Specialized teamed up with 686 to develop a high-end kit to make winter mountain biking more enjoyable Specialized has teamed up with the winter outerwear company 686 to develop a line of men’s and women’s winter cycling clothing designed for sub-zero conditions.
While not specifically made for fat biking, this new 686 X Specialized edition certainly appears up for the task.
During the winter months, many mountain bikers, including myself, often rely on outerwear designed for snowboarding or skiing for snowy singletrack adventures. Most of the time this gear works quite well, but there’s something to be said for adding details to outerwear that make it a bit more, well, specialized.
This new three-piece collection from Specialized blends high-tech fabrics with fit and features to improve the winter riding experience. 3L Tech Bibs – $450 / £300
The 3l tech bibs are constructed from a three-layer softshell fabric: The biggest issue with repurposing snowpants for winter riding is that they are designed cover bulky ski and snowboard boots. This is exactly the opposite cut you want for cycling. The 3L Tech Bibs have a relaxed cut that’s easy to layer under with a slim fit through the lower legs to prevent […]