Pearl Izumi Elite Gel-Vent Glove
As a product developer, Beth was part of the team to develop the Gel-Vent glove with new padding placement to protect nerves. The innovative gloves mitigate forces and vibrations from bicycle handlebars that often damage ulnar and medial nerves in riders' wrists. This nerve damage problem has been apparent for decades. In addition to evenly distributing forces over the silicone and articulating the glove to the naturally-curved hand position to prevent muscular fatigue, the palm padding on these gloves is placed around rather than over nerves. Without padding over the nerves, the forces from the handlebars do not transfer into the nerve area.