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    DH pants?

    Hi, I was considering buying a pair for this winter so the cold/wet doesn't get in the way of weekend riding. does anyone else bother with them or do you just bear it and keep riding? i would need some with good protection (no tearing etc) and be thermal but not sweaty if you know what I mean

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    Get some thermal tights.
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    I use some 'Shift' DH pants. They're VERY tough, loose enough to get my Race Face FR leg armor under and can be turned into shorts. Only problem with them is they're a little 'crunchy' due to whatever they're made of and the coating on them but you live with it when you're riding!
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    I have some roach pants but I hardly ever use them, too hot. I wear light weight fleece pants under my armor and my regular bike shorts.

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    MSR strike force pants are the $hit tough fit well and can convert to shorts if it gets too warm...

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    they are called jeans... you can get em at walkmart! last winter it got really really cold, but didn't snow for awhile, so i just wore some winter cycling tights under a pair of jeans... was riding urban when it was 0 degrees out!
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    Fox Huck pants. If you hit their site and look in the MX section they have some good deals going now too.
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    cheers guys i was thinking of the fox hucks before and all my riding gear is fox so it would be cool
    the jeans and thermal tights is not a bad idea either but you have to have em wide enough to fit the leg armour and not cease up knee movement, by which time they will get tangled up in the chain etc, plus if you fall in mud they'll soak up sludge like a sponge

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    I use the Azonic freeride pants. The lower legs unzip so they double as shorts They are very tough and have been holding up great. armour fits under them nicely, and they are actually pretty damn waterproof, I even use them over long johns in the winter on my ski-bike

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    Pssh, pants? Real men don't wear pants. They ride in nothin' but full face and their b-day suit.

    In all seriousness though, I don't really see the point in spending over $100 on shorts/pants. I can kinda see the toughness in a crash, but in an epic crash, my shorts would be the least of my worries.

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    most pants are designed for MX and those guys dont pedal, try to rememebr that.

    i have a set of Troy Lee Designs SE Pants and there pretty sweet but again there made for MX and wouldnt be the first thing id choose when going for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover Nick
    Pssh, pants? Real men don't wear pants. They ride in nothin' but full face and their b-day suit.

    In all seriousness though, I don't really see the point in spending over $100 on shorts/pants. I can kinda see the toughness in a crash, but in an epic crash, my shorts would be the least of my worries.
    protection is not the reason I want pants - thats what armour is for

    i was just looking for something to keep the cold and wet out which for where I live happens to be about 5 months of the year

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    Look at BMX pants. Made for pedaling and togh as nails


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamjtriggs
    protection is not the reason I want pants - thats what armour is for

    i was just looking for something to keep the cold and wet out which for where I live happens to be about 5 months of the year
    Dude my Azonic pants are awesome for that! like I said I even wear them in the snow
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