45NRTH

Forged out of the frigid winters of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 45NRTH is a pioneering brand, looking to redefine the way we ride in the winter. While many cycling apparel companies make jackets, pants, and cold-weather gloves, 45NRTH takes it a step further. They cast a wide net, making full kits for temperatures ranging from -25° to +45°, because in Minneapolis, they know what real cold is. So whether you’re commuting to work through sleet, or having a blower pow day in the backcountry on your fatbike, 45NRTH has the gear you need.

On top of cold weather apparel, 45NRTH also makes awesome components. One of their most exceptional lines of products is their tires. For years, people have been trying, and failing, to make a bike that rides well in the snow. But it wasn’t until the inception of the fatbike that riding in the snow became realistic. Having wider tires is only half of the equation, though. For a bike to ride well in the snow, it also has to have unique tread. That’s where 45NRTH came in. They developed tires that accelerate and brake well in the snow, and offer ample bite on both climbs and descents. And when the conditions are just too icy for rubber alone, they also offer aluminum carbide studs. 45NRTH’s studs work the same way chains work on car tires in the snow, digging down through the slippery surface to secure the grip. With 45NRTH on your side, no amount of bad weather can stop you. Because if a Minnesota winter can’t keep you off your bike, what can?