Setting up the ultimate winter bike

Andi Boecherer shows us his winter ride - a bike that will get him out on the road no matter what the conditions.

| December 15, 2017 | TRAINING

Have a nice Advent #Triday!

Today I will show you photos of my winter bike for the cold months and explain why some parts have found their way onto the bike.

Why do I have an extra winter bike? Because I want to get outside no matter what the conditions on something that will be light, have fenders, disc brakes and heavy-duty tires, and do not want to constantly be rebuilding bikes. The basis is the "Cross Race" by Cube, which I built up as a road bike with SRAM and Zipp components, Garmin lighting and Continental tires.

Thanks to Cube, SRAM, Continental and Garmin for supporting this project!

Complete bike with Mudguards, Lights and 4-Season-Tires

Complete bike with Mudguards, Lights and 4-Season-Tires

Even during the day I ride with the Garmin back light on in the winter.

Even during the day I ride with the Garmin back light on in the winter.

The front light fits perfectly on the Garmin mount.

The front light fits perfectly on the Garmin mount.

Having a Cyclocross frame as a base makes it easy to assemble Mudguards ...

Having a Cyclocross frame as a base makes it easy to assemble Mudguards ...

... I use wider mud guards to match the wider tires.

... I use wider mud guards to match the wider tires.

I recommend Continental Grand Prix 4Season tires (25 mm width) for good protection and traction.

I recommend Continental Grand Prix 4Season tires (25 mm width) for good protection and traction.

Disc brakes work regardless of the conditions and they allow more tire clearance as well.

Disc brakes work regardless of the conditions and they allow more tire clearance as well.

I went with SRAM\'s 1X gruppo as it is less likely to be affected by mud.

I went with SRAM's 1X gruppo as it is less likely to be affected by mud.

Ready to ride – and to leave my dark basement!

Ready to ride – and to leave my dark basement!