High-quality road bike clothing for ambitious road cyclists
Only the right road bike clothing, comfortable road bike shoes, a good road bike helmet and protective biking eyewear can guarantee a fun ride and efficient training sessions. Road bikers adapt their choice of clothing to the temperature and weather conditions. Mixing and matching allows them to achieve the right balance between breathability, insulation and weather protection so they can live out their passion in almost any weather.
Road bike jerseys and road bike jackets
Road bike clothing for road bikers cannot be compared to MTB clothing or downhill clothing. Biking wear for road bikers is slim-fitting and offers perfect aerodynamic properties and minimal weight. Long-standing manufacturers of road bike jerseys and road bike jackets such as Castelli, Pearl Izumi, Sportful or Gore Wear draw on their experience and know-how when designing each article of clothing. This allows them to produce cycling jerseys that are extremely breathable, quickly evacuate moisture away from the body and dry out rapidly. Functional details such as elastic pockets at the back or and adjustable collar with zip make training sessions even more comfortable. Naturally, fashion and individual taste are not forgotten, with a wide selection of colours and designs.
The same is true of the large selection of road bike jackets. From ultra-light windbreakers that can be folded into their own breast pocket to waterproof cycling jackets with Gore-Tex membranes, no wish remains unfulfilled. In addition to wind- and waterproof road bike jackets, many road bikers opt for windproof cycling vests and gilets. They protect the upper body well from wind and chill. In combination with short- or long-sleeved cycling jerseys, windstopper vests offer the perfect mix between ventilation, weather protection and insulation.
Road bike trousers and road bike shorts
Aerodynamic cycling trousers with comfortable seat padding exist in numerous variations. With short or long legs - as shorts or long tights or bib shorts with braces. Ambitious and athletic road bikers often opt for road bike shorts with braces. They are like a second skin and don't slip, even during intense training. Cycling trousers without braces are also very comfortable and versatile for athletic cyclists. Their elastic leg cuffs and adjustable waistband make them a perfect fit.
Light leg warmers turn cycling shorts into flexible long road bike trousers in a flash. Leg warmers and arm warmers make it easy to adapt to cooler temperatures or changeable weather, enabling road bikers to go out in all weathers. Road bikers who don't want to forgo their training during inclement weather will naturally find a selection of windproof, insulating and waterproof road bike trousers. Road bikers will always be perfectly equipped for their training, even during the cold and rainy season.
Road bike shoes and road bike gloves
Modern road bikes usually have clip-in pedals and are ridden with the appropriate cleats on road bike shoes. The cycling shoes, cleats and pedals need to be perfectly matched. Otherwise, power is wasted. With the right combination of shoe and pedal, nothing stands in the way of arduous uphill climbs and high-velocity downhill courses.
But an optimum performance doesn't rest on the feet alone, the hands also need grip securely at all times - which is why road bikers wear padded cycling gloves. Depending on the training condition, the road bike gloves are either short and well-ventilated or windproof and waterproof.