Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-10-00, 07:09 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Prince George,
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ever since I tore my ACL the cold really seems to affect my right knee. I'm trying to find a good knee warmer that isn't too tight and doesn't bind up behind the knee. Does anyone have any ideas ? It's not uncommon for the morning temp to between -2 to -10 so it needs to be fairly warm and wind resistant.
Thanks, Mike
mtnbike_mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-00, 09:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pearl Izumi makes some knee warmers, I believe they have fleece on the inside, and neopreen on the outside, they look nice, and usefull, but dont know how well they would work at -10

Oh yeah, they go for about $25 - $30 depending where you get them, ask your LBS

RoadRash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-00, 02:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
pat5319's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: Seven Axiom Ti, Trek 620, Masi cylocross (steel). Masi Souleville 8spd, Fat Chance Mtn. (steel), Schwinn Triple Bar cruiser, Mazi Speciale Fix/single, Schwinn Typhoon
Posts: 1,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Get some wool tights, they're warmest, Swobos are great. For temps you mentioned layering would be manditory. (27 yrs year 'round experience talking, with winter tours.) The Synthetic stuff that I've tried, never seems to be as warm as wool, they're ok with wool under/over them though. I know about the knee sensitivity- I have both missing and replaced parts, in both knees, including ACL

[Edited by pat5319 on 10-16-2000 at 02:03 AM]
pat5319 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-00, 01:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
mike's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Snowy midwest
Posts: 5,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Concentrate on keeping other parts warm

In Wisconsin, it gets very cold in winter with wind chills sometimes -60 C. In January, it is not unusual to have -15C to -20C. Still, that can't stop you from bicycling, and some areas of your body which may have been injured in the past tend to get cold as you described.

Rather than trying to focus clothing on the cold limb, it is better to try to keep your whole body warm. The warm blood will find it's way to the cold part of your body.

Wear long underwear, a hat, and good wind resistant pants and jacket. It works for me and my friends. I hope it works for you too.

mike is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.