The Right Gear To Ride A Bike In The Rain

Face the whims of Mother Nature, difficult to keep the same motivation. But it would be a pity that monsoon deprives you of the pleasure of pedaling! Our advice? In the event of a downpour, keep your spirits up and equip yourself accordingly

The Right Gear To Ride A Bike In The Rain

1. Protect your clothes!

A drizzle or a beautiful shower: nothing will prevent you from going out on a bike! To keep your clothes dry, you can wear a rain poncho. With its wide collar and its ample space, it can be worn in the blink of an eye. Ideal in case of a sudden change of the weather! For more optimal protection, put on a waterproof jacket and over-pants. The detail that makes all the difference: A model equipped with built-in protections for shoes!

2.Protect your hands!

When you ride in the rain, especially at high speed, cold weather and humidity can attack your hands. The trick? Waterproof gloves designed for cyclists! They preserve your hands on bad weather and also offer you effective protection in the event of a fall. Admit it would be a shame to deprive yourself!‍

3. Protect your things!

Telephone, laptop, or identity papers: your personal belongings should be kept dry in case of rain. A simple rain cover placed around your backpack works fine! For a better seal, choose a model perfectly adapted to the volume of your backpack. Not too big or too small, to marry its contours as close as possible!‍

4. Protect your bike!

The cables, chains, and other details on your bike do not like rain so much! Best protect them from moisture in rainy weather. Degreaser, lubricant and a bike cover are effective barriers against rust and corrosion. Thus protected, your bike will continue to fulfill its mission without fail, regardless of the vagaries of the weather!‍

5. And don't forget to protect yourself!

Pedaling in rainy weather is not as difficult as it sounds! Provided you take a few precautions, you will even be surprised to have fun! The golden rule? See and be seen! The rain makes you less visible, so we recommend that you wear a reflective vest so that you can be easily spotted by other road users. Another useful tip is to equip your bike with notched or grooved tires, and make sure they are properly inflated. You will then have the assurance of a perfect grip, even on soggy ground! We do not skimp on security!


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