Riding a bike regularly doesn’t have to be a costly experience, check out our hand-picked range of budget-busting low-cost products and accessories to keep the wheels turning this winter.
Vittoria Zaffiro IV Tyres
Big capacity tyres can make rough roads much nicer to ride on. These Vittoria Zaffiro IV’s are available in 28mm (check frameset tyre clearance to ensure they will fit your bike). Vittoria have upgraded the aramid compound to improve wear resistance in this great low cost winter training tyre. This Zaffiro IV is the rigid version of Zaffiro Pro comes with the strongest casing.
Funkier Storm Ladies Jacket
Winter weather calls for emergency flexibility with your clothing. The Funkier Storm jacket is a lightweight shell jacket. It’s ideal for keeping the worst of the wind and showers at bay, on those unpredictable ‘weather roulette’ days. the use of high-end materials ensures its long term reliability. Check out Funkier’s range of jackets for men, ladies and children here.
Merlin RC2 Shoes
The Merlin RC2 shoes offer excellent value for money for a well made pair of shoes. With the Rollkin closure dial (similar to Boa) at the top and velcro lower closure, the shoe holds feet very comfortably. The synthetic leather has a stylish matt finish which combines with mesh panels for breathability. The toe and heel sections are reinforced with rubber protection which keeps these scuff-prone areas well protected. The nylon sole offers a high level of stiffness for power transfer and the shoes are compatible with SPD (2 bolt) and Look style (3 bolt) cleats.
Moon Meteor-X Pro & Comet X Light Set
The Moon Meteor & Comet offer a long list of features – considering it’s a great value light set. Fully recharged in 2 hours via USB, the front light features three settings 150, 300 and 600 lumens – offering settings ideal for a wide range of night riding scenarios, as well as a day-time flash mode for extra visibility. The lights are waterproof to IPX4 standard – great for UK riding, and have battery status indicators to help make the lights more practical and easy to use. The lights come with fittings which fit all bikes.
100% Brisker Gloves
Available in both womens & youth versions too, Mother nature has met her match with this low profile glove engineered to keep you going fast in cooler weather. Get the perfect amount of insulation to block out damp, cool weather while maintaining exceptional dexterity and control of your bike. Available in several color options, including extra bright ones for visibility on grim days.
Crud Road Racer MK3 Mudguards
Love riding your road bike all year around, but no mudguard eyelets? Could do with mudguards to limit the inevitable filth? The Crud Road Race MK3 could be what you are looking for. They incorporates a unique, superfast fixing system and has been widened to accommodate tyres up to 35c. Weighing in at only 260 grams the pair, they fit to most 700c bikes including both disc and caliper brakes.
Got mudguard eyelets on your frameset? Check out our full range of mudguards here.
Merlin Malt G2P Tiagra
The Shimano Tiagra equipped, Malt G2P gravel bike is also a strong contender for a great cost effective winter bike. With its refined geometry, carbon forks and thru axles, the G2P would be very much at home battling the elements on the tarmac, as well as gravel tracks this winter.
For more details check out our blogs on the Malt series of Gravel bikes.
Endura BaaBaa Merino Socks
Cold, wet feet ruin rides! Proper winter socks, such as these from Endura make it much more bareable. Merino wool-blend provides great insulating and odour controlling, combine with excellent moisture management from synthetic fibres – the best of both worlds to tackle the worst of the weather. Check out the Endura BaaBaa range here.
The Astute Neckwarmer offers a lot of flexibility in one garment. Not just a neck warmer, it can be worn as a cap or bandana for those pirate fans. The neck warmer lies flat and doesn’t bunch-up when worn under the helmet – a truly versatile low cost winter garment that can be used in spring and autumn too.
Dare2Ride Smart Trainer
The Dare2Ride smart trainer features a 5.7kg flywheel for a realistic ride feel and is very quiet in terms of operating noise with only 52db at 30kph. The trainer simulates climbing up to 20% and can generate up to 2500 watts of resistance. It also offers instantaneous changes of load on Zwift, making for a realistic riding experience.
Read our full review blog here.
On cold rides the Zefal Artica will keep hot drinks warm for approximately a couple of hours. Ideal if you don’t want to have a cafe stop on your winter training rides, but would still appreciate a warm drink..
Our own brand Merlin wheelsets are receiving great reviews from our customers and represent a great low cost winter wheelset option. The Merlin RA-1 clincher wheels are ideal for a rim brake winter bike. They feature 11 speed cassette compatibility, together with serviceable cup and cone bearings built with 32 spokes. The aluminium rims are 25mm deep and 21mm wide.
The Merlin RDA-2 Disc brake compatible wheelset features 12mm thru axle compatibility, sealed bearings and centrelock hubs. Rims are 25mm wide, ideal for bigger, comfortable road tyres. The wheels are built using double butted spokes.
Check out the full range of Merlin wheelsets here