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post #1 of 10 Old 02-12-2020, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Any strong opinions on cold-weather hand guards?

Hey all, have continued doing long trips on the bike, and even with heated grips, my hands get cold first. I tried some cheapo muffs, they're certainly an improvement, but they tend to collapse at freeway speeds. As I see it, you can either do cheap ones with cheap hand guards, the skeletal aluminum ones, or you can just buy one of the fancier ones, like the Barkbusters. I'd just as soon keep my bar ends, which are heavy enough to eat some vibration, but I don't mind paying to keep my hands out of the wind. Handlebars are a bit cluttered with the thicker heated grips and bar ends, but otherwise stock. Anyone tried this?

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I used to use some National Cycle ones, and was happy with their effect, until I changed my brake m/c and lost a mounting point. My low temps probably can't compete with yours though - the switch to heated grips was all I needed.

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Yeah. Good luck in slipping into a pair at the same time.

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Get a good set of heated gloves instead. More versatile and you can take it with you to the next bike.

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Heated gloves. I wear them into the single digits and my hands will sweat on the high setting.

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Decades ago i got a pair of Hippo Hands to try out during a particularly cold winter of seventy miles a day commuting, and the difference between heavy gloves and much lighter gloves with Hippo Hands was winter and late spring (climatized from night and day). Looked funny as I was riding an XT500 cafe bike with narrow clipons that completely disappeared inside them. https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums...ers-32794.html

Fast forward to now and there are several similar products around, such as this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Kolpin-G...-203471055-_-NAt ~$25.00 they look like a good alternative to $130 Hippo Hands, Bark Busters, or heated gloves and are available for order from Home Depot. For more variety try a general search for "handlebar gauntlets". Bunches of results.

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