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Hey, 

My wife wants some bike specific thermal tights. Done a bit of research but looking for some input from Chicago bikers. Checked the bike winter threads but most was related to layering.

 

Is it better to wear non-chamois tights over bike shorts or are ones with chamois/padding built in enough? I can't imagine that she'll want to ride with tights alone in anything lower than 30 degrees, so let's say btwn 50 and 30 degrees. Any brands, any brand lines? I know there is a great variety out there, just looking for some personal choices.

 

Thanks

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Hi, I've been riding in this cold environment for many years. Often down to frigid temps. I usually find riding with my bike shorts, with chamois AND tights with chamois offer the most protection AND comfort, especially if I am doing longer miles (>30). The extra padding offers additional warmth for sensitive parts and also gives better protection from some of the bumpy roads we "enjoy" in Chicagoland.

for colder temps I actually like using both tights and leg warmers, also gives me an easy to peel option if I warm up 

Greg Valent said:

Save some money and just get the leg warmers.

use ski pants over padded shorts when it gets really chilly!

Liz said:

for colder temps I actually like using both tights and leg warmers, also gives me an easy to peel option if I warm up 

Greg Valent said:

Save some money and just get the leg warmers.

I've also done that, but they don't breath very well, and all the layering over my waist is not comfortable when bent on a bicycle, vs. upright ski positions so its not ideal for long rides. 

Dan G er said:

use ski pants over padded shorts when it gets really chilly!

Liz said:

for colder temps I actually like using both tights and leg warmers, also gives me an easy to peel option if I warm up 

Greg Valent said:

Save some money and just get the leg warmers.

here is another tip I have tried : if you have those long wool over the calf socks; when they become heavily worn and end up with holes in the toes or heels; cut the foot off and they make good ankle or leg warmers as another layer

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