The Specialized Sport gloves are a great pair of mitts for shorter rides in warmer weather. Their lightweight construction and good fit allows you to forget you are wearing them, while pad positioning is perfect for reducing Ulnar nerve pressure. Just be aware that the padding does compress over time compared to the gel padding of more expensive mitts in the Body Geometry range.
Padding is in perfect positions
Foam pads compress over time
Lack silicon grippers on palms
Why you can trust Cycling Weekly Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.
The Specialized Sport gloves might be the entry point for Specialized’s Body Geometry range but packs all the same features of its more expensive brethren.
The Body Geometry design looks to create the most comfortable gloves with, in the case of the Specialized Sport gloves, foam pads are located in specific positions to bridge over the palm in order to alleviate pressure. Particular importance has been put into protecting the Ulnar nerve area (at the heel of the palm) so reducing the chances of numbness and pain in the palm and fingers
The Specialized Sport gloves are one of the lightest pair of glove that you can get at this price point, even though they incorporate a Velcro wrist closure so if every gram counts they should be high on the list. The foam padding feels comfortable to a point but compared to the gel pads featured in the other gloves it suffers from compression over time and with repeated use they have lost a touch of comfort
Fit is very good and the lighter weight construction and mesh back works really well on shorter, faster rides when ride comfort isn’t quite so important. Handlebar feel and grip is adequate but the gloves lack silicon grippers on the palm.
The Specialized Sport gloves features pull tabs on the middle fingers for easy removal. The sweat wipe run the entire length of the index finger and is very welcoming in hot weather.
For more details visit the Specialized website (opens in new tab).
Thank you for reading 10 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.
Skip the gatorade, nonalcoholic beer may be as good as, or even better than, sports drinks
Dry January may be over but you may want to keep stocking those nonalcoholic beers — for fitness sake.
By Anne-Marije Rook • Published
Rider hangs from bridge after huge pile-up at Etoile de Bessèges, stage neutralised
Valentin Ferron escapes with minor injuries as others taken to hospital
By Vern Pitt • Published
Giulio Ciccone takes Vuelta Valenciana stage 2 and GC lead
Italian has a handful of seconds over his rivals
By Vern Pitt • Published