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Old 11-30-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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frozen hands

This morning I rode my 40 minute commute to work and the temp was 40 with a bit of NW wind. I had a sweater under my jacket and jeans ( hoping Santa brings me armored pants this year )and wasn't cold except for my hands. I was wearing my protective gloves which have little air holes in them but had a pair of flannel gloves underneath as liners. Up until this morning this has done the job, but this morning my hands went numb and when I took the gloves off at the office they were all red and began to ache really bad. My boss looked at them and said " It is too cold to ride that thing. Do you see any other bikes in the parking lot! No only you! " My hands don't get that cold when skiing or snow camping, but my ski gloves are too bulky for riding. What kind of gloves do you guys recommend for winter?
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: frozen hands

I have a pair of alpine stars ST1 drystar gloves-they are thin enough to not be bulky but offer decent cold weather warmth and are water proof.got em from cycle gear for 20% off the 40 dollar price tag.They make a couple other warmer(bulkier) models in the drystar line.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:49 PM   #3
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Re: frozen hands

Better than gloves. They last longer, don't normally wear out, and you can wear your summer gloves into the low 50's...no need to buy bulkier gloves.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:04 PM   #4
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Re: frozen hands

I have to agree with Steve on this one!! Heated grips is the only way to go!! You can also buy them here on pashnit in a group buy from time to time!!

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Old 11-30-2007, 07:34 PM   #5
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Re: frozen hands

Olympia makes a good warm glove. Also consider Gerbing Electrics if you plan on riding all year.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:45 PM   #6
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Re: frozen hands

I ride all year and use Tourmaster for the cold weather 30's and below

up to that point, usually a 40 gram thinsulate works just fine
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:45 PM   #7
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Re: frozen hands

Gerbing heated gloves, heated handgrips and handguards...yes I'm a wus...a warm one!

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Old 11-30-2007, 08:00 PM   #8
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Re: frozen hands

or, if your like me ... you like to try out the cheap route first ... try your current set-up but add surgical latex type gloves under the wool gloves... you can buy a box of 100 or so at most auto parts stores for a few bux & if it works, great! if not ~ you can use them to change yer oil!

I kno my hands sweat buckets with just the latex gloves on when I'm working on my stuff.

I use snow gloves for cold weather riding, but they arent too wind resistant & the latex gloves act like a wind breaker & help keep body heat in.
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Re: frozen hands

I looked at latex gloves under the 40 gram thinsulates, but my hands always felt damp/wet -- and therefore got cold even in the mid 40 degree weather
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Re: frozen hands

I think all this advice is well and good...but keep in mind who is asking the question!

This is a woman asking. We have a tendency to run colder than all you male species and that being said need a bit more warmth to keep on riding.

I tried the silk liners, the below 40 gloves and a half-dozen other gloves until i am the proud owner of several pair. I finally got some gerbing electric and can ride when ever the heck i desire, sans snow on the road. I stay toasty warm and have the luxury of adjusting the temp with a thermostat that adjusts my liner and gloves. Pant liners are next.

For any heated gear, not unlike additional lights, you need to consider what you alternator can handle. Gerbing and heated grips do draw so check with you dealer, especially since you have already added additional lighting.

If all else fails...those sport liner warmer thingys work wonders. Just stick them in your gloves...but u definitely need to put away your vented gloves for any winter riding!!!
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