These are ideal gloves for road cycling. Minimal padding, comfortable, cool, grippy. My only complaint is that Castelli sizing is CRAZY small. I've been using them since 2008 in Large (even though I'm only 5'8" x 150lb), but this latest pair was so small I couldn't even get it on my hand! And my wife is petite, with very slender hands, and they were so tight they were cutting off the circulation in her wrist! Go up 2 sizes from what you're used to.