Well the Phantom II's arrived, and will be going back for replacement ASAP. :shake
Going to get the Titans.
The stingray palm only goes 1/2 way, not like in the pictures that Held provides. I will say that the STG videos do show the real (short) version of the glove.
Also, the Fluorescent Yellow color doesn't look anything like the pictures at all. I figure it is due to the flash photography. I would call it lime-green.
Damn near Kawasaki green in real light. :ugh
Going to exchange and upgrade to the all black Titan.
As for the fit, they were nice! 9.5 is good for me. fingers are a little long, but no way a full 9 would be comfortable across my wrists, I know that for sure.
The Phantom II's are nice gloves, but for that much money, I want full palm sliding features, no compromises. :yesnod
Forgot about this... I ended up returning the Titans. Well made strong gloves, but just too thick and restrictive to allow fast use of clutch and brake levers.
When lane-splitting, I have to have quick reflexes and these gloves were scary in how much they slowed me down.
I ended up getting some thin summer gloves from Cycle Gear; Sedici Torino. Good knuckle protection, but that's all.
They take some breaking in, but I haven't had any issues with movement with mine. I'm able to brake/shift quickly and see no problems personally. What size are your gloves? I'm looking for a pair for all black 9.5 Titan's.
I don't think there is any glove made that is better than the Held Titan right now. The wrist protection is insane. You can whack your wrist against the edge of a bar or counter and not even feel it. I mean zero.
Check out the videos on youtube by Sport Bike Track Gear.. they just rave about them. Fantastic gloves.
I've been riding with these gloves for a few years now and crash tested them in July hard...
I will second the above comment, I'm 100% sure these gloves saved me from a broken wrist. Had bruises all up my wrist and arm for weeks...I had a nasty highside and slide for a while afterwards, had a bunch of scrapes and a few small holes in the gloves but they held up very well for what happened. That stingray leather is damn tough.
I had the wife sew them up with some tough nylon thread and I'm gonna continue using them.
Anyone have opinions or experience with these systems? I ride street and track, so the switch-ability of tech Air is nice, but I could also afford to buy a street and track kit from Daniese.
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