When one thinks of competitive cyclists, one things of spandex. Those bright, skin tight ensembles with a wedge of padding around the tush, otherwise known as a cycling kit. They seem a little silly, until you don your first kit and go for a ride. It feel like you are wearing your comfiest pajamas if they were made of aerodynamic sports fabric instead of flannel. It really is the most comfortable way to ride, especially on long trips. So for some, it becomes a natural choice to wear while commuting.
|Commuting through the ice. Just kidding.|
Photo by Piper Williams
|All of us rocking the Sheclismo Kit|
photo by Piper Williams
Is wearing a kit right for you? Well that depends on several different factors, the most important being, do you want to commute in kit?
And a few other questions to ask yourself: Does it make your ride more comfortable? Do you find it more compatible with your bike? (If you a have nice cruiser bike, it may not be the most idea option.) Does the length of your commute justify the added hassle of changing? A 2 mile commute might be a little short, but that is personal preference. Do you feel cool?
Also, if you want to rock the Sheclismo kit, be sure to get your order in by the 21st this month.
As for me, I sometimes commute in kit or spandex, especially if my ride is longer or weather conditions are adverse and I sometimes ride more casually. Stay tune of the next couple weeks to learn about a few other styles, a bike fashion tips from the experts on our writing team. Don't worry casual commuters, we will write something for you too. And if you need shopping tips for any bike style, we got you covered there too.
But remember, what is most important is that you rock whatever you wear, or don't wear on the bike.
|Naked Portland Bike Ride|