5 Perfect Presents for Your Favorite Fat Biker
Or… Treat Yo’ Self!
I started riding fat bikes back when they were still called “snow bikes” and I’ve found a few things that make for the hap/happiest winter riding. Buy them for your favorite fat biker! Buy them for you! Self care is important…
Treat yo’self. ~ Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle (Parks and Rec)
1.Revelate Mag-Tank 2000 Bolt On Cockpit Bag. I love the design of this bag! It has a magnetic closure catch that saves my hands from fiddling with a zipper in the cold. In addition, it bolts onto the top tube bosses on my Salsa Mukluk. I appreciate this detail because no matter what tank bags I’ve used in the past, they all want to migrate sideways.
2. Arkel seat packer 15 bag. Expensive but worth every penny. My Salsa Mukluk is a size small and as such, the frame bag doesn’t hold much gear.
Enter the Arkel seat bag. For all-day winter excursions I carry my puffy, an extra base layer, a wool beanie, and my battery heated gloves. It doesn’t sag because it slides onto a lightweight aluminum hanger — which also makes it handy for taking it off to pack and unpack.
There is an outside zippered pocket that is the perfect size to stow chemical hand warmers. And it’s dropper post compatible!
This is the splurge item that you will be grateful that you bought.
3. Greasy – Winter Wool Cycling Cap with Bill. A lightweight hat that provides full ear coverage, this has been my favorite for the last two seasons. Because it’s wool it will keep you warm even when damp with sweat. It fits well under my helmet and it’s easy to care for – I throw it in the washer and dryer.
4. Revelate Designs Mountain Feed Bag. I have these on all of my bikes. They are perfect for carrying hot tea loaded with honey on winter rides. Or chili cheese Fritos. It’s amazing how much can fit in them!
5. Bar Mitts/Poagies. Check out Dogwood Designs and Revelate Designs. Bar mitts are essential to keeping your hands warm and they also will hold snacks, a handkerchief, and whatever else you think to stuff in them.
And…. because you read this far…. FREE Christmas bike ornaments by local shrinky dink artist Studd Pyles at either Lander bike shop! (Lander, Wyoming, U.S. of A.)