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Tights: Fleece or no fleece?(5 posts)

Tights: Fleece or no fleece?Matno
Oct 26, 2002 6:39 PM
What kind do you prefer for cool/cold weather riding and why? Also which brands are your favorite, and where are the best deals?
don't get fleeced!Alexx
Oct 27, 2002 5:43 AM
Yeah, fleece feels nice and warm against your skin, but it don't do squat to protect you from the wind. Unless there is some wind-proof layer, just go with thermals and tights.
re: Tights: Fleece or no fleece?jeph
Oct 27, 2002 6:11 AM
Right, wind goes right through fleece, wear those light nylon or gore tex "rain" pants over them. I like those Voler bib tights.
re: Tights: Fleece or no fleece?Hereford Flyer
Oct 27, 2002 7:56 AM
Giordana Windex winter weight roubaix lycra bib tights. Just got 2 pairs last month from Pro Bike Kit in the UK. Fronts are windproof, really warm and well made. see I think they are about US$45.00 at the moment.
re: Tights: Fleece or no fleece?Chainstay
Oct 27, 2002 9:33 AM
It was 35 degrees F here in Toronto this morning. I wore a medium weight polypropylene tight ($80.00 Canadian at any sporting goods store) over a pair of cycling shorts. We were out for about 3 hours and I was perfectly comfortable. I ride in the cold a lot and my legs just don't get that cold. I don't think you need to spend the money for a Gortex or equivalent tight. When I ride a mountain bike in the winter I sometimes wear long underwear under a spandex tight. This is good down to about 10 degrees F. The riding keeps your legs warm.