If you recently purchased your new bike, you might feel like your tight jeans and not so waterproof jacket don’t quite cut it for cycling, especially for the weather in Ireland. If you are an experienced cyclist, you know that there is no better clothes that the cycle clothing. Quality cycling apparel from brands like Altura, Scott or Giro make all the difference between an enjoyable cycling experience and a miserable ride. Nowadays bike apparel brands have both specific cycling clothing for Men and cycling clothes for Women as body shapes are different and require specific designs. Winter cycling clothing include thermal jackets and fleece lined full length bibs. Whereas Summer bike clothes include light packable jackets and padded shorts. Whatever the weather, there is always a cycling apparel to fit the needs of the Irish weather.
Road cycling clothes
Typically road cycling gear includes specially design cycling jerseys with back pockets, light waterproof jacket with a longer back to cover you properly while in the riding position and cycling bibs or bib shorts fitted with padded chamois to allow for more comfortable cycling. The road bike clothes are fitted to limit aerodynamics drags and should be worn like a second skin.
Mountain bike clothes
With a looser fit, MTB technical bikewear includes relaxed fit jerseys, baggy shorts and packable jackets. Made out of sturdy material, the mountain bike clothing is designed to take heavy punishment as you enjoy yourself off roads.
Urban cycling clothes
If you are commuting or just going to the shop with your bike, you want to make sure you’ll be dry, comfortable and seen. With stylish cycling jackets designed with reflective materials and waterproof and breathable trousers, you are sure to have the best cycling experience possible. Jackets like the Altura Nightvision Tornado Jacket come with hi-reflective panels and helmet compatible hoods.
As bikes evolved, so did the cycling footwear and if you feel confident enough to use clip on shoes, we have everything to get you sorted from cleats and pedals to a full range of road and mountainbike shoes.
Cycling clothing accessories
If you are cycling in colder days or long distance, then cycling gloves are a must have. You can check our selection here. In Winter and cold/wet days, we’d also recommend covering your cycling shoes with overshoes and keep your feet toasty in cycling specific socks. A buff or cycling neckwarmer is always a nice garment to add to your wardrobe. It will help keep the wind away from your face and packs easily in any pockets when not needed.