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Alpinestars’ long running SP-1 gloves are back in a new, redesigned form for 2013. The SP-1 is a full gauntlet glove that brings track-derived design elements to sport and street riders that don’t need a full on race glove.

The new SP-1’s feature a sturdy, full leather chassis that is layered in key areas for excellent abrasion resistance. Additional protection is provided by carbon fiber knuckle armor, pockets of energy absorbing foam on the palm and fingers, as well as the patented finger-bridge. This finger bridge is a new addition to the SP-1’s and is normally only found on higher-end race oriented gloves. It connects the pinky to the ring finger in order to prevent it from being rolled over in the event of a crash. Another area that received a redesign is the cuff. The 2013 model does away with the cumbersome, overlapping velcro closure from the previous version and replaces it with a more streamlined single velcro system that is wrapped with a TPR protector.

In addition to the protection, Alpinestars also made sure that the new SP-1’s are comfortable enough for a long cruise. Uncomfortable and tired hands can lead to mistakes and a loss of focus, so the leather chassis is made up of multiple panels that provide flexibility without compromising strength. One such panel is found underneath the carbon fiber knuckle protectors and allows them to move and flex independently. The fingers feature stretch panels and an anatomical pre-curve - both of which help prevent fatigue. Perforations are found between the fingers, on the top of the hand, and at the cuff. These allow the ventilation needed to keep your hands feeling fresh.

A focus on both protection and long term comfort make the new Alpinestars SP-1 gloves a great option for anyone that rides on the road. If you would like to order a pair, or need more information on Alpinestars products, feel free to get in touch with Brad and he’ll be happy to help. You can send him a message through this forum or give him a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 810. If email is more convenient, send one to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM and we’ll get right back to you!

The new Alpinestars SP-1 gloves are available in Black, White (Pictured), Red/Black/Yellow, and Red/White/Black.


Carbon fiber knuckle protectors sit on a flap of leather that can move on its own in order to keep the top of the gloves from being overly stiff.


The fingers feature stretch panels, layered leather, foam pockets, and the patented Alpinestars finger-bridge between the pinky and ring fingers.


The leather palm is reinforced with 4mm poly-foam and clarino.

MSRP - $149.95
 

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Here’s a look at one of the other colors available for the 2013 Alpinestars SP-1 gloves - Red/Black/White



 

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Splashes of fluorescent yellow have been making their way to many pieces of gear over the past couple of years, and the new SP-1 gloves continue this trend. Here are the 2013 SP-1 gloves in Red/Black/Yellow.




 
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