Road Racing Bikes for Snow
A road racing bike for snow is a mountain bike (MTB) that is equipped with a road handlebar, studded tires and a bright tail lamp in order to be recognised by other cyclists and automobilists even in a strong blizzard. Bikes of this kind are one of our trademarks. We use them in order to train up the upper half of the body. Because it is very difficult to train that with a normal MTB handlebar.
The upper part of the body is very important for cycling. Tesseract says 90 percent of cyclist's locomotion ability depends on the upper part of the body. He was swimmer before becoming cyclist and he is better at swimming than cycling. So his locomotion really depends on the upper half of the body. Therefore, he built road racing bikes for snow to keep strength of the upper half of the body during the winter.
Now Tesseract is not the only one who rides road racing bikes for snow. Currently we have three other members who rides bikes of this type.
We are going to show some photos of those bikes.
Another usage of road racing bikes for snow:
Not only can you use them in winter but in summer as well you can use them if you put summer tires on them (cf. Off-season training reports/Okurige).
Road racing bikes for snow are suitable for riding on snow covered roads on which cars can pass but not suitable for paths on which cars can't pass like trails, ski run, cliffs etc. If you ride on extreme terrain, you better ride normal MTBs.