What winter road cycling clothes are you wearing on cyclingforums?

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  1. tejas129

    tejas129 New Member

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    I was fairly damp and miserable in a long sleeve merino jersey and tights yesterday, and usually find I get wetter still from sweat if I wear a jacket for more than 20 minutes or so.

    What's the right level of kit for the current weather on say a 2 hour, fairly light pace ride?

    Are the deep winter, thermal type clothing brands advertise appropriate for this weather, or is that overkill on cyclingforums
     
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Cold weather tolerance is VERY individual. And HIGHLY dependent on type/intensity of riding.
    Personally, my body runs on a simplified procedure: pulse up=sweat on. It’s as much about moisture management as it is about keeping warm. What works best for me are garments with dissimilar panels. Windproof/wind resistant fronts and ventilating side and rear panels.
    That will usually keep me comfortable while moving. Still, for any ride expected to contain a ”proper” break, I prefer to carry a wicking inner layer to change to.
     
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    Given that most of us have no clue where you are, "kit for the current weather" is a bit of a broad ask, no?
     
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    Germanrazor Active Member

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    Very subjective question. When I was younger living in the high mountains and riding I could ride on a 30 degree day or even slightly lower with just thermal tights and a long sleeve jersey. Now that I am in my 50’s, a thermal long sleeve jersey and tights on a 40 degree day! Getting older is hard on the body.

    Then again since I moved from the mountains back to the flat lands or actually rolling hills, I can ride bib shorts and short sleeve jersey on days I see others in long sleeves.

    Just depends on what setup makes you comfortable on a ride to be honest and that comes from experimentation.
     
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