Riding in T-shirts. The new niche?
Are people being “inspired” by the likes of Danny Nac or is just because bike specific gear is getting too expensive
maybe some folk just haven’t had the misfortune to buy into it.?
I know plenty folk that love cycling.. and have done for decades.. that would feel pretty foolish buying bike specific clothing.. or the magazines that tell us to wear it..Posted 6 years agoernie_lynchMember
Lidl and Aldi do
You can easily get a decent cycling jersey for less than £45 btw …. even if it’s in the sales.
No way would I wear cotton unless I was plodding along on the road.Posted 6 years agooxym0r0nSubscriber
You can easily get a decent cycling jersey for less than £45 btw
Doesn’t even have to be cycle specific – I’ve picked up lots of wicking T’s from Nike Factory type shops for ~ £15 or less. The only bonus cycling specific ones give you is rear pockets, which are a pain IMHO if carrying a pack…Posted 6 years agoscottwMember
Always ride in a hoody/tee depending on the temperature and adidas track suit bottoms, get some interesting looks at glentress and the likes, but it works for me and it doesn’t slow me down…
Use my motocross gear if it’s really muddy, but the reinforced knees aren’t great for peddling all the time.Posted 6 years agostanfreeMember
I did 30 miles yesterday and 20 miles today In a cotton T shirt and Baggy shorts. If Its cold ill wear a hoodie or occasionally a running jacket. IMO biking specific clothing is overpriced , there does seem to be a lot of snobbery if your seen out In non cycle gear at GT. **** them I say , fight the power. 😉Posted 6 years ago
I’ve picked up lots of wicking T’s from Nike Factory type shops for ~ £15 or less.
Plenty to be had for that price or less in Go Outdoors. Don’t see much reason to wear anything else, they’re the same prices as a t-shirt and I’m going on a bike ride, not a fashion shoot.
The only stuff I wear other than that (depending on weather) is a proper Scott long-sleeved cycle jersey that was down to sub-20 quid from about 80, or a thin Nike running tee, both from TK Maxx.Posted 6 years ago
Cheap, comfy, serviceable and £7.99.
They go up to £39.99 for the really posh ones. 🙂
No, it’s not as good as Gore stuff, but it’s amazing value for the price.
The Aldi stuff will be in the shops in the first week in May BTW.Posted 6 years ago
I like it, I’ve got loads.
Didn’t think the Lidl stuff was any good though, TBH.
We’ve got quite a bit of walking, climbing, cycling and camping stuff from there Cougar.
Not tried the more pricey stuff (breathable walking jackets, hiking boots etc) as I tend to stick with what I know, but the basics are superb and very good value – fleeces, shorts, base layers, jerseys, water bottles etc.
Their energy drink mix is very good value too and tastes fine.
The tents are excellent as well.
Terrible website though.Posted 6 years ago
I like roots Canada T’s 😉 Don’t like cotton T shirts myself as I get chilly, even just messing about. However if it’s a little cold I like to ride in a t shirt and hoodie / jeans too for messing about, local little rides. that’s fine as the hoodie stops the chill. never just a t shirt though for offroad.more often than not for longer xc I use lidl and aldi specials!Posted 6 years ago
No, no connection at all!
I’ve got a partner and she buys some stuff from there as well.
And no, we don’t do matching outfits 😀
I just object to the ridiculous prices of some of the bike specific brands:Posted 6 years ago
Have got a couple of items of Gore clothing, and yes, it’s superb.
However, some of the Decathlon/Aldi stuff is just as good in the real world for a fraction of the price.allyharpSubscriber
I’ve always ridden in t-shirts and don’t own any cycling specific upper-body wear. Can’t say I’ve ever had a problem (been a bit sweaty under a rucksack, but that’s no big issue) so haven’t seen the need to compromise my pricing and fashion principles. Mind you, unless it’s a warm summer’s day I’m generally wearing a LIFA base layer underneath.Posted 6 years agopeterfileMember
My cycling wardrobe for every discipline consists of:
t-shirt (or hoody covering a wicking base layer), and cargo type shorts.
It’s only riding a bike about some dirt!
If i’m doing something epic, like an all day XC type ride, then I’ll wear something more appropriate if the weather requires it.
But seriously, I see people getting out of their cars at Stainburn with hi-tech cycle specific goretex kit on head to toe, in spring.Posted 6 years agoernie_lynchMember
Apart from the sweatiness issue, I don’t know how people who wear cotton tops cope when they get a sudden downpour, or even persistent low-level drizzle – apart from staying wet for the rest of the ride of course.
A while back I got soaked by an unexpected heavy downpour during a road ride, I was actually wearing a long sleeved Brooks running top, about ten minutes after the rain had stopped my top was bone dry.Posted 6 years ago
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