Fingerless Mitts Traditionally known as track mitts, cycle mitts are
designed to protect your hands and provide comfort whilst cycling on or
off road. Made to specifically fit men and women, cycle mitts are
fingerless and short; only covering the hands from the first set of
knuckles to the heel of the hand/start of the wrist. Contoured Padding
Whilst cycle mitts do provide some warmth and weather protection they
are mainly designed for summer use and were traditionally string-backed
to provide a cooling airflow to the hands. Modern cycle mitts have mesh
or lightweight, stretch Lycra backs to provide the rider with cool
lightweight gloves. The palms of bike mitts are cushioned, padded or
even gel filled to relieve pressure on the hands caused by riding
position and shocks from uneven road or track surfaces. Padding is
contoured and ergonomically designed to allow flexibility and maintain a
strong grip function. Cushioning covers most of the palm and in
particular the heel of the hand and joints at the base of the fingers.
However, the main area of padding in a cycle mitt is concentrated over
the ridge at the base of the thumb and is designed to prevent numbness
in the hand caused by pressure on the median nerve. This problem is
particularly common in cyclists with a sharp angled ride style and off
road cyclists riding on rough terrain as the continuous weight and
vibrations on the hands aggravate the median nerve. Ergonomic Fastenings
Mitt Velcro fastenings are ergonomically designed to make mitts easy to
take on and off and are also positioned so that the Velcro does not
irritate the cyclist’s hand or wrist whilst it is flexed in the riding
position. Most modern cycle mitts have finger grips for cycling
confidence and soft fleece thumbs for wiping eyes or noses. We stock a
broad range of mitts from manufactures such as North Wave, Assos,
Campagnolo and Nike.
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