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    Super Roubaix Leg Warmers Review

    A few weeks ago I picked up some Super Roubaix Leg Warmers on ebay from "Zimco Imports" in anticipation of the cold weather. They cost about $15. I got a chance to try them out on Sunday while I rode the Perkiomen Trail. It was about 50 degrees out, wet and muddy. We rode about 20 miles. I tucked the leg warmers under the leg opening of my Falconi bibs. They leg warmers have a thin fleece coating on the inside. No problems with the warmers falling down at all. I didn't notice a chill with them on either. I'm curious to see how they'll perform at 40 degrees and lower. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase especially considering the price.

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    Do they have zippers near the ankle area for easy removal if you need to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapwedge View Post
    Do they have zippers near the ankle area for easy removal if you need to?
    Yes, they do.

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    Would they be overkill for 50-60 degree riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spthealien View Post
    Would they be overkill for 50-60 degree riding?
    I don't see why! I use my tights and or leg covers at 60 degrees. I used to NEVER wear leg covers till I read it's just better to keep the chill away from the knees. I started wearing them and now wonder why I even rode at all without them in 60 weather. Maybe I'm just getting old!

    November, have you ever tried tights? I used to like leg covers till I tried the complete tights. I got a pair of Pearl Izumis on sale for $64 and never looked back. I don't think I'd like the leg warmers anymore. Tights are well worth every penny more that I paid than the leg covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spthealien View Post
    Would they be overkill for 50-60 degree riding?
    They were fine at 50. Edging up towards 60? I don't know. Might get a little too warm then.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    November, have you ever tried tights? I used to like leg covers till I tried the complete tights. I got a pair of Pearl Izumis on sale for $64 and never looked back. I don't think I'd like the leg warmers anymore. Tights are well worth every penny more that I paid than the leg covers.
    I thought about getting some tights, but these were only $15. I figured I'd see if I liked these first before I commit to a larger purchase. I know that is penny-wise and pound-foolish, but $15 is easier to spend right now. I bet those Pearl Izumi's are nice, though. I'm sure I'll get a pair of cold-weather bib tights in the future for even colder rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November View Post
    I know that is penny-wise and pound-foolish, but $15 is easier to spend right now.


    Totally understandeable, reason why I just bought the $37 shorts rather than the $200 pair!

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