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Winter Biking Guide

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Old 02-06-18, 07:05 AM
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Winter Biking Guide

Hey guys!

So, How's commuting this winter?

I have seen all over the internet and couple times in this forum that people do not know how to safely ride a bike in winter or are too scared to do so because they think it is too dangerous.

Well, yes, it is more dangerous to ride a bicycle in winter, not only because of the snow and ice on the roads but because it gets darker a lot faster in winter than in summer.

70% of all biking accidents happen when it is dark outside because a lot of us do not use any reflectors on our bikes and not even a reflecting clothing.

But that does not mean that you cannot ride to work or school or anywhere else in winter with your bike.

So I did some research on Google for those who cannot do it themselves. Found a lot of winter biking guides and a lot of posts with different tips.

I will add a link to this one- Basics Of Winter Biking

This will make things clear for all of the newbies and maybe even it will be useful for some experienced cyclists.

And i hope i will not get banned for posting a link in this thread.
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Old 02-06-18, 08:30 AM
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thanks for sharing, not sure about those traction ideas tho. it's more common to suggest new studded tires off the rack. but I like those glove ideas
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If a newbie winter cyclist has made it to BF and on this subforum he/she's already half way there. There's a ton of good information on here for would-be winter commuters.
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It's like the person who wrote that article doesn't even ride.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
It's like the person who wrote that article doesn't even ride.
Wearing nitrile gloves seems absolutely terrible!

The mention of a "granny" gear makes a good point but neglects an important reason why it's necessary for me - "torque control" so I can keep a decent cadence and not just spin out like crazy.

Look for rim brakes which are the most effective.
No, that's just clueless. I'll take my hydro discs thankyouverymuch. Geeze not even a mention of hub brakes?
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Wut...

This might be the product I've been dreaming of: https://www.amazon.com/Hydrology-Dou...les&th=1&psc=1

Is this really an insulated bottle that can be used while cycling? Also, are unicorns real?
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It's like the person who wrote that article doesn't even ride.
Good that I did not write that article.
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