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    New question here. What is the proper way to dress for Winter MTBing for temp. under -8 degree C ?

    What is the proper way to dress for Winter MTBing for temp. under -5 degree C or lower/windchill -15 degree C or lower ?

    Thanks.....
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    How many layers depends on your personal sweat factors and heat generating ability. What works for me is to use a cotton basic t shirt as the base layer, followed by fleece and then thermal jersey. Finish off with a coat that is either windproof or fluffy. If the weather profile will be varied add more layers thinly to make it removable. Ideally you want to make the setup just a little cold before leaving the house, then open vents or zippers before you reach the sweat point. Knee warmers help a lot under the tights, as can shoe covers and especially insulated insoles. For rides longer than about 30 mins, SPD cleat plates can suck a lot of heat straight out your feet. In extreme cases heat packs can contribute a considerable amount of heat to compensate, albeit for a limited amount of time.
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    Thanks for the info.
    My ride time is usually last 2 1/2 hours.

    I got the thermal jersey already. What kind of outer shell you recommend ?

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