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woodway 12-09-13 11:22 PM

I bought my last set of GP4000s from wiggle.com (UK). Got them in about a week.

nhluhr 12-09-13 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by daihard (Post 16316525)
Thanks for the advice on both items. I thought it was weird that it cost less to get Conti tyres from the U.K. than from REI here until I realized that Continental is a European company. I have their Sport Contact tyres on my car. They work great. :)

As for the gloves, I just got a pair of Giro gloves that's rated for 30 degrees. I do plan on returning them as I got them for immediate necessity. I'm wondering about how the glove liners work, though. My regular gloves fit pretty tight and may not have enough room for liners.

There's actually a good chance your Continental car tires were made in USA. They are one of several brands who do manufacture things in the US.

Rollfast 12-10-13 03:07 AM

Having seen a news report on the Jingle Bell Run on NWCN, nary a snowflake and their anchor Robb Piercy as the grand marshal in a convertable (himself a dual hip replacement patient with severe arthritis problems and the run is to benefit arthritis treatment)...

I think you don't have to go too extreme just yet...you aren't getting the pounding the rest of Washington and Oregon are.

Seattle Forrest 12-12-13 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by daihard (Post 16316525)
As for the gloves, I just got a pair of Giro gloves that's rated for 30 degrees. I do plan on returning them as I got them for immediate necessity. I'm wondering about how the glove liners work, though. My regular gloves fit pretty tight and may not have enough room for liners.

In general, merino glove liners are all I need for Seattle weather. Last week was a pretty unusual exception, and the gloves alone were a little (only a little) uncomfortable to ride in. I seem to generate a lot of heat when I ride, so your mileage might vary, but the liners (by themselves) help me conserve the heat and not lose it to the wind, but they aren't so warm that I wind up sweating and chilled to the bone later on. They also work really well in the rain; they get wet, but they stay warm even when they're completely soaked.

The ones I've been using lately are Ibex stretch merino, because I got them on sale, which made them the least expensive quality ones I could find.


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