We got into cycling by mountain biking as cross-training for motocross, then we found our next love, Cyclocross. We used our motocross gloves when cycling because we couldn’t find similar gloves in the cycling market that were minimalist without intrusive seams and padding, but noticed aspects of cycling gloves that our motocross gloves were missing like the sweat wicking material on the thumb.
Because of our newfound love for Cyclocross, we wanted to bring the painful yet fun-loving, family atmosphere of Cyclocross to every aspect of cycling whether you were at a cycling team training camp, mountain biking with your buddies, or suffering at a Cyclocross race with 50 other freezing fans. We chose the name Handup because it was exactly what the gloves embodied. A temporary relief from serious racing that may be a bit controversial, but the one thing during a racing event that connects riders of all skill levels. Sometimes taken by the serious racer or enjoyed by the weekend warrior but every time bringing people together cheering for the same thing.Cody