aluminum tubing

My Winter Ride – Maybe

So I’m busy lately looking for a bike to ride in the winter. I know from past experience how winter conditions can damage a bike, especially one made with a steel frame. This past winter was a harsh one and it took a toll on my 2009 Trek 3rd District and it is made with aluminum tubing.  I needed an upgrade and that’s why I purchased the Wabi Lightning in May.

But now I realize I don’t want to ride the Wabi in the salt and slush so I’m thinking about purchasing a new aluminum bike that I’ll use through the winter months. Maybe something like this beauty!

full65809It’s an aluminum 2015 Specialized Langster? What do you think? I figure this will get me through several Toronto winters.

Good thing my wife doesn’t read my blog.

By the way, the Trek 3rd District is awesome and it held up well through many good rides and a few accidents. It is fast, light and nimble. My teenage sons have assumed ownership of that fine machine and I suspect they will get a few more years out of it.