What bikes to you use for riding in the rain? If I had a designated rain bike, I'd go out in the rain more often. Think i'd prefer wide tires for starters. We do not get that much rain here, so I am not acclimatized to rain riding. That gooie wet lube, makes a drive train turn putrid.I just do not like that. What features do you look for in a rain friendly bike. And would one favor a beater bike, that you value less than your 'ride' for dry weather conditions. Guess, if one is gonna tour in the rain, as we are often required to, beater bikes are not a good idea.