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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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riding below 40 degrees

just came back from a 45 min ride below 40 degrees and honestly its not that bad at all. Just gotta wear a lot of layers.

The only problem is my hands! I even wore my north face gloves under my alpinestars gloves. But honestly, after ten mins it really didn't help at all. My hands started hurting so much I couldn't even grab the brakes tightly lol.

I've been told I could wear latex gloves underneath the riding gloves and this would help? and recommendation on latex gloves? or any other ideas, other than heated gloves?

are the tourmaster gloves usually good for cold weather riding?

or should I try wearing my astar gloves under my snowboarding glove? lol
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I usually wear latex gloves j D&R my leather riding gloves on cold trips. They help quite a bit IMO and aren't bulky


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I usually sport my alpine stars dry star gloves. Super comfy and they do a decent job in super cold weather.


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Re: riding below 40 degrees

It's the wind that is terrible. Try latex gloves like mentioned.
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Re: riding below 40 degrees

Never heard of the latex glove thing. We've got snow on the ground (nvm it melted) maybe I'll test it out later. Or snowmobiling.

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Never heard of the latex glove thing. We've got snow on the ground (nvm it melted) maybe I'll test it out later. Or snowmobiling.
Never tested it myself either, but +1 on hearing that latex gloves work.

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Latex also let's you slide in easier.......


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Re: riding below 40 degrees

I have Raynaud's Disease in my fingers - basically it means poor blood circulation, which means while other peoples hands are "normal", my hands are freezing.

So last year I ended up buying these gloves:
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/a...touring-gloves

They are a cold weather glove, thicker than my Dainese VR46 Sport Gloves. They are insulated to help in the cold.

Coldest I rode in was ~35*F and they worked well for about 15-20 minutes, then my hands started feeling the weather, but that was with no other insulation or latex gloves..etc. Again though, with raynauds in my fingers, even typing on my PC right now my hands are cold.

So honestly, I think a cold-weather specific glove should do the trick!


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Re: riding below 40 degrees

Latex helps to a point. If your hands start to sweat or get wet in anyway, though, it's all over and your hands get colder than if you didn't wear latex at all. I'd wear them for shorter rides, but not regularly.


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Re: riding below 40 degrees

heated gloves seems like the only solution....sounds weird but one thing that i found out that helps is putting lotion on your hands a few minutes before you head out..rode out in the cold(about 35) and when i got done with my commute my hands were cracked and bloody cus of the cold(gp tech do not keep you hands warm lol) put lotion on before my next ride and it didnt happen..hands got a little cold but nothing bad like before...idk maybe this just works for me

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