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Since their introduction, the Alpinestars GP Pro gloves have been one of the best selling pairs in the Alpinestars glove line-up. Their great balance of protection, comfort, and price made them extremely popular for both the track and the street. Now, for their Fall 2012 release, Alpinestars has brought out the new, re-engineered version of the the GP Pro’s, and they don’t disappoint.

Apart from the new styling, the new GP Pro gloves look quite similar to the outgoing version. This is because defining features like the TPU knuckle protectors and cuff have already proven to be extremely effective at the top levels of racing and did not need to be changed. Don’t let the similar appearance fool you, because Alpinestars did make some key improvements. The most important addition is probably the L-shaped slider that sits on outside of each palm. This TPU piece helps keep the hand from catching in the event of a palms out landing. It is extremely abrasion resistant and slick so that impact energy is deflected into a slide, rather than being transmitted up the hand and into the wrist.

Alpinestars kept their patented finger-bridge connecting the pinky to the ring finger, but the pinky itself received a big upgrade. Replacing the old double-layered leather is a significantly stronger system that Alpinestars calls K-Tech. This surrounds the pinky in two layers of Kevlar, two layers of leather, and energy absorbing foam for very high levels of impact protection and abrasion resistance. A Kevlar lining also covers the top of the hand, all fingers and outside of the thumb.

One of the reasons that so many loved the GP Pro’s in the first place was lightweight, flexible feel. The excellent feel is still there, thanks to the kangaroo palm, and flexibility has been improved. Alpinestars accomplished this by adding a large leather stretch panel to the thumb and revising the other, existing stretch panels on the fingers. The leather portion on the top of the hand, just below the hard TPU cuff has also been re-designed. It now allows for more motion and features perforation for air-flow.

The old GP Pro model was already the glove of choice for many here at Riders Discount, and it looks like that will continue to be the case with the new version. If you’re interested in getting a pair for yourself, you can do so by getting in touch with MIKE. He can be reached through the forum or by calling 866.931.6644 ext. 804. Is email more convenient for you? Go ahead and send those to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM and we’ll get back to you right away!

The brand new Alpinestars GP Pro gloves are shown here in one of the new designs that feature outlines of the GP tracks.


A new slider sits on each palm. The contoured, L shape protects both the palm and outside of the hand.


Alpinestars’ patented finger-bridge works with the K-Tech system to protect the pinky.


The kangaroo palm provides excellent feel, and it has been strengthened in areas that tended to wear quickly on the old version.

MSRP $239.95
 

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In addition to the Black/Red GP Tracks, the new GP Pro gloves are also available in the following colors:

White/Black/Yellow GP Tracks


White/Red


And, of course, Black.
 

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The Alpinestars GP Pro gloves are one of our best sellers for a reason. Get a pair of your own in any of the three GP tracks graphics or, if that’s not your thing, the standard Black and Red/White are both available as well. Contact MIKE through this forum or by calling 866.931.6644 ext. 804 for more information or to order.

 

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We’ve shown you all the available colors of the Alpinestars GP Pro gloves but one - the White/Black GP Tracks shown here.

 

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New colors released for the 2015 season! Check out the black/white/red and black/white/fl.yellow below -





Integrated palm sliders extend to protect both the palm and outside of your hand.


Which color do you like better, the red or fluorescent yellow?

 
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