The Sigma Sport BC 2209 MHR STS is a wireless bike computer designed for mountain bikers and includes everything that you will ever need to keep track of your performance, speed, cadence, hearth rate, temperature and an altimeter. There is also another version, the Sigma Sport BC 2209 Targa, that comes without the cadence sensor which can be bought additionally and it has silver panels on the side instead of black. Continue reading
The Zefal Arctica insulated water bottle is a good choice for keeping your drinks cold/hot for a prolonged period of time at an affordable price. The 700ml capacity of the bottle is great for longer rides but don’t be mistaken, this is not a thermos. Continue reading
The GORE Bike Wear Universal Undergloves give you the option to extend the lower limit of your regular winter gloves by a 5-10 degrees, but at a price. Continue reading
The Zefal Deflector FM60 front mudguard provides excellent protection and compatibility with wide range of mountain bike forks. Although the mounting requires the use of an Alan Wrench (included in the box) once you put it on, it is quite easy to do it again. Continue reading
The Zefal Deflector RM60 is a good option for a rear mountain bike mudguard that provides enough protection and can be mounted on any seat post (Ø 25-32 mm) in a matter of seconds. Continue reading
The Scott Minus LF WINDSTOPPER Gloves are not exactly mountain biking gloves, lacking any kind of palm padding, but came in handy in the temperature range between 10-20°C while I was searching for good winter gloves. Continue reading
The Endura Convert Softshell Jacket has a lot of features for a relatively reasonably priced jacket, featuring a windproof membrane, good water repellent outer shell, a lot of pockets, and removable sleeves. Continue reading
Although winter mountain biking shoes are not a piece of equipment everybody will need due simply to the fact that most mountain bikers leave their bikes until warmer weather, those of us who do not want to stop just because the weather is bad have few options for keeping our feet warm and protected in such conditions. Honestly, I am not a fan of overshoes when temperatures drop below 10°C so a good winter MTB shoes are a must.
The Shimano SH-MW81 GORE-TEX shoes are an upgrade to their previous model the MW80 which up to now, was the only model Shimano offered for MTB shoes with cleats as far as I know. Continue reading
When the temperatures start to drop below 15°C it is time to change your light full finger gloves to something that has more insulation and blocks the cold air thus keeping your hands warm and cozy. The GORE Bike Wear ALP-X 2.0 WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell Gloves are good choice for a late autumn / winter gloves mainly targeting mountain bikers that want to ride through the cold winter days.
When you do a lot of riding especially in cold and wet weather, a flat tire when you are a few miles from home can be very unpleasant thing to deal with. Other than walking home there are two options you are left with in such a scenario, repairing the punctured tube or replacing it (assuming that you are not riding tubeless tires). Continue reading