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Old 11-02-11, 11:27 AM
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Depends on your winter. Is your snow light and fluffy or damp and heavy. Do you get freeze/thaw action?
Start with your winter tyre so you know the wheel size and clearance rquired.
Modern , disc brake cyclo-cross (CX) bikes make excellent winter trainers for roadies. A lightweight cross-country style (XC) MTB works well. You can fit aerobars or trekking bars and use MTb controls so have the option of hydraulic brakes.

Having the capability in your frame for fixed/singlespeed or internal hub gear gives you options, as does bolt-on rack and fender fittings.
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