I tested Magped’s ENDURO pedals and found them to be the “best of both worlds” between traditional clipless pedals and flats. They worked well for my gravel biking style – which often veers off onto singletrack. They also offered an unexpected efficiency for gaining traction on the fat bike in the snow. With a good margin of safety for disengaging with the pedals, I was finally able to get over my apprehension of “clipping” in while riding sketchy snow conditions.
I admit that I like to geek out on bikes and gear as much as the next gal. But there is beauty in simplicity and going back to your roots. In riding like you did when you were a kid. I’ll bet that you rode your first bikes on anything and everything, with a friend balanced on your handlebars. I invite you to take a chance and push your limits by riding the ‘wrong’ bike.
I am in love with the BRANWYN wool bralette for winter biking! It works well for bustier women, wicks well and is super comfortable, like a snug cropped tank top. If you’re looking for a merino wool bra to wick away the sweat, keep you warm and dry in the winter and cool and dry in the summer, this is your bra.
We followed tracks to see where they would lead with a general trending from the high desert to the mountains. Following in the hoof prints of the infamous “Outlaw Gang”, sometimes we were only on game trails that faded into tall grass.
The Velocio ZERO bib is sure to be a long-lasting piece of your kit. Wind-proof and water resistant, it works well as a stand-alone layer for winter road riding or as a base layer for fat biking in freezing temps. If you are a rider that eats snow and ice for breakfast then these are for you.
My favourite part of these pants? All the pockets and their zipper closures. The pockets on the upper thigh mean I can keep my phone handy when it’s warm enough.
This women’s wool cycling jersey was stellar on it’s first hot ‘n sweaty ride: a new section of the Great Divide Trail in Wyoming that climbs up to Sublette Pass.
Want to challenge yourself in the snow and have fun at the same time? Here is your list of fat bike races! Train. Or Not Train. Race. Smile. Repeat.
You really don’t need an expensive pair of cycling-specific pants for winter fat biking. If you have a ski kit, then you have a fat bike kit. But, if do you want something cycling-specific, here is a list of winter cycling pants ideal for fat biking.