Riveted to the bars.
On a technical downhill or tricky singletrack, a glove flub can be
the difference between navigating a tight switchback and catapulting
into the trees. Giro's Rivet II Gloves are built around a minimalist
palm that eschews padding and uses Giro's bunch-free Super Fit
engineering to avoid that turn for the worst and keep your hands riveted
to your bar. After all, mountain bike gloves should be an extension of
your hands, not a hindrance to them.
The Pittards synthetic leather palm is also vented, so it doesn't
smother your hands temperature-wise, either. Of course, the four-way
stretch upper plays an admittedly more significant role in regulating
temperature and internal moisture because it's made of an even more
breathable mesh, but the fingertips sacrifice some breathability with a
bit of reinforcement and silicone grip. This additional detail is well
worth it, though, as it increases the gloves' longevity and keeps your
fingers on the brake and shift levers in all conditions.
- Pittard’s synthetic leather palm
- Four-way stretch back
- Silicone fingertips