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FOUR-SEASON BIKES

Smash through winter, speed through summer. Three bikes designed to tackle everything a British year can throw at us
January in Snowdonia – perfect for testing the bikes’ ‘four-season’ credentials
PHOTOGRAPHY ANTHONY PEASE

FIRST RIDE Four-season bikes

ON TEST

CUBE ATTAIN GTC SL DISC £2,099
FOCUS PARALANE 105 £2,199
WHYTE WESSEX ONE £2,199

Have you made a resolution for the New Year? To ride more, to get fitter? Easy to say, but often harder to pull of – you start of on 1st January with good intentions but as the winter lingers on into February, and spring still seems far of in the distance, it’s too easy to succumb to the mindset of ‘Too cold, too wet, too windy…’

It isn’t always easy to maintain the level of motivation you had at the beginning of the year, but there are lots of things that can help, and a new bike that is capable of conquering and thriving through even the worst of our British winter is one of them.

We chose three bikes that promise to keep you going in all conditions, each designed to be ridden fast but also to brush of poor weather. To push them to their limits, we took them for a test ride in Snowdonia in North Wales, in the middle of winter to see if their real-world performance lived up to their billing – would the bikes help our test riders survive a grim day in the mountains?

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