PRIMAL WEAR FREE RIDE
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PRIMAL WEAR FREE RIDE
Mountain bike gloves keep riders in control.*

PRIMAL WEAR FREE RIDE
Excellent traction. Moderate palm/minimal knuckle padding. Retains shape with use and when wet. Runs small. $28. (800) 275-6953, www.primalwear.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Carlos Chavez / LAT

* For snug fit, wet and blow-dry gloves. ()
PEARL IZUMI GEL LITE
PEARL IZUMI GEL LITE
Excellent padding upper palm, poor lower. Minimal knuckle protection. Fair traction. Thumb material gets baggy when wet. Runs large. $40. (800) 328-8488, www.pearlizumi.com ()
HARBINGER HANDLE IT
HARBINGER HANDLE IT
Best palm/minimal knuckle padding. Excellent traction. Full-finger available with more protection. Runs large. $25. (800) 729-5954, www.harbingeradventure.com ()
FOX SIDEWINDER
FOX SIDEWINDER
Second-snuggest fit behind Free Ride and also an excellent fit with use. Good traction. Minimal palm padding, moderate knuckle protection. Runs small. $38. (888) 772-2242, www.foxracing.com ()
REI TENACITY
REI TENACITY
Excellent padding across palm and knuckles. Excellent traction. Retains shape with use. Runs large. No complaints. $29.50. (800) 426-4840, www.rei.com ()
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