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Streamline Your Silhouette With Bicycle Clothes

Feb 9, 2008
Biking is fun. If you ride for pleasure, or for competition, biking provides a wonderful overall workout that gets you into the fresh air. Though cycling has been a staple of transportation for many decades, it has only recently experienced the level of attention and participation it enjoys today. In the United States, a great deal of that popularity can be attributed to Lance Armstrong. He has helped cycling's astronomical rise and the new popularity of bicycle clothes. Professional cyclists need the sheerest advantages that only scientifically engineered materials can afford, but casual cyclists are also interested in bicycle clothes, and for good reason. Bicycle clothes are extremely comfortable.

Many articles of bicycle clothes can be worn by men or women, though there are some specific clothing designers that tailoring their clothing to one gender or the other. Such items as shorts, shirts, vests, jackets, and thermal gear are designed for particular cyclists. Often, the fabrics used are UV reflective, which can be critical in bright, sunny conditions. The fabrics are also lightweight and breathable, a boon in any weather, rain or shine. Bicycle clothes fit close to the body, diminishing resistance, creating a streamlined silhouette, and making for better race times.

Bicycle clothing is specially designed for all weather conditions. There are some really warm items for winter riding, so you can pedal your bike through a snow storm. Roubaix Lycra tights protect the legs from cold, and Aero nylon suits keep your body toasty. A massive selection of thermal clothing is available. For wet and blustery conditions, special rain hoods and coats are designed to shed water and give comfort from the wind.

Are you sporting the latest hi-tech bicycle clothes on the market? No? Well, people have been cycling for centuries now without then, to be sure. But, if you ask today's professional cyclists, they will tell you a sleek set of form-fitting bicycle clothes can make the difference between winning or losing.
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