1. Arm Warmers Buying Guide

    Arm Warmers Buying Guide

    Hey, you know those things hanging out of your sleeves? They’re called your arms, and chances are if you’re riding in Australia you’ll need to protect them from a wide variety of elements. A pair of arm warmers is a good place to start. Despite being compact and lightweight, arm warmers will help keep your arms warm and dry on freezing rides.

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  2. Base Layers Buying Guide

    Base Layers Buying Guide

    Base layers are thin shirts or pants that can be worn under a normal cycling jersey or some shorts. They are wonderful for keeping warmer in cooler temperatures but can also wick moisture away from you while riding in the heat. Base layers can have short or long sleeves and can be thick or thin. The right pair will depend on the riding conditions

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  3. Body Armour Buying Guide

    Body Armour Buying Guide

    Body armour is tough but flexible padding that can be worn on your chest, arms, legs/shins, and even neck that spreads and absorbs the impact of a crash while riding. Body armour is a good idea for mountain bike riders and BMX riders who want to push their limits.

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  4. Gloves Buying Guide

    Gloves Buying Guide

    Gloves are a very important part of any rider kit, whether you ride mountain bikes or road bikes, do commuting or touring. Gloves can be made with full fingers or short fingers and serve a variety of purposes. When purchasing gloves, think about the following things:

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  5. Jackets and Vests Buying Guide

    Jackets and Vests Buying Guide

    A good cycling-specific jacket can last you years and be useful in a variety of ways. Many cycling jackets can be layered over a jersey for warmth, and often have reflective features for visibility in traffic. A thin jacket can be stuffed into a jersey pocket to prevent overheating.

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  6. Knicks and Shorts Buying Guide

    Knicks and Shorts Buying Guide

    The right pair of cycling shorts can give you support and comfort and increase your riding endurance. Shorts come in two main styles: regular lycra shorts with a waistband called knicks, and shorts with a suspender-like design incorporated into them, called bibknicks.

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  7. Leg Warmers Buying Guide

    Leg Warmers Buying Guide

    Leg warmers are a sock-like garment that are worn underneath cycling shorts. What happens some days (particularly on longer riders) is that you start out very cold, but as both you and the day around you warm up, you no longer require all the layers you did when you set out.

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  8. Socks Buying Guide

    Socks Buying Guide

    A great pair of socks can be your best friend on any kind of bike ride. They come in all kinds of lengths and materials depending on what kind of ride you’re going on. Sock length is a personal matter, but most people in the cycling world wear longer socks for both style and comfort.

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  9. Sunglasses Buying Guide

    Sunglasses Buying Guide

    Sunglasses are an absolute necessity when riding in most places in the world, but especially Australia where the sun can be pretty intense for most of the year. Sunglasses don’t just protect you from UV’s though. They’re also great for dust, wind, and anything else the road or trail can dish out.

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  10. Shoes and Cleats Buying Guide

    Shoes and Cleats Buying Guide

    Cycling shoes that fit well will make a difference on any ride. They should be selected based on the kind of bike and pedals. And they are men and women specific to accommodate for the difference in bone structures between men and women’s feet.

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