Giro's Monaco is the hammer of the Giro glove line and is meant to be rock solid mile after mile. This begins with fit; no matter how well made, gloves are worthless if they don't fit well. Giro's Super Fit Engineering process assures a tailored construction, with a three-part Pittards leather palm that's cut to be precise and bunch-proof, especially at the finger/knuckle junction. The four-way-stretch mesh back is breathable, and features tiny pockets at the top ends of the middle and ring fingers to ease removal. A tab on the palm side of the wrist helps make it easier to pull the Monaco Gloves on and a Velcro closure lets you micro-adjust fit.
The palm also features Technogel padding on the heel and outside of the hand, which is subtle and thin, but helps reduce the fatigue and potential numbness caused by the constant pressure of leaning onto the handlebars on long rides. The back of the thumb features a soft, microfiber wiper for your nose or face.
The Monaco Gloves are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and come in Black/charcoal.
The Giro Monaco™ has an exceptional feel and performance, with the comfort needed for long hours on the saddle. The Monaco is the most- full- featured glove in the Giro lineup. It was designed for high performance and high mileage rides. The Monaco’s 3 piece palm and breathable construction is combined with Technogel® padding for exceptional pressure distribution, ventilation, and fit.
To determine your size, print out this PDF from Giro and hold your hand up to it: Size Chart (155 KB).
|Features:||Highly absorbent microfiber wiping surface, tear- off finger pockets for easy removal, sonic- welded pull tab, low profile Velcro closure|
|Padding:||3mm Technogel® pads distribute pressure more evenly for comfort and durability with less padding|
|Upper:||Moisture wicking, 4 way stretch, breathable mesh|
|Giro Monaco Cycling Gloves (and)||$18.16|
|Giro Monaco Bicycle Glove||$24.29|
|Giro Monaco Bike Gloves White/Black||$40.00|
|Giro Monaco Cycling Gloves at SunnySports||$39.95|
Well constructed, with balanced padding...not too much, not too little. Fit is perfect according to the chart. Just be aware that the black Pittards leather palm will bleed onto your white bar tape & discolor it. I switched to a model with the light grey palm, and no problems. Durability is my primary concern when it comes to gloves, and I used Monacos all last season. No popped stitches and no tears. They remain comfortable. The palm started to give out late in the season...worn through between the gel pads at the wrist, yet rideable enough to finish out the season
These are great for my daily commute. They are comfortable, provide an excellent level of protection, and they last. I have medium sized hands, and the mediums are a little snug... but they loosen up fairly quickly. I also experienced the "staining" issue on my palms, but I washed my hands and it went away. Never happened again.