3 Feb 2021 13:25
What are people's recommendations for keeping your feet warm on the bike? Suggestions for socks or anything else to stop my toes freezing off.
3 Feb 2021 13:38
Get a wahoo kickr and a zwift subscription. Nout reason to go out in thus rubbish weather atm.
If you really want to brave the elements. Get a really good pair of lined waterproof booties. I’ve got a pair from Rapha, but appreciate they can be quite dear. Galibier is a small U.K. brand and do some good kit, have a look at their over boots. I also sometimes go for the Velotoze tall covers with a pair of castelli toe covers on top for added protection.
Try and see what works, ultimately if you’re out for long in this weather you are always going to get cold wet feet, but more about limiting how long and how bad you have to suffer.
4 Feb 2021 00:33
Not sure what conditions are like where you're at, but biking in excessive cold fuckin hurts! Would much rather be running.. and vice versa in excessive heat.
4 Feb 2021 07:02
Tape over the vents on your shoes is a good start.
Better socks; DeFeet Woolie Boolies/SealSkinz/Hiking socks.
Toe covers for "milder" days, stops the wind chill biting when it's not quite cold/wet enough for full over shoes.
Spatz Overshoes for the worst days. Not cheap but they really are the best you can get. I probably spent the same amount on different pairs over the past couple years before biting the bullet and getting Spatz, and should've done it sooner.
4 Feb 2021 08:17
I've always just used dirt cheap neoprene overshoes from planetx for commuting duties in winter, they're not waterproof in the shittest weather but even when your feet get wet they stay warm as long as you are putting the effort in
4 Feb 2021 08:23
Tried all the bodges mentioned along with overshoes (tape over toe box, fill in holes underneath, wrap tinfoil round feet) but ultimately if you’re out for long enough your feet get cold. Best way is to invest in some winter boots. North wave or fizik do various ones. Around £200 though so not cheap.
4 Feb 2021 12:13
even though they are fuck ugly i am very tempted by a pair of winter boots. just saves the faf of layers etc too
4 Feb 2021 13:00
all winter kit is fuck ugly, lets be honest
4 Feb 2021 15:08
Not always, got a cafe du cycliste down for really cold days, that looks the business. Rain jackets do look shite, but as per previously, invest in a direct drive turbo and stay indoors when wet.
6 Feb 2021 18:45
i imagine when gyms are allowed to open again we'll see some of the casuals selling their steeds at reasonable rates
6 Feb 2021 19:18
New 12 speed dura ace round the corner, hopefully that means fat boys with f12s will upgrade and market will see a flood of parts as a trickle down.
SRAM also bringing out new wireless groupset, hope it’s a rival etap, might mean shimano finally pull their finger out and get di2 on 105.
Aside, di2 still being wired fucks me off, sram have shown you get accurate shifting totally wirelessly. Can’t be dealing with junction boxes and all this crap.