MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 best city gloves

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Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey - this week we're looking at city gloves.       

These 10 city gloves were voted the best by MCN readers in the MCN Biking Britain survey - have your say now.    


Frank Thomas SP Tech

1. Frank Thomas SP Tech, RRP: £59.99
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Main construction is full grain cowhide, palms are kangaroo leather with a claimed four-times more abrasion resistance than normal leather. Hard moulded plastic protectors are on fingers and knuckles and a finger bridge between the two smallest digits.


Alpinestars Alloy

2. Alpinestars Alloy, RRP: £59.95
Part leather part textile construction with a deer skin leather palm. Moulded protectors on the knuckles. There is heavy ventilation on the back of the hand, through the hard finger knuckle protectors.


Bering TX-06

3. Bering TX-06, RRP: £59.99
MCN Shop best price: £44.99
Uses a mixture of perforated leather panels and mesh to ensure a huge amount of breathability. Also feature external armour with plastic knuckle protectors.


Alpinestars GPX

4. Alpinestars GPX, RRP: £89.95
Has the same plastic knuckle protection as some of the brand’s top race gloves. Open back knuckle design for better freedom of movement and accordion-style leather stretch panels over the thumb and finger.


Joe Rocket Pheonix

5. Joe Rocket Phoenix, RRP: £44.99
Mesh main construction with leather reinforcements. Leather palm and hard moulded knuckles to protect the back of the hands. There is high density padding on the fingers, a moulded rubber wrist protector and comfort cuffs.


Weise street fight

6. Weise Street Fight, RRP: £39.99
MCN Shop best price: £39.99
Full grain leather with plastic reinforced knuckles, a fleeced inner liner for cooler conditions and stretch panels on the fingers for comfort. They secure with a single Velcro strap.


Rev'it Monster

7. Rev’it Monster, RRP: £59.99
Made from supple goatskin, the Monster offers comfort, while PU-injected protective panels on the fingers and a leather-wrapped composite knuckle provide adequate impact protection. Patches on the fingertips provide extra grip.


Spidi Scorpio

8. Spidi Scorpio, RRP: £69.99
Designed to be very breathable and feature anti-shock knuckle protectors and double leather to protect the back of the hand. The comfort is assured by the elastic zones on the fingers and there is Neoprene on the closures.


Frank Thomas SP Tech

9. Rev’it Torx, RRP: £69.99
An innovative, triangular-shaped composite knuckle protector is designed to evenly distribute impact over a large area, and features ventilation holes for more comfort. Spandex on flex areas increases comfort.


Frank Thomas Carbon Air

10. Frank Thomas Carbon Air, RRP: £34.99
Mesh main contruction with leather inserts, and protection from a hard moulded carbon knuckle. There is Neoprene on the cuff for comfort and a secure Velcro fastener.

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