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  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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FS: Specialized Defroster Winter Shoes, 43

Apparently my feet have gotten larger over the year since I bought these, and they are now a little to snug on me. They are a size 43, 2012/13 model. In excellent condition, barely a scratch on them as they were used mostly on the road- I think they only have 4 MTB rides on them. They even come with an extra pair of Boa laces.

Lest you be too grossed out with second hand shoes- they would received a thorough washing with dettol or the like beforehand. The footbeds were only worn once anyhow as I use my own arch supporting ones.


Re: FS: Specialized Defroster Winter Shoes, 43

I might be interested. But I am a bit nervous about the size. What size do you use in ordinary shoes? I usually use 43, but I have the impression that specialized shoes should be chosen a number or two larger that your usually shoes.

Re: FS: Specialized Defroster Winter Shoes, 43

Well, I don't have a 'normal' number, since they all brands seem to be a little different.
I have a pair of 43 Spec road shoes, 43.5 Spec MTB shoes, and a pair of 43.5 Sidis. They would fit ok if I wore summer socks like I do in my other shoes, but I want to be able to wear some really thick wool ones. You're welcome to try them on.