A glove of two halves – the perforated single layer Clarino palm promotes impressive feel and dexterity, but the Airprene back is rough when you wipe your face, feels clammy and looks like it’s been design by a sixth form student. There’s no bunching around the palm and the fit is good, although the fingers aren’t cut as well as the 661 Rev.
To appeal to gravity riders Madison needs to sew the palm onto a more stylish and breathable upper and forget about the Airprene – and that’s exactly what it has done for the 2013 versions that’ll be out next year.
MBR rating: 7
Sizes: S- XL