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post #1 of 17 Old 06-15-2007, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Held Akira or Helimot H-20

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I don't know anything about the difference in quality between the two, but the Held looks 1000% better.

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Held Akira.

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I don't know anything about the difference in quality between the two, but the Held looks 1000% better.
Agree.

I haven't heard anything on Helimot in a long time but I remember everyone saying how comfy they are.

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Agree.

I haven't heard anything on Helimot in a long time but I remember everyone saying how comfy they are.
I agree with Rags & Royal. The Helimot looks real comfy but the Held's look like they would do a much better job of protecting your hands and after looking at that "ride2die" website today I would go for protection.

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Held Profi's ++

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Handad, thank you. Newenough currently has the Profi's on closeout for less than $100. Nice price. I checked them out and really couldn't see a big difference between these and the Steves. Is there and significant difference?

I've ridden with Held Steves for thousands of miles and I really love them. The kangaroo palms are awesome. So now that they are getting a little long in the tooth, I thought it may be smart to get something with a bit more protection but that also had kangaroo palms. So the H-20's and the Akiras came to the top of the list. I'm not doing track days. But my hands are my career so I want to give them ample protection. Maybe the Steves are sufficient and Akiras and H-20's are overkill. Or maybe Profi's have a bit more protection than Steve's and they are my best choice?

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Another option might be Veloce?

If protecting my hand was very important to me I would probably want the Held Phantom gloves:

As of this writing, the Phantom gloves would be the absolute “end all” protective/functional racing glove we can offer you. Sliding these things on feels like I’m ready for battle! -NewEnough

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post #10 of 17 Old 06-20-2007, 11:22 AM
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go with the Helds
I was in Helimots store last week
I have one of their custom suits & you simply cannot get a custom suit safer & more comfortable than theirs
Helimot gloves do feel nice but do not offer the protection that the Helds do

ever try typing with nubs.....

I currently wear Helds & Ku****ani GPR's

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Haha, you said ****

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I have Held Kryptons that I bought from Newenough 2 years ago (MSRP was something like $250, and I believe I paid around $100). I like them, but they took a long time to break in. They are beefy though and do not have those rivets in the palms.

Email or call New Enough and talk to Paul. He is the guy that does all their reviews. I bet he could tell you about the differences between Held gloves.

Here are those Profis for $92.
http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/g...le_gloves.html

Actually, the best glove out of the box for me was the original Joe Rocket Speed Masters. Brand new they were awesome and they lasted about 2 years. I also liked the Teknic top of the line gloves from 2003.

To muddy the waters:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JOE-R...39118107QQrdZ1

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Thanks, Ray. I had forgotten about this thread. I had a pair of the Kryptons and for some reason they were just really uncomfortable to me. They seemed to fit right but when I was clenched, the top of my hands would be in pain. So much so that I couldn't deal with it for a break-in period.

So I ended up ordering a pair of the Profi's for $92 and I love 'em. Just as comfortable as the Held Steves, but with a significant upgrade in protection. Thicker leather on the fingers and back of the hands, better/longer gauntlet, more stitching, and better vlecro placement.

Very pleased with them, espcecially for the price.

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I used to only wear them for about 15 minutes for a sprint or 30 minutes for a solo endurance race. I never noticed until recently (now that I am on the street) that after about 2 hours my hands are a little sore from the gloves on the outside near the pinky. I am hoping the break in a little more.

I can't fault the protection though, but like I said in the previous post, those Joe Rockets and even Tekniks were good to go from day 1.

In the end, I always try to buy from NewEnough. They have good closeouts and the people there are nice.

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The Helimots are preferred by three out of four Power Rangers.

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The Helimots are preferred by three out of four Power Rangers.

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