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Would umd buy it?
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:32:21 PM »
For rainy days on my CruX a.k.a. rain bike.



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You can ride all year long with Specialized's Defroster MTB Shoes! They're waterproof and feature 400-gram insulation throughout, a high cut and insulated toes to keep you dry, warm and comfortable. Plus, they boast stiff composite soles for pedaling efficiency, Specialized's thermal-fleece lined Body Geometry footbeds for awesome ergonomics, Boa closures for customizing the fit and feel, and molded lugs for top-notch traction. There are even reflective accents for safety!
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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 07:00:22 PM »
That description makes me wonder if I should get them myself for spring/fall riding.

Hum...

How warm is 400 gram insulation?

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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:01:39 PM »
I think it was someone not reading the spec sheet very well. It's 400g shoe, and it's insulated. lol.
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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 07:17:15 PM »
Moving to Chicago? That could be a good  January shoe
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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 07:27:59 PM »
I get a lot of use out of my Shimano winter MTB boots.  I think winter MTB boots are a good piece of kit to have.  (Winter road boots not so much.  For sloppy weather riding MTB shoes >> road shoes.)

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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 09:17:51 PM »

Do they make a road version for wide feet?

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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 07:32:48 AM »
I think it was someone not reading the spec sheet very well. It's 400g shoe, and it's insulated. lol.


Hum, I believe it really is 400-gram, it's the density of the layer or something like that but I have no idea really how much it actually is. They market winter clothes like that over here like : This winter jacket has a 600gram protection so it resists better to cold.

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7456929_thinsulate-temperature-ratings.html



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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 07:44:19 AM »
Alex is right.  Umd is right. 





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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 08:41:42 AM »

Hum, I believe it really is 400-gram, it's the density of the layer or something like that but I have no idea really how much it actually is. They market winter clothes like that over here like : This winter jacket has a 600gram protection so it resists better to cold.

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7456929_thinsulate-temperature-ratings.html

I've never understood the measurement either.. I think it has something to do with an equivalent weight of down feathers or some other winter insulation. I usually ignore those numbers anyways as they never ever seem to work for me. Even with a 1000gm thinsulate in a pair of boots I come back after hunting with pale, cold, numb toes although doing cardio probably helps out a lot in keeping you warm.
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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 08:59:18 AM »
I do not want to live in a place that the purchase of these is required for year round riding.   They do look nice though.

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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 10:59:03 AM »
Typically, when talking about insulation layer, it's the weight per square meter of the insulating material. As some materials are better insulators that others, it's not necessarily indicative of absolute thermal retention (like R values for home insulation), but 400g/m^2 should be pretty warm, regardless.

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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 11:00:34 AM »
Typically, when talking about insulation layer, it's the weight per square meter of the insulating material. As some materials are better insulators that others, it's not necessarily indicative of absolute thermal retention (like R values for home insulation), but 400g/m^2 should be pretty warm, regardless.


It's the same sort of thing for paper weight.

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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 12:33:52 PM »
For rainy days on my CruX a.k.a. rain bike.


They look decent, but isn't it overkill for where you live?  WOuldn't some weatherproof booties do the trick and be a lot cheaper?  My feet get cold easily, I hate it, may have to investigate...
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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 12:47:54 PM »
They look decent, but isn't it overkill for where you live?  WOuldn't some weatherproof booties do the trick and be a lot cheaper?  My feet get cold easily, I hate it, may have to investigate...


This. Overkill and they might take for-****ing-ever to dry out.


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Re: Would umd buy it?
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 01:11:53 PM »
The booties are a pain and don't fit my MTB shoes anyway. Alsoy toes get really cold with the raynaud's and all...
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