You've probably heard the old saying in sports: Look good, feel good, play good. Well, it's no different for cyclists, whether they're competing, training, or simply riding for fun. Looking nice and feeling nice give us a whole boost of confidence as we breeze around on our two-wheelers.
Cycling clothes are meant to be both comfortable and stylish. I mean, come on, look at any of the guys on the Tour de France and tell yourself they aren't looking extra sharp! There are dozens of different clothing brands that can serve you well with regards to style and comfort, but we've picked out five that best fit the bill.
Giordana is one of cycling's most historic clothing brands. Born in the 1970's Giordana has outfitted iconic teams such as Levi's Raleigh and Team Mortirolo in the 80's and 90's.
Some forty years later the fabrics have become more technical but the company remains family owned and the kits are still hand made in Italy. Giordana continues to maintain a strong presence in professional cycling as well, outfitting Mitchelton-Scott and Team Astana.
Giordana's continual presence in professional cycling allows them to make some of the most advanced cycling clothes on the market.
2.) Aero Tech Designs Cycle Wear
Aero Tech is another leader in cycling apparel that makes a huge variety of goods for men, women, and children. Aero Tech is very reasonably priced, but doesn't suffer for lack of quality. Their specialty is extremely comfortable, flexible, and well-fitting shorts. The look and design of Aero Tech apparel is cool, and cyclists look really good wearing their gear.
3.) Twin Six
If there's a company that's leading the way in fashion and styling for cycling apparel, it's Twin Six. Tired of the "predictable regurgitation" of cycling clothing year in and year out, Twin Six founders set out to create a line of products that were fashionably "on-trend," yet influenced by classical inspiration. The result is a sick portfolio of tops, bottoms, casual wear, and outerwear for men and women, and a limited but cool-nonetheless selection of apparel for juniors.
As they like to say at Twin Six, "If you're going to make a statement, make sure that it shows you give a damn."
4.) Club Ride Cycling Apparel
Club Ride apparel is a mountain biking influenced line of clothing, crafted with the great outdoors in mind by mountain biking people. The brand crafts clothing that is both good for everyday commuting and for long adventurous endeavors. The style is a calmer, more laid back one representative of the cool people who make it.
5.) Velocio Cycling
If you're looking to break the bank and get something bougie, Velocio offers some of the nicest, sharpest apparel on the whole market. With bright, stylish outfits that are both sleek and comfortable, Velocio makes clothing that is original, tailored to the needs of cyclists, and most importantly respectful of the environment. Just one example of their environmental mindfulness is their cycling jerseys, which are made entirely out of recycled materials.
There is a plethora of awesome clothing options out there, so don't feel tied down just to these five. However, these are just the ones we love the most here at FloBikes!