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  • #16
    re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Good review, Snehith. Very detailed and concise.

    Cheers!
    VJ
    Thank you for the feedback

    Originally posted by xpranav View Post
    Oh lord! I had forgot to complete my bit ............ will do it soon now and with the inside-out review of Perseus too
    Looking forward to it. BTW even I was planning on a detailed review of Perseus shortly
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    • #17
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      @snehithpereira.......... I hope you may request mod for a change in name of the thread

      SpartanProGear ARES - all leather full gauntlet touring gloves

      (Kindly note that the following words are as per my personal+humble opinion only after using a pair of these gloves for around 1000 kms in city)

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      The biggest USP of this Ares (as I believe) is the feel of the product. If you have used a leather based gloves then you will fall in agreement with the fact that it takes some time to break-in or fit-in as per the geometry of your palm. I never felt that Ares required any break-in ........... Why ?? ............ because the leather is so sot and supple that it is ready for any geometry (given that you choose the correct size). When I was at the Meandering India, New Delhi to pick one pair of all leather gloves for me (the very first) I was blown by the feel of ARES. The other reputed competitors in the same price range do not have such a supple and way-too-good leather feel.

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      The knuckles have carbon fibre finish (read here) for top notch protection in its class and so have fingers. The little finger has an extra layer of leather for comfort as well as protection. The awesome-est part of its geometry is the pre-curved stitching. It prevents excess stretching of leather at any location and works perfectly for motorcycle riding purposes.

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      As you may see in the pic that ARES has been ventilated with the leaf-like stitched layers of leather at the finger joints and at the end of knuckle. The primary purpose is to promote cooling by evaporative effect when the bike is on the move, while adding up protection too.

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      I have been using the leaf-like flap at the knuckles for carrying my parking card at malls after I suit up to exit, saving a lot of effort so. The gauntlet is also perforated to help in cooling ........... please note that these are good only for summer. For winter you need to buy an inner warm liner.

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      The three-way straps work good and are ergonomic. For city rides, I only need to handle the two straps only to fit it, while the third one is left as it is.

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      The gauntlet also has got this hook to attach the two to each other or jackets.

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      I have enclosed the above pics to show the kind of stitching at fingers. The external stitching serves the purpose very well and is really good for long hours of driving. Overall I am a happy customer with my purchase.
      Last edited by xpranav; 11-28-2013, 08:29 PM.

      Warm Regards,
      Pranav


      Use riding gears because Safety doesn't happen by Accident

      Spot me covered in:
      Vega Shadow - SPG Icarus - SPG Ares - SPG Perseus

      Honda CBF Stunner - Oct'11 to till date | Barky's Baby: Honda CBF 125 Modification

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      • #18
        re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

        [MENTION=59642]xpranav[/MENTION] , lovely review. Seems like this pair has all that I found missing in the Centaur.

        P.S: I too use the leaf flap for similar purposes, apparently it is a very common practice, wasn't aware of it till informed by the seller

        P.P.S: Have PM'ed the mods to do the needful with regards to the thread name
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        SPARTAN CENTAUR Gloves: 10 DAYS, 3228 KMs: the Experience & Review

        The Boss Returns: Rebuilding 1991 Suzuki Shogun - In Progress

        I coined the term - " Closet Biker "

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        • #19
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          Originally posted by snehithpereira View Post
          @xpranav , lovely review. Seems like this pair has all that I found missing in the Centaur.

          P.S: I too use the leaf flap for similar purposes, apparently it is a very common practice, wasn't aware of it till informed by the seller

          P.P.S: Have PM'ed the mods to do the needful with regards to the thread name
          Please pay a visit to nearest SPG seller and take a feel of these ............. the supple nature is evident from the very first trial. Anyways, should I drop a few words on Perseus ? I have got a few clicks ready with me

          Warm Regards,
          Pranav


          Use riding gears because Safety doesn't happen by Accident

          Spot me covered in:
          Vega Shadow - SPG Icarus - SPG Ares - SPG Perseus

          Honda CBF Stunner - Oct'11 to till date | Barky's Baby: Honda CBF 125 Modification

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          • #20
            re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

            Originally posted by xpranav View Post
            Please pay a visit to nearest SPG seller and take a feel of these ............. the supple nature is evident from the very first trial. Anyways, should I drop a few words on Perseus ? I have got a few clicks ready with me
            Thanks for the suggestion but I have managed to get myself a good deal on a pair of Dianese gore-tex gloves, so they are going to be my next upgrade

            Would be nice to hear your views on The Perseus :thumbup: , I myself have been thinking of posting a detailed review of the same, but somehow just keep postponing it
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            SPARTAN CENTAUR Gloves: 10 DAYS, 3228 KMs: the Experience & Review

            The Boss Returns: Rebuilding 1991 Suzuki Shogun - In Progress

            I coined the term - " Closet Biker "

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            • #21
              re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

              Nice review, @snehithpereira About the cold wind seeping in, you can try wearing a pair of surgical gloves underneath the Centaur.
              [MENTION=59642]xpranav[/MENTION] Nice review as well, I'm skeptical about that pair of gloves as they have Velcro straps. How large are your hands, I notice on the website that they don't have S size. My hands are small and I'm afraid they will fit loose on my hands, like what happened with [MENTION=10465]payeng[/MENTION]
              I am back!

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              • #22
                re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

                Originally posted by snehithpereira View Post

                Would be nice to hear your views on The Perseus :thumbup: , I myself have been thinking of posting a detailed review of the same, but somehow just keep postponing it
                You are a lazy panda, that's all!!! So lazy that your signature still redirects to 'about:blank'

                Gore-Tex reviews will never get released at this rate.
                [MENTION=59642]xpranav[/MENTION] - good one, mate!
                BENEATH THE REMAINS.........
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                • #23
                  re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

                  Originally posted by chaosaddict View Post
                  You are a lazy panda, that's all!!! So lazy that your signature still redirects to 'about:blank'
                  Damn, i thought i had that corrected, Anyways did tht now.
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                  SPARTAN CENTAUR Gloves: 10 DAYS, 3228 KMs: the Experience & Review

                  The Boss Returns: Rebuilding 1991 Suzuki Shogun - In Progress

                  I coined the term - " Closet Biker "

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                  • #24
                    re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

                    Way back during my early biking days, i started with Knighthood Gloves (I don't know how many of you know about this brand, neither am i complaining ). Sole reason was they were well within my pocket money budget and of course they did provide what i call OKEY DOKEY protection . As my rides started getting faster, it would had been mindless to trade my skin for these below average gloves. Time for upgrade. Though there wasn't any significant boost to my $$$, tried to look for something that fares better then my EX-Gloves . After a day of searching, i found Pro-Grip riding gloves. Looked very neat (Not the ones that have fake carbon fibre padding. This one was a full matte black finish) and was a perfect fit for my lengthy fingers . Sorry for not having any pics . Eventually i noticed they are very short lived. Especially the left since its used for gear changing . But it did play its part by saving my palm real good when i crashed on my then ride Suzuki Shogun . Decided to move on and settled for SCYCO, which is my current use for daily commute and weekend rides. With my new baby capable of topping 170+, i need an upgrade for which i need your help brothers. I have seen Astars but they are really expensive (starts from 3.5K onwards !!!). What are my other options???... (I do not prefer leather). My budget is 3K max. Kindly suggest me any reputed brand with good reviews with pics to support them . Looking forward to your aid bros
                    Bhp is how fast you hit a wall, Torque is how much of that wall you can take with you.

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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by Team Torque View Post
                      With my new baby capable of topping 170+, i need an upgrade for which i need your help brothers. I have seen Astars but they are really expensive (starts from 3.5K onwards !!!). What are my other options???... (I do not prefer leather). My budget is 3K max. Kindly suggest me any reputed brand with good reviews with pics to support them . Looking forward to your aid bros
                      Bharath with those speeds the only thing that can help you is a pair of leather gloves.

                      You can post your query on the following thread, it's a dedicated riding gear thread:
                      http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/showthread.php?t=4791

                      Your options in full leather for tht price point are: DSG Primal, Rynox Kombat, Spartan Centaur, Rjays Canyon
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                      SPARTAN CENTAUR Gloves: 10 DAYS, 3228 KMs: the Experience & Review

                      The Boss Returns: Rebuilding 1991 Suzuki Shogun - In Progress

                      I coined the term - " Closet Biker "

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                      • #26
                        re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

                        Originally posted by xpranav View Post
                        The knuckles have carbon fibre for top notch protection in its class and so have fingers. The little finger has an extra layer of leather for comfort as well as protection. The awesome-est part of its geometry is the pre-curved stitching. It prevents excess stretching of leather at any location and works perfectly for motorcycle riding purposes.
                        It isn't real carbon fibre.
                        Nice review btw. I concur with most of the points. They are very comfortable indeed.

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                        • #27
                          re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

                          [MENTION=59642]xpranav[/MENTION] Nice review. Do these gloves still come in full black? SPG site shows black/white/grey as the only colour available...

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                          • #28
                            re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

                            Originally posted by snehithpereira View Post
                            Bharath with those speeds the only thing that can help you is a pair of leather gloves.

                            You can post your query on the following thread, it's a dedicated riding gear thread:
                            Universal : Riding Gears Thread

                            Your options in full leather for tht price point are: DSG Primal, Rynox Kombat, Spartan Centaur, Rjays Canyon
                            Thanks bhai . Will consider your suggestion
                            Bhp is how fast you hit a wall, Torque is how much of that wall you can take with you.

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                            • #29
                              re: SPARTAN GLOVES: Review and Experiences

                              Originally posted by snehithpereira View Post
                              Thanks for the suggestion but I have managed to get myself a good deal on a pair of Dianese gore-tex gloves, so they are going to be my next upgrade

                              Would be nice to hear your views on The Perseus :thumbup: , I myself have been thinking of posting a detailed review of the same, but somehow just keep postponing it
                              Dainese ........ man you are escalating the greed limits ............ good going mate ............. and I will try to post about Perseus by tomorrow.
                              Originally posted by Cleaner View Post
                              Nice review, @snehithpereira About the cold wind seeping in, you can try wearing a pair of surgical gloves underneath the Centaur.
                              @xpranav Nice review as well, I'm skeptical about that pair of gloves as they have Velcro straps. How large are your hands, I notice on the website that they don't have S size. My hands are small and I'm afraid they will fit loose on my hands, like what happened with @payeng
                              I wear XL size ones ........... those velcro are industry grade ones and are very abrasive in nature and made for a long duty life. I say so after having a confirmation from Sunny sir.

                              Originally posted by chaosaddict View Post
                              You are a lazy panda, that's all!!! So lazy that your signature still redirects to 'about:blank'

                              Gore-Tex reviews will never get released at this rate.
                              @xpranav - good one, mate!
                              Thanks chaos bhai .......... and that signature was indeed one point to poke him

                              Originally posted by AK3D View Post
                              It isn't real carbon fibre.
                              Nice review btw. I concur with most of the points. They are very comfortable indeed.
                              I see the website saying that the knuckles are of carbon fibre.......... what I had observed was that the carbon fibre mesh is moulded inside a plastic layer......... can you confirm your point please, that would be helpful.

                              Originally posted by pcgamer View Post
                              @xpranav Nice review. Do these gloves still come in full black? SPG site shows black/white/grey as the only colour available...
                              Yes they do ........... I have blogged my post indicating the purchase of Ares, you may see. Trust me, they look adorable and way too safe.

                              Warm Regards,
                              Pranav


                              Use riding gears because Safety doesn't happen by Accident

                              Spot me covered in:
                              Vega Shadow - SPG Icarus - SPG Ares - SPG Perseus

                              Honda CBF Stunner - Oct'11 to till date | Barky's Baby: Honda CBF 125 Modification

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                              • #30
                                Re: SPARTAN CENTAUR GLOVES: 10 DAYS, 3228 KMs: the Experience & Review

                                Originally posted by xpranav View Post
                                I see the website saying that the knuckles are of carbon fibre.......... what I had observed was that the carbon fibre mesh is moulded inside a plastic layer......... can you confirm your point please, that would be helpful.
                                http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/universa...tml#post942221

                                Originally posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
                                2. Difference between telling the truth and appearing to. Carbon Fibre at the 2K price point? My big toe! Every single brand at this price point can only use polycarbonate moulded knuckle protection with carbon fibre finish. Genuine carbon fibre knuckles alone would cost more than the gloves. However, fret not since PC is more than adequate for the job, and does not require CF.
                                Also note the Spartan site says "Carbon-fibre finished knuckle protection".
                                Last edited by AK3D; 11-28-2013, 01:05 PM. Reason: Duplicated post

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