Why don't bike companies sell real "WINTER" bikes?
We have yet to see a bike at the bike shop that we could honestly call a "winter bike."
Why not? Because it is a very niche market. And the task is more engineering and innovation intensive than just another flavour of the 1000s of road bike designs that already exist.
To stimulate the designer energy, we propose a prize for best winter bike. It involves cranberries.
We think a winter bike should have:
- freeze-proof drive-train and brakes
- corrosion protection against water and salt
- traction and lots of it
- excellent slush protection
- manufacture-ability, no fantasy bikes allowed
Designers: get going.