Cycling kit general??
Big fan of ten speed hero's kit. I wish it was cheaper, but they support local races and sponsor teams. I own a few pairs of their socks and cap.
I'll post up some of my favorites new and old.
Wanted to get my hands on some of this manual for speed kit, but while it was in stock, I was flat broke. Oh well.
Twin six does some great work here and there. I'm glad to see them drifting away from their conspicuous styling to more refined designs.
Fuck yes I'll wear flowers. So long as I'm not riding through the ghetto.
We've been getting our team kit from Voler, this years' should be here end of next month. I'm getting two pair bib shorts, a speedsuit and shoe covers for TT's, two summer jerseys, one long-sleeve winter jersey, arm warmers, and an insulated jacket (also with team and sponsor logos, for those cold weekday night training rides and cold morning early-season races).
The new cannondale-garmin kit is excellent.
very nice, make sure to wear your own socks to set yourself apart. Team kit is great but you are special, too.
Have you seen these socks from sako7?
>ciamillo speed modulators
>wired speedometer only
>wearing a watch
>glasses upside down
>arm warmers not the same length
>shorts flip the grip
What the shit is going on with that fuck. Damnit mom.
some grade a stuff
unless you're cipo that's not happening. especially if you have a a helmet on. cycling helmets make anyone look like a dingus-headed dork.
With the right helmet and the right oakleys, you can accomplish anything.
and also the 1990 toshiba team, even if those shorts are unacceptable
me too. hard to hide it when you're wearing lycra too ;)
>riding along and catch up to a qt in lycra
>should pass her but slow down to enjoy the view
>have to punch dick to death to keep from doing too many junk miles
this is the real reason why you can get ED from cycling
I ride a recumbent bike.
Most girls I pass are really interested.
They go up to me and start a conversation.
This never happenend to me on a roadbike
Maybe they think I´m crazy but I don´t care.
They like crazy guys.
>Didn't pick up the fact the the jersey number is 3, not 33.
Yeah, you lie.
ridge supply co. is doing some great things. Their line is focused with only 2-3 colors and I think it works well. don't you?
jersey was $11 on amazon- i didn't know it was gonna be a northwave bootleg. $70 shorts cause i was drunk. Got the super 2 for $50 also on amazon new.
Holy shit /n/ is filled with fashionista-level faggots.
How can you go on and on and on about a fucking colour pattern of a fucking jersey and tighness of your shorts if you are not a faggot? I swear roadies all all fucking homosexual to the core.
I ride a road bike long distances and slow
I say forget wearing a kit of any sort unless you are racing in competitions regularly.
Wool t-shirt (black) is best in all weather.
Hipster cut-off shorts made from thin elastic denim are awesome for biking
hard-soled sneakers like Sambas are great on flat pedals
And you can bike to a town, walk around, and not have your genitalia on display.
Just a thought. I side with Rivenmeme on this one
>Wool or cotton anything, ever when doing sports
So I'm assuming long distance and slow means 20 miles at walking speed? Because if you did anything that actually makes you sweat you'd understand why people wear lycra
actually wool can be really nice to ride in the summer. I always throw on some defeet wooleators if there's a chance of rain.
rapha uses a wool blend in all their non-racing kit. I can't afford it because fuck rapha, but I would be their number one fan if I could.
This isn't why i wear it, but does anyone else think drivers are far less hostile and just generally chill the fuck out more when you're wearing cycling kit? I like riding in t shirts and shorts too and that seems to be when people shout insults and beep and get mad, but when i'm in cycle clothes people shout encouragement or smile or do the thumbs up if i'm killing it on a steep climb or spinning a big gear.
I live in Australia and have to cycle up hills in 25 - 36 degrees celcius all summer. I also have to get to work on time.
you simply don't know what you're talking about. If I was to ride a Rivenfaggot steel clunker junker with two top tubes costing a ridiculous amount it would be slow as fuck, have moustache bars and the geometry wouldn't allow me to be aero or get out of the wind.
Like it's cool if you are a filthy scrub and can't understand why others would ride differently to you but don't come on here and present your opinion to us when you know damn well you're completely full of shit.
American here, I hate to agree with a Shitpostistani but same here, I wear lycra and clipless pedals and have drop bars because I have some ways to go and actually like to get to work in a reasonable time. Other people who cycle for recreation/weight loss/being "hipster" (?!) can do what they want.
But I just wear whatever lycra and lance armstrong exhibitionist gear is on sale from trashbar, and ebay surplus merino base layers. I can't justify Rapha or even current-season Gore Tex. Which means real freds won't accept me as their own, and militant casuals like nikko will hate me because I'm too much of a fred.
Which is fine with me don't get me wrong.
It goes deeper than those reasons though. Realistically if you're not pushing yourself hard you aren't going to continually increase your level of fitness and if you aren't trying to go faster, further and improve then you're squandering your potential.
Part of the reason why commuting to work and relying on a bicycle for transportation is so rewarding is that you can get the majority of your fitness and transportation needs met in a very enjoyable way. Not only that but the costs compared to a car or a gym membership are very low and you could easily cheap out and get a steel/alu frame with shimano claris and it would be quite effective.
The guy that you and the kangaroo fucker were addressing seems like a luddite who is unnecessarily limiting his potential and of course, we all know the real reason why: He's poor and lazy.
the vast majority of people who commute to work on a bike are not going sanic fast and are irritated by the people who cat 6 race, and sometimes even discouraged from commuting because the cat 6 people are incredibly rude dickwads who create dangerous situations.
and then there are the fuckfaces who feel like it's okay to not shower after they go sanic to work.
Kits and dork gear keep regular, cool people away from cycling. Same with Fred's, cycle clubs, and pro cyclist wannabes.
When I ride, it's for adventure and to relax. I have done a century averaging ten miles per hour in a smart wool T shirt. You think that's pussy shit. Okay.
Most people will never race competitively. Wearing kit is for racers.
Even if you are competing with yourself for better times, you don't need kit.
Try riding in a black micro wool shirt in 90F heat. It's amazing. Sweat evaporates off of you, show up smelling clean, not wet, and not wearing a Lycra diaper.
Or don't... Whatever. It's cool if you wanna Lycra but saying it's necessity is silly. Look at what touring cyclists wear. They've got it right for casual riding that 90% of potential cyclists are interested in
Last angle is consumerism the same people pushing the newest horse shit tech on weekend riders are the same ones telling you you need a kit to enjoy cycling
The weirdest thing about it is that whenever you see cagers shitting up local news comment sections, they're always like "fucking cyclists just riding around for sport when i'm trying to get to my job".
>captcha: select all images with cars
goddamnit is captcha a cager too
I used to be all "hurr, all this fancy kit is pointless. All it does is show how much money you've got to waste. I can manage in regular shorts and t-shirt". But then I actually tried merino baselayers and cycle-shorts; it makes cycling SO MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE. I sweat but don't feel any sweat, my shorts don't bunch up or get caught on the saddle, and it's all so light and airy it's like I'm wearing nothing at all, nothing at all, NOTHING AT ALL.
Specialist sports gear exists for a reason: it makes life so much easier. There are some fads, sure. But the long-favoured tried-and-true stuff is just that, tried and true.
Fuck off with that elitist shit. >>917441 knows what's up. Sport specific clothes exist for a reason and it doesn't matter if you're trying to lose 80ibs or racing.
I'm a big man trying to lose weight also. Aerotech designs has good stuff, performancebike has extended sizes and club/relaxed fit jerseys. I like dhb shorts from Wiggle also.
The thing is, if you're obese, you can and should shed that weight within a few months.
Why buy kit that you'll have to throw out in a few months, that will make you look terrible in the meantime?
Then again I've never been fat so maybe there's something I'm missing...
>No space between the number and the unit symbol
>Abusing SI unit symbols
Please re-read the SI Brochure.
I can't say I've noticed this. I rarely encounter overt hostility from motorists.
>Abusing SI unit names
Please re-read the SI Brochure.
>Still stinking after a change of top and a swabbing the pits
I want the shitskins to leave.
That wasn't even the problem. The issue was that both times we were promised there would be worldwide distribution when the fellows in charge did not have any confirmed method of implementing before the respective order deadlines.
Fat Lad At the Back
I think so yes. If obese people could lose weight that easily obesity wouldn't be such an epidemic. Losing weight healthily is a long term process, and on top of that people don't just turn their health around with the flip of a switch.
If you're not the kind to don lots of skin tight Lycra. Look into swrve. They make very durable, practical, and /fa/ clothing for the every cyclist. I know a few people who swear by their shorts and I have their merino cap that's perfect for fall and spring. It's not expensive for what you get, unlike the Levi's commuter clothing line. I really want a pair of their softshell trousers.
Agree. Button-down shirts don't look right with raglan sleeves, and the jeans look tight around the waist and ankes, loose everywhere else. I'm sure those garments are nice to ride in, but they're not very effay.
I rode from LA to San Diego over two days in cut off shorts and a button down.
I'd meet people in full kit on the ride and be expecting them to be riding distance also, and they'd say "I'm just headed to Starbucks, you?"
>full kit for 10 miles
Mate here in sydney at least, cycling is what is attracting all the rich, fashionable cool people and thats the problem, the pendulum has swung too far the other way where so many bunches are style over substance, where people who are good riders with potential hang out, but dont race, just ride in these groups to talk shit and network.
He is proving that he is a Real Macho Man Rrrawwr! Lycra freds only wear bike-specific clothing for the looks, and he will prove he is not obsessed with looks by being as uncomfortable as humanly possible in order not to be accidentally confused for a serious cyclist.
If youre going to just wear something over them you should probably kill yourself for being such a massive insecure shitter.
The thing about cycling is that middle grounds are always compromises.
>mountain bike pedals on road bikes
People think hey i can walk off my road bike, but really they still cant walk and get mtb pedal hotspots
>ill buy a hybrid so its comfortable as a mountain bike and fast as a roadie
Buys a slow and uncomfortable bike
>Wearing normal clothes over cycling clothes so "i dont look too hardcore"
End up looking like a shitter to real cyclists and still looking like a cyclist to non regular folks, albeit a not very good one
Please stop doing this people, the joke is well and truly over
>People think hey i can walk off my road bike
But this isn't wrong. I walk a block in my MTB shoes to the shower when I get to work, and a block back to the office. I wouldn't want to walk around all day in them but it's totally fine for short distances. Why would I want to clop around like a maimed horse in road shoes?
>get mtb pedal hotspots
Yeah, if you're riding 100+ miles then maybe this is a problem, most people who stick MTB pedals on a road bike are doing it for short commutes of under 25 miles. Also if you have to unclip a few times due to traffic lights or whatever, double sided is really nice.
This trend of taking all things to their extremes is part of why the cycling community is unbearable sometimes. People bike in many different ways and should compromise however works best for them, deal with it.
okay but get this, I dont give a shit what I look like to 'real cyclists' or regular folks, I want to know if I can get away with wearing cycling shorts under regular shorts without bunching and shit being so much of an issue that it makes the shorts worthless
In my area I've seen three hardcore roadies in kit matching their bike, pedaling at 125rpm to maximize their efficiency and look so fucking pro with their high cadence, and I passed one of them wearing a bulky suede jacket, on a shitty beat up old trek mtb with clip ins, while wearing off-brand non slip chuck taylors that had soles softer than a babies ass.
So I'll go ahead and disregard their opinions because they're a bunch of fat old men anyway who I'm only going to see when its between 63 and 68 degrees out and the wind isn't too strong in any direction
Regular lycra under shorts feels pretty weird and slides around a lot, I guess it works but I'd recommend getting mtb liners instead.
Also, you don't know what kind of ride that rider have been on before your passing them. Keep it in mind, your story alone proves nothing about you or them.
Hey everyone check out Jura clothing from the UK. They make very simple merino short and long sleeves jersey. They also do custom patches and embroidery. I think I might get one!
TORM also makes really nice merino jerseys. I found out about them because I actually googled "RAPHA ALTERNATIVE" lol.
Torm is very reasonably priced and I would wear this green jersey every day if I had it.
I think $77 for a simple wool jersey is a bargain. You should looks into the used market. There are tons of merino jerseys on ebay that can be had for $10-50 depending on the vintage.
pic related is a castelli sportwool blend on ebay right now for $35
welcome to the global economy, where cost of raw materials, cost of manufacture, cost of machinery, space, overhead, marketing, &c. all influence the cost to the end-user.
inb4 supply & demand. Just bc you have an idea of what you're willing to pay for it, it doesn't then follow that someone will meet your demand.
>inb4 supply & demand. Just bc you have an idea of what you're willing to pay for it, it doesn't then follow that someone will meet your demand.
What sort of retard thinks that supply and demand implies that?
It doesn't matter who is contracted to build it, because huffy does the quality control, so it's a huffy.
>All this talk about "hurr durr don't wear wool"
Poly/merino/bamboo thermals with a rain shell over them are top-tier for winter riding, Same theory applies to bottoms but leg warmers are best as they're compatible with all types of shorts including bibs.
Add in a neoprene balaclava, shoe covers/gaiters and some good gloves and there's no excuse to skip riding in the wet unless the temps are ridiculous.
lol you should read up on it. those bikes were built by serotta and eddy merckx depending on the year.
Coke was supplying the Tour back then
I really want one of the Serotta 7-11 team bikes.
Back in the days of steel, pro racing bikes were typically custom built for the rider by a good framebuilder (Serotta, Pegoretti, Yamaguchi, etc) and then painted with the sponsor's color scheme and decals. That was even the case for people riding bikes labeled Trek or Cannondale or Bianchi or whatever. That practice stopped when everyone moved to garbon, because now the shape of the frame is part of the bike sponsor's brand.
I really wanna cop a couple of those Coke bidons.