Category: Clothing

Bike News, Clothing

Winter cycling Part 2 – The clothes dilemma

In my experience what to wear during the Autumn and Winter is the biggest issue that stops people cycling as the weather deteriorates. It’s a can of worms that has too many permutations, so you need to try options and see what works best for you. Note!! You will get your clothing wrong at times …

Gloves

Specialized Grail gloves – Best mitt ever?

Over the years I’ve used a variety of short-finger mitts for both road cycling and mountain biking, but over the past four years or so I’ve settled on some Specialized Body Geometry (BG) mitts. These seemed to have the right mix of firmer gel pads and flexibility to suit my riding styles. However, since my …

Shoes and Boots

Northwave H2O Overshoes – Review

I’ve been using some neoprene Shimano overshoes for cold/wet road rides for donkey’s years and they’ve become rather shabby – with tears at the heel encroaching on the zips. It was time for a change… However, given that the Bianchi (and my road shoes) tend to avoid those days when the weather decides to through …

Shorts

US Postal shorts = Bad-ass MTBer?

I’ve had my US Postal bib shorts for twelve-plus years and it’s testament to their quality that they survived this long. They’re a bit thin in places, but they’re not indecent, so I carry on wearing them… on a mountain bike. I absolutely wouldn’t be seen dead on a road-bike in these shorts. Friends will …

Baselayers

Chapeau Merino Base Layers

Having invested in my first Rapha kit, I set around sorting a complimentary baselayer, and the only way was merino. The Rapha jersey was a long-sleeve, slightly heavier weight, winter version, so to increase the versatility I was after a long-sleeve and a short-sleeve base. The Rapha baselayers, lovely as they might have been, were …

Jerseys

Rapha – Kit for cycling

The joy of the winter sales… we’re gradually building a small Rapha collection, starting with Louis’ Rapha Team Sky Long Sleeve supporters jersey. There’s loads of comment & opinion around the Rapha, it’s one of cycling true Marmite brands – you either get the concept of high quality albeit expensive clothes or you’ll question why …