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Poll: Your favourite winter accessory

With winter well and truly here, all the talk at MCN HQ recently has been on the winter commute, and how to make it a little more bearable. There's every accessory going being used, from heated clothing to winter bikes, right up to Chad fitting handlebar muffs on his GSX-R (briefly)! What's the secret to your winter riding? Is it a mucky...

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Winter riding

A combo of heated grips and bar muffs. YES, they might look crap, but biking isn't a fashion parade is it??

 

For those that had problems with the muffs catching their levers, you either need to make a sort of cage to go INSIDE the muffs out of wire, or you can now buy muffs that bolt onto your bar end weights (IIRC TUCANO make them).

 

I have a Frank Thomas winter bike coat and it's FANTASTIC. It's almost too warm. I don't ride too far in the winter, maybe a couple of hours at a time. Biking is my hobby, so don't need to commute. I only go out on nice days. If I did a LOT of riding, then I would get a heated waistcoat/jacket. You don't need to be cold on a bike anymore. This isn't the 70s/80s....

 

I also rinse the bike off with cold water after every ride to get rid on the salt..

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domster

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domster says:

Bar muffs

eatcs01, Well said! i would thoroughly recomend shoving one's ego up one's bum & fitting them. To make a support cage, bend a wire coathanger in half into a v shape, then create loops at each end & slide over bar ends, then tape/glue in position.

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