Leggings/Tights

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Simba, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. Simba

    Simba Specialized Allez 24 Rider

  2. ian turner

    ian turner Über Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Well 2 out of the 3 reviews say dubious quality
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Simba

    Simba Specialized Allez 24 Rider

    Yea I noticed the reviews after I posted the link. So nobody got any advice on where and what to get?
     
  4. redddraggon

    redddraggon Blondie

    Location:
    North Wales
  5. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
  6. iendicott

    iendicott Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    I use Endura cycle tights which I think are under £20, I only had to crack out the full leggins when it snowed.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Simba

    Simba Specialized Allez 24 Rider

    I dont go slow, its for the mornings really as I get up at 6:30am and its always cold.
     
  8. Cranks

    Cranks New Member

    Altura do good tights, also, have you thought about legwarmers as a 'spring' alternative? Some are very thermal, Santini I can shout for.
     
  9. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    + 1 for altura. I have both the Summer Cruisers

    http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/productDetails.asp?productID=4900&categoryID=211

    and the winter cruisers

    http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/productDetails.asp?productID=22080&categoryID=211
     
  10. Fiona N

    Fiona N Veteran

    Have you considered 3/4 tights? I use these for probably most of the year compared to just a couple of the coldest months in longs and a couple of months in shorts (I don't like cold knees :thumbsup:). Most are somewhat thicker over the knees for cold protection but I rarely find them too warm what with the bare calf below. There are loads of different styles/lengths/thicknesses/prices - if you Google 3/4 tights or capris (probably brings up mainly women's versions)

    P.S. I don't know whether you're a lady cyclist (I would hate to assume based on 'Fluffy' ;)) but you may like to know that my non-cycling friends have decreed that 3/4 tights are by far the most flattering cyclewear known to women - so there you go :biggrin:
     
  11. chillyuk

    chillyuk Guest

  12. I have deeply offensive legs which have not seen the sun for very nearly twenty year so always cycle in either my skinny jeans for my commute or Ron Hill bikesters but I think need something a bit cooler, not sure what route to go down, or whether I should just man up and subject the world to me legs.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Simba

    Simba Specialized Allez 24 Rider

    hehe I am a male cyclist, Fluffy is the name of my late cat who was so cute and funny. I am considering the option of leg warmers for the cold mornings and winter months.

    As for what women cyclists look best in, I have to say tight lycra shorts, but then I am a perv lol
     
  14. aJohnson

    aJohnson Senior Member

    Location:
    Bury, Manchester
    I'd recommend leg warmers, prefer them over tights for the none absolute freezing days.
     
  15. Bikesters here too,3/4 length shorts soon,not ready for the full on lycra look just yet:smile: come the warmer weather it'll be baggy cycling shorts over padded undershorts.
     
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