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  • Can anyone recommend some decent leg warmers? I wear Endura Singletrack baggies which I find really comfy, but obviously they're not warm, so leg warmers seem like the most obvious thing to get.

    My commuting distance has doubled now I've moved house (good! - more riding) but I've had some early morning starts when it's freezing (bad!) and it felt like someone was hammering a large chisel through my knee caps.

  • For what it is worth i have rapha ones, amazing.ut also consider just using knee warmers, as leg warmers can be a bit annoying!
    Also try probike kit!

  • how are the rapha ones good? why can full leg warmers be annoying?

  • rapha ones are great, mmmm toasty knees!
    I just find full leg ones always slip down my legs, maybe it is just my lack of significant muscle to hold them up!And i get too hot in them, i rarely resort to tights even in the middle of winter!!i always prefer to keep my knees warm!
    But they are not hugely expesive so try both!

  • gore (as in the brand) legwarmers, or if you get changed at work, then try riding with 3/4 length leggings (Endura MT500 FTW)

  • Unfortunately, if you're wearing leg or knee warmers without them being tucked under the leg grippers of lycra shorts, and you don't shave your legs/have any leg hair, they tend to slip down a bit.

    Usually they'll just gather around the knee like a fucking knee snood, so still keep the chill off :S

  • Leg Warmers seem to be quite popular with these guys.

    YouTube - Quicksilver bike dancing

    I am however blessed with a natural yeti fleece so do not need to deal with such frivolties.

  • Leg Warmers seem to be quite popular with these guys.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwMGkqa6­Sw

    I am however blessed with a natural yeti fleece so do not need to deal with such frivolties.

    the crowd reactions in that clip are priceless...

  • Unfortunately, if you're wearing leg or knee warmers without them being tucked under the leg grippers of lycra shorts, and you don't shave your legs/have any leg hair, they tend to slip down a big.

    Usually they'll just gather around the knee like a fucking knee snood, so still keep the chill off :S

    Hmmm, that sounds annoying. I think some cheap tights might be the solution then.

  • +1 for tights

  • knee warmers are great, wore them all through last winter. Not f**king rapha ones tho, what's the point, seriously. Mine cos £6 and are warm as hell.

  • i cut the the arms off my old sweaters and use them as leg warmers.cheap and fashionable.

  • and now you have a vast wardrobe of tank tops.

  • Leg warmers are the daddy, because they give you loads of flexibility (both in your wardrobe and out on the road) and don't cost anything like as much as a pair of tights or 3/4s. Best ones are simply the ones that fit - you want tight but not too restrictive - and there's quite a lot of variation in fit between brands, so go to a shop where you can try a few on. You'll need to wear them with shorts with leg grippers though (e.g. something lycra). I can quite happily do 3 or 4 hours in the saddle without them slipping down.

    Go shop!

    Courant

  • I rock this to keep my leg warmers up

    http://i16.ebayimg.com/01/s/08/46/ee/fc_­2.JPG

    edited as possibly not safe for work.

  • My new Santini knee warmers were used for the first time today.

    Perfect.

  • I got some Lidl leg warmers, cost me about 3 quid. Or was it Aldi. Do the job. Only they don't sell them all the time, just for special occasions.

  • aye, the flexibility is what i'm after.

    I move back to London in a couple of days, I'll pop into a few shops and try some out. I'll HTFU in the mean time :)

  • Any one got any more current reccomendations? Looking at spending up to 25 quid, currently considering
    Pearl Izumi
    Craft
    Endura
    Santini

    Anything to add to the list?

    My other question is about sizing. In your experience how generous is the sizing length-wise on most leg warmers? Im pretty skinny so I would normally go for a small, I do however have very long legs so Im a bit worried that a small might not quite come up far enough.

  • I have some dhb ones, a bit like this
    in large which are plenty long enough for my 34" legs.

  • I've got the DHB ones as well, can't say I've got any complaints, I'm 5' 9" with long legs and a shorter torso and the Mediums fit perfec', if that helps you Clockwork_k, I'd judge it on what size bib short/padded shorts you wear really.

  • Solo knee warmers with merino lining fused to a poly wicking outer layer cost about £30 but are probably worth more.

  • Specialized. Seriously.

  • I got some Rafah knee warmers and wondered why they slipped a little sometimes. What I dont get is this short gripper thingy: What is it? where is it? What's it look like? (I only want to wear this stuff under jeans/combats)

  • My Specialized ones slip too. They're designed to be worn with shorts/bibshorts that go over the top, holding them up.

    Mine have a little band of rubber around the inside them at the top (thigh) to prevent slipping and it isn't the grippiest on it's own. Also a tip with these is to buy the smallest size you can comfortably wear. I bought an XL where I would proably be better off with an L.

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