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At what temp do you start wearing gloves for thermal reasons?

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Old 10-03-18, 12:32 PM
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At what temp do you start wearing gloves for thermal reasons?
About 60F or so. Below that, I have a pair of thin cloves that cut the "bite" of the wind sufficiently. At about 45F, I swap those for a pair of warmer gloves that'll work down to sub-freezing temps. While I don't ride often when it's much colder than 32F, those latter gloves paired with the former seem to work to well below 0F.
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51 F. Seriously about the precision; 52 I'm fine, 50 and my fingers get cold and start hurting. Very light gloves of course, and even fingerless gloves are good for me at that temperature.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I do remember that from last year. my hands & fingers warm up after about 30 minutes. at least, while wearing gloves
I wear a lot lighter glove than most people do during the winter. I wear long fingered mountain bike gloves down to about 40F (4C for the people with a logical temperature measuring system). I wear light gloves down to about 25F (-4C) and only slightly heavier gloves below that. My hands tend to be quite warm most of the time.

Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
toes on the other hand, for me, never warm up
Perhaps it's the footwear. If you are riding in summer shoes, stop. Summer shoes are very well ventilated. Get a cheaper shoe without as much ventilation or get a pair of water proof shoes or get a pair of winter bike shoes. Cost increases from left to right. There are even lots of winter shoes that maybe aren't as warm as others but they make great shoes for the transition period. 45NRTH's Ragnark boots probably aren't a good choice for below about 20F but up to that point they do a very good job. On the other hand, something like their Wlfgar boot or something like the Lake MZ303 is too hot for riding much above freezing.

Additionally, buy winter shoes of any kind a couple of sizes bigger than you normally would. Summer shoes fit very closely but they have lots of ventilation. Winter shoes need more room for more insulation without cutting off circulation. Also use insulated insoles. I like aerogel type and/or lambswool. The aerogel insulates very well and the lambswool is super comfy.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, protect your feet against wind. Shoe covers, shoes that aren't ventilated, neoprene socks, etc, go a long way to keeping the heat you generate at your feet.
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below 50 F. It is necessary to wear gloves!
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below 50 F. It is necessary to wear gloves!
'specially w/ drizzle!
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Old 10-11-18, 08:36 AM
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In the low 40s F. I too run warm, and I wear full-finger unlined leather gloves all the time when I'm riding anyway. Once it gets down near 40F I'll switch to insulated gloves.
Tomorrow, specifically. Last week it was in the 90s, now it's dropping near 40. Summer just fled.
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