How do you stop your hands from hurting in this weather?
Could be a number of factors
Are you putting your gloves/kit on outside? I try to get fully dressed and ready to just get on the bike and ride (including glasses on, gloves on etc) before going outside. If you’re a faffer, try to pump your tyres up, fiddle with lights/gears/whatever before you get changed into your cycling gear.
Is it down to the position of your bars? Do you get pins and needles at all in your hands? Try rotating the bars back a bit to take the pressure off your hands.
Keep changing hand position. I was out on Tuesday and it was -7, different parts of my hands got cold depending on how I was holding the bars. Just moving them from the hoods to the top of the bars, to the drops made a big difference and got the circulation going.Posted 6 years agotrbMember
Ride offroad so you don’t get as much windchill
Go running instead?
My favourite – stay in and drink beer
I have a set of windproof gloves 1 size too big and wear these underneath
It’s what gets used in cold stores. you could probably use a pairs of these + a pair of marigold rubber gloves. Just don’t ride where the fashion police will see you.
Once upon a time I had a set of neoprene gloves that worked on the same principle as a wetsuit, Toasty and warm but stank to high heaven!Posted 6 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Keep your arms, head and torso warm.
Head and torso tellt he brain how warm it is and stop it from shtting off circulation to the extrmenities, so a warm jacket and skull cap can keep feet and hands warm.
Leggings/arm warmers stop the muscles in the claves and forearms from getting cold which stops them constricting the blood vessels.Posted 6 years agoGWMember
Keep your arms, head and torso warm.
er.. not sure about that? I don’t wear a helmet (or any other headwear) and generally ride in a T shirt all year round.
I always wear trousers tho so you might be onto something with the idea of keeping most of your body warm.
the common myth of losing more body heat through your head is proven to be bollox BTWPosted 6 years agoFunkyDuncMember
I used to have a pair of Gore Windstopper’s great for when the weather is cool ie just above freezing but not great below.
In this really cold weather I’m some cheapy Aldi ones which are brilliant and warm. However when it gets just above freezing they are just too hot and I get really sweaty palms 😈Posted 6 years agoprofessorfaceplantMember
keep the wrists warm – personally i have a pair of very questionable (in the taste department) of pink sweatbands and they work a treat, stops the wind chilling the blood before it goes into your hands as the blood vessels are very close to the skin on the wrists.
i also agree with flange, it depends on how much pressure you put on the hands, try shifting them around the bars
failing that take the gloves off and put your hands under your armpitsPosted 6 years agostratobikerMember
I have terrible trouble with cold hands.
I wear loose fitting outer thinsulate gloves and synthetic liners that I got from a friend who works in a cold store abbatoir.
I find that if I wait until my hands are cold it’s too late. So, right from the start I’ll keep clenching and unclenching my fists in time with pedaling cadence in an attempt to keep blood moving. I also move my hands on the bars so as to create friction between hands/bars/gloves to generate heat.
On the other hand, my feet are always OK! 🙂Posted 6 years agoesher shoreMember
a great tip I can pass along to you
choose a glove that has an outer glove, and an inner glove (I use Fox Anti Freeze)
or buy a regular winter glove in a baggier size and then buy some Altura liners (or similar liner glove)
put your liners on, and then put on workshop butyl gloves (or latex) on top of your liners (you can even use those PU gloves you can free at the petrol station next to the fuel pumps)
finally put your outer gloves on top of this combo
the workshop gloves stop any cold air that penetrates the outer glove from reaching the liners, you get a windproof lining with your liners underneath providing insulation!
the liners will get a bit warm / sweaty as the workshop gloves stop the heat and water vapour escaping
but you will have toasty hands, regardless of the weather! happy trails…Posted 6 years agojwmleeMember
I have windstopper gloves and wear them with liners. Good tips above. Try to start with warm hands-warm the gloves on the radiator before leaving. Keep your core warm and wear a hat. Head to the nearest hill and push hard. If your fingers get cold, shake the blood down into the tips and loosen the gloves off around your finger tips. Failing that get some cold weather gloves. Had some very warm Endura gloves which were great before they crapped out.Posted 6 years ago
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