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Summer Cycling gear

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by iwf, 28 Apr 2008.

  1. iwf

    iwf New Member

    So summer's around the corner, and my newish winter gear is cleaned and packed away.

    Having looked around carefully I don't seem to be able to find any kneeish length tights, yet i see people on bikes with them in town all the time. I suspect they're not wearing cycling gear but running gear. All the 3/4 length tights seem to go down to the ankle, judging by the pictures on Wiggle. For the last few days i've worn cycling shorts avec pad under knee length walking trousers. Far too much material flapping around, and not half as cool as my full length tights

    One choice that would seem sensible is cycling shorts under knee length running shorts. Wear the running shorts in the chilly mornings then ditch them for the ride home.

    Any ideas ?
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    What about knee warmers?
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    has to be over or under the knee surely, I just got some bib shorts that are swell, well over the knee, pro cut (ahem)

    plenty out there if you look I suggest
     
  4. I picked up a pair of "Protective" 3/4 in a lbs sale which sound more like the length you are after. I think they were Amarillo scroll down the page, they've apparently been superseded by Alassio.
     
  5. iwf

    iwf New Member

    Thanks for the info.

    Over the knee,me thinks. Tynan, which make did you invest in?

    The Allasio look perfect, but I was hoping not to spend that much.
     
  6. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    What Noodley said.

    Surely you just want some knee warmers?
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    you'd get far to hot in knee warmers in the summer
     
  8. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    Santini CX Pro Bib Shorts Royal Blue

    very summer weight, very posh chammy, firmly in the cupboard at this very moment in time, three rides, three soakings