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 As Informed by Gravel

If you’ve been riding for a while, you may have noticed that the fast set looks a lot different now. The reason for this is that, in recent years, cycling haute couture has undergone a profound transition, whereby the skinny-tired Euro-informed aesthetic has drifted to the back of the fashion peloton and a distinctly American sensibility […]

Everything You Need to Know to Master Gravel

Gravel remains mostly undefined, which is exactly the point. One person might imagine quiet, slightly crunchy roads. Another may see challenging, steep, cratered-out, boulder-pocked trails. Both are correct. Which means, it helps to know what you’re getting into, especially when choosing your gear. Gravel courses range from Category 1 (smooth, hard, road bike-friendly dirt) to […]

cycling kit for your gravel rides

There’s no wrong or right answer when it comes to what cycling clothing to wear when riding your gravel bike. Nothing is stopping you from wearing your full road kit or mountain bike gear, although some new developments may make the ride more enjoyable if you opt for clothing designed with gravel riding in mind. […]

summer cycling gloves

Wearing the best summer cycling gloves while riding is just as important as a pair of winter gloves for cold weather rides. The benefits may be less obvious, but the best summer cycling gloves – sometimes called mitts if they are fingerless – feature padded and textured palms, helping you to grip the bars better while providing […]

Chamois creams

Whether you are new to cycling or have been an avid rider for most of your life, you’ve most likely heard of, if not used, chamois cream.  But if you haven’t a clue what this product is, or even how it’s pronounced, fear not, as hopefully by the end of this you’ll have a clearer […]

skinsuits for cycling

A skinsuit is designed to be the most aerodynamic clothing you can wear. Premium skinsuits feature special fabrics designed to reduce drag and manipulate airflow. Fabrics are strategically placed and seams are also carefully considered and premium suits are often developed in the wind tunnel. HOW MUCH FASTER IS WEARING A SKINSUIT FOR CYCLING? Aerodynamic […]

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE CYCLING SHORTS FOR WOMEN?

There are a few key areas to consider when choosing cycling shorts as a woman. Most important is the chamois, whether it’s supportive enough – and in the right places – to be comfortable over long durations.  Next is the quality of the material and the fit. You should look for a set of shorts […]

WHAT LEG DESIGN IS BEST FOR WOMEN’S CYCLING SHORTS?

While function is imperative, form isn’t far behind, with the links between looking good and feeling good on a bike being well documented. As women generally having a higher fat percentage than men, skin tight Lycra can be both friend and foe, with the ideal short legs being body contouring and muscle supporting, while avoiding […]

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT SADDLE SORES?

To add to the gel-versus-foam chamois conundrum is a myriad of construction fabrics, with a view to reducing the risk of saddle sores (of the infected hair follicle type). But try not to get too bogged down with this as most shorts’ chamois now offer some kind of antibacterial properties, breathability, sweat wicking and quick […]

WOMEN’S BIBSHORTS VERSUS WAIST CYCLING SHORTS

There are two kinds of cycling shorts: ones with bibs and ones without, and both have pros and cons. It’s very much horses for courses as to what type will suit you and your riding needs best, and like chamois padding, this need may change depending on what riding you’ll be doing on any given […]