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    So ... Winter subfreezing point .. what non-bib pants do you wear?

    Title says it all. Winterpants below freezing point ... what's a good choice, that isn't a bib?

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    Running tights with a 3/4 length climbing capri has worked for me.
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    In the Winter I call my knee pads, knee warmers. I have leg and knee warmers, baggies, and knee pads and wear them in different combos. Back on the prairies I had wind proof tights as well.
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    yup wind proof tights....with bike shorts underneath....


    If your feet get cold and gaiters.

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    Can't offer any real advice other than try the usual suspects and look for one that is described as "wind barrier". I have a pair of Pearl Izumi tights that I really like. When it gets REALLY cold, I have a second pair of loose fitting tights I put over them. Good luck!

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    +1 on the Pearl Izumi- (Elite Amfib Tight) I just finished my first ride; although, it wasn't subfreezing, it was cold and plenty of wind. Legs were toasty.
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    Am Fibs are great. Also, Foxwear will make you a pair of riding pants to your own specs which are extremely functional. Priced reasonable also!

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    I wear the REI brand Novarra Thermal Tights. They keep me plenty warm even down to single digits. For the record, I do wear knee/shin guards too.

    There is no padding in them, so I wear my Zoic baggy shorts over them.

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    Any XC ski pants.
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    Base layer is Salomon tights with WindStopper
    https://www.rei.com/product/887818/s...er-tights-mens

    then I have a thin fleece

    then a shell that is waterproof/windproof (hand me down 686 snowboard pants)

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    I wear bib shorts, whatever weight long underwear is needed and then Stoic Overhang pants. They are a non-insulated soft shell pant. Snow doesn't stick to them, they are wind resistant (not wind proof which is important), they stretch and are comfortable. I do put suspenders on them to keep them up however.
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    Hm ... guess I need to buy me some sort of bib short, although I always said I'd rather die than be seen in them..... :P Ah well if it is all covered up by more winter gear..... better, than freezing my ass off in just the thermo udnerpants and the thermo long pants ... seems not enough around the ass.

    You do mean something like the Alé PRR Poente: wiggle.com | Alé PRR Ponenté Winter Bib Shorts | Lycra Cycling Shorts

    They're rated for over 0C .. but that should be fine together with the long, slightly padded winter pants over it then for temps below 0C. Most important is a good, comfy feel, to ... don't want to feel like a stuffed chicken in a neoprene suit.

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