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Winter Bikes: Building the Perfect Beast

The options and opinions concerning off-season training are almost as numerous as there are coaches and athletes. Based on the principle of specificity, at the heart of the off-season remains the need for saddle time on the bike. For those braving the outdoors, the debate remains: what kind of winter beast will serve best for training in the cold and dark? What equipment will be both durable and bring about the biggest return for the training effort?