Royal Racing Tybyn gloves - in brief review£24.99

Thin mountain biking gloves for summer

BikeRadar score2.5/5

The lightweight, super thin Tybyn glove from Royal Racing has a 0.8mm Reba palm and a light, airy meshed backing that’s great for warmer days on the hill.

The fit is okay, but the main issue we’ve had with the Tybyn is the palm bunching when you grip the bar. Because the palm is so thin the bunching doesn’t feel quite as obstructive as it could be, but it’s still not great and really detracts from what we think could be a very strong glove.

The snot wipe on the thumb is useful and the lens wipe on the finger is handy too. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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