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Best Windblock Winter Tights/Best Deal(6 posts)

Best Windblock Winter Tights/Best Dealridewt
Jan 20, 2003 6:52 AM
This is one of the coldest Northeast winters in years. Does anyone have recommendations on the best windblock tights and best deals that may be out there? Thanks.
ASSOS Thermo Airblocks...coonass
Jan 20, 2003 7:14 AM
Best deal?? Depends on if you're looking for something that actually performs without having to put 3+ layers of material over your legs. My choice is: www.branfordbike.com.., but you'd better hurry; the USA shippment came in December, and there won't be anymore until next December..(prior to the ATAs, I wore a Bellweather outershell; polypropelene thermos, and either shorts or knickers...they worked, but I felt like Shoney's Big Boy....if I were to fall, I'd bounce for a minute or two)...
$300?!?timfire
Jan 20, 2003 6:24 PM
That's alot of money for a pair of tights! I could upgrade my wheels for that kind of money!

Are they really worth it?

--Tim Kleinert
Rec/no deals/additional question. . .ms
Jan 20, 2003 7:16 AM
I have been wearing PI AmFib tights, which have kept me warm down to the mid 20s. I bought mine on sale 2 years ago at this time of year at my local LBS (post Christmas sale). However, this year I haven't seen any cold weather gear on sale locally (I haven't checked the catalogues). My guess is that the current demand for cold weather gear will keep prices from falling for awhile.

Has anyone tried the Assos winter bib tights? How do they compare with the AmFib's?
Rec/no deals/additional question. . .kg1
Jan 20, 2003 10:06 AM
I second the PI AmFib tights. I commute and the Wisconin winters are cold (<10 degrees many mornings) and keep quite comfortable in them.

Thanks.

kg
Rec/no deals/additional question. . .ridewt
Jan 20, 2003 10:43 AM
Thanks for your responses. I'm leaning toward the PI tights too. Assos is not in my budget. I've noticed Excel had them on sale for $89. Anyone aware of a better deal?