By Matt Allyn and Christopher Worden
Typical Cycling Use
Keeping your hands clean when you have to work on your bike or touch the chain.
- Burn prevention: Ever rub your eyes after embrocating? It sucks. Wear gloves when applying
- Hand warmer: Like plastic bags for your feet, a layer of latex under your riding gloves will keep your hands toasty and dry on rainy days.
- First responder: If you crash, you don’t want anyone to touch your wounds with dirty hands, and you might need help cleaning or dressing them. Bring gloves so your fellow riders or bystanders don’t touch bloody skin or contaminate your wound.