Finding Cycling Equipment online and getting advice
It is not so easy to find suitable cycling shoes. Here you first have to decide whether you prefer cycling shoes with click system or flat pedal shoes. For your convenience, our cycling shoes have been categorised by cycling sports types and they are easy to find online as cycling equipment. Here you should specificall consider the width of the shoes – feet tend to swell quickly on bike on hot summer days At the same time the shoes should not be too wide either, otherwise you will slip out of your shoes with each pedal stroke thus compromising the concept of optimal power transfer.
Our tip: In the case of large feet you should not only consider a wider sole of your shoes but also an upper which is adapted correspondingly.
Those who have now found accessories matching their outfit should get the proper equipment for longer rides. Additional functional accessories for biking are the following:
- High-energy sports nutrition in form of gels and bars
- Cycling bottles for water and isotonic drinks (standard size fitting all bottle cages)
- Ergonomic and standardised bottle cages
- Special hydration packs with hydration bladders and tubes
- Bags and cases as real stowage providers for cycling vacations
- Care for bicycle, textiles and body
- Protectors for daredevil trails
Another must-have, in our opinion, are cycling backpacks. Finding this cycling equipment online is easy – the selection is large and the backpack features are impressive. Here, you specifically have to consider the length of the back and the type of cycling sports you want to use your backpack for. And yes, it has to be a specific cycling backpack which is tapered, more narrow at the bottom! The special construction of a cycling backpack lies on your back which is why adapted straps and hip belts are used. Apart from a perfect fit aerodynamics are at the focus. As a comparison – conventional backpacks rather ‘hang’ on your back. The correct back length is crucial for a comfortable and optimal fit. If the back is too long, you can even get caught in the saddle when standing up or sitting down – programmed for a fall. Of course the demands differ depending on the corresponding world of cycling.
Those who require a cycling backpack for tours or everyday use want to stow as much as possible without being restricted in their freedom of movement by a bulky backpack. Here the back portion, straps and hip belts need to distribute the load and offer support. Backpacks for enduro and MTB XC often are reinforced or feature additional protectors. And they have to offer sufficient stowage because you should always have a standard equipment with you – mini tool, repair kit and provisions. Those who aim for speed usually demand a very tight fitting, aerodynamic hydration pack. This way fluids can more easily be transported – and the longer you ride the more lightweight your hydration pack gets – how convenient! By the way: there are also special cycling backpacks for women – here the back and straps feature a different shape. They snug the female anatomy better. We will gladly assist you concerning our products and will be happy to offer advice on how you can adjust your new backpack - for carrying it comfortably the entire day.