Hazards of riding without gloves

Have you ever felt numb, tingling or powerless in your hands after riding? If your answer is yes, you may have committed the problem of hand overuse.

In fact, as long as the adjustment of actions and the use of equipment can help you stay away from pain.

It can be seen from the tour de France with photos that the drivers at that time were heroes worshipped by the French people.

Even though the kettle was still made of metal at that time, people were not used to riding and wearing helmets.

They didn’t use professional gloves when riding.

It’s not surprising that people haven’t realized how to protect their hands.

They conquer the world by hand to hand combat.

It was not until a Japanese named Qingshui Jinzhi invented the first pair of professional riding gloves that drivers officially took riding gloves as one of their personal equipment.

The brand founded by Mr.

Qingshui Jinzhi is the famous pear lizumi.

During the tour de France in 1937, the contestants at that time did not wear professional riding gloves.

Like the American basketball shoes clearly divided from the concept of sports shoes a hundred years ago, riding gloves, as a subdivided professional product of riding equipment, also made riders regard them as as as important as riding clothes and riding helmets.

Riding gloves are special gloves for cyclists.

According to different types of bicycles, they can be divided into mountain bike gloves, road bike gloves and speed drop gloves.

In addition, some brands have launched gloves specially designed for extreme sports, which is necessary both in terms of physical safety and riding comfort.

According to the season, there are half finger and full finger.

The palm part is thickened.

According to different positioning and adaptation, the materials used for the palm pad are also different.

For example, the palm pad of road bike is much thinner than that of mountain bike gloves.

If your handlebar is a flat handlebar and you don’t wear professional gloves to grasp the flat handlebar, the pressure will be directly transmitted to the median nerve of the master thumb, index finger, middle finger and part of the ring finger, resulting in hand numbness, finger pain and weakness, which is called Carpal tunnel syndrome in medicine.

Long term compression of the median nerve will lead to sensory loss of the thumb, index finger and middle finger, muscle atrophy, and nerve pain in the hand radiating to the shoulder and elbow joint.

If you use a handlebar, do not wear professional riding gloves, holding the handlebar or changing the position of your hand will compress and over extend the ulnar nerve, causing ulnar neuropathy.

Ulnar nerve controls people’s ring finger and little finger.

Short-term compression will cause paralysis and weakness of the ring finger or little finger; Long term compression will make the ring finger and little finger unconscious and unable to complete the normal finger curling movement, especially the little thumb.

As long as it is a sports bicycle, the wrist joint is in a tense load state.

Because riders adopt a sitting posture and grip mode different from leisure cycling, it makes the wrist joint in an abnormal tension state for a long time, and its negative impact on nerves and tendons is even lifelong.

The special function of riding gloves is to relieve the pressure on the wrist joint to the greatest extent.

Compare it with the ordinary gloves after the back is laid down.

You will find that its front is not flat but upturned, which is exactly consistent with the rider’s grip posture.

It can be seen that as long as the two wheels held by the hand move, the protection of both hands is second only to the brain.

Once a sudden accident occurs during exercise, it can effectively prevent scratching and cutting hands when both hands touch the ground.

It is common for mountain players to fall off their bikes.

Most riders’ understanding of riding gloves stays at the functional level of the gloves.

In fact, in the correct cognition, riding gloves have two aspects: active safety and passive safety.

When an active safety fall protection rollover, the rider often touches the ground with his palm first to make his body land slowly.

If there is no glove for shock absorption, such action is easy to wear his palm and seriously damage his joints.

The palm cushion with shock absorption function is thickened to reduce the impact on both hands.

Anti slip function there are generally glue drops on the palm and back of fingers, and some use super fiber cloth with certain damping, which can play an anti-skid function.


Passive safety nowadays, many brands have added reflective strips / reflective coatings on gloves, which can effectively remind each other when riding at night.

Moisture absorption and perspiration, moisture absorption, ventilation and anti-skid are complementary.

When the bicycle is moving at high speed, the control effect of the rider on the bicycle largely depends on the skill of the hand.

If you don’t wear gloves, your hands sweat hard, followed by unsafe sliding caused by sweating.

It is worth mentioning that when buying gloves for children, in addition to the appropriate size, they usually do not need too many functions such as shock absorption, but mainly emphasize anti-skid safety.

Antiskid and pattern targeted design are the biggest features of children’s gloves.

In addition to helmets, gloves are probably the product that has been out of the street with cars for the longest time.

With the prosperity of domestic cycling in recent years, riders can choose more and more riding gloves.

It can make your hands more comfortable on the flat road in the city and deal with all kinds of uneven roads in the suburbs.

Reviewing the development history of professional riding gloves, from top-level events to popularity, this may be one of the most charming portrayals of cycling as a mass sport…