Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
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Gloves or grips? Yes.
Really, I guess it depends on how cold you'll be riding in. Heated grips do a good job of warming the insides of your hands, until you reach out to the clutch or brake lever, which removes your fingers from the heat source (and which are ice cold, and suck the heat right out of your gloves).
Heated gloves do a great job of warming the backs of your hands, where you need it most, since that's what's exposed to the wind. But my Gerbings, at least, have a lot less heat in the inside of the fingers, and none in the palm.
OTOH, the grips are always there, you can't forget them.
I have both, and the combination is wonderful.