When one spends a significant amount of time on the saddle, they are bound to get warm and sweaty, especially in areas that are prone to humidity and warmth. While on longer rides one tends to sweat and gripping one’s handlebars constantly would mean that their palms sweat too. A good pair of gloves have wicking technology which helps keep one’s hands dry, and hence one can keep a firm, and comfortable grip on the handlebars. The gloves also serve to trap sweat that could otherwise drip onto the shifters of one’s bicycle. Additionally, over time, moisture – and especially perspiration because of its high mineral content – can cause the components to deteriorate.