When you’re crushing miles at the Silverton Whiteout, your bike doesn’t have to be the lightest on the snow, but a few things are key to get you over the kickers and through the finish line in one piece. You’ll need some winter footwear, some sick shades and don’t forget the brain bucket. And remember, safety third.

We talk with Whiteout spokesperson and fat biker extraordinaire Ben Cooper about a Specialized Fatboy Pro, its custom bells and whistles, and a few tricks to make a typical kit for an atypical occasion.