Never Get Cold On Your Mountain Bike Again!

Never Get Cold On Your Mountain Bike Again!

Do you get cold in the winter months when riding? Bored of freezing cold hands & toes? Join Neil Donoghue as he takes you through some clever, and slightly whacky tips & tricks on how to stay warm during a cold snap!

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50 Comments

  1. HΓ€mmertime on February 1, 2023 at 3:15 am

    I use some Fleece thinsulate gloves, the fit is good enough for the terrain I hit, but they keep my hands warm for about 2-3h at -10 or so. I have to note though that I need gloves as soon as it starts freezing, because my hands get cold very fast.
    My feet on the other hand I dont really care as long as the pain doesn’t get overwhelming, I wear my summer clipless shoes with no insulation in any conditions.



  2. RottieShep CALIBRE on February 1, 2023 at 3:16 am

    A frozen beaver stuck to ya front door 😁🀣😁



  3. Kegan VanSickle on February 1, 2023 at 3:17 am

    For me it’s my face and ears, so I like to wear a full-face, it helps some. Kansas winds are the worst.



  4. steve robinson on February 1, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Not keen on frozen beavers but like Neil I don’t mind a warm muff…πŸ˜πŸ‘



  5. Damien on February 1, 2023 at 3:18 am

    The problem with neoprene gloves is the lack of windproofing. Once they get wet from riding, they tend to start freezing pretty quick. For my winter choice, I use a pair of water/windproof ice fishing gloves. And for boots, I found a nice pair of snowshoeing boots that are supposedly good to -20Β°C. They are roomy enough that you can stick a hot pack on top of your toes and they stay nice and warm! Winter biking footwear is stupid expensive. The 45NRTH Wolvhammer boots are $450 here which is more than double what I paid for my snowshoeing boots.



  6. kcreative2 on February 1, 2023 at 3:19 am

    I love my waterproof shoe covers. They keep out the wind and my feet stay toasty with merino socks



  7. Allan Buchan on February 1, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Marigolds to match your bike Neil , very cool .



  8. Arthur D on February 1, 2023 at 3:21 am

    I’ve been doing the rubber gloves thing this month. It works, but man, the sweat pours out of them after a ride. Never considered my hands are sweating so much!



  9. king Kai on February 1, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Vans goretex mt3 boots r amazing flat pedal shoes. They hold up on 20Β° riding with wool socks and the soles grip r so good it’s like being clipped on



  10. srstrand01 on February 1, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Try sleeping with a frozen beaver sometime!?!?!?!?!?!??



  11. Raising 3 Boys on February 1, 2023 at 3:24 am

    5:26 I love how he looks cold climbing and the next shot is him full-on sending it off jumps! Great video.



  12. Deepdiver49 on February 1, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Neoprene scuba diving gloves work a treat. Different thickness neoprene to suit your situation. I just cut the fingertip and thumb tip off so I can feel the controls a bit better.



  13. ruralpestcontrolwhitwell on February 1, 2023 at 3:27 am

    I bought a pair of fdx wind proof gloves off amazon for about Β£25 and they’re great this time of year. Not too thick, and most important stop the wind chill πŸ‘



  14. Sean Michaels on February 1, 2023 at 3:27 am

    Where I’m at in Canada we got -30 coming this weekend so no riding for me sadly



  15. Len Wittrock on February 1, 2023 at 3:27 am

    Those heated gloves look like oven mits and look absolutely ridiculous. I can’t imagine anyone I know or myself buying them, much less using them.



  16. Steven Reyes on February 1, 2023 at 3:30 am

    After 20 years commuting by bike / train in Portland, Or., what I found indispensable are shoe dryer / warmer, Gortex over sock and wool socks. Shoes with leather uppers that don’t have all the ventilation of a summer shoe…a half size large.



  17. thomas pedersen on February 1, 2023 at 3:31 am

    is there a link to this heatet gloves ?



  18. Ryan Michels on February 1, 2023 at 3:32 am

    Disappointed there weren’t any tips to address the frozen beaver situation. πŸ˜…



  19. Nick Pethan on February 1, 2023 at 3:33 am

    It was -35 in Duluth MN today, pretty dang cold πŸ₯Ά



  20. Garrett Everett on February 1, 2023 at 3:33 am

    Currently commuting in -30Β°C in Winnipeg this week. Layers, big mitts, hood up to protect ya neck, and carry a dry t-shirt for when you get there. The faster you go, the colder your face gets and the sweatier your torso gets. Dry your boot liners overnight, I neglected this and almost got frostbite because of it. Balaclavas and goggles are good ideas, but a beard will work almost as well if you can grow one!



  21. ish474 on February 1, 2023 at 3:34 am

    went for a ride that started about 40f it was 27f by the time we got up in the mountains and then I fell in the mud. a 4hr ride turned into hypothermia. Ill never learn🀣



  22. Robert giannamore on February 1, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Your cold looks like our late September



  23. Dakobert on February 1, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Oseah



  24. Jeremiah Newsom on February 1, 2023 at 3:38 am

    Wool socks!!!!!!!!!!!



  25. Π ΠΎΠΌΠ°Π½ Π’Π°ΠΆΠ΅Π½ΠΊΠΎΠ² on February 1, 2023 at 3:38 am

    My recent ride was in -22C. My record ride was in -38C. Worst was the back so you need some thick layer of something, may be a primaloft or even down jacket. Or a backpack. Yes, it helps. Then the head under the helmet. I was lucky to have a hood on my primaloft underjacket. So I put the hood on over my hat under the helmet. And then the feet. Make them as warm as possible but be ready the feet will get cold anyway. You can fight it only getting from your bike and running next to it for some time.

    And spiked winter tyres. They rock!

    Good luck, mates!



  26. peter erbse on February 1, 2023 at 3:39 am

    For winter I either use gore tex hiking boots or if it’s really bad insulated rubber boots.



  27. sebMr Lion on February 1, 2023 at 3:40 am

    lol from canada i just got my frozen beaver from the snow bank



  28. Charles Xiong on February 1, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Do the GMBN folks all have e mtbs?!



  29. Annes Lambert on February 1, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Rode twice in British cold conditions this week with and without neoprene overshoes. The overshoes make all the difference (without them toes like ice blocks). Madison MTB overshoes currently on sale 9quid on sportsdrect/Evans.



  30. artao5 on February 1, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Wisconsinite here, and very experienced in cold weather warmth-keeping. In my younger days I biked off road in the snow. (It’s ridiculously hard, but not as bad as sand) I’ve also been homeless, in the woods, in the depths of Wisconsin January. (i.e. – the coldest part of the year)
    First off, the latex/rubber gloves. Bad idea. Your hand will get sweaty and retain the moisture inside the glove. You need something that breathes. Moisture is the LAST thing you want in cold weather. Moisture can lead to frostbite.
    Quality gloves like you wore after that are good, but they don’t need to be electric. Don’t over-complicate things eh.
    There’s a brand called Seal Skin. Their gloves are RIDICULOUS. You can immerse your hand in arctic water and not get cold. Legit. And they’re not too thick either. They also have other gear.
    Now the feet. Smart Wool. It’s a brand. EXCELLENT socks and other gear. Super duper warm, but also breathable. Even in ridiculously cold Wisconsin -40C/-40F weather. Legit.
    As to the rest of your body, including your head: Polypropylene. Full body skin-tight long underwear and balaclava for your head. THAT stuff, wow. Thin and, again, even warm in -40 weather. You can also get polypropylene "under-gloves" like you tried with the latex ones. But thinner and warmer. (And breathable and moisture-wicking)
    I have gone fishing in the winter, standing in the water while wearing Smart Wool and polypropylene and not been cold at all, even tho totally wet. Incredible stuff I tellz ya. Incredible!!!
    Actually, off the top of my head IIRC, Smart Wool is a blend of cotton (moisture wicking), wool, (warm), and polypropylene (Super warm and wicking). I’m only like 85% on that tho.



  31. Alexander Ivanov on February 1, 2023 at 3:41 am

    I used to cycle in proper winter gear back home in Latvia where temperatures regularly drop below -20. But now I’m in the UK and this winter I wear thin gloves, 3/4 shorts, super light wind breaker and freerider pros with running socks. And I’m toasty all the time!



  32. Paul Wiles on February 1, 2023 at 3:44 am

    I carry several pairs of latex gloves generally for maintenance but i wear them under my gloves in winter :).



  33. Cheapsh0t247 on February 1, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Seal skin socks and gloves ftw (non heated version) for mountain biking in the southwest of england, but those heater versions look great value for my motor bike with its broken heated grips



  34. Jet Tempus on February 1, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Finding that perfect jacket that keeps out the cold but vents enough so you don’t sweat is the hard part.



  35. Pilo de Groot on February 1, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Great advise!
    What would interest me a is a flat pedal winter mtb shoe, @GMBN ! Was up for a casual ride in the Jura (France) mountains yesterday. While climbing (in snow) your circulation pumps a bit more then when your doing a 40 minute high speed descent (in snow) it seems… πŸ˜‰ After that the one and a half hour ride home is quite demanding, without any sensation in my left foot… Wearing Falke winter hiking socks in my goretex hiking boots…



  36. aimokan on February 1, 2023 at 3:44 am

    It’s too hot for shoes in the Aussie summer – I ride with my Keen sandals!



  37. Me Photography on February 1, 2023 at 3:45 am

    Heated socks. Game changer.



  38. Ryan Michels on February 1, 2023 at 3:47 am

    For riding in canada, heated gloves and socks from costco. Gloves, $110 CDN, socks, $115 CDN. Any issues, take them back hassle free.



  39. Global Mountain Bike Network on February 1, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Got any smart winter riding tips!? Drop them down below! πŸ‘‡



  40. Joshua Newstead on February 1, 2023 at 3:51 am

    What coat is Neil wearing???



  41. Gary Brown on February 1, 2023 at 3:53 am

    Shame you can’t buy those Mw7s any more , the new version is full on xc version

    Also enduro guards can keep windchill off the hands, not that I’d be seen dead with them on my bikes πŸ˜‚



  42. Anita Snoopy on February 1, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Great video πŸ˜ƒ when it is cold outside πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά Hat, Scarf, Thick Socks, Thick Gloves, Jacket and warm clothes πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά I will definitely try those heated gloves πŸ˜ƒ



  43. Thomas Martinussen on February 1, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Winter πŸ˜…



  44. BoBo The rice farmer on February 1, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Would never ride with the handcovers imagine falling and not being able to use ur hands or u just drag the bike with u



  45. daniel gustavsson on February 1, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Thats great, here in sweden its pretty cold down to -30 ,but most enoying is that i suffer from frozen fingers since a couple of years back. I think I spend my money on the bar-mits on my commuter. They seems priceworth



  46. jam man jim on February 1, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Some workmans gloves (buckler) are a bit warmer if not as flexible, or motox gloves are a bit thicker. Snowboard pipe gloves are also great if you get the thinner spring time ones.



  47. System of Bike on February 1, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Greetings from Canary Island only 21 Β° today on the beach.



  48. David Hefendehl on February 1, 2023 at 4:09 am

    II wish we had trailcenters like this open in the winter in Germany.



  49. Connor Low on February 1, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I liked this video with Neil, he is passionate about what he is talking about. Geniune.



  50. Jon M on February 1, 2023 at 4:14 am

    I take a couple of pairs of gloves, keep one of the pairs inside my jacket and swap round when my hands get cold.