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The HELDS that didn't... - June 16, 2008, 10:42 AM







Only about two months on these Held Thrux gloves. You can clearly see that there are no abrasions to suggest I did this--they came apart, period. If I wanted Joe Rocket durability, I would have paid a Joe Rocket price.

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Call them. I'm sure they'll replace them. Warranty.


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June 16, 2008, 10:56 AM

and all this talk about how great Held gloves are....


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June 16, 2008, 10:57 AM

Send them back!!! They are still under warranty. I have not had any problems with mine but they are last years model.


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June 16, 2008, 11:09 AM

I can tell you the same thing about Helimot stuff.

There will always be niche brands that rely on exclusivity, but there is no way they can compete with the R&D investment of big operators like Alpinestars.
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Also, you really shouldn't knock Joe Rocket. They have a full product lineup - from really cheap low end stuff, to high end stuff. Their high end stuff is still cheaper than niche brand stuff, and IMO better because of R&D issues. My JR Speedmaster suit has seen at least 60K miles in it's 7 years as well as two crashes and while not pretty, it still has more life left.
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June 16, 2008, 11:46 AM

Mike (452-LE) had some Phantoms that busted at the seams as well. He said he had only worn them a few times on light rides. Ive had my phantoms since Dec/Jan and rode in them a dozen times and they are fine.
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I just get my gf to sew them back up. I need to stop finger dragging around turns
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June 16, 2008, 01:41 PM

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Mike (452-LE) had some Phantoms that busted at the seams as well. He said he had only worn them a few times on light rides. Ive had my phantoms since Dec/Jan and rode in them a dozen times and they are fine.
so far so good on mine...race weekend and a bunch of commuting...this is disappointing to see though


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Also, you really shouldn't knock Joe Rocket. They have a full product lineup - from really cheap low end stuff, to high end stuff. Their high end stuff is still cheaper than niche brand stuff, and IMO better because of R&D issues. My JR Speedmaster suit has seen at least 60K miles in it's 7 years as well as two crashes and while not pretty, it still has more life left.
Just to offer a contrasting experience, my JR speedmaster gloves lasted 3/4th of one season before they were garbage. My A* SP1 gloves, which were about half the price of the JR SMs are now on their 3rd season and look pretty much brand new.

Everything JR I've ever owned suffers from the same problem in about a year of ownership. The freakin' velcro comes off.

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Just to offer a contrasting experience, my JR speedmaster gloves lasted 3/4th of one season before they were garbage. My A* SP1 gloves, which were about half the price of the JR SMs are now on their 3rd season and look pretty much brand new.

Everything JR I've ever owned suffers from the same problem in about a year of ownership. The freakin' velcro comes off.
My 2004 JR Speedmasters lasted 1 year and the exact thing you see in the pix above happened. The sweat ATE them whereever contact was made with the grips. Stiches at seams broke, too.

My 2006 Speedmasters have been MUCH better. I've crashed them once and it's been 1.5 years ... still fine.


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I have to say, every crash I had racing with Helds ended in a hand injury, one of the kind of major. They always seemed robust and well made, but let me down. I may have be a double fluke, but maybe not.

The Teknic kanga gloves are nice, Spidis always did me right too.


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June 16, 2008, 02:30 PM

I had a pair of spidis that came apart at the seams between the fingers and the wrist strap, with in the first week.

My helds have held up well (kryptons on year 2), my teknic lightnings are slowly comming apart after 4 years, the seams are good, the leather is just starting to come apart, I wouldnt trust them in a 5 mph low side. I had olympias that came apart around the wrist closure too.


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June 16, 2008, 02:37 PM

I will say the gloves are very comfortable and fit nicely. Instead of eating the cost of shipping for a warranty claim, I may try to sew the finger shut with a heavy thread or maybe even monofilament. My confidence in these gloves has dropped considerably, however.

Sheesh. I have owned $15 gloves from Tractor Supply that held up better than these, and under much harsher conditions and applications like wood-cutting, fence-building, and wired-tied hay stacking. I gave Held gloves a try, and I'll likely give the opportunity to a competitor next time.


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June 16, 2008, 02:39 PM

My Icon gloves that my gf bought me for Christmas, are still holding up. I believe the same finger has been dragged over 15 times on the pavement and the finger part of the glove is still holding up.
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