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    Winter biking pants

    So I've been at it a few years now, and still wonder if there is a better pant than what I ride in. I use patagonia climbing pants, which alone are too cold and so I wear a polypro layer underneath. Other than sausage and chiseled ass revealing spandex, are there pants out there to be recommended? Thanks.
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    you could try some craft or swix warmup style pants. or something wool if your not into the cross country skier look.
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    Carhartts.

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    I've used a base layer with a pair of carharts. Not too bad. I will try some cross country ski pants this year.

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    Craft storm pants. They're really not that tight, but not baggy enough to restrict movement. Or, if you're really worried that everyone will see how small your junk is, a pair of tights with the Craft Active Rain Pant over them. This has been my setup the past two winters. The Storm pants and a pair of shorts are good down into the negative double digits for me. If it get's really cold, put the rain pants on over them. They're both a lot lighter, more breathable, more packable and dry a lot more quickly than Carharts...

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    Another Craft storm pant vote. They totally rule. Go up one size for layering.

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    On cold days I like soft shell pants, Mountain Hardware Makalu are what I wear. They are form fitting, so no saddle soreness, but not total spandex. Also have some cordura type stuff on the cuff for durability. For long rides I wear bike shorts underneath them. This is an extremely warm setup.

    For warmer days, I have some Ibex wool knickers I combine with long smartwool socks. A little spandexy, but not too cross country ski racer.

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    Cool.

    Thanks. Craft Storm in town somewhere or online? I don't mind my junk showing, mostly it is the chiseled ass. Really though, I've made fun of those guys for so long I couldn't possibly wear spandex pants. Pride, ignorance, stupidity, something like that.
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    Speedway and I'm sure some of the others carry Craft.

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    I *think* I got mine at the Anch REI. Not sure anymore though.

    I'm wearing them in this vid:

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    Despite knowing all the wisdom like "cotton kills," I like the Carhartts here because they are tough. It's cold and dry here so not much of a concern with them getting wet. Plus you get mad Yukon street cred.

    I also use some Merrell breathable ski pants but I find the lightweight or softshell type pants don't stand up to cycling that well. The lightweight XC ski stuff like Halti looks really good but I could see tearing them or wearing out the seat pretty quickly.

    A local shop carries these Kuhl mountain pants, they look good and not too much money. I'm waiting for my sizes to come in to try them out.

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    Oh yeah: wind-proof boxers. I use Haltis and don't freeze my junk anymore.

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    Still riding dirt

    Are you guys still riding some good dirt trails there? We're in a real slippery, muddy stage now. The kind of stuff I broke my clavicle in. I'm waiting for snow.
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    Far North Bicentinial/Campbell Creek areas are starting to freeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfbkr50 View Post
    Are you guys still riding some good dirt trails there? We're in a real slippery, muddy stage now. The kind of stuff I broke my clavicle in. I'm waiting for snow.
    Good dirt can still be found on the lowest trails, but we're in that nasty phase right now too. Mud, snow, slush... Messy riding.

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