Someone commented on AC during the TDU that lots of the pro riders weren't wearing gloves on their training rides. Since then I've noticed a few riders doing the same, not sure it's a good "look" to copy.
Edit, found the link http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/tdu-spotto-2012?id=308...
Dont tell me what to do, just because you cant keep your bike upright!
Is gloves really essential for riding (bicycle)?
Currently I feel fine with gloves-less since I never had problem with sweaty hand and prefer feel the handle bar directly to my skin on my hand.
Also the only biking attire that I have is a helmet..... ^^;
Maybe in the future I will invest on cycling pants + jersey.
I'm a bit of a blouse and Id wear long gloves in summer if I could.
Bitumen at any speed can be very nasty for fingers and hands.
For the sake of $20-$30 I always wear gloves in an attempt to save one area of flesh.
I agree that if you can reduce or avoid hand injuries of you fall that wearing gloves is worthwhile.
Most trades people or office workers use their hands at work.
any vibration from the handle bars is likly to agrivate any arthritis you have or prematurely give you arthritis especially if you ride for several hours.
Does taking about arthritis make me old?
I wear gloves, gives me comfort when resting on the bar tape plus it has sweat strip to wipe my brow, gives me better grip and control, as well some shock absorption due to having some gel inserts