Didn’t find much listed on this so I thought I might as well make a post of my own. . I have been riding with my trusty Held Akira gloves for the better part of a decade now and honestly the only thing on them that is really worn out is the Velcro! To say that they are well built would be a seriously egregious understatement. Carbon fiber and all Kangaroo leather is just the tip of the iceberg. But nothing lasts forever! If I could simply buy another pair of my trusty Akiras I think I would be a happy kid. I began looking for replacements a while back and think I have my in my own selection process narrowed down to a few select gloves. Held have (within my price point) departed slightly (material-wise) from when I bought my Akira’s but their reputation remains as one of the true premium gloves available period! I think the Held Phantom II is the current front runner for me personally. But the price being a ways north of my self-imposed $250 max budget kind of rules them out. I also looked at the Knox Handroids, but I am (perhaps unrealistically) skeptical of the long term durability of some of the gadgets on them. So the two primary candidates (could change at any moment!) for my hard earned cash are the RS-Taichi GP-EVO , and Alpinestars GP-PRO. The RS Taichi being the frontrunner based purely on Aesthetics and the inclusion of the knox palm sliders. The A-stars have been around forever (in relative terms) and are a known quantity. The GP-EVO is an updated version of a glove RS-Taichi has been making for a while now also. Sounds like sizing is similar between the two brands, and unfortunately it looks like the Taichi’s are only available in black in my size. Anyone here have any experience with either of these gloves?