Winter pants?

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    anything burley, POC looked killer, can't spend $160.00 though.. Tried finding some adidas ones and no luck, might of just been skinny pants
     
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    For what kind of riding and temps? Do you need aggressive abrasion resistant?
     
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    WTF do you know about pants you trouser-less wonder? :rofl::dirol:
     
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    Thanks for the trouser help, lol. Looking for something abrasion resistant and riding single digits up to freezing. So far; Fox $200, Pearlzumi $130.00 and may try some luck on 4ucycling pants on amazon for $30.00, might give them a go.
     
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    Base layer and lined jeans.
     
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    O'Neil Endurbro pants.
     
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    What size pants do you wear? I have 3-4 pairs of brand new moto pants. They work awesome for winter with a base layer. message me if interested.
     
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    Typically we just use XC ski pants here in AK, easily down to single digits. When it gets colder than that I'll boost the heat with a light outer shell like some nylon running pants or something. At higher speeds some 8 panel bike shorts underneath to keep your bits warm. You generally want breathability and front-panel wind resistance. Pockets are nice. Some softshell backcountry ski pants are nice too, the pockets can be nice to have for winter riding. Snow-gaiters can help boost the heat on your lower leg and also keep your pants from catching on chains or anything else. No need for waterproof in those temps, it doesn't do anything but screw up your ability to expel sweat and moisture. I'd say a good 50-60% of the riders here all use the exact same Craft XC ski pant model, then there's a significant number of people using different brands/types of the same, then a few (10-20%) that kind of don't know what to wear where it's all sorts of off-the-wall stuff from downhill ski pants (ugg) to jeans.

    I've done the moto pant thing in the winter back the day for the teens temps, mobility and breathability are pretty poor though, but tear resistance is good obviously. Works well for just going downhill, it's what I wear in our winter downhill races.
     
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    I have been a soccer player all my life and have a few pairs of 'warmup' pants I use for riding. Grew up in northwest Montana so we had some days were you ended up playing in them vs shorts. They are moderately abrasion resistant as most are designed to play in so slides and mobility are part of the design goals. I have found them great for winter riding, I will wear some tights under them if it gets really cold (single digits F and colder) and the ankles are all tapered so they won't get caught in your drivetrain. You can wear them over shorts no problem and cost anywhere from 20-80 bucks, depending on site you use and features. Just make sure you look for cold weather ones as they are thicker and more wind resistant. A quick google search yielded a couple examples:

    https://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/...YCl0wyWL_XR3p_YFuKE47EF0a88miRoRoCLJQQAvD_BwE

    https://www.soccer.com/shop/details...gP3IaPpjFD7kOImlttu_Nr0U9bnnG85RoCO9QQAvD_BwE

    https://www.adidas.com/us/condivo16...gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNHA-9ub-NcCFaK9swodiRUKkw
     
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    just picked up a pair of these last weekend, haven't had a chance to ride in them yet. Pricey, but the people i've talked to that own them can't recommend them enough. water resistant, properly cut for mtb. while not as expensive as the POC, they are still pricey @ $125. You'll probably want to size up. Per their size chart I was a large (typically wear a 36" pant) but wound up needing the XL because the waist was too tight.

    https://www.endurasport.com/product/singletrack-trouser/
     
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    I know you didn't ask but, here's a pair of spectacularly ugly winter riding shorts from our friends at Scott.

     
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    The opposite of tear-resistant. Genius!!
     
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    This is easily one of the dumbest products on the market! what's next, goretex sandals? short sleeved space suits? WTF.
     
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    are those riding shorts!? They look like warm-up shorts for ski racers to wear over their skin suits as they get ready for their race run...

    like this:
     
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    Proof that hybrid alien lizards are real:

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    So IF you happen to be cycling at a ski resort that has a helicopter in the air with the Recco system when you trigger an avalanche by riding on a packed path, they can find your body, rather than wait until spring thaw...It's beautiful when you think about it. Lets put some totally nonfunctional ridiculous crap in there that no one needs and then lets charge a lot of money for it.
     
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    I like sweatpants for winter riding, don't have to change if I want to hit up the strip on the way home.
     
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    I actually see a lot of young teenish kids use these pants in the summer for BMX racing.
     
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    There is a ski resort if I remember correctly.
     
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    yes we have winter. its like the summer in Europe :-)
    we have a few really hard rain and even snow days.
     
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    There's one in Dubai as well. :busted:
     
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