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Heroic SP-R Pro V1 Gloves
The Heroic SP-R Pro Gloves are something we are excited to add to our race glove catalog here at STG. We feel the Heroic SP-R Pro Gloves stand out when compared to some of the best gloves in the industry from brands like Alpinestars, Held, RS Taichi etc... This gloves uses a FULL PREMIUM KANGAROO LEATHER CHASSIS that is double stitched on all structural seams. For palm sliders Heroic uses Stingray Leather over high density foam to help promote sliding if they hit the pavement and manage the energy from the impact to better protect the rider. Several additional Stingray Leather reinforcements are used throughout the glove in vulnerable areas. The quality of materials used and the workmanship of this glove are both very impressive.
When comparing this to other high end full race gloves we find the Heroic to be a little thicker which will increase the durability at the expense of a little feel as compared to other gloves that use thinner material in the fingers. We recommend this glove for riders looking for a high quality race glove offering a comfortable fit, solid protection and a longer life span than we typically see from other high end gloves using thinner material in the fingers.
The HEROIC SP-R PRO line is the ULTIMATE road racing glove in North America. HEROIC SP-R Pro V1 is the latest design offered by HRA.
The chassis of the V1 glove is solely built out of kangaroo skin. The appearance of the glove at first appearance is bulky yet protective. Pull the glove on and you will feel the immediate mobility and value that this glove has to add to your program.
The glove is built around the bodies natural rest point. A handlebar hold position. In 2009, HEROIC invented articulated fingers. You will immediately notice that once your fingers are extended into a reach; the articulation returns the fingers to the rest point. The center joint of the glove behind the heel of the hand allows for full radial and ulnar mobility. Mobility to the MAX. Yet you will notice that your wrist is also protected by the chassis of the gauntlet.
The gauntlet of the glove is actually a bell that sits on the end of your shortened HEROIC racing sleeve. HEROIC makes a shortened sleeve to allow for uninhibited mobility between suit and glove. The loosely fastened butterfly gauntlet will allow the glove full mobility and motion.
The knuckles. We place the knuckle bed on the top of your hand so that you experience full mobility and zero pinching. The metal knuckles are highly impact resistant and long lasting. The feedback is that they are the most comfortable knuckles in the industry.
The protection. WE LOVE Stingray fish leather. The leather is actual authentic leather from the stingray that you see in the water. We were the first to put hard high density foam behind the leather and sew this into our gloves and suits. The stingray leather slides on the road like ball bearings. The shock foam dissipates energy and prevents shock return to your joints. We have used seen the stingray skin slide up to 600ft with barely any abrasion other than scuffing. If you are looking for the ultimate protection that looks like a luxury ingredient off of a Louis Vuitton bag.... HEROIC SP-R Pro's V1's are for you. We are confident in the performance and your safety. These V1's are nothing short of HEROIC.
Heroic SP-R Pro V1 Gloves Technical Features:
- Full kangaroo skin carcass
- Smooth Kangaroo skin sewn on high density shock foam on all crash zones, hand sliders, palm sliders
- Fully stitched with 3-ply Italian bonded Nylon - ultimate threading
- HEROIC Logo with shock protection memory foam.
- Extra inch of gauntlet from predecessor
- GP Pinkie - finger protection during crash
- Steel Knuckles
- TPU Wrist Buckle
- Kangaroo Thumb deflector - keeps wrist buckle from damage in wreck
- Stingray leather sliders
- Pre-curved hand construction - the hands natural rest point is a handlebar hold
- HEROIC Articulated Fingers - returns outstretched fingers to a natural rest point
- Over flexion shelf on back of hand to prevent ligament damage
- Built around the bodies natural rest point