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Get to Grips with your Gloves

Get to Grips with your Gloves Held the world's leading gloves brand How Held became 1979 Product name: ENDURO As worn by: Erwin Schmieder Held (11× European Enduro Champion) Materials: Pittards sheep, knitted cuff What made them special? One of the first pairs of specialist gloves for motocross riders. 1983 Product name: TONI As worn by: Toni Mang (5x MotoGP World Champion) Materials: Pittards sheep, steel rivets What made them special? The steel rivet slider introduced palm protection. This was discarded because the rivets damaged your bike's paintwork when you rested your hands on the fuel tank at traffic lights! 2001 Product name: GALAXY As worn by: Andrew Pitt (2× World Supersport Champion) Akira Yanagawa (3x WSBK Race Winner) Held Materials: Kangaroo skin, carbon, EVA impact foam panels What makes them special? Held introduced carbon knuckle protection with this pair of gloves, for superior impact resistance. 2005 Product name: PHANTOM As worn by: Joerg Teuchert (2000 World Supersport Champion) Materials: Kangaroo, cowhide, carbon, kevlar, stingray leather What makes them special? Introduced carbon and kevlar shells for improved protection. Kevlar is the same material used for bulletproof vests. The Phantom gloves were recommended by Motorrad, MCN, Ride, Practical Sportsbikes and Motorradfahrer. 2009 Product name: TITAN As worn by: Michael Schumacher (IDM Superbike) Materials: Kangaroo, cowhide, carbon, titanium, stingray leather What makes them special? With the addition of ultra-strong titanium, they are simply the most protective gloves in their class. GETGEARED GEAR FOR BIKERS The independent motorcycle clothing retailer fifty Designed and produced in collaboration with pial Hele

Get to Grips with your Gloves

shared by ChrisPhilpot on Dec 08
For more than 30 years, Held have been one of the most dominant forces and respected names in the motorcycle glove industry. This infographic from UK motorcycle store GetGeared shows how their gloves ...






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