LONG cold winter

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LONG cold winter

Postby Pb » Thu May 17, 2012 5:34 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy some longs for the winter but am undecided what to buy... I will mainly be using them for mountain biking - does anyone have any preference to one particular brand? Also assuming I'm going to come unstuck around the odd corner - will a better quality pair be more durable or should I get a cheap pair because they're gonna get damaged? oh and im looking for something under 100 dollars.

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by BNA » Thu May 17, 2012 5:47 pm

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LONG cold winter

Postby toolonglegs » Thu May 17, 2012 5:47 pm

What about full length leg warmers?... I have come off on the road in ice a few times in winter and full length Knicks are a pain to repair.
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Re: LONG cold winter

Postby elStado » Thu May 17, 2012 6:10 pm

Ground Effect make pretty nice gear. Less than $100 delivered. Sign up for the newsletter to get a $30 voucher you can use instantly.

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Re: LONG cold winter

Postby Mulger bill » Thu May 17, 2012 11:42 pm

If you're going to be on the MTB just get a pair of Ranchsliders.
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Re: LONG cold winter

Postby trailgumby » Fri May 18, 2012 11:40 am

+1 for leg warmers, for the same reasons. Then your trail shorts (or longs) can go over for an extra layer if desired.

You want something tough for the overshorts, and the Ranchsliders look good. After my good experience with Ground Effects' Ringleasders bibknicks and Baked Alaska 'tween seasons top, I'll probably pick up a pair for my birthday next month.
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Re: LONG cold winter

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri May 18, 2012 11:46 am

Xplora wrote: Do not get cheap SPDs, your body will hurt you.

trailgumby wrote:29ers are awesome.
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Re: LONG cold winter

Postby Pb » Fri May 18, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks for the advice - think I might go for the leg warmers idea!
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