With a little time left for winters, it’s high time to be ready with your bike preparations. You just need to change some bike components and add other essential elements to be all set for winters. This won’t take much time of yours, but if you still avoid it, then riding is going to be too difficult during the winter season.
The carbon and alloy wheels will not work during the winter season as during the cold weather a lot of grit is being kicked out to the wheels which drastically affect the brakes. So, get rid of carbon or alloy wheels and upgrade it to better wheels for smooth riding. However, if your bike has disc brakes, then there’s no need of switching your wheels as you can ride with same wheels throughout the year without any difficulty.
When you are changing your wheels, you also need to upgrade your tires. Upgrade your tires to rougher and beefier tires as these tires are perfect for long miles. Continental Gatorskin and Vittoria Pave tires are the favorites among the riders as these tires are tough, hard and perfect for wet or icy conditions.
During winters, you require a lot of repair supplies as your bike will witness many part failures. So, it’s better to be ready with the repair supplies so that you can deal with a difficult condition anytime. Get a large bag and collect patch kit, 2 tire boots, multitool, frame pump, tubes and other major repair supplies. Carrying plenty of repair supplies will always be helpful during the cold and wet conditions.
Apart from upgrading components, you also need to maintain your bike during the winter season. So, regularly clean your bike to lower the risk of corrosion and ensure comfortable riding for a long run.
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