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Safety should always come first and a good cycling helmet is a must for anyone who shares that belief. There will always be those who feel helmets are for sissies, young children or just aren't warranted. It's interesting that this minority group is almost never an experienced cyclist. In fact, almost every pro rider, serious triathlete or weekend warrior will tell you that they never get on a bike without wearing their helmet. If you've ever seen a serious cyclist on the road, you know how true this is. The fact is, everyone from small children just learning to ride to serious professional cyclists should wear a helmet when on a bike.
Helmets come in many shapes and sizes and getting one that fits properly is a critical aspect of the protection they provide. Contrary to popular myth, a modern helmet will not make you hotter when riding, As a matter of fact, given the protection from direct sun exposure and computer designed air-flow venting and channeling, wearing a helmet is usually much cooler. Bikeworks stocks helmets for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Not only do we have a huge assortment to choose from, you'll be professionally fitted as well.
Bicycle gloves are a great item that really make a lot of sense. They help prevent hand fatigue when leaning on your bars for extended periods of time. They also absorb moisture which keeps your grip on the handlebar safe and secure. In the event of a fall or spill, its the glove that contacts the ground as opposed to your skin. Like helmets, most experienced riders in-the-know wear cycling gloves as part of their routine.
Cycling gloves come in tons of sizes, colors, designs and materials to suit just about any application and fashion preference. They also come in half finger and full finger versions that help keep your hands warm in cold weather.
Look good, enjoy your ride more and be safer too! Feel free to stop in and check'em out for yourself.
A jacket is a jacket and they're all the same right? Wrong. Cycling jackets are made especially for the sport. Many are designed with special insulation that is incredibly lightweight yet thermally protective in the elements. Special fabrics are available that wick moisture and sweat away from the skin which really helps to keep the rider dry and comfortable. Cycling specific design cuts allow for full range of motion and strategically placed pockets and zippers provide convenient storage and access to personal items. Many jackets come with with reflective panels and stripes to help increase visibility to others in low light conditions.
Bikeworks stocks a variety of sizes and shapes with varying features to suit just about anyone. Give us a call or stop by for additional information.
Jerseys are a mainstay in cycling apparel. As basically a shirt made specifically for bicycle riding, a good Jersey really has its work cut out for it. It must allow the rider's skin to breath while wicking away moisture and perspiration. A good Jersey will provide ultraviolet sun protection and help keep the rider cool and comfortable over extended periods. Many Jerseys have pockets for small personal items.
Bicycle Jerseys are available in long or short sleeve versions in literally thousands of colors and graphics combinations. We stock a nice selection so stop by and try one on for size. You'll love it!
Tights are another great clothing mainstay in the cycling world. They're form fitting which allows for full range of motion without feeling bulky or weighing you down. Many are constructed from special fabrics that allow for breath-ability while wicking moisture away from the skin.
Many incorporate padding in the seat and crotch areas to reduce soreness and fatigue over long rides. In addition, this padding also helps to absorb moisture and sweat.
Tights come in various lengths, colors and configurations to suit just about any style and taste. Bikeworks keeps a variety in stock with dressing room accommodations for your convenience.
Lycra / spandex cycling shorts are very similar to their full length counterparts. Many road riders will choose a short for warm weather riding or when full leg coverage isn't necessary. Many mountain bikers also like shorts for warm weather trail rides. In either case, you get a light weight form fitting short that allows for easy full range of motion without that bulky feel. Most shorts also have the sewn-in padding to increase seat comfort and to aid in moisture absorption.
Like full length tights, shorts come in all sorts of sizes, colors and configurations to suit just about anyone. We welcome you to come down to our shop and check out the selection yourself. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always available should you need help or advice.
Can't you just wear a regular street sock when riding a bike? Of course you can an we've all done it. However, serious cyclists, mountain-bikers, triathletes and spinners will appreciate what a good cycling sock can do for you.
First, they're moisture absorbing which really helps keep feet dry and comfortable over long rides and workouts. Secondly, despite their supportive qualities and special fabrics, they're designed to be thin which is really important when using cycling specific shoes.
All these qualities add up to a riding/exercise experience that's more comfortable, efficient and enjoyable. Take advantage of technology and take it up to the next level!
Many of us ride a bicycle in regular street shoes. Thats fine for children or the casual rider who has flat pedals. However, if you take a look at many higher end bicycles and even some spin bikes, you'll see that they use a pedal that looks very different from the standard flat type that we're all used to. These pedals use a binding system that's very similar to the ones used on skis and they're referred to as clipless pedals. They're called "clipless" because they replaced toe clips and straps back in the 80s.
The advantages to using such a system are clear. To start, the pedal itself can be made lighter which saves on rotational weight. The mechanism that connects the shoe to the pedal allows for a solid connection which in turn increases the transfer of pedal power to the rear wheel. Lastly, riders using a conventional pedal can only apply pedal force on the down-stroke. Those using the clipless system can utilize the upstroke too, for drastic increases in efficiency and workout intensity. To take advantage of all of this, you need a good SPD or Look compatible shoe. We stock all the top brands in a variety of sizes and colors for men and women.
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