hard snow or packed conditions, then
move to a couple inches of fresh snow.
Having a solid and efficient mini-pump
is key, as you will most likely add
or subtract air a few times on longer
Varying temps are also something to
think about. Many rims are black and
can heat up in the sun, and thus snow
can stick to them. Pedals, especially
clipless, can get water in them and
freeze up. The cleats on the bottom of
your boots can also ice up.
This happens a ton if you are on and
off your bike a lot, something that is
most certainly going to happen on a
More options: Single-speeds? Riders
who live in areas with deeper and
softer snow have thrown in the towel
and gone for some form of gearing.