Why Do Cyclists Wear Gloves? Commute Bike Blogger

Why Do Cyclists Wear Gloves? Commute Bike Blogger

Why do cyclists wear gloves?

Cycling gloves serve multiple purposes.

Cyclists may wear gloves for comfort so their hands don’t get fatigued from the road vibrations.

Cyclists may wear gloves for grip in wet conditions.

Cyclists may wear gloves to soak up sweat.

Cyclists may wear gloves to protect themselves in a fall.

Cyclists may wear gloves to stay warm.

Why do you think cyclists wear gloves?! Let me know in the comment section below!

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  1. Gillenz Fluff on July 15, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Hmmm pizza!

  2. Pauls.Adventure on July 15, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Wipe the sweat with the back of your hand.

  3. mrNo on July 15, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Cuz you wanna look like you’re racing in Tour de France while only commuting to work?

  4. Jason on July 15, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    I live in NYC and I wear motorcycle gloves when I ride for protection, warmth, and potentially for self-defense when needed. Luckily, I haven’t had the need to throw any punches, but I’m pretty sure carbon fiber knuckles will hurt. Most people might think that it’s overkill, but this is coming from someone who wears a full face helmet on their daily commute. For anyone interested, the gloves I wear are the Alpinestars SMX 2.

    Edit: Words

  5. Gary Brown on July 15, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Said it before, and I will again. That front wheel has no wobble. That truing job is impressive.Love your videos!

  6. MrDesoto1 on July 15, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    An accessory useful for color coordination with your bike and/or the rest of your kit. Just kidding!
    But, the color scheme of the glove can make your hand and arm signals more detectable by cagers and peds.

  7. substance on July 15, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Is that a GT freewheel?

  8. Cell Phone on July 15, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    The same reason batters, golfers, sailers, football players, weight lifters , etc wear gloves.

  9. Mason Ward on July 15, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I wear my fingerless gloves in the australian tropics (hot as hell year round) because ive came over my bars a few to many times and got sick of skinning my palms

  10. Paul Thompson on July 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Just in case I come off and have to put my hand down.

  11. C P on July 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Gloves are so you don’t apply too much force to the median nerve.

  12. griefjunkie on July 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Comfort and saves your skin if you take a tumble.

  13. uros pro on July 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I just don’t like the feeling of rubber on my hands and i get blisters when i don’t wear them

  14. PDXevgrin on July 16, 2019 at 12:01 am

    I commute by electric bike daily and almost always wear gloves. I’ve crashed a few times and they’ve saved my hands for sure. Plus the padding, plus the grip. I wear a good rain glove with liners on cold days. It’s hard to shop for gear as an electric bike rider. We are statistically faster than regular cyclists so I’m usually more layered, but obviously not fast enough for motorcycle gear. I’m going to post an updated cold weather gear video soon now that we’re nearing the cold and rain season.

  15. MrHockaluger on July 16, 2019 at 12:01 am

    I always wear full fingered gloves whether hot or cold to protect my hands in case of a fall. Giro Bravo LF’s are my go to choice for everyday gloves.

  16. On Your Left on July 16, 2019 at 12:02 am

    I use gloves because where I live, even bars with light colored tape get too hot to touch.  I sometimes even wear them when driving.

    Also, when it rains or when my hands sweat, my bar tape gets very slippery.  My gloves provide good grip even when wet.

  17. substance on July 16, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Comfort, because the padding in the glove and the protection from the knurly grips.

  18. mp4freedom on July 16, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I don’t where gloves unless it’s cold but if it was for protection like in a race they would be full finger. I think they are uncomfortable just to wear for riding in general, personal preference and perspective

  19. Gary DuBois on July 16, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I love my snafu vibe gloves medium to large size i bought them yesterday from walmart for $14.82 =)

  20. Dylan Hughes on July 16, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Those are some empty roads, you should see how bad a disaster my hometown is. There’s potholes everywhere and the roads are clogged as bad as someone’s arteries are when they’ve been eating mcdonalds everyday for 50 years

  21. Pedaling Pete on July 16, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I use them because the oils from my hands tend to break down tapes and grips faster.

  22. Trevs bits and bobs on July 16, 2019 at 12:14 am

    the safest thing is for cycling is helmet gloves and jacket and t-shirt that you can be seen in especially hi vest

  23. 3466mark on July 16, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Keeps age spots to the minimum.

  24. Simon WoodburyForget on July 16, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Because when you slide your hands relative to the handle bar, your hands will be protected from friction. Skin is great at gripping onto things, because its very elastic, much like rubber, but this also makes is susceptible to becoming irritated.

    For the same reason you wear socks, socks protect your foot from your shoe, while a gloves protect your hand from the handle bar. This is not so much an issue if you don’t need to grab on very hard and brutally force the bike into place as you pedal.

    So gloves allow your hands to slip along the handle bar without having to stop touching it. Useful if you want to change your position while you’re still holding onto the bike. The padding it self thought, doesn’t do a whole lot, it’s mostly a marketing gimmick.

  25. Jesus Cisneros on July 16, 2019 at 12:20 am


  26. Big Crazy Outdoor Adventures on July 16, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Can you say "I’m batman" with your intro "bike blogger" voice on the next video? I’m not trying to be a jerk. Hope you don’t take it that way. You just have the right voice for it and I’m a big fan of the Dark Knight. I’m a nerd I know. I’m a fan of the cycling gloves however my last two rides I didn’t even bother to take them. They weren’t very long and I was trying to keep it simple. You have to have them on longer rides for the extra cushion and wear and tear on the hands.

  27. Trevs bits and bobs on July 16, 2019 at 12:21 am

    if you were to fall off don’t scuff your hand if you didn’t have no bike gloves on

  28. Mister Hand on July 16, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Take a break driver 8….

  29. MrRp25 on July 16, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Good for wiping the snot and sweat from your face.

  30. Greg McMahon on July 16, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I have arthritis in my hands. Padded gloves help during the ride plus my hands are less sore after the ride.

  31. Matthew Thompson on July 16, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Seriously people do you grip the handles as tightly as possible all the time unless your doing that you are not going to get nerve damage unless I have unusually tough hands that might be the case

  32. Marvin McKenzie on July 16, 2019 at 12:27 am

    You were spitting out bugs. I was spitting out ash from all the forest fires in the Pacific Northwest.

  33. savagecabbage7 on July 16, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I wear them to look cool and it’s also more comfortable

  34. DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals) on July 16, 2019 at 12:30 am

    I’ve been seeing more an more riders NOT wearing gloves lately. Perhaps related to #10 here…indecent exposure? :)https://youtu.be/SZb_4CUwdxk

  35. Erueti Foster on July 16, 2019 at 12:31 am

    work gloves with a latex grip are good however for rain neoprene is the best. I wear them to reduce injury if I crash on my bike.

  36. Daniel S. on July 16, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Because if you fall you dont fuxx up your hands. Also guys if you can stop by my channel and help it geow by subbing. It is also on bikes…. thanks

  37. Skragg's Cyclevlog on July 16, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Because it makes my goofy tan lines even more goofy!!!

  38. cmatyjasik on July 16, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Falling…first thing you do is throw out your hands. Sweat-induced grip slippage…when it’s 90°, it’s a very real problem.

  39. 7Earthsky on July 16, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Some people get chaffing on the hands or the crook of their thumb and forefinger if they use twist shifters…..A bigger, better question is why the heck so few cyclists wear safety helmets….I see hardly no one wearing them in my town…Truly shocking how few people value their skulls.

  40. Sea Shipping inc on July 16, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Without gloves our hands gets slack.

  41. Timodeus44 on July 16, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Sweat? I don’t have gloves and find that sweat makes it a little harder to grasp onto the handlebars. I’d like to get some.

  42. Pravin Singh on July 16, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Come on buddy….tell us fast….u r taking too much time…