Get Your Kit On! A Handy Guide to Buying Cycling Clothing
Posted: Feb 18, 2015
By now, you’ve probably realised that your trusty jeans and favourite T-shirt aren’t going to cut it if you want to seriously get into cycling. Although some people claim that it doesn’t matter too much what you wear, the truth is, without the right cycling clothing, you’ll add weight, increase drag and have trouble regulating your body temperature as effectively.
Cycling jerseys, UK-themed bibs and skin-tight lycras? :
There’s no set rules as to what cycling clothing you should invest in, and a lot of it is purely down to taste and personal preference. Before heading to your local MTB parts supplier, take the time to do a bit of browsing online. Find out what other people are recommending. Some people wouldn’t be without their cycling jerseys (UK union jack symbol optional!), others swear by their base layers, but ultimately, the choice lies with you.
What’s available? A quick guide:
If you want to get kitted out for cycling, and you’ve done some research on the internet, it’s time to head to your local MTB parts store. If they’re reputable and reliable, it’s likely they’ll be able to offer helpful advice, based on your specific needs. Here’s a brief guide, outlining the key pieces of cycling clothing that you might need.
Base layers: If you’re planning to cycle in colder weather (or at high altitude), you may want to invest in some sturdy base layers. These will help to keep your body warm, whilst allowing air to circulate around your skin.
Cycling Jerseys: Cycling jerseys uk are fairly integral to most cyclist attire. The majority of cycling jerseys is long sleeved; however, if you’re planning on cycling in hot temperatures (for example, abroad), you may feel more comfortable in a short-sleeved or filet-style cycling jersey.
Gloves. Gloves are also fairly vital if you want to get into cycling seriously. They’ll help you to maintain grip, not to mention reduce the risk of getting sores from your handlebars.
Headwear. Your MTB parts shop will be able to advise you on which helmet to choose, which is vitally important if you want to stay safe when out and about. However, if you want to enjoy added comfort, you may want to invest in a skull cap, which can be worn under the helmet.
Shoes. Trainers will suffice for most cycling, but if you’re planning on doing a lot of mountain biking, specially designed mountain shoes, which offer extra support and grip, are really good to have. You may also want some overshoes.
Shorts. Most cyclists choose shorts when cycling, as it allows air to flow freely around the legs. However, there are also longer length trousers available for those who want added warmth.
And don’t forget the road bike mud guards! :
Of course, it goes without saying, if you don’t want your pristine new clothes to get completely covered in mud, don’t forget to buy your road bike mud guards! For further advice, simply get in touch with Good Bike Gear today.
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