Cooler weather clothing

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Boshk
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by Boshk

TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Assos usually never go on sale indeed. If you use the clothes a lot or if you intend to use then for a long time the pricing is ok over the years of use.

Look at the bib insert vs Rapha/ Castelli etc.... and you will understand.

One disadvantage of Assos is to understand their range in terms of fit, Equipe vs. Cento vs. Mille etc... not very easy. So the best is to test these on you and then decide which model/ fit is the best for you.

I personally have different fit depending on the type of ride that I do. For example for the bibs I use the Cento for long rides over 5 hours, the Equipe for regular rides and the Tiburu for the winter.
Went to have a try, on paper, I'm suppose to be Medium and I ended up needing Small in Mille and Equipe bib shorts. She even suggested I go XS in the Mille!
Forgot the try their jacket/jerseys though....
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waltthizzney
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by waltthizzney

Uniqlo Heattech base layers are incredible and are dirt cheap, I wear their heavy turtleneck under a Sportful WS Jacket and I am warm to around around -2 C

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TonyM
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by TonyM

Boshk wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:15 am
TonyM wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Assos usually never go on sale indeed. If you use the clothes a lot or if you intend to use then for a long time the pricing is ok over the years of use.

Look at the bib insert vs Rapha/ Castelli etc.... and you will understand.

One disadvantage of Assos is to understand their range in terms of fit, Equipe vs. Cento vs. Mille etc... not very easy. So the best is to test these on you and then decide which model/ fit is the best for you.

I personally have different fit depending on the type of ride that I do. For example for the bibs I use the Cento for long rides over 5 hours, the Equipe for regular rides and the Tiburu for the winter.
Went to have a try, on paper, I'm suppose to be Medium and I ended up needing Small in Mille and Equipe bib shorts. She even suggested I go XS in the Mille!
Forgot the try their jacket/jerseys though....
Yes it is better to try the size!

On paper I am also Medium but with Assos I need Small. Castelli Rosso Corsa in Medium is ok for me. With Rapha I need something between Small and Medium.

Vermu
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by Vermu

When I commuted around the year the clothing was all about layering.
You need to have windstopper then baselayer and adding second layer if temperature is too low.
It's more or less annoying since breathability suffers when adding clothing.

Keeping torso and legs warm wasn't ever issue for me (from 0° to -20°). Just need to have winter specific shoes and gloves (all hail lobsters).

Just keep everything size bigger so you can actually fit additional layers (or socks). And even if you didn't have to add a second or third layer,
you really need to have some air in between those layers to keep you warm. That really snug fit works from 10° -> but when dropping below that
you really shouldn't be wearing really skintight stuff.

Just my 2 cents.

p.s on garment side castelli is really meh to below 10°c.
Pearl izumi and gore were in my experience those that made cloths for cold weather riding.

Antoine
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by Antoine

https://www.assosfactoryoutlet.com/
Sometimes you can fing Assos on sale, especially when there is a new collection.

Neoides
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by Neoides

To throw in my two cents, I've done weeks of 500-600 km in -5C. To survive this, I found the easiest is to double up: Double tights, double gloves, double shoe covers.

Apart from that some other key kit:
warm baselayer (dry-yarn seemless is amazing btw, or windstoper from craft)
thin neoprene gloves as a "hand base layer"
velotoze
vaseline for any skin that sees the light of day
Big ole well fitting sunglasses (clear lenses need-be)
Bibs without chamois for layering. Roubaix fabric ones are just great and usually cheap.
always a wind blocking gillet on top

Other tips.
Always shoe covers under bib tights. If you get wet, the water beads outs side the shoe cover and not into the shoe.
Embrocation creams for knees & ankles. If you know it'll be a bit wet: vaseline your shins on top of the cream.

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