Cycling is a sport which offers great fitness, competition, enjoyment and stress relief. However, in order to gain the most out of your cycling it is important to invest in the cycling clothing. It is also very important that your bicycle is set up correctly for you.
Lets run through a list of cycling apparel as a sort of checklist by which you can ensure that you get the most from your cycling. Of course you need a bicycle, and then a helmet, glasses, cycling jersey, padded cycling shorts, gloves, cycling shoes and socks.
SKYSPER Cycling tops are normally made longer behind to fit the bent position of the cyclist. Male cycling jerseys have got a zippered front to enable them to be undone if the rider wishes to cool off when it's hot. Along with being lengthier behind, there are also pockets at the back that allows the cyclist to stow power bars and food in them without it getting in the way. Short sleeved cycling tops could be worn on their own or under a long-sleeved jersey for varying temperature conditions. A good cycling jersey has to be produced from a fabric which will equally keep the cyclist comfortable but in addition enable dampness to be kept away from the body to enable the body to keep cool.
SKYSPER Cycling pants consist of two lengths; you could have full length pants or shorts, however both types will have a padded insert for comfort. Cycling pants can also be tight, loose or baggy, depending on which type you want to wear. You could layer the pants by wearing a tight pair under a baggy or loose pair. The pants may also have pouches on the back where you can keep snacks and drinks. In the event you prefer shorts it's also possible to get leg warmers to keep your legs cozy if the temperature is very cold, in addition to a warm hat and cycling arm warmers. Full length pants are fairly beneficial for helping offer protection to your legs; this is handy if you are going off road or down paths which have bushes that may scratch you.
There are many cycling helmets on the market these days, many of which are highly adjustable. Look for an indication of whether the helmet of your choice meets the standard of the testing authority. A bicycle shop will be able to guide you in your choice, and will probably not sell a helmet which does not comply with safety standards. Make sure that the helmet is adjusted in such a way that it fits comfortably, yet firmly on your head.
A good pair of sports, or cycling glasses, will protect your eyes from both the sun and any insects or other objects which may fly into your eyes while you are cycling. Look for a pair that fit comfortably, provide adequate protection from the wind and give the required UV protection.
For added comfort on the handle bars, try a pair of cycling gloves, these fingerless leather palm padded gloves will also protect your hands should you come a cropper. Then all you need is a pair of ankle high cycling socks and a decent pair of stiff soled cycling shoes. The shoes should have a firm sole in order to reduce the amount of energy lost in the pedal stroke. If your sole is too soft, and your foot bends around the pedal, you are effectively wasting much of the energy your legs are working so hard to transmit into forward motion.