Indeed - in southern England, road cyclists tend to need an all-year-round wet-weather bike more than a winter hack, although adding tougher tyres in winter helps.Not really, depends on your definition of winter riding.
For me it is roads with rain, for others it's off road with rain/snow
Really beautiful.Indeed - in southern England, road cyclists tend to need an all-year-round wet-weather bike more than a winter hack, although adding tougher tyres in winter helps.
Having cycled for many years, I decided long ago that one should have a quality bike dedicated to wet weather riding, and moreover that it should be as 'good' as one's number one mudguardless fine-weather bike if possible (subject to saving the necessaries of course), due to the number of wet days' riding in this country that we have to endure.
Accordingly, I've had several such wet-weather bikes over the years and have just put together the following one, which I suppose qualifies as my winter 'hack' as it mainly has to deal with rain and muddy roads, and I suppose the forthcoming occasional bit of slush, and for the time being it's shod with tough narrowish touring tyres for that extra protection on England's dismally dirty, debris-strewn and badly maintained roads.
Have tried wireless before, but hated the spurious readings due to interference - speed readings of 800mph would play havoc with average speed figures, so it was back to wired for me. I always found that manufacturers' claims for interference-free computers were incorrect.Only spoiled by that wire running down the front brake cable, you need to go wireless, lovely bike though.
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