Winter is coming!! You might think that the cycling season is over, but with a little knowledge on how to dress fall and winter riding can be highly rewarding. We simplify the daunting task of riding in cooler temps with a layering based approach every cyclist should know to extend their riding season.
Layer One: Add a Baselayer
Start using the added warmth of a base layer as soon as temps fall below 60 degrees.
+ Base layers come in two warming ranges. Early and late season.
+ Lighter more breathable fabrics for the early transition from summer. (55-60 degrees)
+ Heavier, warmth trapping base layers designed for late fall, and winter riding. (25-55 degrees)
Layer Two: Arm, Knee, & Leg Warmers
Roll on the warmers when temps fall below 60 degrees, the same time you reach for that base layer.
+ Arm and Knee warmers work well for the early part of the season. (45-60 degrees)
+ When it gets really cold it may be time to trade in the knee warmers for full length leg warmers (30-55 degrees)
Layer Three: The Wind Vest or Gilet
The Gilet (or vest) is the best way to shield your core from wind chill.
+ Lightweight and packable,this piece manages your body heat in the early months over your short sleeve jersey.
+ Paired with a set of arm warmers and base layer this combo will be your go to riding kit in early fall. (45 - 60 degrees)
Layer Three: Wool shocks
Keep your toes warm!
+ Add wool shocks around the same time you start rolling on the arm and knee warmers. (30-60 degrees)
+ Go thicker, with taller cuffs as it gets colder to add warmth to your shins. (30-50 degrees)
Layer Four: Shoe Covers
Once the wool shocks stop cutting it, it's time to reach for the shoe cover to cut the bite out of the wind.
+ Early season covers can be a wind cover, or just a toe cover. (45-60 degress)
+ Late season you will need a bit more warmth, it’s time for neoprene or fleece lined cover (30-55 degrees)
Layer Five: Cycling Cap or Beanie
Like mom told you year's ago, your head is where you lose the most heat.
+ When the temps fall a bit,a simple cycling cap can help cut the wind underneath that helmet. (55-60 degrees)
+ Later break out the beanie, wool or knit cycling cap with ear coverage to take you into winter. (30-55 degrees)
Layer Six: Gloves
Keeping the hands warm is one of the most important pieces of riding in the late season.
+ Early season switch to a full finger glove for the crisp temps. (50-60 degrees)
+ As the temps get a bit nippy, it’s time to use full finger soft shell glove. (35-55 degrees)
+ For the brave winter rider, look to glove liners paired with a good soft shell glove, or a neoprene glove for superior warmth and element protection. (25-40 degrees)
Layer Seven: The Riding Jacket
When the early season layers just stop cutting it,. It’s time for a bit more warmth.
+ Lined and windproof jackets are the way to ride into the colder late season temps. (35-55 degrees)
+ Control your warmth my changing your layer combo beneath the jacket to suit the days temps. (25-45 degrees)
Layer Eight: The Bib-Knicker or Tights
These two items help around mid fall into winter, to bring those legs some much needed warmth.
+ Bib-Knickers are the perfect piece for mid fall weather, with added warmth and knee coverage. (45-55 degrees)
+ Pair Bib-Knickers with leg warmers for a warmer combo for late season weather. (35-45 degrees)
+ Lined Tights are best used for late season riding, when the chill is hard to escape. (25-45 degrees)
Layer Nine: Neck Gaiters
The neck is often overlooked when dressing for the cold.
+ Simple, light weight wool or synthetic neck gaiters can help keep your neck warm, keeping important blood flow to your face and head. (25-55 degrees)
That's right the new 2014 Specialized Langster Pro available now!
We have a small size run of the color above so act fast. Now is your change to be the first to own one of these very beautiful street/track machines. Also this is the 10 year anniversary of the Langster to boot. Each frame sports a 10 year anniversary saddle and frame graphic.
Frame sets are available in very limited numbers as well, so place your order soon.
Are you in the market for a new Specialized bicycle to ride the cycling friendly streets of New York? Sid's Bikes has your cycling needs covered. Come by the shop to test ride the many models of road bikes, such as the Tarmac, Roubaix, Venge, Allez, and Secteur. For women, take a spin on an Amira, Ruby, or Dolce. If your into triathlons, than the Shiv is your weapon to help you improve that biking split.
For dirt junkies, the Specialized mountain bike lineup is simply one of the best. The options under the long-standing Stumpjumper lineup include: the FSR models in both 26" and 29" wheels sizes, the race proven carbon and aluminum hardtails, and the world cup cross-country proven rocket-ship that is the Epic. The line up doesn't stop with the Stumpy models either. The other mountain models for endless types of dirt flair (from downhill to freeride to dual slalom) are the Carve, Camber, Enduro, Demo, Status. If your a women that likes to rock the rock gardens check out the Rumor, Fate, Myka or Jett. These bikes are widely sought after, the world over.
If you're looking for that urban rider for getting around NYC, be it commute or for pleasure, you can choose from the Sirrus, Vita, Ariel, Crosstrail, Crossroads and Expedition. If it's speed and simplicity your after the Langster keeps you moving in style. Need something more for the long haul? Then you'll definitely want to check out either the all new 2014 AWOL or the Tricross.
Specialized also has a dedicated line of urban utility bikes called Globe. The Globe lineup includes the Daily, Work and Roll. With value and simplicity at it's core, these work houses are perfect for these streets.
Sid's Bikes is the best Specialized dealer in NYC. Come in to see why.
PowerTap is already a long trusted name in the power-meters game. You may recall that Power Tap recently upped the ante by offering wheelset with carbon clincher rims from both Reynolds and ENVE, laced to the G3 hub. Which we have been stocking for sometime now.
Today PowerTap one upped themselves by announcing lower pricing on there products. G3 alloy wheelsets are now $999, down from $1,499. Carbon wheelsets now start at $2,199 for a PowerTap G3 hub with 46-millimeter-deep Reynolds carbon rims. With the G3 SES 3.4 ENVE Carbon Wheelset going from $3,499.99, down to only $3,199.99. We currently stock all three wheelsets and can order G3 hubs for custom wheel builds. Which have also come down in price, from $1,299 now $789.
All hubs and wheelsets are 11 Speed compatible, and ANT+ supported for wireless use with the leading cycling computers.
If you are like us here at Sid's Bikes you are a bit over board with keeping up on the latest bikes online.
In that case you may already known that the All-New 2014 Synapse was on it's way.
Web chatter started about this bike back around the time of "The Spring Classics" after being spotted under the Team Cannondale riders. Than the bike saw it's first win as Peter Sagan took a solo win at Gent-Wevelgem back in March. At that point the cat was totally out of the bag. Well it's here!
Don't wait till Fall to save this 2013 riding season.
Cannondale has marked down 49 select 2013 bike models.
With up to 25% off, Now is the time to save!
See the bikes on sale here!
Perfect for the avid road cyclist that wants speed, time, and mileage.
But also wants heart rate and cadence.
Supplies are very limited on this great item.
Purchase Online or in-store at our 34th St location
Now is the time to save big on that Specialized
carbon road bike you've been dreaming of all winter.
Specialized is celebrating the "Spring Classics" season by offering amazing savings on the
Tarmac, Venge, Roubaix, and Ruby. The sale runs from April 5th to the 22nd.
We are now taking orders online for in-store delivery.
Book your carbon dream bike today!
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