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I haven't had those gloves, but I know Mike @ Riders Discount hooked me up on a pair of a* gloves last year. Might be worth sending him a PM to see what kind of deal he could get ya
 

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I've been wearing Five gloves for a season and they're pretty damn good. Plenty of protection and no issues with feel. You can actually feel the ventilation working which is a first for me and I've been through a couple pairs of A*, and a pair of Knox. Five makes gloves, that's it.

FIVE - ADVANCED GLOVES - Catalogue
 

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Held are really great gloves but might be out of your price range. Most likely a stars would be a good fit for you. Try to find some on closeout.
 

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Thank you guys for the links! The problem I'm having is finding true CE 2 certified professional motorcycle gloves. Racer used to have some winter gloves that passed this rating, but are no longer offered. A*, Held, Racer, Dainese and others might state CE certified, which on the surface seems fine, but actually is a level 1 cert and fits into the category of "work gloves." That test only involves a short duration under an abrasion disk to measure abrasion resistance.

However, level 2 cert includes cut & impact testing, seam & stitching strength tests for blowouts, abrasion resistnace and other variables.

If you look at many of the product info pages for most of these brand name gloves they never actually state professional motorcycle gloves, required by the institute for certification, but leave it to the reader to make the assumption and imply it holds up to the test, when in fact it doesnt. There is some tricky marketing going on in the big name glove market for sure.

With the thousands of brands that sell CE 2 leathers, jackets, pants and boots why is it that none of these companies make Level 2 gloves? If anyone can point me to CE level 2 gloves I'd be super stoked!
 

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If anyone is interested in reading more about it check out:

?Articulated Hand Armor Makes These The Safest Gloves Ever

"Abrasion testing is done on a Martindale Machine. A coarse pad is slowly rubbed on the material to look for potential wear and tear issues. Motorcycle testing gets a lot crazier and is done using an impact abrasion tester. The lab attaches whatever material you're using to a mechanical arm, which then falls onto a high-speed, 60-grit sander. This is used to simulate a slide on hot asphalt. The minimum time to failure is just three seconds. Leather alone won't achieve that and neither will a leather/Kevlar mix. This is why so many companies find it so hard to pass. Riders can't tell the difference between the work and motorcycle certification, so what do the manufacturers care?"
 

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I would agree with Bottoms Up an mpp12 as far as the palm sliders go. I honestly believe they have saved me from possible serious hand injuries in past crashes. I would pm or call Mike at Riders Discount. He is the inside track on quality and price.
 

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I purchased a coretech Adrenaline 2 that has them, also the scorpion new ones has them and purchased them for friends,

the coretech is more hi end, purchased it from newenough.com.
the scorpions (purchased like 3 of those) friends love them and tested them from ridersdiscount.com
 

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If anyone is interested in reading more about it check out:

?Articulated Hand Armor Makes These The Safest Gloves Ever

"Abrasion testing is done on a Martindale Machine. A coarse pad is slowly rubbed on the material to look for potential wear and tear issues. Motorcycle testing gets a lot crazier and is done using an impact abrasion tester. The lab attaches whatever material you're using to a mechanical arm, which then falls onto a high-speed, 60-grit sander. This is used to simulate a slide on hot asphalt. The minimum time to failure is just three seconds. Leather alone won't achieve that and neither will a leather/Kevlar mix. This is why so many companies find it so hard to pass. Riders can't tell the difference between the work and motorcycle certification, so what do the manufacturers care?"
I was reading in the comment section of that article that someone suggested handroids. Then someone commented they have seen the handriod articulation break off and stick into the users hand. I wonder if that is accurate.
 

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I was reading in the comment section of that article that someone suggested handroids. Then someone commented they have seen the handriod articulation break off and stick into the users hand. I wonder if that is accurate.
Could be a realistic hazard for sure. That was one of the things that turned me away from those gloves and stories of them blowing out. Styling is good but might be a little too "loud" for street riding.
 

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Look into Plus Racing. They have some nice gloves.
 

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Nice decently priced gloves, but still no rating.

RS Taichi - GP EVO. There are no better gloves out there.
Chris, I've looked into those as well. Just purchased a RS Taichi GMX Lite jacket that I'm super impressed with. I will be doing a review of it soon when I've got some rides in with it. Taichi quality is the best I've seen and I'm sure those gloves are no exception.

I purchased a coretech Adrenaline 2 that has them, also the scorpion new ones has them and purchased them for friends,

the coretech is more hi end, purchased it from newenough.com.
the scorpions (purchased like 3 of those) friends love them and tested them from ridersdiscount.com
Thanks for the heads up! Have you tried the cortech boots at all?

Look into Plus Racing. They have some nice gloves.
I had a hard time finding them online. Have a link?

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The ONLY mainstream brand glove that I've found to be CE Level 2 Certified is the brand new A* Supertech R glove. The downside is, we don't know if the whole glove is "approved" or just certain parts are "certified." Going to send an email to A* for clarification.
 

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Chris, I've looked into those as well. Just purchased a RS Taichi GMX Lite jacket that I'm super impressed with. I will be doing a review of it soon when I've got some rides in with it. Taichi quality is the best I've seen and I'm sure those gloves are no exception.

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They are by far the most comfortable gloves i've ever had in my 15 years of riding. They took 0 miles to break in. It's almost like i'm not even wearing them.
NOTE: They do fit small. In most brands i'm an XL, with these im a 2XL. To bad mine are worn out:(
RS Taichi rules in everything they make.
 

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They are by far the most comfortable gloves i've ever had in my 15 years of riding. They took 0 miles to break in. It's almost like i'm not even wearing them.
NOTE: They do fit small. In most brands i'm an XL, with these im a 2XL. To bad mine are worn out:(
RS Taichi rules in everything they make.
That's how I felt with the jacket. Fits perfect and doesn't even compare to my A* or Icon jackets. Have you tried the Taichi leather pants at all? Mike @ RidersDiscount hooked me up with some leftover Held Titans. Looking forward to them getting here. Going to try those out in cold & warm temps to find its' limitations. If I can find some Taichi gloves on closeout, I'll try em out for sure.
 

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That's how I felt with the jacket. Fits perfect and doesn't even compare to my A* or Icon jackets. Have you tried the Taichi leather pants at all? Mike @ RidersDiscount hooked me up with some leftover Held Titans. Looking forward to them getting here. Going to try those out in cold & warm temps to find its' limitations. If I can find some Taichi gloves on closeout, I'll try em out for sure.
I have an RS Taichi 1 piece suit. Its a 10 year old model and on the lower end of their scale but i wouldn't trade it for anything (unless it was a new RS Taichi Suit).

I wish i could get another pair of the GP Evo's but our $ is at 30% lower then the last time i bought mine.
I'm looking at the Five5 RFX1's if i can find a place around here to try them on. The problem with living in the Squid Capital of Canada is that nobody has gear and if they do its all Icon or A* rant over
 
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