Prologo Announces New Line of XC Gloves with 'CPC' Vibration Absorption Technology

Apr 26, 2022 at 2:44
by marketing Prologo  
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PRESS RELEASE: Prologo

We have a new line of XC gloves with patented technology. We are mainly known as saddle specialists, but we are increasingly becoming the contact point specialists.

Years of victories, medals and collaborations with cycling legends have allowed us to introduce new technologies and materials for both professionals and amateurs. After developing the saddle of double Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar, European XC champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot, World Champion Elisa Balsamo and 10x World Champion Nico Vouilloz Prologo has brought its experience to the field of gloves, creating the Energrip line used by teams such as: Cannondale Factory Racing Team, Santa Cruz - FSA, BMC Racing and many other..

The new Prologo Energrip gloves with patented CPC technology


A UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY, MANY BENEFITS.

For some time now we have introduced CPC, a patented material for the world of cycling. Used in "F1" and in the military, CPC: Connect -Power - Control is our patented system that guarantees performance and comfort through vibration absorption, grip and positional stability. Thanks to its nano-structure, the special 3D conical and hollow polymer reduces muscle fatigue and facilitates airflow by reducing the temperature in the contact area. CPC, moreover, positioned in strategic points, protects muscles, tendons and soft tissues from the stresses that come from the trails ensuring its performance in all weather conditions.


A Detail of Prologo's Patented 3D CPC Technology


The Energrip glove presents on the palm what we could call the "CPC 2.0". Together with the performance research center of the University of Besançon, we have studied the areas of the hand that are most stressed during cycling and the type of stimulation associated with them. Based on this data, obtained through electromyography and other tests, it has developed different types of 3D cones that make up the CPC, to adapt to the different stimulations/wave frequencies and needs of the hand.

The result is a glove that can dissipate more vibrations than other models on the market, leaving muscles fresher and less numb.




A RANGE FOR EVERY NEED.

The spearhead of the Prologo Energrip collection will be the short racing glove, but the technology applied to it will also be present on two other models: the short glove and the "Kylma" winter model.


The first one is designed for mid-season road/gravel use, to provide additional protection against the vibrations transmitted from the road. The former is designed for mid-season road/gravel use to provide additional protection against road-borne vibration. The Energrip is the glove of choice for Team Bahrain Victorious, EF Education-TIBCO-SVB's, Valcar Travel Service and many others.


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74 Comments

  • 44 1
 Is this the April 1st? Does it come in bundle with those vibration reduction stickers?
  • 21 4
 The pictures look like they are aimed at roadies mostly, I guess they will take any damping they can get on their flimsy bikes
  • 7 1
 The video: posted by “Marketing1”, shot on a potato, and full of vibration-free fist bumps and high-fives. Plus the wonky pixelated screen-shot data chart? April Fools for sure. Smile
  • 1 0
 I am still saving my lunch money for those
  • 3 0
 No but you do get some magnets.
  • 1 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: nah it was shot on a nice camera it just was not color graded
  • 29 1
 FFS - do we really need more crap shedding microplastics?
  • 3 0
 +1
  • 43 23
 No... Just no... Vibration absorption should be handled by the suspension and tires - allowing for THIN gloves, so that you can actually feel the steering feedback/brake feedback, operate shifter/dropper buttons, modulate braking, etc.
  • 17 6
 Vibration absorption should be handled by the grips itself. Lock-on grips are really nice but it should be more rubber than plastic on the inside.
  • 12 1
 I could be wrong, but it looks like this technology is on the palm of the glove. Braking feel/modulation, shifter/dropper operation should be unaffected so long as the materials on the fingers is thin.
  • 24 2
 @Nygaard: These aren't designed to dissipate the same kind of vibrations that your suspension is tuned to absorb, these are designed for the absorption of high frequency vibrations that your suspension can only partially reduce. The stiffer a set up you run, the stiffer a frame, the harder your tires, the trail surfaces you ride etc. will all impact how much of these high frequency vibrations make it through to your hands. This is why anyone with a history of nerve damage or white-finger coming from years of poor vibration damping on machinery they operated, are desperate for solutions like this, so "No... Just no..." I'm sorry but you're wrong.

As a Tree Surgeon myself, poorly damped chainsaws did their damage to my hands over the years. I ended up investing in a Spank Spike Vibrocore bar and Ergon grips. These are amazing and have completely sorted the problem for all but the longest of rides on hardpack. Not surprising they have such a following.
  • 4 0
 @Hamburgi: Tuché. Grips (and bar, for that matter) is of course equally important. Actually just re-wrapped my roadie bars with the thick Supacaz tape to get some more damping and comfort.
  • 6 4
 @Nygaard: Spoken like someone who has no personal experience with the issue. I had to give up a trade (and motorcycles) back in the early nineties because of Carpal Tunnel. I started MTB'ing in about '93. Soon started having issues....a friend brought me a Sales flyer from an industrial supplier, which showed a pair of Gel Palm Ergonomic work gloves, intended for use with power tools, such as sawzalls, jackhammers, hammer drills, impacts, etc. They made a huge difference, and may very well have been the difference between me continuing to ride, or throwing in the towel. I have worn out many pairs of gloves from a number of MFGR's since, and they are not all created equal. And none of the ones I've used have impeded my operation of the bike, the shifters, or the brakes!
Reading your statement reminds me of a story one of my grade school teaches read us about the Princess and the peaSmile
  • 4 18
flag Nygaard (Apr 27, 2022 at 6:36) (Below Threshold)
 @landscapeben: I would argue that you are either on the wrong setup or wrong bike if special gloves are a necessity. You wouldn't "fix" a shitty pair of shoes by using socks with gel pockets or rubber patches, so why do it with your hands?
  • 8 4
 @Nygaard: Wow, are you f'ing illiterate? If you'd actually read his post, Ben explained WHY he needs gloves, and clearly his situation is different than yours, but you're not getting it......SMH
  • 13 3
 @Nygaard: ummm, I would say the analogy would be closer to insoles in your shoes - and yes, having good insoles does make a difference.
  • 4 7
 @trillot: OK, I'll play along and challenge that Wink
Bike = shoe
Insole = grip
Glove = sock
  • 1 0
 @Hamburgi: maybe some grips brands should adopt this technology
  • 1 2
 @GT-CORRADO: You seem like the kind of magician who's only trick is turning Bud Light into domestic violence
  • 1 0
 Suspension and tires are made for grip. Comfort is just a (positive) side effect.
  • 2 1
 @FUNJ: Wow, you came to that conclusion from a one paragraph post?


....and it seems you have nothing to say related to the topic? Just here to stir up shyte?

my conclusion from your ONE LINE post is, TROLL??
  • 20 0
 I clicked to discover they’re $75.00…and none say “Beer Thirty” on the palms!!! Hard pass!
  • 3 0
 These gloves are for martinis, shaken, not stirred.
  • 2 0
 @John8899: Already own...and the Miami "Party Time" gloves.
  • 1 0
 75 dollars, for padded gloves. My 25$ mechanix have padding too! Plus armor on the top side, and you even get finger coverage...
  • 9 0
 The cynic in me says it'll be no time before those nodules start to break down. If I felt the need of vibration absorption I'd be far more inclined to spend my money on RevGrips.
  • 4 0
 Just went and looked at the link.....and all I can say is @ MSRP of 79 Euros (~$106.93 CDN), there is ZERO chance of me ever trying these gloves. I already have two or three brands (Ironclad, Mechanixwear, Milwaukee) that have served me well for 1/3 the price........
  • 3 1
 If the price was 30-40% lower I would give them a try, the padding location and circular shape is essentially the same as the old Specialized BG gloves, with those I found the gel too mushy and short lived but the padding location clearly worked. With drop bars I find thin zero padding MTB style gloves unbearable after a few hours. These look a good compromise.
  • 1 0
 Seems funny to have no padding in the middle of the palm. Considering your palm is a bit concave shaped (like a bowl in the middle), if you wanted to spread the load/vibration out more evenly, wouldn't the middle of the palm be precisely where you would add padding? Having more padding around just the outside of the palm only emphasizes focusing the load on the outside part of the hand rather than dispersing throughout the entire hand/palm area.
  • 1 0
 I'm not so sure if that would be so useful, the padding on the BG gloves was clearly targeting the contact points in various grip positions, for me on a mix of flat and drop bars, virtually all the wear was on the outside and rear of the palm, the other pad points never broke down (went hard and lumpy.)
  • 2 0
 @trillot: @Riggbeck: Your points seem to touch on a real point of division in glove/grip design, that I've pondered as well. It is perhaps best exemplified by looking at the Specialized Body Geometry glove designs over the past 20-25yrs. Even within just that one ergonomically oriented line of gloves, they at various points used both strategies, and variations thereof. They started off with padding the ulnar nerve on the outer heel of the hand, with the thought that ulnar pressure was the problem for most people suffering hand numbness, so they tried to help by directly giving it extra padding. Then they went to a central mound to spread the load over a larger area, exactly as you suggest, shifting the load off the original problem spot through redistribution. Now they're kind of doing a perimeter padding again, but instead of just the ulnar nerve it goes across the whole heel of the hand and then up around the base of the knuckles. Notably, it has a gap in the hollow middle of the palm, so it seems that they've abandoned shifting the load to that area. They do a lot of pressure mapping, so perhaps they found they could reduce ulnar pressure with more surrounding padding, or perhaps they found negative carpal effects from the central mound padding shifting the load there. Anyway, interesting topic, and I am glad to see other folks out there are pondering it as well.
  • 1 0
 @thekaiser: interesting - thanks for those details.
  • 6 0
 I have trypophobia you shmucks!
  • 2 0
 How often do you ride with the palms of your hands facing up...?
  • 2 0
 Camera lenses use vibration damping to get a sharp image . All you need is a small motor that matches the vibration cycles and then damps that frequency. A small microprocessor , a battery , some miniature tuning bars . Electronic handlebar s that's the future. They will be heavier , very expensive, and prone to fail . Add complexity. Perfectly matched to a remote dropper post .
  • 3 0
 I battle with a right hand that goes numb almost every ride and really messes up my enjoyment of the activity and can make riding less safe. That said, I'd give these a go.
  • 3 0
 @headshot: Give Spank Spike Vibrocore bars and some good grips like ergon or 'meaty paw' a try, they made the world of difference for me.
  • 4 0
 I would suggest you try other grips, first. These have the biggest impact
-> SQlab (the brand I work for), main compeditor Ergon, ...
there all kind of sportive / MTB "ergo" models around that really do help
(without looking like these classic city-style ergo grips you might think of, first).
Handlebar flex & backsweep are very important factors on top.
Gloves can help as well, but the other factors have a bigger impact, IMO.
  • 4 0
 I'd suggest to try some foam grips. Lock ons are much less of a pain to deal with, but having a couple mm more cushioning made a world of a difference for me. I like the ODI F1 vapors
www.odigrips.com/products/f-1-vapor-mtb-ply-grips
  • 1 0
 Definitely find that my hands, in particular my fingertips go numb after a long gravel ride. Interested in trying these if the price comes down.
  • 3 0
 @headshot Get your self assessed for Carpal tunnel Syndrome. I had it in both hands and what you are describing is a classic symptom. All the grips and gloves in the world won't help if your nerve is being restricted by scar tissue or a narrow carpal tunnel. I had both hands operated on and haven't had any issue since.

Try pressing on your palm right above your wrist. If your fingers start to tingle that can be a sign the nerve is being restricted. I am no doctor though so get it checked out.
  • 3 0
 “CPC” is in fact NOT used in the military…. love when companies claim “military grade” if it is “military grade” it probably doesn’t work 50% of the time haha
  • 1 1
 You clearly don't know what you're talking about. This technology was originally developed by W+R in Germany which makes gloves for military and police operations. This technology from them is called Sharktek and is used for additional grip in wet conditions. wr-pro.de/en Additional source: I am the US importer for their sport specialty gloves in Skiing that uses the same CPC tech.
  • 1 0
 Many roadies don't wear gloves. Even in Paris-Roubaix. www.velonews.com/gear/road-gear/paris-roubaix-glove-and-bar-tape-strategies-normal-double-or-none-a-worldtour-mechanic-weighs-in
And it's not like gloves are to blunt a crash; hello, broken collarbone. No gloves is a piece of the muscle memory process of tuck and roll.
  • 1 0
 Gloves on the road are more of a crash protection measure in my experience... I've only crashed on the road a couple of times, but the time I was wearing even supre thin gloves my hands looked significantly better.
  • 2 0
 "facilitates airflow by reducing the temperature in the contact area"

Wouldn't it be the other way? Reducing temperature by facilitating airflow? If they can't get that right, how good is it?
  • 1 0
 I started struggling with hand issues a few years ago, on all my flavors of mtbs and my road bikes. One road bike was especially bad, I got a new carbon aero bar and within 1 hour my hands were numb. The bar I replaced didn’t do that. Since it was the only change, I knew it was the bar so I sold it. I bought a Ritchey road bar and even 5 hours rides my hands are fine. I wear mtb gloves with no padding. So bars matter.
On the 130mm mtb, I switched to all rubber grips on one bike with an aluminum stem and bar, no hand issues what so ever. On my 160mm bike, I get hand issues slightly and that bike has lock on grips and a carbon bar (tries carbon to see if it reduced vibration). I suspect lock ons transfer vibration so will probably run all rubber grips from now on
  • 1 0
 I thought carbon bars were more able (if designed right) to reduce vibration that aluminum bars just can't do.
  • 1 1
 Plenty of hate out there, but I'll try anything that may ease the hands a bit. I like the smallest diameter grips (unfortunately) so we'll have to see if this type of glove makes the grip diameter "feel" bigger or vague. I tried my buddy's Rev grips and the difference did impress me, just wish they could be made 30mm diameter or less.

And who in the world is this Voul Voul guy, does he even have racing experience?
  • 2 0
 Lots of data i can't be bothered to read, seems like a nice product if it works
  • 1 3
 Given that the table says the gloves cause plus 7% energy to go to the arms I would take it with a pinch of salt
  • 5 0
 @blackpudding: Read again, since the column is labeled "reduction of whatever", a + means more reduction of said variable.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: good point, I'll take two please
  • 2 0
 I imagine I’ll see those on the hands of fat guy who’s sporting Rapha gear at my local races soon.
  • 3 0
 We need more data and charts
  • 2 0
 Instead of a fist bump, shouldn't they have done a high five to show the impact absorption of the palms of the gloves?
  • 2 0
 They look like a glove Sauron would wear.
  • 1 0
 @prevail: one rim to rule them all.
  • 2 0
 I cant unsee Iron Man suit type gloves, do they stop you hitting the ground with palm thrusters?
  • 1 0
 Looks legit but until I see one of those thermal camera photos of these gloves I won’t believe the science is real. Infra-red or I’ll pass.
  • 1 0
 Roll up roll up! Members needed for the ‘dead hand gang’
youtu.be/EkGpT1BNJ-Y
  • 2 0
 Looks like hairy palms. So…
  • 2 0
 Dear Prologo: Iron Man called, he wants his prototype cycling gloves back.
  • 1 0
 That video was PAINFUL. 100% slomo shots of dudes bro-ing out and slowing riding their xc bikes. Lovely.
  • 1 0
 Pick your gloves and be a dick about it.
  • 2 1
 Alan love you long time bru ....... maar hierdie ...
  • 1 0
 Your friendly neighborhood XC Cyclist
  • 1 0
 dear prologo: color grade
  • 1 0
 Some expensive hand condoms!
  • 1 0
 vibrocore for your gloves seems to me they owe spank some royalties
  • 1 0
 Interesting





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