Winter Bike Commuting Essentials

Jan 15, 2012
Outside Magazine
Mukluk 3

Mukluk 3    Photo: Courtesy of Mukluk

"Ride where other bikes can’t." That's one tagline Salsa employs for its Mukluk 3, a complete-build bike with extra-fat tires (3.8 inches wide) for early morning commutes on un-plowed roads. "The float in deep snow gives better control," says Cotrell. "But another thing people don't realize is a fat bike's versatility: On a single commute, it can ride in snow, over ice, on pavement, and then bounce through the deepest potholes without a pause."