Hate wearing cycling gloves but begrudgingly acknowledge the benefits and need? Whether or not you race or just love to ride, some people just don't enjoy wearing gloves. It could be the loss of tactile sensation, too much bulk, or just feeling disconnected from the road- there are many rational answers. Yet gloves can protect sensitive nerves, offer better wet or dry grip, and offer some basic protection in case of a rare fall. The team at Castelli brings you the Icon Race Glove, and the name suggests the genesis, but any rider who prefers a functional, minimalist glove will embrace the Icon Race.
The designers apply all the tech and detail in this glove, yet a pair of Medium's weighs only 22 grams. That includes a two-layer palm with the median nerve protecting Castelli Damping System (CDS). Silicone applications deliver incredible grip and add to the overall aesthetic. Palm ventilation allows some crucial airflow. The compressive stretch and feel are perfect on the skin, and the edges have clean finishing. Castelli uses minimal seaming the Icon Race, which helps with the overall minimalist effect. The slip-on glove has a stretchy, comfortable flat cuff. If all this sounds appealing to you, this is the glove you need, as there aren't any others like it.