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Old 09-29-08, 06:45 PM   #1
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Cycling PANTS not tights for cold weather?

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.


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Old 09-29-08, 07:03 PM   #2
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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
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Old 09-29-08, 07:07 PM   #3
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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
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Old 09-29-08, 07:14 PM   #4
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Pearl Izumi Tokyo Tights.

http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.ph...uct_id=1318542
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Endura makes several models of cycling pants that are designed for cycling but have a low-key look
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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....
http://www.rei.com/category/4501403
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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.
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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.
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What are "ricky-racer BS tights"?
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