Hands, feet and bum. They are the three contact points we have with our bikes, and they each need to be looked after.

Your hands undergo a lot of stress and strain on the bars, pulling and shifting levers, twisting the bars with a life-gripping grasp.

How To: Avoid sore hands from MTB

You need good contact and grip on your handlebars, and the grips themselves aren't always the most forgiving of things to use barehanded. Having well-fitted and suitable gloves can protect you from blisters, cuts and abrasions.

No one likes hot sweaty hands when riding, so we've rounded up our favourite summer riding gloves.

100% iTrack

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100% Ride are renowned for their affordable, colourful and high quality products in the MTB industry.

Their iTrack gloves are created from ultra light fabrics, but still incorporate features you'd expect from trail gloves. Wicking material to help with moisture control, silicone tabs for grip and easy to slip-on cuffs make these gloves light and breathable for a hot day of riding.

Colours: Black/Yellow, Blue Paradise, Cyan, Red, Yellow/White, Orange/White, Orange Paradise

Sizes: Small - XX.Large

Available here for £20

SealSkinz Dragoneye MTB Gloves

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SealSkinz are famed for their amazing waterproof mountain bike socks, perfect for the UK's wet weather climate.

Their Dragoneye gloves are from their new summer collection which boasts ultra light material with necessary knuckle and cuff features to get a great fit, and maximum movement. Read the full review here.

Colours: Leaf/Lime – Black/Grey – Black/Blue/Orange

Sizes: Small – XX.Large

Available here for £38

Bluegrass Magnete Lite

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Bluegrass Eagle has been killing it this year with amazing colours and designs for their protection range. Associated with the highly acclaimed brand, MET helmets, Bluegrass delivers quality cycling apparel.

Their Megnete Lite gloves are the ideal fair weather companion. With an innovative magnetic cuff, your gloves will stay attached in your kit bag and prevent that annoying issue of losing one - if only this worked for socks in the washing machine.

Sweat wipe, touch screen compatible and ultra light, these gloves will are great for riding and posting up those essential ride snaps.

Colours: Orange/Black, Yellow/White, Black/White, Pink/White, Red/White

Sizes: Small - X.Large

Available here for £25

Giro DND Mountain Gloves

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Giro have a colourful and exciting range of unisex MTB wear which we've fallen in love with this year.

From their turquoise range is their DND mountain gloves which we've tested on hot sunny trail days, and can honestly say, they rock.

Find out why Giro are one of our TWC Champion Brands

Moisture and temperature control fabrics allow a welcomed airflow without a suffocating feel. The silicone grip is comfortable on the bars, and the flex knuckle feature allows for a great level of movement.

Colours: Black/Charcoal, Blue Jewel/Gum, Bright Green/Black, Glow Red/Hi Yellow, Camo/Gum, Milspec/Yellow, Squiggle Black, Turquoise/Black

Sizes: Small – XX.Large

Available here for £27

Fox Attack

Fox Attack Gloves

Fox Head bring us exciting new ranges each year, and the new Attack gloves is no exception.

These all mountain riding gloves are super light with their single layer of palm fabric, wicking properties and ultra absorbent micro-suede thumb. Silicone grips on the index and thumb allows for a better grip on the bars and shifters.

Colours: Black, Black/Orange, Yellow, Red

Sizes: Small - XX.Large

Available here for £25

Madison Leia Gloves

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Madison Clothing are renowned for their high quality and extensive range of women's mountain bike apparel. Sponsoring athletes such as Manon Carpenter, they are dedicated to promoting women's cycling.

Find out why Madison is one of our TWC Champion Brands

With subtle palm padding, these gloves are comfortable and lightweight, even on those hotter days. Velcro wrist closure ensures a non-slip fit, and the microfibre wipe won't irritate the skin.

Colours: White, Aqua, Loganberry

Sizes: Small - X.Large

Available here for £17

Sombrio Lily

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Sombrio manufactuer some awesome mountain bike kit, ideal for women that like to shred hard, and look good while doing it.

Their women's specific Lily gloves are versatile and light weight with durable Kevlar stitching, and soft fabrics that won't irritate when hot.

Equipped with a pull on cuff, and a microfibre wipe panel, the Lily gloves are ideal for summer trail shredding.

Colours: Lapis and Black

Sizes: Small - Large

Available here for £23

The summer is coming - we hope - and it's certainly time to get your fair weather gear in order.

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