Are you also so enthusiastic about cycling that you would like to pursue your hobby all year round? Don't worry, you can! You can find out everything you need for this and why cycling glasses are essential for the winter here in this blog.
That's why you shouldn't do without your cycling glasses in winter
Anyone who enjoys cycling during the cold season has probably already encountered the pitfalls of winter. The inevitable headwind feels particularly icy at low temperatures. Cold and watery eyes are a daily load. Even snowflakes can turn into painful, small projectiles due to the speed of the bicycle. So, to protect your eyes from winter weather conditions, winter cycling glasses are helpful.
Repurpose bike goggles for winter
With conventional cycling winter goggles you may notice that the cold air still finds its way into your eyes . This is because the frame of the glasses only rests on your nose, but otherwise leaves a gap to your face. In order to get this problem under control, we at NAKED Optics have also equipped our cycling goggles with a kind of ski goggle function. With the GOGGLE UPGRADE, you can replace the classic frame of the cycling glasses The HAWK and The FALCON with a rubber band, similar to ski goggles. In addition, there is a foam layer on the frame of the glasses, adapted to your face shape, which ensures that your cycling glasses are completely shielded from the wind.
These glasses are suitable for your cycling glasses in winter
Winter is often referred to as the dark season. Since it can basically be darker than the rest of the year, cycling glasses for winter also need different lenses than for summer. Perfectly clear lenses are therefore ideal for cycling in snow and rain. So you can keep an optimal eye on everything, but you can still benefit from the protective function of the cycling glasses. On beautiful winter days, the sun can be almost as strong as in summer. That's why tinted lenses with UV protection are an important accessory for your winter cycling goggles.
The best clothing for cycling in winter
If you like to go cycling in winter, you should also adjust your clothing . The motto here is: more is more. Many layers are a popular tactic here, as they can be removed or added to if necessary. A base layer made of merino wool is particularly recommended. This functional underwear is breathable and absorbs your sweat so you don't get cold. Waterproof rain jackets and overpants are ideal for the outer layer. You should not do without gloves when cycling. It is important that your fingers have enough room to move and that you can still operate the brakes without any problems. Your ears are also exposed to cold winds in winter. Thin headbands fit perfectly under your bike helmet and you don't have to do without any protection.
This is how you winterize your bike
Winter also has a few pitfalls for your bike. You should therefore take special care of your bike in the cold season. To ensure your own safety, you should regularly check your bike's tires and brakes. Because these are largely responsible for the braking distance. Similar to a car, it also increases on wet and icy surfaces. You should also pay special attention to the additional moisture in winter. A bicycle is particularly attacked by snow and road salt. You should therefore protect all susceptible parts, such as damping, ball bearings and suspension forks from moisture with an extra layer of protection. Because oil has a water-repellent effect. Your chain also deserves an extra portion of oil in winter. It is best to use synthetic lubricants for this, as these cannot be easily rinsed off when they are wet. If you go cycling in winter, you should also pay attention to good visibility . So check your bike lights in winter too.
Credits: Florian Dorn