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Peter White has an excellent page on Studded tires. To quote (answering questions 1,2) him: "Q: Why do Nokian tires have a tag stating that you should ride the tires on paved roads for 30 miles before using them on ice? A: It's because Nokian is very sloppy in how they install the studs, and doesn't take the time to ensure that every stud is fully seated ...


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Clean and dry (hair-dryer) the derailleur. Relube. Check. If necessary take out the cables, chase the water from the housings by pressing thin oil with a syringe. Put the cables back in or replace with new ones. It's always a good idea to change the cables before winter if you've been riding through rain in the good season. And change them again at the ...


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Check out the 45Nrth Wolvhammer I have several friends who have been using them on to ride their fat bikes on cold snowy days and love them.


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15 F and even moderate bike speeds means a wind chill that is at best 0 F, and in any ambient wind ( and there is always wind in the winter ) and it gets to -10 F. The problem may not be enough insulation in the shoes, but not enough insulation altogether. Due to the way the body reacts to cold temps the feet and hands are the first to feel the cold. ...


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I'd try replacing your cables and housing and running full housing (if possible). Most fat / winter bikes are designed for full housing for this reason. Doing the switch now will assure you are starting with a fresh slate. Additionally, you may try switching to a wax / dry lube for the cold season and clean the old lube off your drivetrain. If you have ...


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The vast majority of cycling shoes (road and mountain) are well ventilated and not suitable for cold weather riding. Lake makes an excellent winter boot (I have several pairs). 45NRTH makes the Wolvhammer, which I haven't tried, but have heard good things about. There isn't a market for cold weather "road" shoes since generally road bikes become ...


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Back when I did winter riding in Minnesota (in temps down to 0F), I used neoprene booties over my regular cycling shoes. These kept the feet warm and also kept out moisture. At the time I was using regular "toe clip" pedals, so no shoe cleats, but reputedly one could use the things with cleats by cutting out the bottom around the cleat (though obviously ...


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All of my winter rides are tubeless now. I have successfully used tubeless setups with Stan's at -40F. Many other riders in my area have used them extensively and without issue at temperatures well below zero. Stan's happens to be the fluid used by my LBS, but I am sure there are others that work as well. The hard part is getting the initial seal to work ...


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According to this link Stans is good up to -30 F Stans Sealant Special anti-freeze agents allow the sealant to be used in environments as cold as -30° F. A comment asked about -40 F. Would it seal a puncture? I don't know. I imagine you can go a bit past -30 F and sealing performance would degrade. At some point it would out right freeze and then ...


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It has been long enough since this question was originally asked for helmets to have adapted. Currently there is a model of bicycle helmet that is full face, and used for downhill bicycle racing. Most (if not all) of these are certified according to the ASTM F1952 standard, which is a more rigorous standard than the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety ...



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