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    Leg Warmers

    Went for a ride this morning and my legs got real cold for the first half of the ride... Any suggestions on leg warmers that can be easily removed without having to strip down on the trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    Went for a ride this morning and my legs got real cold for the first half of the ride... Any suggestions on leg warmers that can be easily removed without having to strip down on the trail
    Pretty much any?

    I have some no-name knee highs, and they keep me plenty warm. Have no idea where I got them. I also have full length (not sure of the brand), and they have a zipper, allowing them to go over shoe easy.

    But any leg warmer should be easily removed.
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    knee warmers

    I would go with knee warmers and longer wool socks. I can get my knee warmers over my shoes, and can "vent" them by sliding up and down a bit. If it will be mid fifties or lower to about mid-upper 40's, I just wear knickers under the baggies (provided your baggies don't have a chamois). Getting real close to 40, I find if it will require something more than knickers or knee warmers, it just isn't worth it.
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    I put my bike on the trainer indoors for ten minutes before a morning ride just to warm up before heading into the cold.

    Also, any legging with a zipper around the ankle area, or just get some longer knee warmers.

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    Good brand of leg warmers?
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    I decided to try something a little different this winter...I "borrowed" a pair of my sons soccer socks and wear them over the calf. With baggies over spandex shorts, then these socks, basically, only my knees are exposed. I've found that to work really well for down to about 40F. I don't even seem to notice that my knees are cold and when it gets warmer, I don't feel like I'm sweating.
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    Here's Grave9 in his riding gear. He claims they keep him toasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    Good brand of leg warmers?

    I guess that should have been my question too.... also , where to buy them.

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    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/128...eg-Warmers.htm

    is this an area i should not look to go the cheap route?

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    DUDE!!!!!! Why didn't you post a action shot of me in them????? THINK!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    I guess that should have been my question too.... also , where to buy them.
    Isn't there a Performance by you? I'd check there...

    To be completely blunt, I'm not sure there is going to be much difference in brands. Since I'm a cheapskate, I typically go with the cheapest.
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    Sorry Brah. I wasn't thinking because that's an awesome way to showcase your old school VANS also.

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    I got some Novara leg warmers form REI and they have worked really well. They cover my legs from ankle to mid thigh, where my liner in my baggies overlap them. I've been pretty impressed with them. Once they're on, no chill reaches my legs. Super comfy and a zipper at the bottom to get them over my shoes. Just a few seconds to pull them off when I start to heat up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobite39
    Sorry Brah. I wasn't thinking because that's an awesome way to showcase your old school VANS also.

    And you KNOW you have a pair in your closet as well!!!!

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    When it comes to leg warmers I haven't been very impressed. Mine always seem to slide down. My legs must be to thin to keep them up. Not really, I dont know what the problem is they have been like that since they were new. I still use them occasionally but only if its really cold.

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    I bought cheap ones (under 15 bucks) from Performance a few years back. They have a zipper to help get over the shoes and work just fine. Best thing about going there is you can try them on before buying to be sure they grab your thighs nice and tight......that didn't sound right

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    eewwww.. nevermind... mental bleach please

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    dont they sell things called sweatpants in AZ? just buy a smaller pair and they wont be too baggy to interfere with your drivetrain

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    i have a pair of adidas, they were a gift so dont know how much they cost. Size fits me great, grabs my quads and don't slide down. very warm for how small they pack up. great for early-morning starts of evening finishes, no bulk or weight to toss in the pack. not good for extreme conditions but an excellent lycra layer. I also have a pair of Ibex wool knickers which i like, but they are not versatile like the leg warmers, so while they overlap some of the functionality I am very glad I've got both.

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    any luck with that chest spreader ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theGreenEGg
    When it comes to leg warmers I haven't been very impressed. Mine always seem to slide down. My legs must be to thin to keep them up. Not really, I dont know what the problem is they have been like that since they were new. I still use them occasionally but only if its really cold.
    Hockey player dudes wear these. Maybe they would help.



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    wow, note to self.. put desertscrotumlicker on ignore list.

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    I used to wear pearl izumis but they fall down. I love the smartwool knee warmers I got at REI. They stay up, are warm, but not too hot so I dont have to peel them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    Went for a ride this morning and my legs got real cold for the first half of the ride... Any suggestions on leg warmers that can be easily removed without having to strip down on the trail
    Something in wool maybe ?
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