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Jarrefan

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Jarrefan says:

Winter blues

I'm going to be riding through winter again this year but my thermal/Gortex/Kevlar gloves don't seem to keep much of the cold out. So which keep your hands warmer - heated grips or heated gloves? Your answers will seriously decide what my wife gets me for Christmas.

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Grumpyoldtechie

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Heated gloves are warmer, but heated grips are less fiddly without the trailing wires. A heated waistcoat helps to keep hands and feet warm as it stops blood being diverted from the extremities to keep the body core warm.

ExO2 and Keiss use diiferent plugs and sockets, making it more difficult if you want to use jacket and gloves together from one power connection (something for your wife to bear in mind when buying them).

Heated gloves, grips, jacket, insoles and a heated seat is the way to go!

 

 

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Winter riding

I have not tried heated gloves but I have had heated grips on two of my past bikes and they are great.  Both sets (On my 1150GS and VFR800) would allow me to use lighter gloves in winter.   

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

warmth

Heated grips, combined with bar muffs. They also keep your hands DRY too :-)

 

They might look crap, but biking isn't a fashion show, is it??

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bigbull

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bigbull says:

Keeping Warm

Heated Grips (OXFORD) and a Heated Vest (KEISS) is the biz up here in the Highlands for winter biking comfort...

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Heated Grips

Are easier to live with and as long as you don't go for the cheapest option they should provide more than enough warmth throughout the winter. I have Oxford grips on mine and I've not yet had to have them on more than 30% yet this year. As mentioned before heated grips also mean no wires trailing about your person so are less fiddly to use and do mean lighter gloves can be used on shorter journeys. They can also help with wind chill in the summer - as they're on your bike anyway just turn them on, it's unlikely you'll be carrying heated gloves with you in the heat of summer and you might be glad of the heated grips on a chilly summer evening.

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

hmm not sure...

Heated Gloves are probably better working on the principal that if your gloves are really good you will never feel the heat from your grips(!) but heated gloves are very fragile and fiddly so i always prefer heated grips - I tend to use mine even on cold/wet days in summer when I wouldn't be wearing winter gloves! I have the Keis Battery powered waistcoat and that is really good as well - worth several layers as it just replaces the small amount of heat that you leak....

Just remember to tell your insurance company if you have heated grips fitted since it is a modification - Bennets refused to cover my ER6 with heated grips! (So I went elsewhere and lost my no claims).

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Heated grips are a 'modification'??

Seriously?   FFS... what's next?

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mercymercyred

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gloves

I would definitely have 3 items to keep my hands warm. 1.Hein Gericke pathan evo 2 finger gloves these are fantastic warm and waterproof but crap protection. 2.Heated Grips 3.Wide hand guards Bar muffs are really good but are absolutely awful to see on the bike and a lot of messing about to operate the bikes controls in my opinion.

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KungFooPanda

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KungFooPanda says:

Heated Gloves

I'm going to ride thru the winter too ..... 30 degrees plus in Malaysia. On my bike every day.

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AlbertRonya

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AlbertRonya says:

Have you buy something to keep your hands warm?If not still finding ,then from my view you should buy a heated gloves only as it is only the best option  in winter to keep your hands warm.

fixed gear bikes

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