You should have arrived at this page from Honey’s Bike Matcher tool.

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You like riding in unusual terrain and probably what most cyclists would consider extreme conditions. Some of our best life lessons occurred when we were riding in places almost no one else ever rides. They’re missing out but you’re not. Now we want to know about the climate and weather conditions you ride in.

Question Two:

What trail conditions do you want your new bike to excel at?

  • Sandy and dusty, almost desert like conditions. Traction can be difficult because the trails are loose and sandy. Most bikes get bogged down in the sand. Ideal Bike Characteristics: The deepest tread tires for traction and control in situations that will bog down most riders. Extra low gearing to keep you moving forward in heavy sand. A bike that is stable and easy to control at very slow speeds in the most technical trails. A well-balanced bike that handles predictable at 1 mph and 20 mph. If this is the kind of riding you want your new bike to excel at, email us and we’ll match a Honey Bike for you.

  • Dry temperate conditions. Where I live the weather is fairly average with rare exceptions. I want my bike to excel in decent conditions. I don’t need studded tires — for snow and ice. I don’t need aggressive treads for super muddy conditions. I explore and find myself on abandoned trails. I travel to remote areas so the bike has to handle any kind of terrain but not every kind of climate and weather. Ideal Bike Characteristics: A setup that’s faster, lighter, and more agile than a typical fat or plus bike. Light and low tread tires, nothing overbuilt, and no need for super low gearing. If this is the kind of riding you want your new bike to excel at, email us and we’ll match a Honey Bike for you.

  • Muddy conditions are very common where I ride. Gravel and dirt roads are often muddy or clay-like where I ride. I need brakes, tires, and gearing that can handle thick mud. Bike Characteristics: The deepest tread tires for traction and control in situations that will bog down most riders. Good mud clearance is critical. A bike that’s easy to maintain is helpful, too. If this is the kind of riding you want your new bike to excel at, email us and we’ll match a Honey Bike for you.

  • All Conditions. I’ll ride in anything including sand, mud, snow, and ice. I most often ride in dry conditions but it sure does seem to rain and snow a lot, too. My bike’s brakes, traction, and gearing needs to excel in the worst weather. Bike Characteristics: A balanced bike with big tires that can work well in any situation — from snow to sand to fast summer trails. The handling is neutral so the bike feels good in all situations. If this is the kind of riding you want your new bike to excel at, email us and we’ll match a Honey Bike for you.

  • Frozen conditions are the norm. I ride more in snow and icy conditions than I do in dry temperate conditions. Ideal Bike Characteristics: This bike will need studded tires, dropper post, excellent clearance for ice and snow buildup. Sealed housing for shifting and brakes. Simple durable components that can handle harsh conditions. The frameset’s geometry needs to provide stability and easy to control at very slow speeds in snow and ice. Surefooted handling and security are important when on cold and slippery ice.