Bibs or waist shorts, half zip or full zip jersey? And as for the accessories... Choosing cycling kit can be tricky, so Emma's here to explain what clothing options are available, specifically for women cyclists.
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There are lots of things about cycling that are just the same for men and women. But one thing that can be quite different, is clothing. Which is kind of obvious, really, because there are some quite fundamental differences in body shape.
So what should you bear in mind when choosing your kit? I get so many questions from other women who are getting into cycling about what’s the best kit to wear on the bike. And there is so much choice of women’s cycling kit out there these days that it really can be pretty confusing. Sometimes the advantages and drawbacks of certain kinds of cycling clothing aren’t all that obvious until you’ve been for a few rides!
So here’s the lowdown - well, ok, MY lowdown! - on the kit options for women.
The clothing you wear on the bike is one of the most important things affecting your comfort. So if you want to enjoy cycling, it’s absolutely crucial that you feel good in it. Part of that should be looking good too - because all cyclists want to look good - but for my money, looking good is not as important as being comfortable.
Your kit is what’s in direct contact with your skin, of course, and especially the chamois - padding in the shorts - that makes it the first thing you notice.
Plus, your clothing protects you from external influences - be that rain, snow, UV, or (hopefully not) the road, if you crash. And most cyclist have had a little tumble every now and then (I seem to have one crash a month at least!).
Cycling clothing that you don’t find comfortable, or which doesn’t protect you from the elements, will leave you feeling miserable on the bike.
It’s a hugely personal choice though: what IS comfortable at all? So let’s dive into some detail!
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