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Old 12-02-19, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Byrnem31 View Post
bought one last year. A very well made bike, fast and easy to cycle.
Agreed. It rolls easy. I almost crashed it in a mud puddle (skipped a few beats) but gained composure with some effort. Regardless, the first few miles were fun.
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Old 12-06-19, 07:17 AM
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Cold Weather Riding Questions

I ride a DS2 and live in the Midwest. For several months out of the year, we experience cold weather. I have some questions about how others adapt to cold-weather riding.
1. What are some items (clothing, gloves, etc.) that people use when riding in colder climates?
2. How do you stay warm without wearing so much that it feels bulky and uncomfortable when riding?
3. I wear a helmet. What is available to keep my head/face warm and still wear a helmet? (Do they still sell old-fashioned ski masks? )
4. Any special concerns regarding your bike/equipment?
5. Cold weather = shorter days which means more riding in less-than ideal lighting conditions. What arrange of lights do you use? Front light? Rear light? Helmet light?

I appreciate the responses and hope to learn some information!
Thank you.
Scott
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Old 12-07-19, 11:32 AM
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Let me know if you changed the fork out. Just picked up a 2019 DS2 and plan on converting to all road. I have a 2017 DS4 that will be my off road bike. I'm 59 yrs. old and I stirring away from my drop down bar road bikes.
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Old 12-08-19, 06:46 PM
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It's called a balaclava? it's basically a ski mask. I live in the midwest but do not ride this time of year for the following reasons a) no studded tires b) salt ruins a bikes drivetrain and I cannot stand even the slightest rust on my bikes. At the minimum I'd go front and rear lights as I do ride all times of the day and night when no snow sand or salt on the roads.
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