styles to fit any hand.
One of the main uses for gloves is to improve your grip on the handlebars and therefore help you maintain control of the bike. Biking can be arduous and can make you sweaty which would decrease your grip on the handlebars.
Another advantage is that they provide comfort and protect your skin. Blisters can be a common downside of biking and a pair of cycle gloves can in effect add an extra layer to make your bike ride more comfortable.
A similar benefit is that bike gloves help to absorb the shock that can transfer to the rider from hitting bumps on the road. Many styles, not just MTB gloves, have cushioning such as a gel padding in the palms to help reduce the impact that can carry up the front fork of the bike and through your arms, into the shoulders.
An important advantage of wearing gloves whilst cycling is that they can protect your hands if you fall off or have a crash. The gloves can help keep grit and gravel at bay and stop the skin on your hands from getting scratched and torn. And, last but not least, they keep you warm in the winter!
Top range brands such as Sugoi mean you will get quality gloves that no cyclist should be without.