The clocks have changed and we're getting stuck into the colder weather months as the shorter days bring with them cooler temperatures and wetter climates. Fortunately for us mountain bikers, we'll ride whatever the weather.
Fortunately for us, we can get down and dirty on the trails this winter with the help of British cycling apparel brand, Madison. Their new women's mountain bike collection covers you from the wind, rain and everything in between to see you through until spring.
There are four women's MTB collections from Madison; D.T.E - their hardwearing bad-weather apparel. Flux - adaptable and lightweight. Zena - the colourful cold weather collection. Leia - for lifestyle riding. So let's look at these in more detail...
If you're looking for some hardwearing kit to keep you warm and dry on the trails this winter, then Madison's D.T.E collection is just the ticket, perfect for when the weather just won't let up.
Fully waterproof, the jacket, trousers and shorts from the D.T.E collection have fully taped seams, adjustability and a number of features to make riding your bike in bad weather just that little easier.
Madison's Flux range of women's mountain bike clothing is lightweight, versatile and ideal for your all-mountain adventures.
With the new collection bursting with colour, you'll be pleased to see it's not all pink and girly as colourways include lime greens and cool blues as well - although, personally, I quite like the deep pink tones of the Flux kit!
With long sleeve and short sleeve jerseys, shorts and jackets, the Flux collection has everything you need to get you looking and feeling rad on the bike.
Madison Flux shorts - £70
Madison Flux gloves - £27
Warm, stylish, comfortable and protective. What more could you want from winter riding kit?
The new Zena kit has been redesigned for AW17 to offer more for less. With a variety of bright colours to alight the trails with, shorts, jackets and layers complete the collection this year.
There are two types of shorts to choose from, the Zena shorts which are a lightweight trail short and the DWR 4-season short which are slightly longer, more hardwearing and waterproof.
Zena women's shorts - £60
Zena women's gloves - £25
The new Leia collection is your active lifestyle apparel that looks good both on and off the bike. Perfect for the post-ride chill and great for a quick spin around the park in.
Featuring full-length zipped hoody, jacket and casual shorts, the Leia range is both active and flattering with muted and less garish colours than the other Madison collections.
Leia women's shorts - £55
You can find the full women's mountain bike collection over on the Madison's website here.