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    Gloves & Winter riding Advice

    I am looking for winter gloves. Something that will keep my hands warm, but not sweaty and uncomfortable. I do not ride in snow and rain - but will in windy conditions. I figure they'll be used in conditions that will be as low as the 25 into the 40's. I do though want to try to get a snow ride in - it just looks fun.

    I do not want to break the bank on a set (I tend to lose gloves before they have a chance to wear out).

    I am not a fan of cold weather riding, however I set a goal to compete next season and I need the saddle time. I will ride into the 20's (real feel). If I can get my body used to the temps, I will see if I can go lower. I can use the trainer when I needed.

    My biggest issue is the over heating once I get a few miles into the trail. I try to be moderately cold in the lot -so I can warm up while I ride. Any suggestions on dressing for colder temps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twenty Times
    I am looking for winter gloves. Something that will keep my hands warm, but not sweaty and uncomfortable. I do not ride in snow and rain - but will in windy conditions. I figure they'll be used in conditions that will be as low as the 25 into the 40's. I do though want to try to get a snow ride in - it just looks fun.

    I do not want to break the bank on a set (I tend to lose gloves before they have a chance to wear out).

    I am not a fan of cold weather riding, however I set a goal to compete next season and I need the saddle time. I will ride into the 20's (real feel). If I can get my body used to the temps, I will see if I can go lower. I can use the trainer when I needed.

    My biggest issue is the over heating once I get a few miles into the trail. I try to be moderately cold in the lot -so I can warm up while I ride. Any suggestions on dressing for colder temps?
    I've had some pretty good luck with a couple pairs of winter gloves bought at a Menards home center in my area (try Home Depot, Lowes etc.). One pair in particular are quite worn and torn but I keep using them an they're more comfortable in 45-30 deg temps, the other pair is more heavily insulated and I use them for below 30deg rides.

    The great thing is that these gloves were super cheap, about 10 bucks. It's hit or miss though. I bought a pair a few years back and the inside lining stunk BAD when my hands sweated just a little bit and that pair was promptly returned to the store for a refund. LOL, you should have seen the look on the refund counter girls face when I tried to get here to sniff them .

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    Check these out:
    http://www.trails-edge.com/retail/te...mfbikemits.htm
    You can use your regular biking gloves, but the mitts are easy to slide into and keep your hands quite warm.
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    Like Ricko alludes to, hit up your local hardware store and go through their winter work glove section. Some even look pretty cool. I've got a pair of Youngstown winter work gloves that I have been using for several years. Usually much cheaper than any kind of performanc/athletic glove.

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    Goto BJ's, Costco, Sam's Club and buy a box of mini-handwarmers, slip them in whatever gloves you got and you'll be warm and toasty - guaranteed!

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    there are no perfect gloves. buy a couple different pair for different conditions. usually wind isnt a huge issue for mountain biking. ski gloves work fine too.

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    http://www.mechanix.com/cold-weather-glove My next pair for this winter!

    I have used one pair of mechanix gloves for almost 2 years now. I throw them in the washer every now and then and they still look almost new. I got a bundle of 3pair off ebay for under $20. I ended up giving one pair to my brother because the first pair has lasted me so long. i figured i might be dead before i used them all!

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    Check out any shop with

    cross country ski equipment - glove dept. Their gloves are refined for just your needs - no sweat, wind-breaking, light but warm, you get the drift (pun intended).

    These ones are top rated by a few reviewers, and fit your needs.


    http://www.rei.com/product/743105

    Jim

    Seirus® Softshell Lite™ gloves provide your hands a thin, weatherproof barrier against winter weather.
    •Suitable for active endeavors, gloves provide runners and X-C skiers protection from wind and water without excess bulk
    •Made from Polartec® Power Shield®, which blocks 98% of the wind and allows 2% to circulate within the fabric
    •Lightweight, polyester fleece is laminated on the inside for wind resistance and warmth
    •Four-way stretch allows maximum mobility and comfort
    •Hyperlite™ fabric across palms (and along thumb and first finger) ensure a firm grip
    •Lycra® spandex cuff helps keep gloves in place and seals out wind
    •Suitable for use as a liner in glove or mitten shells

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