Cycling Gloves Protect Your Hands In Many Ways - Helmets are the most important piece of safety equipment. And cycling gloves aren't too far behind. Good gloves protect your palms in case of a fall, and can prevent the numbness and nerve damage (some models are ergonomically designed specifically for this purpose) that can occur on longer rides. Gloves also improve your grip on the handlebars and offer some protection from sunburn. Additionally, many gloves feature terry cloth panels for wiping sweat off your face. For off-road riding, we recommend full-finger models to protect your hands from brush, limbs and poisonous plants. Browse through our selection to find what you need.