Make sure you're a gold member to get best price. I replace cheaper Giro gloves with these as I needed more padding. Placement of padding is perfect, wrist strap Velcro works well. Amongst best gloves I've used.
Brought these on sale and the glove works well. I have small hands and my Medium size is pretty good. I had some mishap with one order and BikeTireDirect was quick to fix the issue! Very great customer service and product!
After 10+ years of exemplary service, my Louis Garneau gloves are finally wearing out. I never expected any glove to last that long, but those mitts just wouldn't quit. I have a pair of Giro Strade Dure Supergel Gloves that I used at gravel events for the past couple seasons. They are very good gloves, but the padding is pretty thick, too thick for road use maybe. So I thought I'd try some of the other Giro offerings. First up was the Giro Supernatural - the fit was much tighter than other Giro gloves and the fingers were really short, like only half way up to your first knuckle short. Next attempt was the Giro Monaco Two - first use resulted in black dye stains on my palms. Washed and tried again (twice) resulting in stained palms both times. Fortunately I washed them separately so nothing else got ruined. Next try was at the opposite end of the price spectrum - the Giro Jag. They are cheap, and poorly made. Seams started to fail after the second ride. Finally ordered another pair of Giro Strade Dure Supergel Gloves and I have been using them for road riding. They are well made, fit (me) well, they're washable and I am getting used to the extra comfort the Supergel padding provides. If you don't mind a little extra cushioning, these gloves are a good option.
Sizing small. i'm 8.5 wrist circumference and have always been a M. Sizing chart says M. M was too tight. swapped for M/L. Still tight but better. Quite a bit of work to get on and off. "Gel" padding didn't feel that way at all. Padding is thin and doesn't seem to be in the right places. Hands were completely numb or tingling all the time. I can't seem to find gel padding even close to what companies used to put out. This does not have a terry cloth thumb for those who use it--something like a thin faux leather. There is a leather seam that runs along the index finger so if you have to wipe your nose, you scratch your nose. Materials good quality otherwise. Velcro strip at wrist is small but strong. I got 2 pair at good sale price, so will just keep them.
I've used these gloves primarily for road biking I got the Super Gel version because I have rheumatoid arthritis and I needed extra padding for my hands. When I first starting using them, my hands became numb pretty quickly. It took awhile to find the sweet zone for placing my hands on the dropped handlebars, but I eventually did find it. To be fair to the gloves, I'm just a large tad out of shape and lean on the handlebars way too much. But I am liking them more and more every ride. You may find them to your liking if your core muscles are stronger than mine and you don't lean too hard on the handlebars. I recommend them.
I wear unpadded gloves for most rides, but wanted a padded pair for long rides. These gloves are typical Giro quality (excellent), but the padding seems excessive and significantly reduce bar feel. But for riders looking for extra padding, they would be great.
These giro half finger Strade dure supergel gloves are def. the best cycling gloves I have ever owned. Best protection from shocks and actually the cold weather, as well. The material is durable too. I would not go on a single ride w/o there gloves on!
I wear these gloves twice a day every day and so far they are holding up well. I've had issues with velcro in the past with this brand but these are well made. I would give it 5 stars if the gel and foam pads were a bit thicker.
I now have 5 pairs of these, each a different color. I ride 50 to 80 miles on each ride 4 days a week. I find these gloves to be comfortable on long hot summer rides. I would recommend these gloves to everyone who is looking for an excellent riding glove.
The first came with defects but Bike Tires Direct was quick to fix the issue by sending me a second pair!!!
Gloves are awesome
Pros: Fits perfect and padding is generous and protects my hand!
Con's: could be a little be cheaper but that is more of an opinion I really don't see actual cons in my case
Thanks for your time!
As all the other reviews indicate, there is a lot of padding. Not sure I fined them anymore comfortable than other gloves I own with less padding. Like bike saddles, more padding does not necessarily mean better. Only other thing I will add that has not been mentioned in other reviews, they feel a little warm for hot weather cycling. Maybe its the black fabric on top of the glove (I have two pair) or the fabric is slightly heavier. On days when the temps are going to get close to 85 or 90 degrees, I tend to pick a cooler pair of gloves. Again, not a criticisms, just an observations.