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Old 03-18-10, 02:44 PM
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shirt under jersey?

Do you wear a base layer? If so - what brand, etc? they seem really pricey.
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When it's cold nothing works better than UnderArmour.. When it's below 40, I'd never go on a ride without it.. Often , my UnderArmour base layer causes me to not take along a heavy winter jacket.. It's nice to be warm without the bulk.
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Originally Posted by adamt View Post
Do you wear a base layer? If so - what brand, etc? they seem really pricey.
Yes, Craft proCOOL Superlight.

I got them from PBK i think when it was on closeout. You don't need to buy 10 of them, just one or two since they dry super quick.
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I use an LL Bean nylon longsleeve XC ski jersey when it's cold. Works great. I have a lighter Gap longsleeve nylon shirt that I got on sale for $5. Both look great under a regular shortsleeve cycling jersey. For tights, I use XC ski racing tights. All this stuff is black nylon.
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Underarmour. Works great.
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Whatever the cheap Target UnderArmour is, Champion I think. Works great as a base for anything 45F and below.
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Whatever the cheap Target UnderArmour is, Champion I think. Works great as a base for anything 45F and below.
It's called C9. I wear that all the time on my bike and for running too. I also wear "real" under armour when I get it really cheap at the outlet.
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Originally Posted by adamt View Post
Do you wear a base layer? If so - what brand, etc? they seem really pricey.
always.

Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
When it's cold nothing works better than UnderArmour.. When it's below 40, I'd never go on a ride without it.. Often , my UnderArmour base layer causes me to not take along a heavy winter jacket.. It's nice to be warm without the bulk.
incorrect.
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^ What do you prefer? Maybe I can catch a closeout sale.
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If it's good enough for the NFL , it 's ok by me. So what works for you.?
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I always wear one. Craft, Assos or Santini.
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Verge sleeveless baselayers are super cheap, both on their site, and on ebay. I have several, and wear them all summer under a regular jersey. For cold weather, I have a couple of the Champion C9 long sleeve base layers, which are surprisingly effective for the money. For very cold days, I wear one of them, along with a Bergamo jacket.
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During the summer time . I understand some wear a base layer to make them cooler.... I can't believe another layer would make you cooler. Does it. ? If so, any recommendations as to what works.
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During the summer time . I understand some wear a base layer to make them cooler.... I can't believe another layer would make you cooler. Does it. ? If so, any recommendations as to what works.
Yes, they help. See my previous post for a cheap, effective recommendation.
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If it's good enough for the NFL
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it 's ok by me. So what works for you.?
i already said.
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WalMart has some Champion brand stuff that is okay for cool Texas mornings and cheap.
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During the summer time . I understand some wear a base layer to make them cooler.... I can't believe another layer would make you cooler. Does it. ?
Yes, at least as long as it's not very humid.
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I use these: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1003952_-1___ through spring, summer, and fall. I switch to something heavier during the winter. I never used to use a base layer until I started using bibs instead of shorts. Of course, now that I'll never wear anything other than bibs, I always wear a base layer...

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What's your definition of pricey? I like the UnderArmour sleeveless compression "Heatgear" as a base when it's 50+F, about $20-25 depending. I got a nice Nike compression longsleeve cold weather baselayer for about $30 on sale which is pretty toasty. The C9 Champion stuff at Target is a lot cheaper, about $10-15 for shortsleeve and $15-20 for the longsleeve -- it felt nice when I tried it on, but I didn't buy it so can't judge for sure. I'll probably try those in the future when it gets cold again.
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Unless its 90F or hotter I still wear my compression underarmour. I hate funky tan lines, they're cool when your on the bike, but I hate having to explain them to others'.

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IMO, something like this beats the living snot out of anything like what UnderArmor makes, at least in not-so-warm weather.

And in warm weather, a good jersey is better than a base layer and a bad jersey.
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For Cheap baselayers, keep an eye on sierratradingpost.com and moosejaw.com. They are always discounted and occasionally have some crazy sales, and I've picked up some really nice gear for great prices. It's hard to find smalls, though. I've also found champion stuff still in the original packaging at goodwills with surprising frequency. I wouldn't buy it used, but still in the bag? Sure.

For not so cheap, I've gotten into Ibex baselayers. It's wool, which sounds awful, but it stays warmer especially when wet, and I've had no problems with itchiness or breathability.
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I can get away with a wool baselayer and shortsleeve jersey through most of the winter, maybe with an very thin windbreaker added on if it is very cold. And it stays warm even if it gets wet.

A wool jersey will perform better than the Under Armour stuff, and it doesn't stink like synthetic fabrics or cotton.
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So for those of us who don't live in your head, would you care to repeat?
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I would go wool but it tends to be a lot pricier. I love wool socks and gloves though... Probably gotta grab a wool cycling cap!
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