I love these Oakley Hand Ratchet Mountain Bike gloves, they fit good and close to my hands, no bunching up on the fingertips to impede my grip on the handlebars. Shifting gears is smooth, the fingers have small raised bumps for better grip. Knuckles are padded significantly. I haven't crashed in them yet but if and when I do, my hands will surely be protected sufficiently. I bought these to replace a pair of Pearl Izumis that I had worn out after years of service, and the only thing I would improve in these Oakleys is to feature palm padding like those Izumis had. I miss the palm padding to absorb some of the shock on the trail. Overall though you can't go wrong with these Oakleys, they look incredible and very warrior-like. Get'em and attack that mountain! Grrrr!