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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Accessories: On Mountain Biking Gloves

In mountain biking, aside from the mountain bike you also need to be equipped with the right accessories. Some mountain bikers will have specialized needs and preferences when it comes to mountain biking accessories, and some will work with the most basic accessories. Listed below are some of the basic accessories that one should know and who is interested to get into mountain biking. Feel free to add one, if there are other accessories that are must-haves when mountain biking. Mountain biking gloves are top options for accessories. These are important accessories that can help protect the rider from accidents. Most of the gloves that are available in the market are lightweight and breathable. Now there are different kinds of mountain biking gloves that are available in the market, including the full-finger bike gloves, half finger bike gloves, and mountain bike gloves for downhill and free-ride, bike gloves with extra padding, bike gloves for dirt jumping and there are mountain bike gloves for winter riding. The options are many, and often your choice of these accessories will depend on personal preferences and the kinds of activities that you like.
Guide to looking for the correct mountain biking gloves

And when shopping for mountain bike gloves, keep in mind that the size matters as well. There are guidelines to know when searching for the correct glove size. If you are looking for one, just keep your hands flat, measure in inches the circumference around the palm at the widest point just below the knuckles not including the thumb. When doing this, use the dominant hand. You need to measure starting from the tip of the middle finger to the base of your hand. Next step is to take the larger of the two measurements in order to correct the right size. There’s a table that should be considered, and when you are in between sizes, make sure that you get the larger size.

X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Width in inches 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11
Width in cm 15-18 18-20 20-23 23-25.5 25.5-28
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