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Top 5 Tools for Cycling in Winter

Winter doesn't have to mean the end of cycling. With the right tools and gear, you can keep riding all year round.
  • Ryan Elson
    Published by Ryan Elson
    on 22 January 2024

Here are five essential tools to make your winter cycling safer and more enjoyable:

1. Bike Lights

The days are shorter in winter, so you'll need good bike lights to see and be seen. A front light of at least 300 lumens and a rear light of at least 100 lumens are essential. Don't forget to charge your lights before each ride!

2. Fenders

Fenders keep you and your bike dry and clean when the roads are wet or muddy. They're also essential for protecting your drivetrain from corrosion.

3. Winter Tires

Winter tires have a deeper tread and softer compound than summer tires, which gives you better traction in cold and wet conditions. They're a must-have if you're planning on riding in snow or ice.

4. Multi-tool and Pump

A good multi-tool will help you fix minor mechanical problems on the go. A pump is also essential for inflating your tires after a flat.

5. Warm Clothing

It's important to dress in layers so you can adjust your clothing as you warm up. A good base layer, a windproof jacket, and warm gloves and socks are essential.

Bonus Tip:

  • Use lube designed for cold weather. Traditional lube can thicken up in cold temperatures, making it harder to pedal.

With these tools and tips, you can enjoy cycling all winter long. Just be sure to take it slow, be aware of your surroundings, and have fun!

I hope this blog post was helpful. If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy cycling!


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