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Old 11-21-14, 05:25 AM
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Cold weather gear, found this!

Nashbar Mansfield 2 Chamois Bib Tights, these always seem to have good reviews, and a good price.

Amazon.com : Nashbar Mansfield 2 Chamois Bib Tights - BLACK, XL(38-40) : Cycling Tights : Sports & Outdoors
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Good buy, their tights are usually available for $29.95. I posted about them a few weeks back. When they hit this price level, I picked up 2 pairs of the tights. I already have 2 pair of the bib tights, too, this mid-weight fabric is nice and warm, and the bibs have a soft feel, to the inside of the material. Nashbar's kit is a solid, well made, value priced group, high on my list for kit.

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Old 11-27-14, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Good buy, their tights are usually available for $29.95. I posted about them a few weeks back. When they hit this price level, I picked up 2 pairs of the tights. I already have 2 pair of the bib tights, too, this mid-weight fabric is nice and warm, and the bibs have a soft feel, to the inside of the material. Nashbar's kit is a solid, well made, value priced group, high on my list for kit.

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Glad to hear your comments about this product. I just purchased some myself and am waiting for them to arrive.
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Just got my stuff yesterday, tried the hat today and it was great.
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Old 11-28-14, 08:25 AM
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I bought a few of their regular winter weight tights(not bibs) a couple springs back - got em on sale for 14.99, and they are really great......
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A previous pair (tights not bibs) were fine, but wearing out.

Just got another pair same size, but they're so tight in the leg that it's hard to bend the knee.
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Looks like a Nashbar and cold weather gear thread.

Highly recommend one of my favorite soft shell insulated cycling jackets.
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...23_-1___204696

The jacket is warm, good for between 25 - 50F (maybe even colder), depending on what you wear underneath. In 32-45F, I'll usually build enough heat that the jacket is damp inside, but still warm. I really like softshell jackets for cold weather and when you can purchase this jacket for under $40, that's a really GREAT buy!
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Have you ever thought about what is involved going to the bathroom with two layers and a jacket to remove before you can lower your bibs?
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Originally Posted by GFish View Post
Looks like a Nashbar and cold weather gear thread.

Highly recommend one of my favorite soft shell insulated cycling jackets.
Nashbar Derby Softshell Jacket

The jacket is warm, good for between 25 - 50F (maybe even colder), depending on what you wear underneath. In 32-45F, I'll usually build enough heat that the jacket is damp inside, but still warm. I really like softshell jackets for cold weather and when you can purchase this jacket for under $40, that's a really GREAT buy!
Thanks for the information. For instance could you tell me what you would wear under this jacket if it is ~40 deg. f.?
I was thinking: Baselayer, cotton long sleeve shirt, and the jacket. Would that work?
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Buy 2 from Nashbar directly, get 20% off at checkout - go over $50 and get free shipping

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Originally Posted by Dessert View Post
Thanks for the information. For instance could you tell me what you would wear under this jacket if it is ~40 deg. f.?
I was thinking: Baselayer, cotton long sleeve shirt, and the jacket. Would that work?
I prefer synthetics, no cotton. The cotton retains to much moisture and loses the ability to insulate when wet.

Depending on the temp, I'll use one or a combination of these; light to heavy weight base layers or thermal long sleeve cycling shirts. For cold weather at freezing and below, either a fleece shirt or jacket works well along with a base layer.
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Originally Posted by GFish View Post
I prefer synthetics, no cotton. The cotton retains to much moisture and loses the ability to insulate when wet.

Depending on the temp, I'll use one or a combination of these; light to heavy weight base layers or thermal long sleeve cycling shirts. For cold weather at freezing and below, either a fleece shirt or jacket works well along with a base layer.
Thanks. Based on your comments I purchased the jacket. I had been looking but was undecided. Got the beanie hat too. I will probably limit my winter cycling to nice sunny days and no lower than ~32 deg.f. but who knows? I might enjoy it and try lower temps.
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Originally Posted by Dessert View Post
Thanks. Based on your comments I purchased the jacket. I had been looking but was undecided. Got the beanie hat too. I will probably limit my winter cycling to nice sunny days and no lower than ~32 deg.f. but who knows? I might enjoy it and try lower temps.
For the cost, the jacket really is a good buy, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I have two of them, one yellow, the other red.

Having the right gear makes cycling in cold weather actually enjoyable. Still, I prefer to ride with temps above 32F, even better with the sun, so I'm with you there. In Oregon where I live, that's not to difficult since we have more days above freezing then below.
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
Buy 2 from Nashbar directly, get 20% off at checkout - go over $50 and get free shipping

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Thanks. Just bought two, got the 20% discount and free shipping. ;-)
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