- Winter Bib options?
Roadie related mostly:
I was going to order some DHB Vaeon Roubaix Bib tights a couple of weeks ago, but one way and another I didn’t get round to it, had a look last night and discover they’d gone back up to ~£50 (they were a tenner less when I looked before I think), fair enough but now my size (Medium) is out of stock, then I noticed the 3/4 leg equivalent, which are in stock in a medium and cost a wee bit less (cos you don’t get a whole pair of legs), my thinking is I might try combining these with a pair of legwarmers during the colder period, doubling up the coverage of my knees (which do feel the cold more anyway), and then come early spring / Autumn I’ll have a pair of reasonably warm 3/4 bibs with built in knee warmers…
Is this a good idea or will I just cook myself and wish I’d bough the full leg bib tights?
Any Alternatives around the same price point? I want something for winter commuting use as well as grinding out some miles at the weekends between now and spring, needs to have a reasonable pad…Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Down to about zero I ride 3/4 length roubaix with some long merino socks tucked up underneath to keep the calfs warm. When it gets properly cold I switch to my Pearl Izumi windproof thermal bibs. These were not cheap, even in the sale, but are good to almost any sub-zero temperature.
The 3/4’s are very versatile. Chrome long merino socks or M&S merino are my choice. Good when wet and ridden on and off road with overshorts.Posted 4 years ago
Unfortunately I know all too well that I’m not even regular rock hard, let alone super I’m already coveing up as much as I can, up until a couple of weeks ago I was OK in regular bibs and some knee warmers, now I’m using my full leg warmers and three layers on my top half, This morning I was feeling the cold a bit more, cue thicker jacket, buff over the ears and donning of the winter gloves, 95% of me was lovely and warm, the most notable exception being my frozen todger… I need some better tights now I think…
@TiRed – That is a very good idea! I’d not even considered just using a decent pair of long socks for Calf coverage, but it makes pretty much perfect sense… [/doffs cap]
Hmmm, my mouse pointer is hovering over “Buy” on those 3/4 bibs now…Posted 4 years agoon and onSubscriber
I just picked up some mavic inferno bib tights. They are really well made but not had a chance to test them yet.
If they are anything like my inferno jacket they will be suburb.
Cycle surgery have them on offer at the moment – I’m a uk M which is an international LPosted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
the most notable exception being my frozen todger… I need some better tights now I think…
I wear a pair of baggies over the tights.
I’m sure that is a faux pas but it keeps out windchill (keeping lil’Graham snug and my core warm) plus it stops the tights getting all muddy and means I have pockets.Posted 4 years ago
@fasthaggis – I had spotted those “Vaeon Reflex” but I want some variant of the “Vaeon Roubaix” the Reflex’ are pretty similar, same cut and roubaix lined, plus the 3M bits, but they have a “Race” pad where the others have a “Giro” pad, I hope to be able to use these for longer rides as well as commuting so a comfier Pad and costing a tenner less just edges it for me – 3/4 Vaeon Roubaix’ ordered…
Cheers all.Posted 4 years agoashfanmanMember
I tried a pair of the Vaeon full-length tights. They’re surprisingly nice for the money (as I find most DHB kit to be), but ended up going for a pair of Lusso Max Repels as they fitted me better – they come up really nice and long in the leg, which is important when you’re 6’6! Handmade in the UK too. 🙂
As mentioned above, padless with bib shorts underneath works well for me.
I know you didn’t ask, but in terms of other winter kit, I find the Lusso tights with bib shorts, a baselayer, Gabba jersey, Nanoflex armwarmers and DHB neoprene overshoes a pretty faultless combo.
EDIT: The Lusso tights are £49.95 at Chain Reaction at the moment: Link.Posted 4 years ago
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