Layering for Cold Weather Rides

The old adage says, "There's no such thing as bad weather, there's only bad clothing." We couldn't agree more. Just because the weather has turned gloomy and cold doesn't mean its time to put the bike away until spring. With the right gear you can continue training and enjoying the time on your bike even as the temperature plummets below freezing. Here's a few tips for layering for the elements: Base Layer - Base layers…

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New to Cycling: Arm, Leg & Knee Warmers

September is upon us, signaling the end of summer and the start of a completely different cycling season. Not only is the weather less predictable, but the temperature difference from morning to evening might make it seem as if you need two completely different cycling wardrobes. This is especially challenging if you are commuting to and from work or taking long rides that start early in the cool morning air. The simple solution is arm,…

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New to Cycling: Base Layers

[This article is a continuation of our New to Cycling series, designed to help people with their cycling clothing choices.] Base layers are one of those items you seen on cycling apparel sites, but you've probably never thought about buying one since you weren't sure exactly when to use it or why. Hopefully, this article will help you understand a little more about them, their purpose and when there are best utilized. What is a Base…

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Why Cyclists Choose Bib Shorts

If you're reading this you could be new to cycling or a veteran cyclist—either way, you're curious why so many roadies and mountain bikers choose bibs over regular bike shorts.  Making the switch to bibs comes with a certain hesitancy. Not just for new cyclists. Even riders with years of experience and tens of thousands of miles behind them are reluctant to give bibs a try. Why the resistance? Generally, it's the leotard look of bibs.…

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New to Cycling: Bike Jerseys

[This article is a follow-on to New to Cycling: Bike Shorts - June 2013] If you are reading this article, then you must have recently bought a bike or have found yourself new to the fun and exhilarating sport of cycling. In either case, we’d like to say congratulations! Cycling is a great way to get and stay in shape, meet interesting people, see the countryside in an all-new way and have a ton of fun. But…

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New to Cycling: Bike Shorts

 [This article is followed by New to Cycling: Bike Jerseys - July 2013] If you are reading this article, then you must have recently bought a bike or have found yourself new to the fun and exhilarating sport of cycling. In either case, we'd like to say congratulations! Cycling is a great way to get and stay in shape, meet interesting people, see the countryside in an all-new way and have a ton of fun.…

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