Fifty Plus (50+) - Cycling PANTS not tights for cold weather?
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09-29-08, 07:45 PM
Anyone recommend some decent cycling pants in lieu of the ricky-racer BS tights for cooler weather? I am okay with the bright colored jerseys and the spandex in summer but would prefer something a lot more functional (ie - pockets, street-clothing-look) for cooler/colder weather when I am running errands. At least in warm weather, I slip on my cargo shorts over the spandex and can shop or bank more or less as a normal customer. But, tights in winter? The SIDI shoes are bad enough that I will look for something a bit more street-like as well.
But, I still have yet to find a pair of long pants that look like they would work over the spandex shorts with a chamois.
Suggestions? BTW, spare the smart-a** remarks, I don't need them.
Something like this will work http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___11220 Campmor Trekmor 2/1 Convertible Pants 30" Inseam (For Men) . Very light weight, made of nylon so you have the built in windbreaker, fast drying and will not break the bank. I have 2 pair that I have used for years backpacking, hiking, walking and yes Biking as well. With elastic built into the waist you can easily slide them over spandex shorts or tights. YMMV
09-29-08, 08:07 PM
landsend has some goretex slip on pants that should work well. easy to put on over jeans. they are warm, so you won't wear them much above 30F
09-29-08, 08:14 PM
fox wear custom warm great products lou knows his stuff
09-29-08, 08:16 PM
Pearl Izumi Tokyo Tights.
09-29-08, 08:29 PM
Endura (http://www.endurasport.com) makes several models of cycling pants that are designed for cycling but have a low-key look
09-29-08, 09:33 PM
Pearl Izumi Tokyo Tights.
I have a pair of these that have lasted for many, many years.
These are *great* to ride in if you don't want skin tight tights.
On really cold mornings, I'll even wear padded shorts + tights + Tokyo Tights. I also have REI's house brand version of these; pretty much the same thing.
There are lots of options....any sporting good store will have running pants, jogging pants, workout pants, rock-climbing pants....
We have similar taste in bike clothes. :) REI comes to mind.... they have pants and shorts of the type you describe in addition to ricky-racer tights. That's where I bought my Novara (REI's in-house brand) of knee-length shorts -- not tight but not loose, just how I like 'em.
09-30-08, 07:11 AM
REI is having it's Fall Sale Oct 3-13. 20% off sale on highest priced item. Many items also marked down as well. Got the catalog yesterday. disclaimer I do not work for REI just spend way too much time and money in the local store. With Atlanta's shortage of gas it is a good thing it's too far for me to ride to at this time I'd spend even more time and money there.
What are "ricky-racer BS tights"?
09-30-08, 09:23 AM
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