Winter e-biking advices

steve mercier

Well-Known Member
Thanks to Handlebars and Stefan for the goggles suggestion. I got my wife ( she wears glasses ,I don't) these goggles on Amazon and she likes them to stop her eyes from watering in the cold.
100% Unisex-Adult Speedlab (50400-233-02) STRATA Goggle Outlaw-Clear Lens, One Size, $45 bucks CDN
 

sparkwest

New Member
A friend just bought a Vespa, and I've been checking out his Vespa helmet for winter ebike commuting, with it's two visors. He says it's cozy on the ears too. Wondering if the extra weight would be awkward- how different would it be from some of the snowboard helmets above?
 

pullenj

Member
For cold hand, look into a pair of Bar Mitts / pogies. They are easy to install and remove all of the wind chill from your hands. So much so that I don't need to wear gloves at all and my hands are very warm. They have space to toss a hand warmer in too if you get the bigger models. I tend to wear a pair of thin gloves just in case I need to do something off the bike so my hands don't freeze.
 

Handlebars

Active Member
For cold hand, look into a pair of Bar Mitts / pogies. They are easy to install and remove all of the wind chill from your hands. So much so that I don't need to wear gloves at all and my hands are very warm. They have space to toss a hand warmer in too if you get the bigger models. I tend to wear a pair of thin gloves just in case I need to do something off the bike so my hands don't freeze.
Yesterday for the first time, my gloved hands were freezing after a short ride. I have better gloves for cold but not for bike riding in the cold...I'm convinced to get wind protection on the bars. I like micro-cost DIY solutions though, as usually better than low cost commercial items. However, the Pogies and RockBros don't cost much and look alright for the purpose. Black Saturday search time!
 

Handlebars

Active Member
For cold hand, look into a pair of Bar Mitts / pogies. They are easy to install and remove all of the wind chill from your hands. So much so that I don't need to wear gloves at all and my hands are very warm. They have space to toss a hand warmer in too if you get the bigger models. I tend to wear a pair of thin gloves just in case I need to do something off the bike so my hands don't freeze.
After searching and watching some reviews I decided that I need to DIY them.
 

steve mercier

Well-Known Member
A friend just bought a Vespa, and I've been checking out his Vespa helmet for winter ebike commuting, with it's two visors. He says it's cozy on the ears too. Wondering if the extra weight would be awkward- how different would it be from some of the snowboard helmets above?
you mean like this?
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sparkwest

New Member
The smaller visor can be a sunshade/sunglasses material that slips up into the helmet. The outer visor protects shields down to your lips.
What would be lovely is to convince a manufacturer to build something in between this and a bike helmet. Biking in the rain at 32kph is also uncomfortable on the face.
 

steve mercier

Well-Known Member
The smaller visor can be a sunshade/sunglasses material that slips up into the helmet. The outer visor protects shields down to your lips.
What would be lovely is to convince a manufacturer to build something in between this and a bike helmet. Biking in the rain at 32kph is also uncomfortable on the face.
I dunno... that white one is hard to resist (-:
 

Thomas Jaszewski

Well-Known Member
If you’re considering a motorcycle helmet, run from Vespa branded. A ridiculous premium price. Check out Sharp U.K. for real testing and ratings of helmets. Been there done that. GTS250 vintage red.


 

steve mercier

Well-Known Member
Today's planned ride: 20 miles from Specialized Warsaw to my place at 34 F and into headwind ;-)
Accuri OTG goggles recommended by @Handlebars are just fantastic! Even my large prescription glasses fit! Now I can see I put the balaclava on rather asymmetrically :D
Speaking of Asymetrical...My wife likes her new 100 % goggles. She says they keep the cold wind from stinging her eyes. Thanks for the good idea.
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