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When temps drop and many Colorado cyclists are trading their mountain bikes for skis, other riders button down the hatches and pull out all the layers.  For those year- round riders clothing is the key to successful winter riding.   Choose poorly and what could have been an amazing ride can quickly go south.  Here are some of our favorite mountain bike kits to keep you on the bike through a range of fall and winter riding conditions.

40-50 Degree Days

Mons Royale Tarn Merino L/S Jersey

A lightweight windbreaker designed to offer protection from the cold on high output rides. The ultimate bike jersey for all temperatures.

We we like it:

- Raglan sleeves for freedom of movement 

- Merino Lined Polyester front panel to protect    from wind and chill

- Hidden sunglass pocket

Endura Single Track Fleece

We consider this versatile, insulating midlayer, an essential in all trail riders wardrobes.  When temperatures drop this multi-functional top makes an excellent mid-layer to keep you riding on the coldest days, or a great spring/fall outer layer that can take even the worst chills off your skin.

Why we like it:

- Comfy insulated mid layer perfect for pairing with other layers

-  Contains more than 80% recycled fabric

- Zippered key post on lower back is perfect for stashing valuables.

Troy Lee Designs Sprint

The Sprint won’t make things any easier for the competition. Focusing on how the kit fits and feels on the bike we have revised articulation points and used lighter, more durable materials in the pants and shorts.   Panting up for winter is a must for anyone trying to ride when the temps drop up on the mountain.

We we like them:

- Comfy articulating seems keep you comfy even when temps drop.

- Two zippered pockets strategically placed to keep your goodies safe

- Chain abrasion resistent materials on the inside of your right ankle keep your pants in one piece 


Endura Windchill Glove

Wind is the enemy while on the bike, the Windchill glove is your protection. The stretch windproof rear panels and gel padded, Palmistry palm design combine to deliver comfortable winter miles.

Why we like it:

- Windproof softshell backhand for a warm, comfortable all day fit.

- Silicone palm and finger tips provide extra grip on the bars and levers.

- E-swipe touchscreen compatible finger tips.

Pearl Izumi Cyclone Glove

The Cyclone cycling glove offers a lightweight soft shell material with three-layer construction that provides protection from both wind and water.  A must for winter cycling in Colorado Springs.

Why we like them:

- Hook and loop closure provides perfect fit.

- Unbeatable bar feel for a glove of the kind.

- BioViz® reflective elements for low-light visibility.


DeFeet Woolie Boolie Sock 

 The DeFeet Woolie Boolie is our shop favorite for cold weather riding.  Featuring full padding, full wool construction and woolie warmth and durability, this is the sock we recommend to keep you rolling when the weather turns.

Why we like them:

- Full padded wool construction offer all day warmth and comfort

- Durable materials provide longevity.

Below Freezing

Endura MT500 Freeze Point Jacket

Winter can provide some of the most epic riding days with cool, crisp air and snow dusted trails or empty roads.  With Multi Fabric Insulation and PrimaLoft Gold Insulation panels on the sleeves, front torso and hood, the MT 500 Freeze Point Jacket sets you up to beat the cold. 

Why we like it:

-Insulated panels keep key body feature warm.

-Stretchy thermal softshell allows for unrestricted movement.

Endura MT500 Thermal Jersey

Wear it as a mid-layer, outer-layer, overlayer, underlayer or however else you can imagine. The MT500 Thermal L/S has always been a key piece in the mtb riders winter wardrobe and this new version adds a neat fitting hood to its predecessors rich featue list.

Why we like it:

- Insulating main body fabric with good moisture management properties

- Critical element protection provided by durable windproof panels on the front torso and sleeves

-Large front chest and front zipped pockets

Pearl Izumi Summit Amfib Alpha Pant

Designed for riders who relish the opportunity to ride through winter, our warmest pant features Polartec® Alpha® for its great next-to-skin feel and lightning-fast moisture transfer that can match hard aerobic efforts. To keep you warm without excess bulk, the insulation is targeted in panels where it’s needed most, while AmFIB® softshell provides 360-degree breathable protection from wind and cold. 

Why we like them:

- Dual zippered trail access pockets for holding ride essentials.

- Tapered fit is pedal friendly.

- Fabrics are made from recycled materials.

Pearl Izumi Alpha Gloves

Searching for a warm glove for cold weather riding that doesn’t compromise feel? Look no further than the Summit Alpha Glove. Polartec® Alpha® panels on the back of the hands provide insulation with minimal bulk while the water-resistant Ax Suede™ Slim Fleece palms ensure a great connection to the handlebar.

Why we like it:

- Large hook and loop cuff blocks out the cold air.

- Softsheel backing provide all day comfort.

- Touch screen compatible finger tips.

Pearl Izumi Barrier Skull Cap

A snug and streamlined full head cover with a wind resistant front panel to keep you cozy in the thick of winter. Precisely tailored to fit under a helmet, the Barrier Skull Cap’s mildly scalloped back prevents fabric bunching while in the cycling position. P.R.O. Thermal Dry fabric provides quick-drying warmth, reflective elements enhance safety, and an otherwise hidden rear port opens as needed to accommodate a ponytail.

Why we like it:

- Fits slim and comfortably under your helmet.

- Ponytail port allows comfort for riders with longer hair.

Endura MT500 Overshoe

The stand out feature of Endura's MT500 Overshoe, and the one that sets it apart from the rest of the competition, is the moulded rubber toe cap. This has been totally revamped with improved tread on the underside that gives you plenty of grip on steep, muddy slopes and also includes additional reinforced areas that improve the durability of the overshoe.

Why we like it:

- Smooth neoprene outer face creates natural water run off.

-Neoprene provides layer of insulation and is wind proof.

- Molded rubber toe cap provides better tread than previous versions.

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