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When do you put your bar mitts on?

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Old 02-15-18, 10:49 PM
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Took mine off today, 33F after dark, but I also wore decent gloves. The mitts go on around 20F for me.
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Old 02-16-18, 04:39 AM
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Took mine off today, 33F after dark, but I also wore decent gloves. The mitts go on around 20F for me.
yeah kinda thought mine were overkill on my last ride in the 40s but then it rained so I felt a little justified to have them on cuz my thin gloves stayed dry
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I sold my bar mitts. I switched to battery heated glove liners coupled with isotoner flex gloves (soft shell waterproof w/ lots of insulation but still allow for dexterity). Worked perfectly down to 1.6 degrees (F) for 2 hours, haven't ridden in anything colder (yet).
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Old 02-18-18, 10:43 AM
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yeah kinda thought mine were overkill on my last ride in the 40s but then it rained so I felt a little justified to have them on cuz my thin gloves stayed dry
Oh I bet! My current full fingered gloves were warmer then I had expected, and I haven't tried it yet but I suspect with the bar mitts I could use my summer gloves in warmer temps for maximum flexibility. Nothing's more dangerous then uncomfortable hands on a bike!
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Old 02-19-18, 08:06 AM
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thought I would have used them more. my problem is not riding enough (1 day pr week). missed another ride day this past weekend due to visiting my Sister on the Cape & will miss another next weekend getting away w Wifey to Western MA. neither of them are interesting in cycling this time of year, altho my Sister agreed to rent bikes, but then changed her mind
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Old 02-22-18, 05:51 PM
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yeah kinda thought mine were overkill on my last ride in the 40s but then it rained so I felt a little justified to have them on cuz my thin gloves stayed dry
Made the mistake of not wearing mine today! Started out cold and mist but turned into a drizzle. After fifty minutes I got fed up with the tires throwing up crude so stopped at a bike shop and got fenders. Of course since I was at the shop for fifteen minutes my body temp cooled and so did the gloves. Took off and sure enough insta-cold hands

It wasn't bad, just ten minutes to home, and the spouse forgot her house key so it all worked out that I didn't ride longer. Could've done another hour, easy, if I had the mitts.

Putting them back on now
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Putting them back on now
sometimes an occasional proof of concept is reassuring
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last night temps were in the low 40s & dropped to the mid 30s. took the road bike bar mitts off & used the PI Lobster gloves. quite cozy. thinking about getting their fingered gloves

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I suspect with the bar mitts I could use my summer gloves in warmer temps for maximum flexibility
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I have been very happy with these "Elites", advertised as good for 40F to 60F but today I wore them straight into a 20mph wind at 32F (road bike) for an hour ride and never felt cold. I don't have bar mitts for my drop bar bike. Of course I was keeping my body temp up and never stopped.

They're a little dirty now from @#$& dropped chains
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Old 04-04-18, 02:23 PM
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I use a pair Perl Izumi biking gloves that are rated for 0F, they worked well this winter, I use a lighter weight glove in the spring /summer. Advantages besides warmth and comfort are bright colors matching my jacket

(see post #35 - in complete agreement!)
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Somewhere around 0 to 10 F is where I put the bar mitts on, then I leave them there until they start to annoy me.
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