Apparel Advice

Mountain Biking Apparel

As a cyclist you need proper clothing to make your riding experience as comfortable as possible. Depending on the season and type of riding you do, there are many different clothing options to choose from. Choosing the right type of clothing for cycling in Newfoundland can sometimes be challenging, but everyday is beautiful for cycling and Cycle Solutions can help you find what you need to get out there and enjoy it!

Performing acrobatics and intense manuvers requires comfortable, loose fitting but still technical clothing. Whatever your style of mountain biking, from easy back country rides to intense downhill adventures you are going to be looking for clothing with high breathability and durability. Jerseys are great for high breathability and moisture wicking comfort. Depending on the length of your ride, you have the option of going with padded or unpadded shorts and pants. Looking for a little danger during your ride? We have a range of body armour to help you stay safe so that you can ride again tomorrow! From elbow , knee, shin and shoulder pads, you’re guaranteed to feel more comfortable with this extra protection.

For cool, wet weather, layering is a great option. You can add a thermal, wind and water resistant layer to your jersey and pants and get out there!

Mountain bike shoes differ from road bike shoes and have a more flexible and treaded sole, resembling a hiking sneaker or boot. This allows you to be able to get off the bike in wooded or rocky terrain and maintain grip and stability. You have the option to use a clipless pedal, which will give you more effective power transfer and better control around those tighter, more technical turns!

Road Cycling Apparel

As a cyclist you need proper clothing to make your riding experience as comfortable as possible. Depending on the season and type of riding you do, there are many different clothing options to choose from. Choosing the right type of clothing for cycling in Newfoundland can sometimes be challenging, but everyday is beautiful for cycling and Cycle Solutions can help you find what you need to get out there and enjoy it!

The first step to staying comfortable while cycling in the elements is keeping your feet warm and dry. Try covering your cycling shoes with over-booties.  For those chilly days,  thermal underwear will act as a great way to wick the moisture away from your body and reduce the chance of getting a chill. We carry a variety of cycling hats to fit comfortably under your helmet and gloves to protect your hands from the elements. It’s always a good idea to have windproof, water resistant jacket and pants, as they will allow you to stay warm and comfortable so you can keep riding no matter what mother nature throws at you!

General/summer road cycling clothing include padded shorts or pants for added comfort on long rides, cycling jerseys, cycling shoes, gloves and socks.

A very important piece of clothing for cycling is a proper fitting cycling shoe. It will make a big difference to your ride. Road bike shoes come with stiff soles for more efficient power transfer and protection. Cleats for your shoes will come with the pedal you buy. To ensure a properly mounted cleat, stop by Cycle Solutions and let one of our trained staff help you. An ill fitting cleat will cause injury and prevent you from riding…and nobody wants that!