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    Heated Grips

    Just thought I'd put a heads up out there for the folks who love the winter climate.


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    I think there's a thread here from a while ago that discusses these- can't remember if anyone who posted had actually used them.

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    FWIW, I went all winter with just pogies (Moose Mitts) and summer-weight full-finger gloves. Heated grips might have been uncomfortable, even.
    Let the market decide!

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    Not until ergon makes them.
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    Why would I want sweaty hands from hot grips? No thanks, i'll stick with poggies!

    What's next, heated shift levers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordyB
    Why would I want sweaty hands from hot grips? No thanks, i'll stick with poggies!

    What's next, heated shift levers?
    Heated saddles!
    Let the market decide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordyB
    Why would I want sweaty hands from hot grips? No thanks, i'll stick with poggies!

    What's next, heated shift levers?
    Heated pedals.

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    Heated pedals - Ha! A real man would pick up a smouldering coal with his bare foot and pop it in his boot.

    But heated saddles, that's an idea. There are some parts of me that I'd appreciate being able to find when the need occurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike
    Heated pedals - Ha! A real man would pick up a smouldering coal with his bare foot and pop it in his boot.

    But heated saddles, that's an idea. There are some parts of me that I'd appreciate being able to find when the need occurs.
    A real man would drop a smoldering coal in his pants. Just saying.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak
    A real man would drop a smoldering coal in his pants. Just saying.....
    That's what I've been doing up to now, but it's ruined my love life...
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    I got a pair from the local rep and have tested them in various temperatures. Since I ride with my fingers on the brake levers, or very loose on the bar, my palms would be hot and my fingers cold regardless of the setting. Finicky on/off button and hard to see the small light. Much prefer pogies.
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    Realizing I'm being an armchair critic here...

    Pogies have material in place for wind resistance as well. Warm palm and fingers, but cold knuckles? I'm not sold on the idea.

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    heated grips powered off a hub generator, plus slightly thinner pogies. you've got no street cred in winter on a fatbike if you don't have pogies.

    heated pedals could be powered off a mini generator built into each pedal....
    maybe put a little windmill turbine on your hat while we're at it...... ok, better go back to my Calculus homework before I get in any more trouble.

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    Ultimately with heated grips there will be a point at which you run out juice, and then you are carrying dead weight.

    Pogies just keep on working.
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    Arctic Innovations is offering a camelback-esque hydration system affectionately named the "Hydro-Heater". It uses patented "Ice Worm" technology to keep your hydration tube from freezing or to thaw one that is already frozen. I tested an early prototype and it worked pretty well. The product they have brought to market is much more refined, however. Not sure how to contact Arctic Innovations but you could try to contact them through www.arcticcycles.com...oh, there it is... or try http://arctic-innovations.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by campredcloudbikes View Post
    . you've got no street cred in winter on a fatbike if you don't have pogies..
    I've ridden all winter in South Dakota with nothing but cheap fleece winter gloves down to -20F... I find that they have the best balance of warmth retention and breathability for me, but I know everyone is different on these matters. My hands never get clamy, they aren't super warm, but they never get uncomfortably cold, either...

    ... i'm tryin to keep my street cred bro!

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    I spend the winters working based outta Fairbanks, AK, where -20/-30 are the norm. I'd give these a shot for sure. I work outside 10 to 12 hours a day so I'm pretty well adapted to working/riding outdoors in these temps though.
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    Heated chamois?

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    Quote Originally Posted by campykid View Post
    Heated chamois?
    Consider the edge case of a runaway thermostat failure... unless you're OK with dropping trou in sub-freezing conditions, I'd probably forgo this "feature".

    Not a big fan of heated anything that I can't walk away from.
    Let the market decide!

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    I think the reason why heated grips are so popular on snow machines is the higher speeds and the ultra low wind chills created by them combined with the general lack of movement by the rider.

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    Heated shoe insoles would be a winner for me, but they'd probably wind up costing just as much as a proper pair of winter cycling shoes would and weigh just as much as well.

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