Winter riding advice

Things to keep in mind when the temps drop.

Maintenance is equally if not more important during winter. Keeping your chain well lubed avoids excessive wear and tear. Using a decent wet-lube is a good idea and washing your bike to keep that salt away. 

Along with regular maintenance, One of the major things to think about with riding in the winter is tire choice. Mounting a more suitable tread pattern and width tire which increases contact and grip, and possibly something with studs for those real nasty icy days. With all of those choices you are granted a much more predictable ride. 

Lastly, it might sound obvious but put a pair of decent mudguards on. Not those little click-on ones that still throw up all manner of debris from the road, but some massively long and all covering ones. We thoroughly recommend putting some on over winter! 

Last, last thing! Lights, be seen and be safe. Please ride responsibly and buy lights that are appropriate to where you ride. You need to see what is ahead, as well as just 'be seen' by other road users then a decent front light which exceeds 500 lumens is needed. 

And of course make sure you are bundled up, your mom wasn't just nagging when you were a kid she also knew what she was talkin about. Make sure to have something to stop that freezing wind from hitting your skin when your zooming down the road or trail and something warm to keep that heat inside. 

We offer a complimentary assessment to recommend what level of service and parts are needed.

Wash and Lube $40 : Complete bike wash, lubricate chain and Multi Point safety inspection.

Stop By to chat more about what you need to keep riding through the winter months.

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