Winter is here so what to do? If you’re like me, you’ll continue to ride until the snow tells you no more, which luckily in NYC is rare. If you’re wintering in a tougher place, you’re either tougher or you give it up until warmer times. Some of my friends in Minneapolis ride down to -20F below. Do you do the same?
Having the winter blues? Now is a great time to stock up of some bike gear for the season.
Keep those fingers warm with some cold weather gloves. Mountain Made Cold Weather Gloves for Men and Women are warm down to freezing weather are they offering free shipping and a Black Friday Weekend sale.
“I use these gloves for running and biking in the Chicago winter, thus far in temperatures between 15 and 35 degrees F. They are warm and comfortable with adequate grip and dexterity. When the temperature is below 30, I wear glove warmers underneath (Pearl Izumi Men’s Thermal Lite…) and my fingers have not yet been cold.”
Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch – $199.89
With the Surge, active mileage is tracked through the unit’s built-in GPS . Not only can you see how fast you’re riding, but you can also see your mileage and heart rate. The new “bike” mode expands that functionality even further when you pull up the app on your phone and desktop.
Riding cycle chic but still need to carry your bike up the stairs or mount it to your car carrier? A tension cross bar adapter is the best way to add a cross bar to your frame and win the best of both worlds.
Allen Sports Tension Bar Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptor now $12.62 on Amazon
This one comes in for Amazon Prime members and will go with your top bar tension mount. It easily fits smaller hatchback care models.
I bought this for my Nissan Rouge, fits perfectly on the back, easy to sit up and is reasonably priced. strong frame that holds two bikes. Better than more expensive racks. I’d give this rack a AAA rating.
Trying to track your rides and fitness and add GPS functionality?
It pays to keep a multitool on you when cycling. The WOTOW 16 in 1 Multi-Function Bike Bicycle Cycling Mechanic Repair Tool Kit has everything you could possible need for a day out on the bike.
Whoever designed this thing is awesome. The three tire pry bars that come with it actually fit together, stacking and sticking but easy to pull apart if needed, and the design of the toolkit itself is very compact and clever. I thought it was just allen wrenches and screwdrivers, but this even has a mini ratchet set!