Lars Michaelsen tells you in this blog post how to style your bike for winter cycling, just like he did back in the days, and still does, so you can keep on riding throughout the winter on a bike that looks great!
Lars Michaelsen has been a pro cyclist for more than 14 years at Team CSC, Francaise des Jeux, Festina and TVM and is now sports director at Astana Pro Cycling Team. Lars has won Gent-Wevelgem and finished 5th in Paris-Roubaix, so he knows what it takes to keep cycling outside during winter time.
Essentials for Your Winter Road Bike
#1 Solid Tires
Mount some solid tires and avoid punctures. Changing the tube with ice-cold fingers spoils even the best winter ride.
#2 Mudguards with Extensions
A pair of tight-fitting mudguards with extensions at the bottom are worth gold on the wet days. First of all, they will ensure that you don’t get wet from road spray. And you do your fellow riders a favor by not sprinkling them with water.
#3 Reflective details
Reflective details are important and are increasing your visibility significantly on the dark winter days. Mount reflectors on the bike: at the front, rear and at the pedal arms. Make sure to wear clothes and shoe covers with plenty of reflective details as well.
World Class Mechanic Expertise
Let us help you get your bike ready for winter by letting the Danish national team mechanic, Danny Skovgren, and his fellow mechanic, Peter Iten, set up your winter bike with a UC Winter Package. They are both very experienced and respected mechanics with a special eye for the detail.
Danny and Peter will ensure a discreet mounting, that looks elegant.
Argon 18 Krypton Winter Edition
The perfect winter road bike for recreational and hardcore cyclists.
The Argon 18 Krypton Winter Edition is built with the UC Winter Kit:
- Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 23 mm Tires
- Mudguards with extensions
- Reflective stickers on the back, front and on the crank
Price: 13,000 DKK / 1,733 EUR
We can also style your own bike with the UC Winter Kit for 1,500 DKK / 200 EUR.
Photos: Peter Ebro // United Cycling