Whether you're commuting to work, training for the upcoming season or can't bear the thought of being off your bike for more than a few days, there are plenty of reasons to ride into and through the cool weather seasons. To help, here's some advice on how to brave the cold, windchill and snow.
Head, Hands and Feet
Most cycling shoes are designed with vents for normal conditions, but these let in the cold in winter. To keep the weather out, we like booties or toe covers that fit over your shoes, which add a layer of protection and warmth. You might consider purchasing specially designed winter shoes, which are loaded with features to protect your feet. Heavy duty socks will go a long way in keeping your feet warm.
Torso and Legs
Be Seen and Protected
With shorter winter days and adverse weather that may effect road conditions, you'll want the appropriate equipment. Proper tires, fenders and lighting will make your ride more enjoyable and much safer. If you want to take your winter riding to the next level, take a look at a fat bike. With it's wide tires and lower pressure, you'll appreciate all of the traction it provides.
Please swing by any of our stores so that we can help you select some awesome winter gear and apparel. We can also help with any questions on maintenance, cleaning and lubricating which will help keep your bike in tip top shape in all weather conditions.
Fat bikes are built and designed for all sorts of terrain and conditions. Tackle the city streets or enjoy the snow covered trails. A fat bike allows you to extend your riding season.