|Quote, originally posted by benjaminobscene »|
|Temp was 36F. I had on bib-knickers, an under-armor shirt, and a windproof jacket plus gloves and hat. I'll try upping it to full legs and maybe another upper layer this weekend...|
Knickers? WTF If I go to grab coffee and just roll up a pant leg that exposed skin in .25-.5 miles is screaming for coverage in 40* and no wind (we are all different though, but I myself have yet to go out and turn back on an outdoor winter ride)
Here's my <40* assemble, which FWIW if over 30* has me a bit heated and sweaty after an hour (even with unzipping on climbs and airing out on descents).
Base: Etxeondo Upper (only base you need - best purchase ever).
Jacket: Assos Fugu (If you have the means or can find a uber deal like I did, do it if you plan on riding through winter outside)
Bibs: Assos Airprotec
Gloves/Mitts: Assos System sans liner (Dry) Castelli neoprene (Wet)
Shoes: Northwave Fahrenheit Winter Road Shoe
Socks: Multiple brands, all are 100% wool
When it's 40-45* I take a Castelli Wind/Water shell the clear and practically weighs nothing jacket and just put it on over my base layer, short sleeve Jersey and a Vest, or just a light early winter Specialized jacket I also have.
I primarily only wear Assos now, buying summer bibs just cursed me Frankly if its not a handmade garment I doubt I'd buy it any longer. You truly get what you pay for and I must say in winter being comfortable and warm is worth paying for.