1) overtrousers don't break when you're trying to get your bike in the boot
2) If your overtrousers rub on your wheel, you don't need a spanner to make them stop
3) if you get a stone jammed in your overtrousers you don't end up in a hedge
4) it doesn't take half an hour to put your overtrousers on
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.