Clothing for Road Biking combined intelligently
“Dress in onion shells”, is the motto of outdoor clothing. And exactly the same in road bike clothing. It’s about protecting your body from overheating or from getting too cold. Because both consumes energy which actually belongs on the pedals.
The classic 3-layer principle of road bike clothing presents the foundation:
- 1st layer, the Cycling Base Layer, lies directly on your skin. Its function is to absorb perspiration, wick it away and then dry quickly.
- 2nd layer, usually Cycling Jerseys, perfect the 1st layer in its function. In addition, though, it should provide stowage like rear pockets, smooth surface structures for aerodynamics, feature different ventilation zones, and much more
- 3rd layer is Protection from Weather, wind jackets, wind vests, rain jackets, winter jackets, thermal vests, etc.
Functional companions in line with the “onion principle“ in road bike clothing are warmers such as Arm Warmers, Leg Warmers and Knee Warmers. They make sleeves and legs longer, thus offering extra heat.
The technical development of windproof and water-resistant membranes which are becoming increasingly elastic and breathable, pave the way for a variety of new road bike garments which simply combine different layers. Our Light Jackets, e.g. are a combination of long sleeve jersey and wind vest, because in the headwind area a membrane shields you from cold headwind.
For road biking, apart from your road bike, you also require specific road bike clothing which supports your body and your performance – so you can cycle even faster.