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I bought a pair of Astars SP8 gloves last year (April) and the stitching around the gauntlet is already falling apart. I have reached out to Astars but I doubt they will honor the warranty since it is just over a year since I bought them. I am really disappointed with the quality.
I don't have $200 plus for a Dianese gauntlet but wondering if you guys have any recommendations.

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If you're looking to stay away from the Astars and still stay under the $200 mark for a race guantlet you may consider the Spidi Carbo line. I use these for track and like them a lot. You may find they are a little slimmer fit through the fingers than the Astars and may take a bit more time to break in. I get a lot of my gear through sites in Italy and Germany. They usually have models not available in the US and depending the the exchange rate you can get some killer deals.

https://www.motostorm.it/en/gloves/sub-racing.html
 

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If you're looking to stay away from the Astars and still stay under the $200 mark for a race guantlet you may consider the Spidi Carbo line. I use these for track and like them a lot. You may find they are a little slimmer fit through the fingers than the Astars and may take a bit more time to break in. I get a lot of my gear through sites in Italy and Germany. They usually have models not available in the US and depending the the exchange rate you can get some killer deals.



https://www.motostorm.it/en/gloves/sub-racing.html


Thanks @dougo1199. Do you think the sizing is similar to Astars? I wear a 'Small' in Astars. #smallhands


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I bought a pair of Astars SP8 gloves last year (April) and the stitching around the gauntlet is already falling apart. I have reached out to Astars but I doubt they will honor the warranty since it is just over a year since I bought them. I am really disappointed with the quality.
I don't have $200 plus for a Dianese gauntlet but wondering if you guys have any recommendations.

Thanks!


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I would be very surprised if they don't honor the warranty or at least offer some sort of compensation towards a replacement pair.

This being said, I would suggest that you try on different brands as I have found that gloves vary in sizing as do helmets and race suits. I have long, narrow fingers and wear Knox and Dainese MiG for street, however the Full Metal don't fit at all and the rest of my gear is Dainese.

You might want to look into Held. They have some prices at $400, though there are less expensive pairs that offer great protection.

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+1 on Held.

I have a couple pairs of Dainese including Full Metal Pros, they're good but I definitely prefer the Held gloves. My first pair were Phantom II which are kind of expensive, but I just got a pair of Held Evo Thrux that are under $200. Still really good gloves.
 

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I think ^^those^^ are the Held gloves that I saw which appeared quite formidable despite being priced lower than their top tier models.
 

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Thanks @dougo1199. Do you think the sizing is similar to Astars? I wear a 'Small' in Astars. #smallhands


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The overall sizing is similar to the Astars, they just run a bit tighter through the fingers, IMO. They will stretch out though.
 

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I went from the same Astar SP8 gloves (~80USD) you probably have to the Astar GP Plus R gloves (~200USD). Sure the price means better quality, but dang, the SP8's are just complete garbage compared to the GP Plus R's. Night and day difference. I'm no Astar fanboy, it just happened to have the features I wanted for the right price. It was either this or going all out for some sick Dainese Full Metal D1's, but for that I could buy two of the GP Plus R's, so nope.

My SP8's only have cuff adjustment while the GP Plus R has wrist and cuff adjustment, which is nice, but the main reason I upgraded was the increased palm protection with the slider. Stitching is a lot better too, almost seems like its double layered and safety stiched.

I'd say they're worth the money and you definitely see an increase in quality and nicer fitment (tighter).
 

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I believe Astar has a new model available that has seamless fingers. Might be worth checking out.
 

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I used to have FIVE gloves, but their sizing was really weird (long in thumbs but short in fingers) and for the race gloves, they are more expensive than Dainese but not better

I use Dainese now. MIG for day to day and some Full Metal D1 for track. Both are coming up to a year (the MIG's I use 5 times a week) and their isnt any sign of wearing or problems.
 

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Thanks guys. I am ordering the Spidi STR5 for now (have some credit with the store) and see how they feel. Appreciate all the feedback!


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Rs Taichi GP-Evo > all others
They certainly make great gear... they incorporate Knox technology in their gloves.
 
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