Keeping the legs warm



starship

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From a summertime rider, (who want to ride more)

What is best for keeping the legs warm on these cold wenter days?

And why do you like it best?
 

capwater

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I prefer knee warmers, which for my short legs go down to about mid-calf. If the day warms up, they are easy to remove during a long ride. That pretty much handles most days unless it gets below 40 deg F and I whimp out for my full length tights.
 

bikeguy2004

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Above 60F I just wear my bib shorts. From 60F to 40F the bib shorts with PI leg warmers. And below 40F it the bib shorts, the PI leg warmers and a pair of jeans over everything.
 

Dr.Hairybiker

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I ride pretty regularly when it's well below freezing. I usually only need a set of Sporthill XC polyester/spandex pants over my shorts. I think they were meant for xc skiiing or something. Other than than, pedalling like crazy keeps my legs warm.
 

Brunswick_kate

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starship said:
From a summertime rider, (who want to ride more)

What is best for keeping the legs warm on these cold wenter days?

And why do you like it best?

I have a pair of "cross country" running tights which as far as I can ascertain are the same as cycling tights except for the fact they have enough material in them to fit an adult human being and they are about $30 cheaper than "cycling" tights. They both have windproof fronts, breathable backs and are insulated.
 

melo

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starship said:
From a summertime rider, (who want to ride more)

What is best for keeping the legs warm on these cold wenter days?

And why do you like it best?
For the really cold days (below 25f) I ride with "hotchillis" ski longjohns and wind proof bike pants, with extra agulated knee reinforced. also winter booties over the shoes. I also use my snow ski hement and goggles with a balaclava. don't go as fast, but confortable and make me appreciate it when I can shed all the extra clothes in the spring. Keep peddlin Melo
 

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