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    Mittens and STI levers

    Any advice, either pro or con? It's supposed to get down into the 20's next week and if I recall correctly from last winter, that's about the temperature that my gloves failed to keep my hands warm.

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    Get new gloves. Black Mountain are the best, but any flexible ski/snowmobiler/cross country ski glove should work.
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    Where can I find Black Mountain gloves?

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    I bought these and so far they have been TOO HOT but we haven't gotten into the 20s yet. In the mid 30s my hands are sweating in these though.
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    Purple Haze,

    They are available at mountaining shops. They are rock climbing gloves. Caution they are warm. At windchill 35F+, you want to remove the liners. I didn't even notice the cold at 13F. I've been out with them in colder temps, but it doesn't get that cold here so don't have recent data.

    Here are some links:
    rei tempest $25
    http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...ry_rn=29341010

    This is what I use and is comfortable down to 0F.
    http://www.bdel.com/gear/alpinism/system.php

    If you need more warmth, then try this, Rated -15F to 15F
    http://www.bdel.com/gear/alpinism/guide.php

    Since these are rock climbing gloves they have best combination of warmth, waterproofness and dexterity

    If you only need to -10F, you can save some bucks and get the
    http://www.bdel.com/gear/alpinism/stratos.php

    Another one with slim profile and temp to -10F
    http://www.bdel.com/gear/alpinism/ice.php


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    BTW, sams club has ski gloves for about $15
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    Went for a 30k ride today -10 deg C. (14 F) I use Pearl Izumi "lobster" style winter gloves, hands never got cold. I also have sti shifters no problem shifting with these gloves.

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    I find doubling up on my gloves gets me down into the teens with little discomfort. Inner glove is a nice sports activity type from Wally-World, outer one is your generic brown cotton work glove.

    I do have problems with my right index finger, the result of losing an argument (drunken) with a plate glass window. Having severed most of the nerves and reduced the blood flow, it gets quite chilled. Cut a finger of an old neoprene glove to give him his own lil nitecap.

    Local farm / hardware store had some nice bright yellow thinsulate gloves, definitely on my list for the upcoming plunge into sub-zero rides.

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    I just wanted to pass this on. I bought a pair of mechanic's gloves that are working really good for me. Have not found a lower limit of where they are no longer comfortable but are great into the 20's. I bought them about one size larger than what would be considered a good fit for mechanic's gloves. They block the wind and don't seem to make my hands sweat. They are also cheap at about $10.00 a pair at places like Menards and Lowes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purple hayes
    Any advice, either pro or con? It's supposed to get down into the 20's next week and if I recall correctly from last winter, that's about the temperature that my gloves failed to keep my hands warm.
    hi,

    It was -19C/-2.2F with windchill -40C/-40F in Montreal yesterday, and I was quickly too cold in my new five finger Kombi gloves which I will return to Mountain Equipment Coop.

    Today was -28C/-18F, with 13-30km/h winds bringing it down to -38C/-36.4F, and I was fine riding around for over four hours of start and stop errand running in Craft three-finger claws with cheap Auclair fleece liners.

    hope that helps - dx

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    For me, anything less than 30F and I need mittens.
    "There'll be time for complacency when I'm six feet under. "

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    I've been riding with mittens the past few days with STI shifter and have had no problem shifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purple hayes
    Any advice, either pro or con? It's supposed to get down into the 20's next week and if I recall correctly from last winter, that's about the temperature that my gloves failed to keep my hands warm.
    I like these - got them last week:

    http://www.pearlizumi.com/pearlizumi...tColorsTB=8366

    They sell a liner glove separately, and the combination is toasty yet I get a good feel on the brakes, etc. I like being able to layer down, and they are very light for packing.
    www.brokennecktobrokenrecords.com

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