- Dhb Vaeon Roubaix Arm Warmers
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dhb Vaeon Roubaix Arm Warmers
- 85% Polyamide(Nylon)
- 15% Elastane(Spandex)
A pre-contoured construction offering a superior fit made from super stretch, brushed Italian Fabric. (This product was formerly the dhb Pace Roubaix Arm Warmers.)
Top Features of the dhb Vaeon Roubaix Arm Warmers
- pre-contoured construction
- 235g Roubaix Lombardia fabric
- Reflective detailing
Unlike many arm warmers which are tapered in design the new dhb arm warmer is a pre-contoured construction offering a superior fit. The material offers both good stretch and thermal properties ensuring that the user is kept warm and comfortable. Working with our sponsored athletes the overall length has been extended by 1 ½ cm to avoid that annoying gap that can be created between Short Sleeved jerseys cuff and the top of the warmer. Reflective detailing has been added on two strategic point’s to aid that right hand turn.
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Magazine reviews for dhb Vaeon Roubaix Arm Warmers
Review from road.cc
The rain has stopped, the sun is shining, and here at road.cc towers it feels like spring might - just might - be in the air... enter the Pace Roubaix arm-warmers from dhb. When it's time to think about what to wear on rides that don't call for full winter gear arm warmers should be on your mind.
We've tested some other kit in the dhb range - notably shorts and tights - and been impressed with the quality. These arm-warmers are also very good indeed. The fabric is a medium density, smooth on the outside, and slightly fleecy on the inside, so it feels nice and warm. It's a stretchy, meaning a good close fit, but not too tight.
The close fit is thanks to the method of construction. Whereas some arm warmers are pretty much a tapered cylinder of fabric, the dhb versions have an 'anatomical' shape - which means they've got a bend half way down, to match the bend in your elbow when riding the bike. This means less material to ruck uncomfortably on the inside of your elbow. It also means a surprising number of panels, and lots of seams to join the panels together, but you can't feel the seams when you're wearing the arm-warmers, and there's no trouble with chaffing.
On sizing, these arm-warmers have a very generous length. We're testing a pair of size Small, but they're easily long enough to cover the wrist-bone and go almost up to the arm-pit, so there's absolutely no chance of an annoying - and chilly - inch of bare skin showing between the top of the arm-warmers and the sleeve of your jersey. (For the record, these size Smalls are being tested on arms that measure 66cm from wrist to pit.) And just to make sure they stay in place, around the elasticated cuff at the top of each arm-warmer there's a line of silicon on the inside to grip onto your skin, and a some dots of silicon on the outside to grip the inside of your jersey sleeve. Neat.
The Pace Roubaix arm-warmers are available only in black, with a very thin line of white around the lower cuff. For night-riders, there's a reflective tab sewn into the seam at around the elbow, and the dhb logo on each forearm is also reflective.
One word of warning. The medium density fabric is no problem if you're wearing these arm-warmers all day. If you plan to use them for the first few hours of a long ride then take them off and put them in your back pocket when the temperature rises, then you'll obviously find them slightly more bulky than the ultra-skinny all-lycra types that are available. But that's a fair pay-off. Something that's ultra skinny isn't going to be as warm. You pays your money...
Talking of which. A pair of dhb Pace Roubaix arm-warmers costs £18.99. It may seem a lot, but all those panels that go into making the anatomical shape inevitably push up construction costs, and this compares well with the full price of other brands of arm-warmer made from similar materials, where you can pay easily over thirty quid, and sometimes almost fifty, for some high-profile names (you can of course also get lightweight lycra-only versions for about a tenner, but they're a different beast), so overall this is fair value.
Review from Bicycles.net.au
It's a classic irony that when the international pro-cycling season hits its full swing in July, early morning cycling conditions here in Australia are about at their worst. For some, this means hanging up the bike for a few weeks and staying up late instead.
This year Wiggle told me to "harden up" and provided a pair of dhb Vaeon arm and leg warmers so there would be no excuses. If you are on their website and looking for cycling wear, chances are that you will come across the dhb brand of gear that is cheaper than more well known brands and may catch your interest. dhb are a brand for the price conscious cyclist and though it isn't advertised as such, is a "home brand" from Wiggle.
Both arm and leg warmers boast some neat feature; they are anatomically cut to follow the movement of your elbows and knees, have nice big gripper panels, and they have reflective details for early morning visibility. Overall, everything feels really well constructed; there's great attention to detail on the seams and they fit and flex to your body perfectly. The fabric has a slightly brushed feel on the inside and a slick, aero finish on the outside.
Part of fitting well is staying in place and to this day the Vaeons have refused to slide down no matter how long the ride. I put this down partly to the well-designed arm and leg grippers, and partly to the anatomical shaping. Whereas simple "tube-shape" warmers bunch and pull each time you bend your arm or leg, this is not the case with the Vaeons.
There's not much to dislike, really. In fact it shouldn't be hard to get right and dhb have taken the time to make sure they did get it right. If anything, these aren't the warmest arm/leg warmers I've worn, if only by a little bit. The trade-off, however is that I can wear them longer, even when the weather warms up; they never seem to get sweaty.
It's hard not to make this sound like just a simple ad, but these arm/leg warmers really do hit the mark. If youâ€™ve always gone for the sock-with-the-end-cut-off style, you really won't be disappointed by upgrading. And at the moment, being $21.27 for the arm warmers and $24.63 for the leg warmers, they truly are great value.
If you're looking to ride in sub-5 degree weather, you might try something a little thicker (or a jacket!) but otherwise, they're perfect for cold mornings that get warmer quickly.
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Large/XL Length 460mm, Upper Circumference 300mm, Lower Circumference 190mm
I guessed at a Medium which seems to fit about right, not too tight but stays put nicely.
length : approx 460mm
Medium = 125mm x 450mm x 80mm (Top x length x wrist)
Large = 140mm x 460mm x 80mm (Top x length x wrist)
Large/XL Length 460mm, Upper Circumference 300mm, Lower Circumference 190mm
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