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Old 08-06-20, 06:32 AM
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Northwave flash Arctic GTX

Does anyone own a pair? Opinions?

Yes. Itís the middle of summer, but I havenít spent money on bike stuff in over a week and I donít want my wife to think thatís normal.
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Old 08-06-20, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Greatestalltime View Post
Does anyone own a pair? Opinions?

Yes. Itís the middle of summer, but I havenít spent money on bike stuff in over a week and I donít want my wife to think thatís normal.
I was looking at them. The reviews were not that great.
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Old 08-07-20, 03:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Greatestalltime View Post
Does anyone own a pair? Opinions?

Yes. Itís the middle of summer, but I havenít spent money on bike stuff in over a week and I donít want my wife to think thatís normal.
I donít have one, But I like the way you think!
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
I donít have one, But I like the way you think!
An opinion, or a wife?
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
An opinion, or a wife?
Would I be hiding and hoarding bicycle funds, if I didnít have a wife?
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You really should be able to check out with nothing in the cart so at least an empty box arrives every week. Are there online stores that offer that?
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Old 08-07-20, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Would I be hiding and hoarding bicycle funds, if I didnít have a wife?

You could very easily have no wife, but indeed like the way he thinks. You made no mention of hiding, hoarding, or otherwise stockpiling any such resources, currencies, monies, credits or other goods/services to be used in the conduct of trade. Besides, how would I know what types of socio-psychological hangups you have? Have a good time, always.
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Old 08-07-20, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Greatestalltime View Post
Does anyone own a pair? Opinions?

Yes. It’s the middle of summer, but I haven’t spent money on bike stuff in over a week and I don’t want my wife to think that’s normal.
Tried them last winter in Chicago. Also tried a few others
Didn't really like them:
1) They didn't work much better than normal shoes with a cover.
2) You sweat inside, soaking your socks, then you get cold.
3) Single adjustment didn't fit my feet well.
4)Hard to get on
5) I had the MTB version, the cleat transmitting the cold in.
6) The insulation gets smashed. Smashed insulation doesn't insulate.

You might as well just put a neoprene bootie over/under your sock. https://amzn.to/33DbNNb If get the right shape, you might able to put the insole inside the bootie.

What ended up working best is:
1) Lake's Winter insoles - They minimize the amount of insole that touches the sole, putting an air gap in there, so you're not moving all the cold conductively. https://bikerumor.com/wp-content/upl...boots617-9.jpg
2) EXTERIOR insulation - thicker socks only trap more moisture that then gets cold. Putting the insulation on the outside of the shoe give you thicker, unsmashed insulation, lets the shoe work as designed, and puts a few airgaps in there. Specifically I used Sealskinz waterproof KNIT bootie as it allowed my feet to breathe a bit and was more comfy than the neopreane ones.
3) 2nd pair of sock - when the first ones get wet, take them off, put dry ones on.
4) Primaloft and drymax/olefin socks - work better than wool as they won't attract moisture.

This also looked interesting - https://shop.mavic.com/en-us/comete-...html#1028=3294 Wonder if this would work with my normal shoe

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I've had lots of shoes with and without gtx. Prefer without. The stuff doesn't breathe very well, and if your sock gets wet, it won't dry before you take the shoes off. My experience is that it hasn't been very durable in shoes, either.
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