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    Cold Weather Pants for LD

    I'm tired of having to skip the early spring events because I don't train seriously in the winter. I've got the hands, feet, head and upper torso covered.

    Can anyone point me to some reasonably priced pants, available in clyde cuts, that are good for all day rides in 30-50 degree weather?

    I don't mind having to add an extra layer for wet, but I'd like them to be warm enough by themselves for when its dry and windy.

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    I've got a couple of pairs of Performance radiator tights. They are available with and without padding and I have one of each. I think I prefer the ones without, so I can just wear my usual riding shorts under them for an additional layer. I've been out with them into the low 40's and my legs are perfect after I've warmed up. I'm currently about a 44 waist and the XXL fits me nicely. Legs are too long and need to be rolled down, but I have short legs. You can find them on sale for about $40 now and then, sometimes less.
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    My main cold-weather pants are a pair of Novarro (REI's brand) tights.
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    Define reasonably priced.

    My PI Am-Fib bib tights are great in cold and wet weather, and I'm glad I bought them, but they are cheap: $130/pair. But they're worth it.

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    I have had good luck with REI's Novara brand Headwind pants.

    http://www.rei.com/product/815145/no...ike-pants-mens

    Windproof front and light/stretchy back. If it's getting close to 50F though, I don't really want windproof clothing. It becomes to warm. That's just a personal preference though.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. The Headwind's caught my attention so I'm glad to hear a recomend. A few years ago I bought some tights from Performance or NB, don't remember what they were called, that were supposed to be good for cold weather but aren't, although I get a lot of use out of them on mild days.

    In my book, the far upper end of reasonable is $100. I'm sure some people can justify spending more, but not for the amount I get to ride in the winter.

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    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___53694

    I use these with knee warmers and/or a light weight thermal underwear to wick moisture ( knee warmers on the outside)

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    You could find these at 50% off sometimes .
    http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp...94077.12408337

    Another option is getting custom from Lou at Foxwear. I have those and they are the best, very wide temp.range from 0 deg.to 50 deg.

    http://foxwear.net/products_tights.html

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    I wear two pairs of tights when it's below 32 degrees.
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    I have used windproof sweatpants designed for cross-country skiing, and they worked great. I think they were originally ~$200, but I found them for appx 75% off. This is probably the time of year to get a deal on them.

    They give me plenty of room to move, allow me to sweat, and fit very well over my summer cycling shorts. They also fit close enough to my leg that I didn't need to wrap my ankle to keep it out of the chain.

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    Cool. Thanks.

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    I live in Colorado and am aboe to ride year round. On really cold days (below 25) I add an extra pair of tights under my Radiator tights. My legs NEVER get cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubcap View Post
    I have had good luck with REI's Novara brand Headwind pants.

    http://www.rei.com/product/815145/no...ike-pants-mens

    Windproof front and light/stretchy back. If it's getting close to 50F though, I don't really want windproof clothing. It becomes to warm. That's just a personal preference though.
    I think that's the kind I have. If it's going to be warmer or get warmer, I'll wear leg warmers with shorts. If it's going to be cold all day, I'll wear the tights. I've used them down to 30 degrees or so, and they were fine, but of course that varies depending on your individual makeup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    I've got a couple of pairs of Performance radiator tights. They are available with and without padding and I have one of each. I think I prefer the ones without, so I can just wear my usual riding shorts under them for an additional layer. I've been out with them into the low 40's and my legs are perfect after I've warmed up. I'm currently about a 44 waist and the XXL fits me nicely. Legs are too long and need to be rolled down, but I have short legs. You can find them on sale for about $40 now and then, sometimes less.
    Exactly what I wear, and they're good down into the low 20s.

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    Liked the REIs but went with the radiators since they're on sale.

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    i wear midweight smartwool bottoms (over my bike shorts) and then a pair of mountain harware tech pants I scored on sierra trading post for about $70 for BOTH. if it gets warm, i slip the long johns off.

    the tech pants are awesome, as they stretch in the back and they do a fair job of keeping the wind off of me in the front. my buns do get cold (while in the 20 and below), but being what they are (my buns), they work as designed and with little bother. anything above 40 deg F, I omit the long johns.

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