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 remember to wash 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 tire with a more suitable tread pattern and width will increase contact and grip. You could even consider something with studs for those real nasty, icy days. With the proper tire, you're 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 them for 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 be easily visible by other road users. We recommend a strong taillight and a front light which exceeds 500 lumens.
Finally, 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 you're zooming down the road or trail and something insulated to keep your heat in.
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