It may not seem obvious, but your fingers are the first things to slice through the air when you're tucked in the aero position during a time trial or triathlon. Considering this, the Castelli Aero Speed Glove helps you shave precious time when every millisecond counts, thanks to its streamlined profile.
Upon first glance, you'll immediately notice its odd-looking design, which contributes to the gloves' aerodynamic properties. The index finger and thumb receive individual sheaths, while the other three fingers reside within a separate sleeve. This slippery shape reduces wind-resistance when your fingers clutch the aero bars, especially considering the removal of all seams along the glove's backside for obsessive levels of aero-functional performance. And because they're intended for gripping securely, the palms use an Ultrasuede pad and silicone strips for high levels of tactile sensation and a sure-handed feel on your aero bars.
- Aero-optimized shape
- Lycra construction (body)
- Ultrasuede pad at palm
- Silicone grip strips
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
pay attention to the color
Solid TT Glove Option
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
When gloves are needed for a TT these are a fantastic option. Minimal compression on the hands/palm, and just enough grip. Purely mental, but damn they make you feel fast.
Good Glove for Time Trials
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you have to wear a glove for time trials, these are good ones. They feel fast (which is what we all want right?) They are comfortable and don't have much compression.
My hand length sizes to XL but I wear XXL...
My hand length sizes to XL but I wear XXL in Diluvio glove. any recs on what size to go with?
While I haven't had a chance to try these particular gloves, the chart indicates \Medium for me and all my Castelli gloves are Large. Go up at least one size. Here's a shot of the glove size chart from Castelli's website. It is slightly different than ours,, but my advice remains the same.