The sickest part of mountain biking is weaving around trees, cleaning gnarly rock sections, and sending big ol' gaps. The worst part is not quite making it and taking a bloody, skin shredding beating in the process. Alpinestars' Performance Glove won't keep your knees, elbows, or pride safe, but the hard polymer knuckle protectors, EVA finger top padding, and reinforced thumb and palm will prevent your hands from getting torn up when you go over the bars or clip a tree. The spandex and leather palm stretches, breathes, and adds even more durability, while the neoprene hook and loop cuff keeps dirt and debris on the outside. Silicone grippers on the pointer and middle fingers give you better grip on all your levers, and the soft thumb patch wipes goggles and noses without scratching everything to bits.