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TheTallGuyPH
January 14th, 2017, 01:13 AM
I want to start my biking hobby and I want to wear the right outfit. Now, I am starting with simple shorts and shirt. What are the right clothes for biking/cycling aside from helmet?

DocMcLovins
January 14th, 2017, 03:05 PM
In US it's whatever you would wear to go for a run. Shorts and shirt. Sometimes even no shirt in summer. Just don't crash lol. You can wear the padded shorts that protect your ass and junk from getting sore if you ride for a long time. I mean you can get all geeked out and wear all spandex compression stuff but that's mostly adults in US. I think it depends if you mean hobby like you said or you really mean racing. It's kinda like swimming in US, if you compeete you will wear tight compression speedos or jammers but if you just go to the pool you will wear board shorts.

TheTallGuyPH
January 14th, 2017, 04:01 PM
Oh, thank you so much! :D

bentheplayer
January 21st, 2017, 06:22 AM
Unless you are planning to cycle competitively, I don't see much point in getting those biking apparel. Most specialist biking apparel are costly and the main benefit you get from them is comfort and reduced air resistance.

Competitive biking is a whole new ball game altogether where you will probably be looking for a carbon fiber frame which will easily cost a couple of thousands. Most competitive cyclist will wear cycling shorts and jersey usually made from lycra/nylon to reduce drag and get comfy socks with cycling shoes. Some may opt for gloves if they have sweaty palms for a better grip.

beachdude
February 1st, 2017, 03:30 PM
I agree with the others, unless you plan to start riding alot, hold off on cycling apparel. I admit, they do make cycling more comfortable tho. Definitely a helmet and you might want to try cycling gloves, handle bars can make your hands sore after a while. Looking at another comment, always wear a shirt too! Do you know what it's like to have a big bug like a Beatle hit you in the chest going 20 or 30 mph? Made that mistake once, never again.

Plane And Simple
February 1st, 2017, 03:41 PM
Aside from a helmet: Get. Gloves. It's not about palms being sweaty or whatever. It's about protecting your hands when you crash. First thing you'll land on is head and hands, so protect both before going out :)

beachdude
February 6th, 2017, 09:33 PM
Aside from a helmet: Get. Gloves. It's not about palms being sweaty or whatever. It's about protecting your hands when you crash. First thing you'll land on is head and hands, so protect both before going out :)

Totally agree, road rash is no fun.