Are you looking for better Peloton gloves? Why does ever pair of your regular bike glove not work well on a Peloton? Let’s look at what makes a stationary bike different than a regular bike. What are the problems with bike gloves on a Peloton bike?
What features Peloton Bike Gloves should have:
- Minimalist design, no paddling in the palm
- Great fit, like a second skin
- Breathable and fast drying
- Very Comfortable, something you want to wear
- Secure and stays on hand
- Touchscreen compatible
When you put on your Peloton gloves they should make you feel more competent and give you the confidence that you will help you ride your best. That extra boost can make all the difference in your performance. They need to be comfortable so that you wear them. Wearing gloves while you are on your Peloton will help protect your hands by reducing your chance of getting blisters and calluses. Having gloves that are touchscreen compatible is invaluable to interact with your screen.
The biggest issues of wearing normal bike gloves on your Peloton is that they become sponges and become soak and wet with your sweat. Regular biking gloves are designed for the outdoors where natural wind created by speed would help move air across your hands. While on your Peloton you are stationary in a room. Even if you have a strong fan, there is not enough air movement to keep those gloves dry. Most normal bike gloves have padded palms to help protect rider’s hands against vibrations etc. This palm padding is what becomes a sponge. Not only are you now wearing a wet diaper on your hand, you also do not have adequate air movement to dry the gloves out.
What makes regular bike gloves not work with the Peloton bike
- They are made to ventilate from natural rushing wind
- They are made to help against vibrations from the road/trail
- They are made to help protect your hand in case of a crash
When you put on your Peloton gloves they should make you feel more competent and give you the confidence that you will help you ride your best. That extra boost can make all the difference in your performance.
The Hold Fast Vigilant glove has been developed to be the best Peloton glove on the market. It is a minimalist glove that truly feels like a second skin. Unlike other MTB gloves the palm of this glove has very minimal padding that keeps it from bunching up and retaining excess moisture/sweat. They fit snug and are super comfortable. The touchscreen fingertips work well. They are a great value and durable. The mesh backing on the back of the hand creates plenty of ventilation to keep you cool in your room. Also, it helps the glove to dry quickly.
The other big reason is in the name, Hold Fast. Hold Fast means to “Bear Down”, “Stay the Course”, to weather the storm on your terms. When you start to hit the wall, the message on the knuckles will remind you to Hold Fast and get through this session. We all need a daily reminder to Hold Fast and finish what you started and do it on your terms. Stay True to what you want and the promises you made to yourself.