'Winter bike' - I don't get it, so please explain.
I usually only go out in the winter when it's dry, but this year I've really caught the bug, so I want to go ride through wind and rain and save the turbo trainer for when it's icy.
So excuse my ignorance, but please explain to me why anyone 'needs' a winter-specific bike.
Why can't I just use mudguards and budget wheels on my road bike? What going to happen to my bike(s) (Wilier Mortirolo and Bianchi Infinito - both carbon) if I ride them through the winter?
Hi Monkeyface, it's me again!
It's absolute tosh when people say riding in bad weather ruins your bike, I ride every week of the year(except for holidays and snow) on a carbon bike with decent wheels and 23mm tyres.
As long as you clean the bike and re lube the chain after each "dirty" ride you will have no problems at all. Personally I don't bother with mudguards, you and the bike are going to get wet and dirty with or without mudguards!
I think that there is nothing more invigorating that a good long ride in the rain.