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Old 10-09-02, 05:45 PM   #1
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Does brand for warmers matter?

Does the brand name for leg warmers and arm warmers matter? I was thinking about getting some Nashbar, or some other house brand warmers. Nashbar is better known but the other is like $10 cheaper
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Old 10-10-02, 06:03 AM   #2
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I puchase a lot of things from Nashbar, their clothing leaves something to be desired, I haven't had any luck with it. My advice to you is to buy good cold weather gear because you are the one that will suffer when it fails, there's nothing worst than being cold on a ride.
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I puchase a lot of things from Nashbar, their clothing leaves something to be desired, I haven't had any luck with it.
So you are saying, you dont like nashbar clothing? I was considering going with Pearl Izumi. I like how their warmers have fleece inside, but on the the down side, for arm, leg and knee warmers, it will come out to 60 bucks. Jezzzz, thats expensive
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Im' not saying I don't like the clothing, I'm saying the clothing I purchased from Nashbar has failed or not done what it was advertised to do. The pearl amfibs are good covers but they have cloth bottoms and get cold below 40 degrees, I just picked up some trek ones with neoprene uppers and a gum robber sole, I think they will be better when it gets cold. (below 40F). Name doesn't matter, look at the covers, some less expensive ones are actually warmer and that's what counts.
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FWIW... not Nashbar related but Performance...

I recently purchased some arm and knee warmers from Performance. The arm warmers are fine, I would recommend them as they do what I want them to do - keep me warm and stay in place. However, steer clear of the knee warmers IMO. Although they are warm, I'm disappointed in how after ~100 miles of use they have already lost much of their stretch and no longer stay put.

I plan to purchase the knee warmers by Sidi to replace the crappy Performance ones.
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Do any of you guys recommend ASSOS????
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I've used PI knee, arm, and leg warmers for 2 years. The leg warmers have the fleece inside but the arm and knee warmers are plain lycra.

they all have performed well for me. Kept me warm and so far no noticeable stretching or quality issues. Just one thing though...I have trouble keeping them up on my thighs. The grippers don't seem to like my hairy legs all that much. When shaved though, they stay put just fine.

I had some Trek brand leg warmers circa 1995 that were inexpensive and lasted me about 4 seasons until they stretched out of shape. I'd have to say that I have gotten my money's worth from the Pearl Izumi and Trek gear. I hope the Pearl Izumi stuff will last as long.

Hope this helps.

P.S. Assos is probably great but if my wife found out how much I paid for anything of theirs I'd probably end up on the couch.
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I've been using the Pearl Izumi leg warmers on my evening rides...they're great! They stay up, they don't stretch out, they are very warm (fleece lined), they look damn good (perfect shape, stitching, and fit), and they make make me faster! What more could you want for $40? Got mine at an outlet store.
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