Should I Wear Cycling Gloves? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

Should I Wear Cycling Gloves? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

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Does my FTP vary between indoor and outdoor training?
How do I improve my sock game?!
Gloves or no gloves?
Should I yell when passing other cyclists for safety?
Why do pros train behind a scooter?
Can I use alloy brake pads on carbon rims?
How do you crash?
Do helmets degrade over time?
What sort of training should I do for my first race?

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. My sweaty hands slipped off the bars one day. Wasn’t pretty.
    Been wearing gloves since then.

  2. #torqueback when is the best time of year to buy a new bike? Thanks

  3. yes! I need gloves for my mountain because I ride constantly and the amount of calyces on my hand is,well,there are alot.

  4. Hey GCN. What speed are the pros doing when they cross the finish line in a high speed sprint? Sagan etc… My first year cycling since I was 14.

  5. Crashing. Judo training? Learn how to fall safely. I know it’s different with a bike between your legs, but must help.

  6. Crashing…. maybe take Judo lessons to learn how to fall?

  7. Go green dadu 😈

  8. The video playing on the screen behind you is so distracting haha

  9. Which type of road bike can be use for 20km race

  10. I love cycling but I’m not about to acquire a power meter anytime soon. How then can I improve my FTP. What does an FTP workout look like ?

  11. You have to be PRETTY foolish not to wear gloves when you ride a bike! Your hands are the first things to try to break the fall!! Then,when your hands are fucked up,you can’t do anything!!

  12. ForgottenKnight1 January 1, 2021 @ 10:25 pm

    Weird. When I do indoor, I’m so focused, I don’t struggle at all with the trainer. Outside … lots of distractions. Cars, kids, wind, sounds.

  13. Awakened Bahamut January 1, 2021 @ 10:25 pm

    I’ve never been passed in my life. Today I had trouble catching a motorised bike.

  14. I like to Use A mirror when cycling on my own to catch a glimpse what’s behind what type would you recommend

  15. I had a crash two weeks ago, I was riding along happy as larry, the next split second I was on the deck. It’s similar when I had a motor bike crash. So no, in my experience, for me, I have no time to think about doing anything, I just hit the deck and wait for the pain to kick in.

  16. Why the hell are you so obsessed with socks and games?
    If you’re worried about your socks then you really do just need to get out and ride more

  17. Wearing gloves is a must…how else am I to wipe my runny nose in the cold?

  18. Hey man !! I ride at my MTB bike had an kinda offroad tyres its pretty much good for my country but my best at that tyres while riding is 30 kilometers
    What to do to add more kilometres ???

  19. But with gloves its alot much more grip expecialy when ur on the hoods and ur heands and everything is swety.. it sometimes feel like u could slip of ur hoods 🙁

  20. Recently bought my first road bike, now looking at cycling clothing… which turns it is quite expensive!!! What is the best clothing to buy and where is the cheapest stuff! Thanks, love the vids guys!!

  21. Could one of u do like atleast 20km timetrial with average over 40kmh? I looked at my local segment and i saw few number above 40.. and thaught.. well thats some slipstreamers ther for shure.. but as it turned out it was ITT race there and those were individual speeds.. 44kmh for 24 km :0

  22. Should you padded shorts to when commuting to college

  23. But Simon what do you say when someone passes you? I usually just curse.

  24. I didn’t know I was crashing until halfway through it. I wish there were a way to anticipate my reaction, lol

  25. Harrison Neyland January 1, 2021 @ 10:40 pm

    I’ll volunteer for the crash video because I am new to cycling but have fallen more than 10 times and haven’t broken anything……….. yet.

  26. hi, may i ask how long do carbon road bike last?
    #torqueback

  27. I have question

  28. Best question was easily the one on how to crash! I spent 2 weeks in Army Airborne School learning how to fall. Something to think about.

  29. IMAAD MANIAR_008 January 1, 2021 @ 10:48 pm

    can a road bike have different tyres.

  30. Go for the party, dress for the fight…protect your hands, like you do your head.

  31. After running on shared cycle paths where cyclists pass way too close, I always say "Passing" as I approach slower cyclists and pedestrians

  32. Nicholas Sorensen January 1, 2021 @ 10:54 pm

    I was going pretty fast down some trails when I hit an obstacle and got flung across to the other side. I actually had enough time to remember to tuck and roll as to not injure myself too much. It’s crazy what adrenaline can do

  33. Gloves? It’s all about avoiding the "snow paws" tan lines

  34. John michael Legaspi January 1, 2021 @ 10:56 pm

    What is the review of shimano claris group set #torqueback

  35. J Y Entertainment January 1, 2021 @ 10:59 pm

    Gloves help reduce the pain from the vibrations of having a stiff bike, I forgot my gloves once… never again.

  36. I always trie to warn ppl.. i like to say dzin dzin.. whitch in my countrie is humeanmade sound for bike bell 😀

  37. Hairy Paul MM7WAB January 1, 2021 @ 11:02 pm

    #torqueback #SockGame Proper woolen kilt socks with 3 inch fold-over. Topping out 2 inches below the knee for me – but then again I am a Hairy Scotsman that rides all weathers Offroad XC, DH and Mud-Blasting in Scotland.. Style is a very low priority – grin – Keep up the good work Folks!

  38. Is better buying the cheapest Zipp (brand) wheels or some non-brand wheels for same price?

  39. where i live the people do their best of not saying hello and how the generations have changed. Gloves are a trial and error. Well done chaps.

  40. Question: is Erik de Vlaemenck any relation to Roger de Vlaemenck?

  41. Joseph Cabalquinto January 1, 2021 @ 11:05 pm

    It’s actually a good idea knowing how to crash, or in martial arts, how to fall or take a throw. It’s definitely something that a person would need to learn and practice since it’s an unnatural body reaction.

  42. My palms get sweaty immediately and gloves keep me in control esp on drop bars

  43. I studied how to crash from skateboard videos on crashing and it saved me when I crashed at 30 mph.

  44. #torqueback Just got my first bike and want to know how I can improve my stamina. I tire easily. Any helpful tips guys?

  45. The Photo Cyclist January 1, 2021 @ 11:11 pm

    people do actually measure socks length???

  46. I did, RECENTLY! No Answer

  47. Now that’s a good video guys! keep up the good work.

  48. viva la pachanga!! January 1, 2021 @ 11:12 pm

    well i been using the same helmet for 5 years and i don’t intent to buy another one unless i really need to.

  49. I have triban100 roadbike I want to go faster but I don’t. Please tell some instructions to increase my speed

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