While I love the trend to wear normal, everyday clothing while cycling, I often ride longer distances on the road and go for functional bike apparel. If the cyclist in your life can also appreciate bike specific clothes, here’s are the threads I’ve used and liked this year.
See Commute By Bike for my earlier review of these pants.
Avoid cheap, off-brand cycling gloves — there’s often too much padding right in the center of the palm, which can cause numbness as the padding can push right on the nerves that travel through the middle of the hand.
For cooler weather cycling, I still use the CLC Tradesmen gloves I purchased at a home improvement store five year ago now. They’re stretchy and comfy, comfortable to about freezing, allow sufficient finger movement for shifting, braking, zipper use, and light operation, and have the all important terry cloth thumb wipe.
Disclosure: I might have gotten “bro deals” on a few of these items, but I’ve paid for all of these items myself.
Tell me: What bike apparel recommendations can you make? Is there something I should take a look at for next year?
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