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    Thick winter gloves and forearm pump

    Yesterday, when riding I got the worst forearm pump that I've had all season. I haven't had forearm pump all season. It was so bad I had to stop a couple times every mile or so. I thought it was my brake levers being too far out, but they have been adjusted that way for a few weeks and I've done some 20+ minutes DH runs. The only other thing I can figure is I was wearing thick winter gloves.

    Anyone else have this problem riding in cold weather with thick gloves?

    Any suggestions on gloves that are warm but thin in the palm?

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    take your grips off, and put skateboard grip tape in its place. it'll compensate for the extra thickness from your gloves.
    set your sarcasm meter to Level 4:butt hurt

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    I have these. i know you're in the US, but MEC's stuff is usually a knock-off from another company, so if you look around I'm pretty sure you'll find something. I think Pearl Izumi, DaKine, Sugoi, and I'm pretty sure Fox make similar gloves. I usually don't use those unless it's below freezing and they work fine down to about 19F for biking.

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    Check out the DaKine White Knuckle glove. It's what I use for cold weather riding. Windproof and insulated on the back of the hand but a nice thin palm. Can't believe the cold is here already. 25 in Park City last night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slyfink View Post
    I usually don't use those unless it's below freezing
    I'm from California and what is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofullr View Post
    I'm from California and what is this?
    set your sarcasm meter to Level 4:butt hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofullr View Post
    I'm from California and what is this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofullr View Post
    I'm from California and what is this?
    it's like what happens at the top of Mt Shasta... that's in California isn't it?!

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    I use these. http://www.thormx.com/products/?prod...oductId=114183 They're not super warm but they're better than regular gloves. I usually layer with long underwear and fleece vest or jacket when it get really cold here.

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    ^ Thanks for the tip on those Thors. I'm always looking for single layer gloves for bike and moto. double layer and palm padding suck!
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    ZOMG teh Carbonz gonna brake on my gnurrr.

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    Ironclad winter work gloves work for me until about 20* (wind/water proof, thin palm).
    Your local lumberyard probably has them. Cheap too.
    Last edited by dan-o; 10-09-2012 at 10:21 AM.

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    I wear Burton halfpipe/park gloves in the cold

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    Wear a thin polypro glove liner under any gloves, helps immensely. Keeps the overall bulk down....

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    Its still 91/73 here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtMcGirk View Post
    Its still 91/73 here...
    how hot is it under all your blubber?
    set your sarcasm meter to Level 4:butt hurt

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