REI’s new collection of urban cyclewear adds some city styling to your clothing choices. Here’s what to consider.
Cycling Jerseys, Shorts and Tights: You don’t need to squeeze into skin-tight spandex covered with corporate logos just for a trip to the grocery store.
A bike jersey of Lycra® spandex or another form-fitting material reduces drag when you ride. Their technical fabrics enhance performance by wicking away sweat to keep you drier.
- Stand–up collar to shade your neck in summer.
- Front zipper for ventilation when your temperature rises.
- Shoulders cut wider for arms–forward comfort.
- Sleeves specially shaped for forward lean.
- Back pockets for easy on–the–go access.
- Longer cut in back for coverage when riding.
- Reflective trim or highlights for night riding.
Riding In Winter
- Long sleeves for more warmth and coverage.
- Denser, heavier fabric weaves and a brushed lining to add insulation.
Looking Like A Lady
After spotting a photo of actress Famke Janssen riding a bike in a floral frock and red ballet flats, we were stunned at how perfectly ladylike — and comfortable — the star looked. Our idea of bicycle attire has always been limited to T-shirts, shorts, and sneakers. But alas, there’s no reason to sacrifice our feminine style while taking a spin.
For example, Vogue’s Creative Director for Digital Sally Singer is the epitome of “cycle chic” — wearing designer duds and stilettos when she bikes around New York City. After a few quick searches on Instagram, we discovered that she isn’t the only one. There are plenty of other gals out there riding pretty.