Gear Deals: Conquer the Snow and slush
Dial-in your winter training gear and your warmth with these gear deals from Competitive Cyclist, Jenson and Back Country. Winter weather can make riding outside hard but with the correct gear, you’ll find the cold weather and snow is just as fun as when you were a kid. So grab your fat bike, rain bike or what have you and let’s get rolling on to the savings!
Race Face Atlas Platform Pedals
Race Face Atlas pedal is an all-new lightweight aluminum body pedal with an ultra-thin double-concave wide platform. The new Altas pedals feature replaceable bottom loading hex-headed traction pins and a Chromoly spindle making them perfect for All Mountain trail riding but also strong enough to handle the abuse of Down Hill riding as well. Yet another solid product from Race Face with all the styling and performance expected from the Atlas line.
Maxxis Rekon 29×2.6 Tire
The Maxxis Rekon is an aggressive trail tire inspired by the Ikon and works great on everything from hardpack, loose over hard, and medium terrain. Wide knobs down the middle provide control under braking and the L shaped side knobs assure support when carving loose turns. Available in either 3C or dual compound, the Rekon is sure to strike a good balance between speed, traction, and durability. With EXO protection you can ride with confidence knowing your tire has extra protection in the sidewalls. Tubeless-ready construction makes reaping the benefits of a tubeless setup a breeze. With confidence like this, you can race more and scout less with the Rekon.
Truvativ Descendant Troy Lee Handlebar
Can you imagine a collaboration more fitting for the bike industry than Troy Lee Designs and Truvativ? Neither can we. These bars feature the terrific performance of Truvativ bars with the eye-catching style of a Troy Lee Designs kit. These bars come in either carbon fiber or 7050 aluminum, with varying geometry and widths for each rider’s preference. The aluminum bars are slightly wider and have a more aggressive upsweep, while the carbon bars are slightly narrower, lower, and feature a more subtle upsweep. Whether you’re looking for a stealthy carbon bar for lightweight, low, and nimble handling, or a bold aluminum bar that boasts the geometry to handle even the most treacherous terrain, there’s a bar that will fit your needs.
Giro Empire VR90 MTB Shoes
Giro and the Empire V90 are steering high-performance off-road shoes down a fresh track. Gone are the hook and loop closures and plastic footbeds. Taking their place are lace-up, lightweight one-piece uppers and Easton EC90 carbon fiber outsoles with Vibram Mont molded rubber tread. The incredibly comfortable upper is constructed of stretch proof, breathable Evofiber synthetic upper Teijin. The SuperNatural fit footbeds get this shoe dialed by allowing adjustment of arch supports and fit for the highest pedal efficiency possible.
Vittoria Mota TNT G+ 29” Tire
Price: $32.95 (marked down from $68.99) save 52%
Riding in wet weather can be rough, especially when you’re out on the trails. Dirt turns to mud and your bike can start riding like crud. When the conditions get tough, you need to tires that can fight back. The Vittoria Mota TNT G+ 29″ Tire is an aggressive tire for wet weather and muddy conditions. It has a generous tread spacing that sheds mud and debris so you can ride unfettered. The progressive sipe-width pattern provides excellent grip without sacrificing speed. The Graphene 2.0 compound performs well in wet conditions and the 4C compound in the tread increases the wear life so you can ride longer in between tire changes.
Gore Wear C3 Gore Thermium Hooded Jacket
Built to keep you warm on colder rides without having to resort to a heavy amount of layers, the C3 Gore Thermium Hooded Jacket from Gore Wear is a highly durable jacket. Constructed from GORE Thermium technology, it will keep you impressively warm with its insulating, lightweight fabric that also happens to be windproof, water-resistant, and breathable. Further adding to the insulating duties is its PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Active so those windy, overcast, and chilly days don’t stand a chance of keeping you off of the road or trail. And if things turn especially nasty, a hood with an integrated headband offers an ideal fit under the helmet and adds additional warmth. The adjustable cuffs and hood along with the waist’s hem serve as an effective barrier against the elements while the wave shape sleeves offer an ergonomic fit that pairs well with winter gloves. Upfront, the jacket features a full-zip with an under the flap to further keep out the elements and a zipper garage to keep it from rubbing and irritating your neck. Two front pockets with concealed zippers keep essentials close at hand and each zipper on this jacket gets pull tags for easy use with full finger gloves. Lastly, the reflective logo and print keep you a little more visible in low-light conditions.
GORE WEAR C3 Gore-Tex Active Pant
Depending on your geographic disposition or the time of year, the weather will try to do everything it can to keep you off the bike. If you’re planning on tackling those goals this season, the training can’t take a back seat and you don’t have time to wait for the weather to improve. Fight back with the Men’s C3 Gore-Tex Active Pant from Gore Wear and stay dry on your commute, road, or mountain bike ride. Constructed with a Gore-Tex membrane, these wind- and water-proof, lightweight, and breathable cycling-specific pants won’t flinch at the sight of a puddle or a looming green/yellow blob hovering over your vicinity on the radar.
SALE 25% Off
Price: $149.96 from $199.95
GORE WEAR C3 Gore-Tex Active Jacket
Don’t let ominous rain clouds stop you from road cycling or trail riding, at least not when you’re packing the Men’s C3 Gore-Tex Active Jacket by Gore Wear. This lightweight rain shell stows inside its zippered rear pocket, allowing you to carry it in your jersey pocket or stuff it into a hydration pack. It’s designed with Gore Wear’s Active fit, which follows your body closely to minimize excess flapping, but without it being overly tight and restrictive. The Gore-Tex Active membrane acts as an impenetrable barrier to passing showers and heavy downpours. However, Gore-Tex Active is much softer, quieter, and more breathable than standard Gore-Tex.
SALE 25% Off
Price: $149.96 from $199.95
GORE WEAR C5 Thermo Bib Tights
Featuring an intelligent matrix of fabrics, the C5 Thermo Bib Tights+ from Gore Wear keeps you comfortably warm for road and trail rides alike in the colder months. The C5 Thermo Bib Tights+ uses additional insulating materials where you need it, such as at the knees, and reduces it elsewhere to reduce bulk for a light, lively feel. It’s Thermo lining delivers plush warmth and boasts a brushed finish for soft comfort against the skin.
The use of flat-lock seams throughout keeps any stitching from irritating your skin and preventing you from getting the most from your ride. The seam-free, mesh upper sits close to your body beneath the layers and ventilates.
Price: $119.96 $159.95
GORE WEAR C5 Gore-Tex Thermo Glove
Even with a proper cold weather kit, it can be tricky to keep your hands warm and dry in winter conditions. Cold temperatures try to get the best of your fingers, while tire spray from wet roads threatens to soak them. With a pair of weatherproof cycling gloves like the C5 Gore-Tex Thermo Glove from Gore Wear, early winter rides are certainly more pleasant. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof, windproof, and breathable, shielding your hands from the cold and rain while ensuring they don’t get clammy if you start to heat up. The membrane combines with synthetic insulation to keep your hands warm down to about 40-degree temperatures, per Gore’s recommendation.
SALE 25% Off
PEARL IZUMI Summit AmFIB Convertible Pant
At the beginning and end of the mountain bike season, the weather tends to become a bit more unpredictable. With a flash of the precipitation here or there and quickly dropping temperatures as the sun sets, you’ll be glad to have the Pearl Izumi Men’s Summit AmFIB Convertible Pants keeping you comfortable. These pants feature the ELITE AmFIB Softshell material that resists wind and water to minimize chills and have a Thermal Fleece lining to regulate temperature while providing a soft texture against your skin. PI Dry technology is focused at the knees to mitigate sweat, minimizing chills. The pants convert quickly and easily into softshell shorts when the sun comes out, and the hem features zippers so you can get the pants off without removing your shoes.
SALE 25% Off
FOX RACING Defend 2-in-1 Winter Short
These hybrid shorts integrate a thermal base layer tight with a waterproof short to keep you warm and dry during winter mountain bike rides. The outer shell shorts 3-layer waterproof construction remains breathable for days when you’re riding hard and features taped seams in strategic areas to keep mud and slush from seeping through. For impact resistance, the brushed thermal tight has built-in pockets that fit Fox’s F3 or D3O protective knee inserts for some added coverage against slippery rock and root sections.
SALE 25% Off
The afterSnowBootie_S7 shoe covers look like a cross between a cycling bootie and waders. They’re a serious, extremely specialized, bootie option from Assos, and the name tells you exactly what they’re about. For a total liberation from the angst of winter, wear the afterSnowBootie_S7 after the snows blanket the road or while trekking on a fat bike across a winter wonderland.
Switzerland, of course, has lots of snow in the winter. However, the folks at Assos are always keen to get in a good ride, even when the weather conditions are less than ideal. And, like the rest of us, Assos has had its share of frozen calves from puddles of snowmelt or sub-freezing temperatures.
SALE 61% Off
SOCKGUY CAMPER WOOL CYCLING SOCKS
With a classic design that serves well on winter rides, the Camper Wool by Sockguy is warm and comfortable, without making you stuffy or sweaty. It’s comprised of 75% TurboWool, a great blend of polypropylene and Merino wool, giving you five times the strength of Merino wool, with the added benefit of being shrink and itch resistant. The Camper wicks away sweat and keeps your feet ventilated while still providing excellent warmth.
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