Your Guide for a Great Winter Ride!
This is a special one, welcome to King of the Ride podcast. Here we have return guest/sometimes-co-host Laura King and Ted talk about how to optimize your cold weather riding. You asked, we answered. After more than 1000 questions came pouring in, Laura and I summarized them and answer them today in this podcast.
Here in Vermont, where the sun rises at lunchtime and sets a few minutes later, we need to make the most of our riding window and that takes lots of hardware, software, and just the right equipment.
Here are some products mentioned in this podcast:
Velocio is the only clothing we use. From stifling hot to frigid cold, there is NO better clothing out there.
Alternating piping hot Ginger Mapleaid and Lemon Tea Mapleaid from UnTapped in a vacuum bottle is a definite.
Bar Mitts are our dropbar bike hand covering of choice, now with Extreme Cold models.
45NRTH is our go-to for winter riding boots. Their Ragnarok are good MTB shoes for the slush and their Wolfgar are great in the deep frozen tundra. We also use their Cobrafist for arctic riding on a flat bar bike.
Planet Bike SpeedEZ are the fenders currently on my bike.
SKS Xtra Dry fender is currently on Laura's bike.
Rene Herse Hurricane Ridge tires when I need some tread. Otherwise their Barlow Pass or Snoqualmie Pass are totally fine -- wide and supple.
45NRTH Dillinger 5 are 5" studded tires for fat biking.