O’Neal Revolution Glove  2011 Mountain Bike Review

O’Neal Revolution Glove 2011

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I hate to admit it, I’m a sucker for a pair of gloves, and I dread to think how many pairs I’ve been through over the years. There’s a lot to like about the Revolution Glove from O’Neal. The pre-curved fit is absolutely spot on, not too tight and restrictive, and not too loose. Ever since trying slip-on cuff less gloves I’ve been a convert, it just makes it so much easier and simpler to tear your gloves off at the bottom of the run.

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The palm of the glove is nice and minimal, and made from vented clarino that helps aid ventilation and grip. A nice touch is the roll tip seam on the fingers, so you don’t get the uncomfortable rubbing on your finger-tips that you find with some gloves.

There are also plenty of mesh panels on the topside of the glove to help keep your hands cool. Also on the top of the glove you’ll find rubber strips along the fingers for added protection from vegetation on the sides of the trails. Like on all gloves the rubber on the finger tips soon wore away but in this instance it didn’t impair grip on the brake levers.

The Revolutions are some of the finest gloves I’ve ever worn, with some incredibly well thought out details and features.

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This review was in Issue 13 of IMB.

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By George Woodward

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