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Alpines­tars Su­pertech gloves£gloves £329.99329.99 “At £330 these gloves will be out of reach for most, but they are the pin­na­cle of rac­ing R&D. But as in­no­va­tions nat­u­rally fil­ter down to the more ba­sic gloves we can all look for­ward to the ben­e­fits in th

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Mo­togp pro­tec­tion peo­ple Alpines­tars have launched their 2017 col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing a new range-top­ping rac­ing glove with a host of new fea­tures and func­tions.

The Su­pertech mir­rors the name for Alpines­tars’ top-spec race boot and is de­signed to de­liver the pin­na­cle of pro­tec­tion for the rider’s pre­cious mitts.

They’re made from a com­bi­na­tion of kan­ga­roo hide and goatskin to of­fer the best blend of pro­tec­tion and feel. But there’s ex­tra pro­tec­tion in the form of new abra­sion-re­sis­tant sec­tions on the palm and outer hand. The Ar­shield re­in­force­ments are made from arad­midic fi­bres and polyamide and sit where the hands are most likely to strike the ground in a spill.

The gloves also fea­ture Alpines­tars’ Car­bonx fab­ric, which was de­vel­oped in car rac­ing and is used to re­duce the amount of heat that trans­fers to the rider’s hands when slid­ing along the track.

The knuckle pro­tec­tion gets the moniker of DFS (Dy­namic Fric­tion Shield) and is a dual-den­sity guard to re­sist re­peated im­pacts, with a sim­i­lar ma­te­rial used for the pro­tec­tive wrap around the glove’s cuff.

There are also plas­tic slid­ers on each of the fin­gers, which are also pre-curved for com­fort when grip­ping the bars – and there’s a bridge piece con­nect­ing the third and fourth fin­gers to sup­port the small­est digit in case of a spill.

The new Su­pertech gloves are avail­able in four dif­fer­ent colour op­tions and sizes from small up to XXXL. They will be ar­riv­ing in deal­ers in the com­ing weeks.

GP Pro R2 £189.99 www.alpines­tars.com GP Plus R £149.99 SP-Z Drys­tar £99.99 Hand pro­tec­tion doesn’t come much finer than A-stars’ Su­pertech Five RFX gloves £329.99

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