Keep some latex mechanic gloves in your pack. They stretch over normal riding gloves to keep your hands dry during a frigid afternoon rain showers. They can also keep your hands clean if you have to do a trailside repair or whatever other dirty business you need to attend to.
Traffic is tough. Just imagine how much worse it would be if you had to drive a car.
What is a commuter bike? Well it depends on your commute. 10 miles to work? Quick spin to the coffee shop? Taking the kids to school? Downtown for happy hour? Regardless of how you define commuting, with Specialized, Scott, Redline, Seven, Linus and Electra in our line up, we’ll get you through the traffic.