Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-05-05, 08:57 AM   #1
ranalli
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Anyone tried the Gaerne Polar MTB??

Are these as good/warm as the Lake CXZ300/MXZ300s???

Mountain bike:

http://www.gaernebike.com/mtb_polarcomp.asp


Road:

http://www.gaernebike.com/road_polarcomp.asp
ranalli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-05, 10:18 AM   #2
vrkelley
Enjoy
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Seattle metro
Bikes: Trek 5200
Posts: 6,164
Buyer beware on the Mtb Competition boot.

Follow on. Overall constructions is good and workmanship seems good. Despite the ad, they DO NOT have a fleece liner. The company says it was a mistake in the ad. They only have the warmth of a regular Mt. Bike shoe so you'll need to add a fleece liner for winter riding.

To cut down on the cold, I sandwiched a swatch of windproof fleece under and over thier flimbsy cardboard foot piece and a 2nd liner over the top.

Company response is helpful, but I already have about 150 miles on them:

www.gaernebike.com says they'll refund. Here is their response:

Quote:
Feel free to return the shoes if you're unhappy with them. The fleece
lining copy came from the lower priced shoes that were never brought into
this country but we picked up that shoe's copy by mistake.

Most people feel that the fully gusseted inner boot and the wind resistant
outer shell make up for heavy insulation but again, return the shoes for a
full refund if they're unused and we'll have to work out some other deal if
they've been used.

Sorry you're unhappy with them and that we made a mistake in the copy on the
website.
vrkelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-05, 12:49 PM   #3
ranalli
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Thanks for the reply. I actually ended up going with the Lake MXZ 300 because I got last years model for cheap. Review to come as we all of a sudden had a warm spell here on the East coast of the US.
ranalli is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:06 AM.