Leg warmers or bib tights?
Well its getting cold now and I’m thinking of taking the plunge into the world of roadie clothing rather thn getting a pair of baggy trousers for riding in.. i normally just ride in a pair of slim fitting mtb baggy shorts and unless I’m doing a longer ride (not often) I’ll wear a padded undershort with these. So should i go for some long bib tights or will leg warmers be ok and have the advantage of being able to take them off if it gets too warm? Any suggestions for brands to go for?Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
autumn knee warmers
winter bib tights/polartec powerstretch leggings
spring knee warmers
This. The general rule for me is 12 degrees or over = shorts, 5-12 degrees = knee warmers, <5 and its bib tights.
Knee warmers are one of the most underated products about IMO.Posted 5 years agostufiveMember
Get some three quarter lenghth padded lycra shorts or bib shorts and wear the baggies over the top…you can even get lined ones for when its really cold..leg warmers are fine when there tucked under lycra shorts etc otherwise they can move espeacialy on MTB when your jumping about etc and it is VERY frustraitingPosted 5 years agopdwMember
I’d go for bib tights first, particularly if you don’t have bib shorts – the bibs are great for stopping the cold getting in around your waist. Leg warmers are a nice third option, but they’re a bit less comfortable, and most days I could happily survive with either tights or shorts instead.Posted 5 years agotonydMember
CRC have a sale on at the moment, I just took delivery of some very nice looking Campag Ardennes winter bib tights. I think they’ll be toasty (not not too toasty). Expensive and over budget at £70 (half price!) but well worth it IMO.
Would second the above comments on how nice bib tights/shorts are – I recently bought my first pair of bib shorts and they’re lovely and comfy.Posted 5 years agoDaveRamboSubscriber
I’ve got all sorts of leg attire – normal shorts, bib shorts, 3/4 bib shorts and leggings.
I find that I’ve tended to wear my DHB 3/4 bib shorts as the weather gets colder and it’s enough. Feels a bit chilly to start but you soon get warm.
I do wear leggings over normal bib shorts as well but it’s often to make it easier to remove all the muddy stuff before I go inside the house and it’s often too warm unless it’s very cold.
When it’s approaching zero it’s bib shorts + leggings. I’m going to get some Roubaix bib shorts at some point.
If it’s chucking it down I sometimes wear some waterproof baggies to keep the water off.Posted 5 years ago
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