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Old 12-11-11, 10:24 AM
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Geez my fingers are cold . . .

Went out this morning, mid 20's. Every part of me was fine except my fingers, which started to hurt. Using some old Performance long finger gloves. Any suggestions? Don't want to use lobster gloves (can't see how you can shift with them).
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Old 12-11-11, 10:28 AM
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I have a pair of Specialized winter gloves, and then I use SmartWool glove liners. Good down to below 20*.
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Old 12-11-11, 10:42 AM
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I wouldn't even think of riding under 40° let alone 20°. I guess I am spoiled with California. I would wear glove liners and your full fingered gloves as said above. *
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Lots of options.

Start with what you have but add glove liners. You could also buy those hand warmers at a sporting goods store.
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I have some specialized winter gloves. they aren't the "skiing" looking gloves, they still allow you to be nimble. kind of like a neoprene with a fleece liner inside. They work great when my I feel like layering up and riding in the cold. I'd rather just ride in my garage on my rollers when it gets that cold. I HATE cold fingers and cold toes. Its not fun, which defeats the purpose of going out to ride.
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My face and fingers froze today. Need better gear.
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It was 18f when I went out today for 2+ hours. My $20 on sale L.L. Bean winter regular 5-finger gloves were just fine. Above 30f I wear $5-$10 department store gloves of varying weights depending on temp. I have not had the need for anything else. Maybe expensive gloves will work too, but not necessary IMO. You can buy $5 glove liners for a little extra protection.

For feet, I bought some Northwave winter shoes and they are great. For cold like today, I added booties on top. No problems. A neck gaitor is nice below 25f to cover the neck & mouth. Balaclava is another option.
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Originally Posted by petalpower View Post
I have a pair of Specialized winter gloves, and then I use SmartWool glove liners. Good down to below 20*.
I also use Specialized gloves with a inner under glove (also Specialized). Rode yesterday morning here in E Pa. Toasty fingers at approx. 29 degrees.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
I have some specialized winter gloves. they aren't the "skiing" looking gloves, they still allow you to be nimble. kind of like a neoprene with a fleece liner inside. They work great when my I feel like layering up and riding in the cold. I'd rather just ride in my garage on my rollers when it gets that cold. I HATE cold fingers and cold toes. Its not fun, which defeats the purpose of going out to ride.

Here's my setup.
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Could try Assos 3 glove system w/ split lobster outer glove for $200.00.
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Originally Posted by Phiberglass View Post
I guess I am spoiled with California.
You think?
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This is the glove I have. Cost $40 and works pretty well.
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In the 20's I'm in fleece nordic ski gloves with a shell mitten and chemical toe warmers. Toe are better than hand b/c they have adhesive and you can stick them inside the mitten where you want them, and they stay.

Just goes to show - glove requirements are very personal, it's trial and error. I still haven't found anything warm enough.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
This is the glove I have. Cost $40 and works pretty well.
Same gloves I use for cold. They're good down to the 30's for me. Love the padding... wish I could find more fingerless gloves with minimal, non-gel padding like that.
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Old 12-11-11, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
Just goes to show - glove requirements are very personal, it's trial and error. I still haven't found anything warm enough.
Big time truth. I'm always amused by winter threads where somebody tries to tell someone else that they don't need thick gloves, hat, tights etc because THEY are fine without. Every rider has a different tolerance.

To answer the OP question, get Therm-ic electric gloves. Good down to at least 10F for hours, and fine to shift with.
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^^ truth ^^

i am in ohio and went biking yesterday ~25-30 degrees. my last digit on the ring finger of either hand would get cold and go numb periodically. i would tuck one hand behind my thigh or small of my back and keep it there for a minute, seemed to do the trick. i was wearing pearl izumi gavia gloves from a year or so ago. they aren't very warm, but i don't do much cycling when it is below 25 degrees. i went for a ride with a group of socal dudes in paso robles this spring and rode without gloves ~45 degrees. they couldn't believe it. it is very individual.
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Big time truth. I'm always amused by winter threads where somebody tries to tell someone else that they don't need thick gloves, hat, tights etc because THEY are fine without.
No kidding, eh. What does the OP expect?

I'm in Antarctica and -60 and freezing my arse off. But I don't wanna wear those thick, fat, looking parkas as it ruins my figure and I can't get to my granola bars in my back pocket....what do I do?

I'm on the ISS and these bulky spacesuit thingy cramps my style and doesn't show my junk enough to the alien ladies....what do I do?

Ffs.....
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Originally Posted by AllezDada View Post
Don't want to use lobster gloves (can't see how you can shift with them).
Lobster claws are the most cost-effective things I've found. Swix Cross-Country Ski mitts at $40. Hands were fine yesterday at 15 deg. Shifting works perfectly well.

For those of you who use toe warmers (on your toes): what are the best ones, cost-wise? Any "rechargeable" ones, like ones you can microwave or something? I just might want something for my commute when it's in the single digits here.

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BTW, I figured everyone knows this but there is a special forum devoted to cold weather riding, so more info there.
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+1 on the hand warmers as a backup. Gloves may take some time at 20degrees to try/err/succeed if you have circ probs or notoriously cold hands. Warmers are a must as an emergency in my book during the winter. They can save your fingers/toes if you have a mech prob and get stuck in cycling kit in the boonies for a long period...
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Thanks all for the info. Is there a specific Specialized glove people are using?
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I recently bought these:

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za....ID=7489&MODE=

They are awesome gloves. My fingers were comfortable into the 30s, but I haven't ridden down into the 20s yet so I can't comment. I'm sure they would get the job done even in the 20s, but any lower than that and you should probably look into something warmer/bulkier. One of the reasons I like these gloves so much is because of the lack of bulk and the pittards leather palms. I hate bulk on my hands because I like to be able to feel the controls of my bike. These gloves give me exactly what I want.
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We're not spoiled, trust me, we pay for it.
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Glove liners, mittens, and fixed gear FTW.

You know it's cold when your water bottle is frozen by the end of the ride.
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