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I've decided that I'm going to commute back and forth to work on the SV through the rest of winter regardless of temp as long as there is no snow/ice on the ground. Today was not too bad, my only complaint were frozen finger tips. I don't want to invest in heated gear/grips since I only ride 8 miles each way so I was wondering if anyone had any experience/suggestions on a good pair of warm, comfortable gloves. Preferrably gauntlet style.
 

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I have a fairly cheap pair of leather gauntlet style gloves, I've ridden to work (12 miles away) on days when it is as low as 5-10 degrees and sure my fingertips get a little cold, but not dangerously! I'd say either cheap grip heaters or whatever leather gauntlets you like.
 

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How bout some glove liners?
I gave that a try. I was wearing my regular gloves and couldn't bear the cold anymore so I stopped into a 7-eleven and picked up some of those $2.00 knit gloves as liners. It worked for a little while but eventually the cold found it's way through.
 

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hire someone to drive your bike for you.. you can ride b!tch....then you can give them the reach around and keep your dainty hands warm down there

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Seriously... if you need anything more than the cortech scarabs then either it is -20c or colder or you have no circulation....

it's amazing how many people whine and cry about needing grip hand warmers with heating pads in their super duper heated snowmobile gloves as well... oh and don't forget the wind guards and stuff...

I think heated gear is not needed unless you are running in very cold temps for hours at a time...
 

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I know they offer next to nothing in terms of protection....but I have ridden in 1 degree (farenheit) weather using a pair of ski gloves with thinsulate.

Much cheaper than heated grips, especially if you buy them now that winter is almost over.
 

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I think heated gear is not needed unless you are running in very cold temps for hours at a time...
I don't even consider it a ride if it's under 2 hours


I make my recommendations for heat, cause I always consider that once you start riding, you don't know how long your going to stay out riding

without it, you will eventually get cold if you don't have it. it might not be till after you have ridden 2 hours and stopped for gas, taken you gloves off to slide your credit card then pumped your gas, now your hands are frozen and your unheated gloves will do nothing to warm your now cold hands back up
 

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I don't even consider it a ride if it's under 2 hours


I make my recommendations for heat, cause I always consider that once you start riding, you don't know how long your going to stay out riding

without it, you will eventually get cold if you don't have it. it might not be till after you have ridden 2 hours and stopped for gas, taken you gloves off to slide your credit card then pumped your gas, now your hands are frozen and your unheated gloves will do nothing to warm your now cold hands back up
When the temps drop below 40f, I definitely NEED heated gear, without my E-gear turned on(40f) it takes maybe 15 minutes before my hands start getting cold. IMO there is no substitute for heated gear, once you get it you'll never look back and you'll ask yourself why didn't I invest in the gear sooner.
 
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