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    Winter clothing - Good brands?

    Hi, what are some best known winter clothing manufactures for cycling?

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    Hi,
    I have some Sugoi winter tights that I like. A merino wool
    sweater for the base layer is often ideal.(Smartwool, Ibex, Rivendell, Patagonia, etc) Something I don't understand is that I used to be able to find comfy synthetic expedition weight tops. LL Beans and Patagonia were my source and neither makes comfy tops anymore. Jackets depend
    a lot on where you are and how you ride. I have a soft shell I like.
    I use downhill skiing gloves that I used to use skiing. My Bell Commuter helmet
    works well but costs nearly twice what it should, and even at that the accesories aren't made as well as i would expect from Bell. Get a Burley helmet cover and
    some skull cap to go underneath. Try Mtn Hardware or Ibex...

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    Wool - Ibex. Smartwool
    Cycle specidic clothes - Sugoi, Mec (mountain equipment co-op)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainclimber
    Hi, what are some best known winter clothing manufactures for cycling?

    For my money, Performance makes the best T*****x BIB Tights for Winter.
    You can find a lot of good SALES on Performance also.
    Check with eBay for "NEW" stuff.

    Pearl Izumi&#174; Microsensor&#174; Balaclava <--- Could not ride in Winter without one!!!

    Under Armour ColdGear (Mock Tee and Leggings) are great for below 0 (F) temps!

    Pearl Izumi Lobster Mitts....

    The list is endless......

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    Assos, if you can swing the cash, is worth every penny.

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    Although it is expensive for most gear, I've noticed that it seems to last for years. I've had my Mtn. Hardwear headgear for over four years. Mitts and LG booties for even longer.

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    back in the good old days an old army jacket ziped up tight with a good heavy scarf to keep out the wind , a pair of driving gloves , thermals under your jeans and flanel shirt and 2 pair of socks under your converse hightops mayce a hat and thats all you needed

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    Jeans, that's kinda hardcore. If they get wet from snow or tire spray they just freeze lol
    I have yet to buy cycling specific gear for riding in winter. I wear snowboard pants and ski mask with two layers of gloves and a beanie. I find putting your toes in sandwich bags works much better than layered socks ..but I do both.
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    Jaggad Clothing

    www.jaggad.com

    Their jackets like the monsoon IL and Invest are the best waterproof, windproof, lightweight, close fit cycling cut (I hate bulky jackets)

    Also use the goretex windstopper internal vest.

    http://www.deanwoods.com.au/extrawindvest.html

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    Col D'Lizard (http://www.coldlizard.com) makes some fine winter tights (the polartech powerstretch 100) and shirts (polartech microfiber). I've had good luck with them for two winters now.

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    www.foxwear.net A variety of cycling garments for mild, cool, and cold weather custom made at a reasonable price I am told. Worth checking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sswartzl
    Col D'Lizard (http://www.coldlizard.com) makes some fine winter tights (the polartech powerstretch 100) and shirts (polartech microfiber). I've had good luck with them for two winters now.
    I have the tights, and they are good. My favorite tights are Sugoi, however.
    http://www.sugoi.ca/consumer/product...14&srtx=40400U

    My fave by them is their Core Warmer. But get it at least one size large.
    If you have any doubts, get it two sizes large. And for $29, it's a steal.
    They say to wear it next to your skin, which works. But if you use it as mid-layer it doesn't touch your skin and you can wear it a few times before washing it.

    http://www.coldlizard.com/cgi/wc.dll...alog~DETAIL~19

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    Are those tights made to be worn under something?

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    If you mean the Sugoi Subzeros, yeah. They look and feel like sweatpants.
    I was dubious when I bought them, but was surprised at how well they worked.
    They are quite stretchy and don't interfere with pedaling as much as some others do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedmocha
    Are those tights made to be worn under something?
    Most winter tights that don't have a pad are meant to be worn OVER shorts. I prefer a skinsuit myself in winter, because then I don't have to contend with two sets of waistbands or shoulder straps, and I get my upper-body base layer too.

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    Whats a skinsuit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedmocha
    Whats a skinsuit?
    A one-piece shorts/jersey combo, usually all spandex with a front zipper. It's usually worn in time trials and other races where aerodynamics are very important. Cyclocross riders also wear them a lot, since they don't snag as much when they're hauling their bike over their shoulders.


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    Winter clothing - good brands?

    G'day

    Netti have good winter clothing

    netti.com.au

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    what should be done about the eyes?

    will my normal sunglasses work or do i need to buy something else?
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    Normal glasses work for me down into the 30s. Ski goggles can be an option below that, but it depends.

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    Road commuting in wet Nothern California Winter

    Most threads relating to winter biking focus on very cold snowy conditions. Chances of snow in the San Francisco Bay area is slim.

    I am interested in any treads that may link me to riding in cold wet weather. I commute 13 miles each way each day. I'm looking for recommendations for riding gear, as well as, what I should be doing to my bike on a daily and weekly basis (weekends).

    I'm new to biking. Turned 50 in May and and wanted a way to get back into shape as well as saving money by not driving. Bought a Giant OCR1 and love the change in life style. I've picked up a Nightrider tail light and Light in Motion Lithion ION HID helmet light in preperation for the night riding. Considering some custom wood fenders from a bike shop in Oregon (RiverCity Bicycle) since I will have to custom fit to the OCR frame and carbon fiber forks.

    Anyway, looking for as much information as I can find about riding a road bike in cold rain, 26 miles a day.

    Thanks in advance

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    Arcteryx jackets. Best piece of winter kit I own.
    Bring the pain.

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    Icebreaker is my favorite brand of undershirts. Their Bodyfit 260 series are great pieces.
    Mountain Hardware is great for gloves and hats.
    Gore Bikewear has many jackets, overshoes, gloves, etc.
    If you ebay, look up "Head" socks. There are a bunch of listings for wool socks that are just like Smartwool. I was skeptical at first, thinking they were cheap knock-offs, but they aren't. You can get three pair for $14-$17 shipped. I used them all last winter commuting five days a week in Maine. They show no signs of wear, don't shrink up, and don't shrink up.

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    LL Bean Stowaway hooded Gortex rain jacket
    LL Bean Gortex pants
    High Totes shoe covers
    Grandoe downhill ski gloves

    Wear them over normal suit and tie, office shoes.

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