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Old 09-18-20, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by timebomb View Post
I'm in the midwest. We went down to one car since and my commute is less than 3 miles. I figure even on the coldest days I can make that work. I actually don't have a bike yet but I've narrowed it down to two options. I'd love to hear if you've got any thoughts: Never felt so good riding a bike. Help me find something similar!
When I was commuting, 2.5 miles each way was my normal distance. I've been impressed with my Trek FX commuter bike, which I've used for 10 miles round trip (5 miles each way) for an entire winter (although there's been quite a maintenance bill associated). Trek FX has proven to be a popular commuter bike around here, and I've even thought about buying a second and using it for the summer bike.

I don't have a lot of experience with gravel bikes but I've seen people say they really like them for winter cycling. So can I suggest doing a "search threads" and seeing what people have said in the recent past. And someone else will undoubtedly be replying to this post.
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Old 09-20-20, 06:29 PM
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I'll be trying it for the first time this winter.
Same here. Contemplating about getting a Priority Continuum bike with studded tires for the Winter months. Less maintenance and cleaning play a role in my decision as well.
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Old 09-21-20, 02:13 PM
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They are expensive, but for me, I wouldn't even think about it most days without my velomobile. Fully enclosed drive train keeps the salt off it. It's ~15-20F warmer than ambient when I get warmed up, three wheels, so I can't tip, and it's fun to boot (although not so much when slogging through fresh snow).
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Old 09-26-20, 10:46 AM
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This is me. Minus 30 degrees Celsius.
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Old 10-13-20, 08:22 PM
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Yes, I often Ride in winter. But Not yet started this year
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Old 12-08-20, 02:38 PM
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A Fixie makes total sense for winter riding. Where I'm at, Edmonton, I use my aluminium frame with a Shimano Nexus hub and it tends to freeze in one gear, thankfully in a mid range one.
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Old 12-08-20, 03:17 PM
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I’ve commuted throughout the year in the past but find it hard to work up much enthusiasm for a rideout when it’s cold and wet. Respect to those who cycle in snow 🥶!
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Old 12-09-20, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by y0x8 View Post
This is me. Minus 30 degrees Celsius.
That's impressive, but I don't see a bike.
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Old 12-15-20, 01:05 AM
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Old 12-21-20, 12:06 PM
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So, I grew up road riding in Florida. There may have been 3 weeks in the whole year combined when I didn't ride. Moved to east Tennessee 12 years ago and just picked up road cycling this year. Bought a used Litespeed Tuscany, lost 45 lbs and want more. I have ridden 1375 miles since March. I would like to ride was long as it's above about 40-45. But, I don't have anything other than short sleeve jersey and shorts. I am definitely looking to add longsleeve jersey and maybe a jacket, leggings and full gloves. Anything better than another brand wise or is it you get what you pay for?
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We got some snow on Christmas, so I took a short spin around town to enjoy the powder and silence. I typically ride in winter, preferring country, dirt roads— especially if snowy— but we don’t get a lot of snow piling up here, and we plow and salt pretty aggressively, so paved roads are usually pretty clear, too.


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Old 12-29-20, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NewbieBlker View Post
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Find it weird you need 10 post before you are allowed to upload pictures. Must be to motivate traffic in the channel?

So who does winter cycling?

nyc Monday in 3o's

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Old 12-29-20, 08:53 PM
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If that ice is more than 5 or 6 inches thick, and you've got studded tires, that lake would ba a blast to ride on!
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Old 12-30-20, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by sweeks View Post
If that ice is more than 5 or 6 inches thick, and you've got studded tires, that lake would ba a blast to ride on!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1tgKs1fq4c
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If that ice is more than 5 or 6 inches thick, and you've got studded tires, that lake would ba a blast to ride on!
Rule of thumb in Minnesota, when the news stops reporting about F150s going through the ice ... then it's safe to go on the ice For reference, earlier this week on Lake Minnetonka - it's been a mild winter and the lake ice is not ready.

Here's an annual race on Lake Minnetonka - the year of this video, I think we had a high temp of 5F.


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Old 01-07-21, 08:08 PM
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Rule of thumb in Minnesota, when the news stops reporting about F150s going through the ice ... then it's safe to go on the ice For reference, earlier this week on Lake Minnetonka - it's been a mild winter and the lake ice is not ready.
I'm in Illinois, but I have always used the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Ice Thickness Guidelines for (relative) safety!
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I'm in Illinois, but I have always used the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Ice Thickness Guidelines for (relative) safety!
Here's the expanded guidelines
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Count me in. This would be my third winter riding my Marlin 7 and I just replaced the tires with a new set of Maxxis Ardents. I’m looking forward to the local MUPs here in PA being less populated and riding in more comfortable temperatures. I’m hoping the Ardents are a good tire for riding in fall leaves, winter slush and early spring muck.
After just 2 rides I think I seriously think I need to drop the PSI or go tubeless. It's just too mucky or icy, depending on the day. I'm still feeling out the new tires. I got some cheap fenders off Amazon and they're keeping me mostly muck free.

PS: I took off that chain guide. Not recommended.
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Old 01-13-21, 10:33 PM
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I love riding in winter. The cold wind and amazing snowy trails are the best part of riding in winter. Also I have great workout during these times.
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Old 01-14-21, 02:10 PM
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I don't love riding in winter, but riding is so much better than not riding.
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Old 01-14-21, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by walterpeter946 View Post
I love riding in winter. The cold wind and amazing snowy trails are the best part of riding in winter. Also I have great workout during these times.
Not to mention you usually "own" the trails since not many souls are around.
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Old 01-14-21, 07:42 PM
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Yes.
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Old 01-14-21, 10:40 PM
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In the deep South, it gets cool enough that I may not ride a road bike as often, turning to my Montague for a good workout without as much wind.
But... it doesn't snow often, and the temps really don't stay very low or for long.
Building a franken-Bianchi Ocelot with drop bars, oughta make a fabulous sloppy weather bike.
Just hangin' some parts on it in this pic, will update in one of my threads when finished.

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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I don't love riding in winter, but riding is so much better than not riding.
Putting on the clothes takes a while, and then when you are almost done you can't find your keys or something is missing and you start overheating.
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