You might be wondering what to wear while cycling. Bike-specific clothing makes your rides easier and more comfortable. It also betters your performance. Some pieces are reflective, so you stand out to other riders and motorists. Here’s what to wear.
Jersey – It’s stretchable, breathable, moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and form-fitting. A longer cut covers your back in the saddle. Some also have a front zipper for ventilation, wider cut shoulders for maximum comfort, and reflective material for night riding.
Jacket – This is needed for colder weather. Some are warmer than others, and some are waterproof for rain and snow. Keep that in mind for where you live or most often ride. You can have multiple jacket types for all seasons.
Shorts – These are ideal for warmer months with stretchable fabric for easy movement. And, most importantly, they padding to prevent chafing in the saddle. Some pairs also have gripper elastic at the leg openings to keep them in place while you’re pedaling.
Pants – When the temperatures drop, switch to pants. They’re also stretchy with padding to wear chafing. You can wear full-length tights instead, or both pieces for especially cold rides. If one or the other isn’t padded, wear them over shorts.
Shoes – The right pair depends on your pedals. If they’re clipless, you need special shoes to complete the system. If they’re platform, you can wear any kind of shoes. You should wear shoe covers and waterproof socks for wet rides to keep your feet warm and dry.
Helmet – This should be worn on every ride. If you fall of your bike, you’ll avoid a serious and possibly traumatic head injury. There are different helmets for different riding styles. Get one that fits your head, otherwise it won’t serve its intended purpose.
Accessories – Sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV rays and flying debris, and a cap is good insulation for winter rides. Cycling gloves help you maintain better grip on the handlebars.
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