Let’s face it, the autumn weather keeps us on our toes. We’ve all had times when we’ve gone out only to find temperature has dropped and the heavens have opened. The answer? Our six handy fixes. It doesn't matter whether you're feeling minted or skinted this month; we'll have you weatherproofed in no time.
1. Waterproof your digits
When your extremities are frozen and uncomfortable, the rest of you also pays the price. As you exercise, blood is directed to your working muscles, rather than your toes and feet. Rain, surface water and wind decrease the temperature even further and your tippy toes are the first thing to suffer.
Insulating, breathable, and completely waterproof. Choose from three vibrant colours or classic black.
Perfect for keeping 100% of water out. Wear with merino socks for additional insulation.
2. Keep in the loop
Protect your phone from water damage so you can stay in contact. It is likely you keep your phone in your back pocket and, even with a gilet sitting snug over your jersey, moisture is likely to get in there, especially if you go splashing through puddles.
3. Be the king of versatility
Sometimes the weather delivers three seasons in a day. Autumn sun, rain, hail and back to sun. Combining a thermal undershirt, arm warmers and a short-sleeved jersey beats a long-sleeved jacket, because the warmers can come off when the day heats up. But if there's one failing to most warmers, it's that they absorb water like a proverbial sponge.
Thus super-warm and ultra-stretchy the fabric has an exterior coating which creates a waterproof barrier or try Endura's new teflon coated waterproof warmers.
Give your garments an extra boost with this reproofer spray. Spray on the hydrophobic coating, dry and become water resistant.
4. Be on your guard
Mudguards are a trusty winter and commuting necessity. After a ride on wet road we recommend taking a cloth and wiping off excess water. Why? Often road spray contains salt and grime that will erode components and if left without being wiped off can even corrode paint. A full guard will protect your frame as well as your bum from wet weather.
5. Use your head
You lose substantial body heat through your head, your feet and your hands—and you need all three of those working well to be able to make it home safely.
6. Protect against road debris
When leaves fall and foliage drops from road side bushes and hedges its only going one place and that's to the side of the road where you ride. Add rain to the mix and sharp stones and thorns get washed into your path too; it can be a rather deflating experience! Inspect your tyres and make sure they are in tip top shape. Add a tyre boot to any slashes or choose one of our puncture defence options below.
Lightweight, easy to apply and fuss free. The liner forms a barrier between your tube and the inside of your tyre stopping anything sharp piercing the tube.
Combining grippy tread pattern and a patented nylon mesh layer that significantly beefs up the sidewall for flat resistance without compromising a supple ride quality.