Prologo has used their CPC material on saddles for years, providing riders with better grip and reduced fatigue caused by vibrations. Now, they’re adding it to their new Energrip Team gloves to give your hands the same advantage.
Like the saddles, the size and density of the CPC material’s tiny, 3D-printed polymer shapes vary across the surface. This let them customize the function based on where it was used, giving more cushioning under the palms with slimmer grip on the braking fingertips.
The CPC nubs also vary in shape, some being cone-like, and some in diamond patterns. Prologo says this lets it absorb different frequencies of vibration, and the more vibration it can damp, the less fatigued you’ll feel on a long ride.
Electromyography studies by the Performance Centre of the University Of Besançon showed that the CPC used by the Energrip absorbs 10% more vibration than a non-CPC palm.
The goal was to have tuned cushioning that works both on the road and on gravel, or even singletrack, so they’re offering both short and full finger versions, plus a winter version. Bonus points that the CPC material allows for touchscreen phone operation, too.
For the standard Team gloves, there are air vents between the fingers that help channel air into the glove. Internal channeling then helps it move across the palm and top to cool your hands in hot weather.
The gloves are available now for a retail price of $75 (£57 /€69) for short finger and $85 (£65 /€79) for full finger.