Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago Suburbs IL
Depends on how cold you get but I have found Large Hand guards work with summer gloves down till 55f. Insulated gloves with heated grips are good down till low 40's. Below that get a good pair of heated gloves. I prefer gerbings, but their are others. Gerbings is also releasing a new glove in a few months that will have micro mesh (developed for the military), instead of small wires. Its probably worth the wait.
A good heated jacket, and gloves will keep you warm through freeezing. Keep your core warm, and everything else will follow.
The cheapest best solution is hippo hands with heated grips, and a pair of mildly insulated winter gloves.
As far as grips go I used the $30 dual stars with a waterproof switch. They work good and take the edge off if your riding at night, or if its raining. I would put these on irregardless of whatever else you get. You can also get more expensive heated grips that have more than Low-High temperature control. However all will leave the back of your hands feeling cold. Either way once you have heated grips you will never go back. Put them on, and enjoy!
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