Discuss bike apparel. What does /n/ wear? I find it difficult to find something I'm truly happy with.-Assos - flimsy shit for anorexic freaks, designs are eye rape-Gore - cut for obese diabetic golf dads, designs are so boring I want to kms-Rapha - the bose of cycling gear, dead giveaway that you have no idea what you're doing-Castelli - probably the least terrible from an objective point of view but the logo is way too in your face-MAAP - wannabe rapha cringlelord gear-Le Col - another wannabe rapha, the only thing worse than Rapha is wanting to be rapha-Santini - completely nonsensical sizing, either baggy shit for obese people or ridiculous midget shit even though it's the same nominal size, bibs are way too thin, might as well just wear women's panthose-La Passione - changes their designs every 10 seconds for no reason, takes about a decade to do an RMA that would take no more than 2 weeks from anyone else-Black Bibs - ali express tier garbage and permanently smells like a wet dog after 2 ridesWhat we can conclude here is that it all sucks except Castelli and I'm sick and tired of wearing all castelli all the time, anyway I ask again what does /n/ wear? Post your likes and hates. Oh I forgot giro, giro isn't too bad for casual "urban cyclist" stuff. Haven't tried their real bike gear in a loooooong time though. A long time.
i wear a mix of rapha's casual/commuter and rei outdoorsy stuff. i don't wear bibs, but i do agree that rapha's actual cycling stuff looks like ass.
I wear CEROTIPOLAR bibs from Amazon, because I wanted to try a cheap pair before I committed to wearing these regularly. These are actually quite comfy for $35. But I think I'm going to buy a nice pair soon so I can compare and be more comfortable on > 2 hour rides. Do you guys have favorite cheap jerseys that aren't total shit ? Looking for colorful designs in particular that make me more visible. Ideally < $50 but I'll spend up to $100 for my first jersey. I've just been wearing tight tshirts with my cheap bibs for a few weeks now lol. I wonder if I could get a custom /n/ jersey so fellow transportation autists recognize me when I'm out.
>>1912751Are you even on the right board? You don't strike me as someone who cycles for transportation.
A woman in my Strava feed has been riding mountain bike trails in a sweaty sports bra lately and posting selfies which I appreciate.
>>1912854In the now-deleted citibike thread I was accused of not owning enough fred gear because I had a basic familiarity with the operation of the citibike system. In this thread, apparently I'm too much the fred. If you would like, I can ensure that you get my renaissance man persona rubbed in your face at every opportunity. Do you want me to start using a tripcode again? Don't push your luck kid. Now post bike apparel opinions.
>>1912751Gore, assos, shimano and biehler.Castelli looks like wearing a msi rgb gaming laptop
>>1912868>Now post bike apparel opinions.I would have, but you made it seem like you wouldn't be interested in the gear of pleb commuters.Anyway, my favourite winter trousers and jacket are by Fox. They have since been discontinued and replaced by shit.My favourite pair of fingerless gloves were by Giro. They have since been discontinued and replaced buy something not as nice.Adidas 5-10 shoes are really grippy, possibly too much so, and not comfortable off the bike. Also they have weird sizes.Cycling in jeans isn't as bad as people think, but they wear out in the crotch real quick. Not recommended. I haven't found a pair of mtb-trousers for summer riding that I really like yet. If I ever do I'm sure they will get discontinued and replaced by shit.Also merino wool is great.
>>1912868>the guy who flips out on others for not having the citibike ToS memorized also puts on lycra to ride one
I need to buy a pair of cycling tights (without chamois) some time. I've been using running tights and they just aren't designed to handle saddle abrasion so I shred the crotch. Its amazing the abuse lycra shorts can take without wearing through.The local shops don't carry much decent gear. The trek shop mostly stocks Bontrager, and the Specialized shop carries Specialized. Few cycling brands sell directly to shops in Canada, and the middle man makes other brands cost far more than Trek / Specialized stuff that they get straight from the manufacturer.
>>1912892I said if it was your $1200 you'd probably care. You said "it's $5". I corrected you, and you couldn't handle it because you have the emotional maturity of a child.
>>1912896>everyone who disagrees with me is the same personhttps://archive.palanq.win/n/thread/1912246/You said $1,200, someone logically assumed you thought that was what she paid for the bike, he said it was a $5 rental not a $1,200 personal bike, then you lost your mind because he didn't recognize $1,200 as the citibike cultural enrichment fee as specified in page 287 of the user agreement.
holy shit you guys are super autistic and angry
>>1912961welcome to 4chan enjoy your stay
Best bibs i ever used are from Gonso.Its a small south german brand but the quality is really good.Only homosexuals care about designs and expensive brand names.Get good bibs that fit and a cotton tshirt.Even with jeans on i smoke 96% of wannabe armstrongs with a full kit on.Its just funny that those idiots think that 500€ worth of fucking spandex transforms them into the next flash.
>>1912868please start using a tripcode
>>1913209>Only homosexuals care about designs and expensive brand names.they're $140, is this your way of coming out of the closet to /n/? I'm happy for you bro, pride month coming up too I hope to see you at pride!
>>1912751I usually put on my bibs from Lidl or just regular biking shorts and an oversized t shirt. Carry my shit on a fanny pack, bigger stuff to a mini rack. For longer trips I have some vintage cycling jerseys from thrift stores with the handy backpockets.honestly all the cycling brands are boomer tier normie shit so I just pick what's cheap and go with it. plus side you don't look like a tryhard which really seems to get into the head of Castelli guys when you pass them
I usually ride completely naked, shoes only, it make me connect fully with the bike and the terrain I'm riding
I just wear normal clothes when I cycle, the only exception is a cheap but light and effective waterproof jacket that I keep rolled up in my saddlebag.If it's hot then shorts, t shirt and sneakers, if it's cold long trousers and a fleece. If it's mild then just trousers and a t shirt with maybe a sweater round my waist.Clothes are clothes, as long as they are comfy and suited to the conditions where what you like. I do see people who have fallen for the cycle-wear jew and they always look like proper wankers. But then that's what all consoomers are when you boil it down.Pssst... The Emperor's got no Rapha's
>>1913225If you refuse to try lycra because it makes you look like a "consoomer" you might be mentally ill bud.
i guess i often wear a tube scarf? and milsurp ushanka and mittens in winter.
>>1912751idk sometimes I wear shorts
Amazon or aliexpress jersey depicting an 80s team and new Pearl Izumi shorts, calf length sucks.Ive got Mapei, Reynolds aluminum, Once, postal in yellow to troll serious sams. Bahrain and UAE because root for the bad guys.You gotta have multiple jerseys bc they stink 10 minutes after hitting your torso.
>>1913282Mid calf socks that is.
>>1912885>My favourite pair of fingerless gloves were by Giro.My ni$$@. Imo there are giros and izumi gloves then everything else.
>>1912893Have you considered buying a regular chamois shorts then having a tailor cut out the pad?This is essentially what they do with suit jacket shoulder pads
>>1913282>Lycra>stinkingI can only imagine how awful it is to have American body chemistry. You people are disgusting.
>>1913303t. dies when the temperature hits 80*f
>>1913282have you considered taking a shower?
>>1912751So what is it that makes Castelli good while everything else is apparently crap?
>>1913305It gets up to 120 where I live on rare occasions my stinky little American friend.
>>1913313just because europeons insist you must shower every day doesn't make it true. most people shower once every three or four days and that's fine. you are stripping your body of its natural essence. this is why women prefer american men.
i got some merino undies with the chamois for long rides and just wear normal clothes or sportwears for shorter and sprint rides. got some chrome industries SPD shoes to try clipless out.
>>1912751t. Castelli marketing department>AssosYeah I'll agree with you that the designs on Assos jerseys may not be the best. But their stuff lasts forever and is extremely good quality. They also have different lines with different cuts, the race line is made for people with race physique. The more relaxed line is for people without race physique>GoreAgain they have multiple different cuts to their stuff, designs may be slightly boring but whatever>RaphaHas some pretty nice designs. And while they do have a certain image the gear is high quality. Also they do have affordable options.>CastelliLiterally the flimsiest shit I've ever owned. On the bibs the pad was complelety gone after a season and the seams all over were giving up.>MAAPWannabe Rapha, but like Rapha the quality is actually good.>Le ColSame as above but with slightly worse cuts>SantiniNo personal experience>La PassioneNo personal experience>Black bibsAli garbage getting shilled in social mediaBONUS>DHBPretty good quality stuff at budget prices>Van RyselSame as above.>>1913209They're wearing that gear because it's comfier, not because they think it magically transforms them into the next flash.
>>1913209>cottonYou people tell on yourselves, what do you get out of pretending to cycle on 4chan?
>>1913318Desert or jungle? Either way lol.
>>1913461>>1913315Castelli™ is great because they produce stylish, high performance apparel for both serious racing professionals and weekend enthusiasts. Their tasteful, Italian-influenced design language belies their no-nonsense approach to engineering. I used to be skeptical of all the hype but after many seasons of wearing all kinds of brands I can say, as a cylist, that Castelli™ is the best brand for pro and amateur alike.
>>1913225Based. I need to get a light waterproof since its no longer leather weathee
Triban, Rockrider, Tribord, Quechua from Decathlon
>>1913666Also Van Rysel
I just get aliexpress stuff, better and even cheaper than the decathlon stuff.
>>1913303The jerseys are essentially drifit. They wick then evaporate. Thus you stink. Its just life. Wash yer kit.>>1913313Oh Im in the pre and post shower gang. I cant ride dirty especially in 95 degree july heat. Shorts and jerseys are like the easiest thing to wash. I never wear them twice
>>1913670>aliexpress>betterThat’s an oxymoron
>>1913753Stop eating fast food. Start eating vegetables. When you shower, wash your anus. This will stop you smelling as soon as you sweat (you will still smell hours later, you still need to wash)
I don't wear clothes when I ride
>>1913222Trips of Truth.For me, it's Decathlon bibs and 'running' tees.
the only people i see wearing Rapha are dentists that do EPO and test and train obsessively on S-Works and have 5.5 w/kg ftp
>>1914064>wash your anusSorry but I'm straight
It is crucial that thebike wear provides compression and supreme low friction surfaces.
> If you refuse to try lycra because it makes you look like a "consoomer" you might be mentally ill bud.
>>19156061995 Marin Indian fire trail?
>>1915645Not sure, so here is a second image.
>>1912751Van Rysel and Gobik only. Fuck paying 450 bucks for a jersey + bibs
>>1915737Pretty sure I used to have those tires on my old 90s mtb, are they conti?
how's my trail fit
>>1914073What happened to his right leg?
Do you guys try to repair and mend your shit when it starts to get old? Do you take it to a dry cleaner or DIY it? Or do you just toss it at the first sign of wear? Or does nobody in here ride enough for that to be an issue?
>>1916172How long does your kit tend to last in km?
>>1916172I've worn out cycling shorts before and I've darned wool socks many times. Repairing something like a wool jersey would make perfect sense if you happened to put a hole in it, but most cycling kit isn't really repairable in that way if it gets torn. And if you've actually worn out the material (so your skin starts to be visible though the lycra) you've almost certainly worn out the elastic qualities of the materials too, so at that point it makes more sense to retire the item that has reached the end of its useful service life anyways.
Thoughts on attaquer? I'm looking for jerseys that scream I AM GAY and are very vibrant / high vis in general
>>1916175I don't have an odometer on it, but the motive for the question is I've got a fairly new pair of bibs where a seam started coming apart after, I'm guessing here, maybe 4000km? it seems a little fast, normally like >>1916187 said it just starts getting thinned out and I don't want anyone to see my boipucci unless we are in a long term monogamous relationship. I've been thinking about taking it to a dry cleaner because my sewing skills a shit>>1916194All the local shops here have house brand pride jerseys, have you tried a local shop?
>>1912860Dear lord post pics.
>>1916143are you going for a run? lel
How can you tell when your bibs have become see-through on the back/ass, if you don't want to ask someone lol.
>>1917148wait for someone to tell you so, like i do whenever i see a threadbare-kitted mamil's ass out in the wind
>>1917150I live in Germany though. Pretty sure that no one would tell me, but rather just laugh behind my back.
>>1917151so just listen for the laughter as you pass.
>>1912896>>1912892I hate one of you with a passion, but this is a bike gear thread so I will begrudgingly refrain from pointing out your retardation.
>>1917145maybe if there's blacks
>>1913225>normal clothesthis, i tried lycra but the shorts made my balls hurt and having a shirt that sticks to me like that made me feel like a gay bar on wheelsi just wear shorts on hot days and cotton/poly blend trousers with a lightweight shirt, i find my wool flannel shirts work really well
>>1918347spring shoed fat poster
Pet peeve of the week: brands that describe their chamois with incredibly vague marketing drivel about "now moar supportive for even less fatigue and better blood freshness in your perianal cum receptacle" or "anatomically designed 3d contours with new moisture channels for the shemale anatomy" instead of just giving the facts like kg per square meter foam density. Or just namedropping "we buy the best from elastomer srl" bullshit like that tells me anything about the material choices.What even is the point of a chamois if it's like riding on a dish sponge?
>>1918363there isn't a point. wearing padded diaper shorts is a holdover from race cycling. you need a firm saddle that is the correct width for your sit bones, good underwear that isn't cotton and isn't loose, and whatever athletic pants/trouser you like. you don't need to slather your undercarriage in cream and sit on a sponge.
>>1918364>underwear that isn't cotton
>>1918364Have you asked your doctor about wegovy?
>>1912751I wear cycling gear from Lidl, pretty happy with it for casual cycling.
>>1918366Wow, information about dogs, FUCKING! Dogs wearing underwear and FUCKING! WOW!
>>1918432It is possible that white women lurk on /n/
>>19161465g gamma rays
>>1916194no freaking way, shrigma on his thigh basde based based
>>1918348my bmi is 21 tho
>>1918366damnit, half my underwear collection is some kind of polyester because all my cotton stuff don't live long from cycling so much. Also, I don't wear cycling specific clothes, it's all just casual street clothes
>>1913225>If it's mild then just trousers and a t shirtOn a bice it's the opposite here; it's shorts and long sleeve.
>>1912751Are you people real?What is all this shit.Just wear normal clothes instead of dollying yourself up like a gay retard.
>>1918935What the fuck are you talking about you weirdoLycra is normal clothes
>>1918935Agree. I hate faggots that make biking their entire personality and dress the part. It's like a child that gets into emo music or something and suddenly has to dress in black, red and wear wrist cuffs. These faggots watch one Not Just Bikes video and suddenly they believe that they need to start wearing shit like pic related for "aerodynamics".I think if they realized how incredibly twink and gay they looked dressing up in tight spandex (usually neon too, for some fucking reason) they'd stop but for whatever reason they actually believe all the corporate marketing about being "breathable", "lightweight" and "cooling".
>>1918946I can see how seeing the exact contours of my ass induced an identity crisis on your part, but your inability to sort out your sexuality isn't my problem. If anything, I'd think you'd be more grateful that, thanks to me, you had to face something inherent about yourself that you were trying unnaturally to avoid thinking about. In fact knowing that this is something that I could be causing every time joe six pack rolls up next to me at a red light, I'd stop at ALL the red lights :^)
>>1918946>makes unracing and being contrarian his entire personality
>>1912860>doesn't post them
>>1912751>swimming trunks performing better than biking shortsDid I fell for the biking gear meme? My ass doesn't even sweat now that I wear 5 dollar trunks
>>1919204Yes, you did. Do you think anyone was wearing neon coloured spandex bullshit 50 or 100 years ago? No, they wore normal clothes to ride a bike. Even suits and dresses. All you need to bike are strong legs and strong lungs. Don't fall for the corporatist bullshit that tries to sell you solutions to a (real or otherwise) "problem" you have.Anon, you can't ride to work without these 200 dollar skin tight shorts that show your tiny cock off! Anon, you need this special water bottle or you're supporting communism. Anon, you need these particular innertubes otherwise you hate the environment. Anon, you need to also buy a neon pink spandex top that says FAGGOT on the front and back so everyone knows you can go vroom. Anon, you need these meal replacement capsules that I found on a YouTube ad while watching some suicidal fixie faggot recklessly ride through NYC.Fuck that bullshit. All you need is a nice lightweight bike, some acceptable parts on it (brakes, gears, pedals...it's like ensuring you have a good keyboard and mouse to play games with) and you're good. Only huge, gigantic faggots dump hundreds of dollars (or more) into a bunch of bullshit biking accessories. And no, doesn't matter if they link "research" or "studies", just work your body out to get good limbs and lungs and you can do anything (well, mostly, you still need a mediocre bike that works).
>>1912751I'll tell you that sandals are a game changer in summer cycling. I am serious; a huge barrier to your performance is muscles overheating and naked feet (with huge concentration of sweat glands there) are JUST FUCKING MADE for temperature control. Socks in summer are retarded.On a similar note, you can increase your performance by locking your ankle (with high boots). You save a lot of energy when you don't have to use your muscles just for stabilization. Ideally the boots should be light..Bottom line is that a typical "cycling apparel" with below-the-ankle shoes and socks is the most fucking idiotic thing you can wear (it "works" for professionals because everybody is handicapped in the same manner). And that you shouldn't give a slightest fuck about crap they are trying to sell you for hundreds of dollars. Snake oil, like everywhere else.
>>1919340What kind of sandals anon? I wear bedrocks when cycling and look like a dirty hippy but it's max comfy. Anything brands in particular you like?
>>1919367It happens to be ECCO now, they are fine; just regular sandals with back strap (not flip-flops etc.)
>>1919207Old cyclists wore merino wool that was probably marked up 4x that price of what the normal markup is these days
>>1918364are you supposed to wear underwear in bib shorts? i always go commando lolI been looking at vintage cycling jerseys lately. theyre a lot cheaper, look better, and are made of higher quality imo
>>1919207Fixie dirtbags, smarmy commuter virgins, and chad roadies are three completely different stereotypes and only the third group is opinionated about lycra, lurk more>. All you need is a nice lightweight bikeYou don't need that. They don't have lightweight bikes in amsterdam.
>>1919407commando is correct. you want to minimize the friction down there.
>>1919490So why not just slather your seat in KY jelly?
>>1919514never heard of chamois cream?you put it between your gooch and the chamois though not between the lycra and the saddle
>>1919515>never heard of chamois cream?No, never. I might watch stuff like >>1915606 and >>1915737, and extensive documentaries show they use a lot of lube inside.
>>1919610Do you have any links to these documentaries? It never hurts to learn more
>>1919625There is a video of that model where you can see the lube leaks out of the (closed) zipper of the suit. It is on the net, but it will take me a bit of time to find it.
>>1912751>decathlon waterproof hiking shoes (black and pink)>black superskinny jeans with more holes than fabric>black anime tshirt (junji ito)>actually nicewaterproof jacket i got on sale at a shop that was closing down (black and pink)>black scrunchie>no helmet although im thinking of getting a bmx helmet cos my gf keeps nagging mei ride a shitbox 29er hardtail all blackid take a selfy in my gear but im ugly so heres me and my gfs bikes
>>1912860thats me except im not such a whore that i use strava
>>1919667bicycles are not fucking boxes 'shitheap' or other term is acceptable
>>1915606>>1915737>>1919610basedif it was at all socially acceptable id be wearing latex
>>1918946if you watched a single not just bikes video youd realise how retarded you soundthat guy advocates for the exact opposite of this shitthese guys have never watched his videos either
>>1919701umm nobicycles are not boxes??they are bicycles...yes bicycles are cheap?
>>1919701oh wait i misread shitheap as shitcheapkill yourself kike you look like an absolute retard in your lycra on your carbon peice of shitwhy not spend that money on a motorcycle or somethinggod people like you are the reason everyone hates cyclistsmy £30 peice of shit bike would rape yours and snap its flimsy carbon frame that costs more than a car to replacei bet im faster than you even while carrying more than my own body weight in shopping in my panniers because if you tried to take a shortcut and hop a curb your lightweight wheel would explode under the weight of your fatass
>>1919748fuck off cunt shitbox is a term of endearment for cars i'm not dogging on your beater just saying that it isn't a shitbox it's a shitheap if anything -if- you wanted to call it something like that
>>1912751You care too much. Maybe /fa/ would be more to your taste, you huge faggot. In answer to your question, I just wear shitty shorts and tees from nike or adidas etc or no name because I'm going cycling, not parading on the catwalk like a huge faggot. You huge faggot.
>>1919701>>1919708>>19197j48just say shitmobile
>>1919754well its a term of endearment for bikes too>>1919787nah effay is even more insufferable than this board now>>1919792too longshitbox rolls off the tongue
>>1919793>well its a term of endearment for bikes tooNo.
>>1919610 >>1919625 >>1919655 >>1919680Not exactly National Geographics, but here is the documentary.For what it is worth, there is exactly zero nudity. Also the model never had even topless pictures.https://k2s.cc/file/8c1c1655d14ac/Rincess_Fatale_4.mp4
>>1919836Thighs covered with fabrics are another retardation btw - no cooling from wind. Do these $cientist$ even cycle kek?
>>1919796yesyou arent in charge of language retard
>>1919843Wouldn't latex provide improved air resistance?
>>1919787>as you can see by my total disregard for comfort or practicality, I am not some effay homosexual who cares about appearance, that's why I wear clothes with pockets that will liberate my phone and wallet from the confines of my body and with a streamlined shape digitally optimized for sitting on the sofa watching sportsball
>>1920058For afabs, no. Counterintuitively, cellulite is more aero because the dimples disrupt the boundary layer allowing the airflow to pass easily over the skin. The breasts are a different story and should be held in place or preferably removed surgically. For many years the ogive shape was believed to be the most aero leading edge and therefore bare estrogenized breasts with pointy nipples were optimal, but new research has found that surgically removing the breasts is actually the best option for aero due to the real world effects of crosswinds and other off-axis forces. Now as to method, keyhole strategy is basically the only way to go here because anyone too obese for keyhole is not going to be very aero in the first place. The double incision is usually only seen in mountain bikers (not real cyclists), where aero is of secondary concern.
>>1920085lol mountainbikers are more real than roadiesanyway dont care if its aero i wanna wear latex while i bike and just pretend its aero cos it looks aeroand im not removing my tits for aero
>>1913282>UAE because root for the bad guysPogi is the good guy though (And Joao)
>>1912751levis 510 skinny (full pant or cut-offs)woolrich plaid flannelhanes white undieshirt for tall boismeriwool boxerscotton sockstroy lee jerseysfox jerseysendura baggiesfox padsleatt helmetspecialized swat bib liner510 freeriders
>>1920085We are exploring entirely new power levels here but there is no way to stop.>For afabs, no. Counterintuitively, cellulite is more aero because the dimples disrupt the boundary layer allowing the airflow to pass easily over the skin.Dimples are OK and you can get that with textured latex, pic. related. It took some time to find safe latex images...Anyway, won't human hair cause air resistance. It would seem the hair would extend into the airstream.>The breasts are a different story and should be held in place or preferably removed surgically.Just how many go that far?? Again, latex will push things into place, and reversably so: >>1919836>For many years the ogive shape was believed to be the most aero leading edge and therefore bare estrogenized breasts with pointy nipples were optimal, but new research has found that surgically removing the breasts is actually the best option for aero due to the real world effects of crosswinds and other off-axis forces.Did people explore the effects of pointedness? I thought the Kobayashi paper took the biscuit but here we have a strong contender.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322530755_Analysis_and_Qualitative_Effects_of_Large_Breasts_on_Aerodynamic_Performance_and_Wake_of_a_Miss_Kobayashi's_Dragon_Maid_Character>Now as to method, keyhole strategy is basically the only way to go here because anyone too obese for keyhole is not going to be very aero in the first place. The double incision is usually only seen in mountain bikers (not real cyclists), where aero is of secondary concern.What is the keyhole strategy? Searches gave no meaningful results.
>>1921037Good point, I had not considered the possibility of wearing a dimpled latex outfit. However please let us not degrade the conversation by considering unshaved legs.On the topic of head hair if one were a cute girl cyclist, one would be wearing a feminine colored aerodynamic helmet to conceal the hair, and of course, the cat ears. Also these sideburn accessories mentioned here >>1915351 would likely serve to "unstick" the boundary layer around the exposed hair.I would tend to concur with your point that a typical casual would settle for binding her breasts inside a constricting latex suit rather than undergoing a masectomy. To ensure adequate flatness, such an outfit would have to be incredibly tight and even with the aid of silicone grease applied pre-race by hand by the older female domestiques; she would be in visible discomfort in front of all the spectators lining the course, writhing in pain with each pedal stroke as her body twists and squirms. She may even let loose the occasional soft whimper or moan, a humiliating spectacle to endure in front of thousands of male viewers, but such is the price to be paid for half measures.The Koybayashi paper was an interesting analysis indeed. However, I believe it to be inapplicable for several reasons. One, the hair issue that you already brought up (Rabino modeled the hair as a solid in the interests of computational simplicity). Two, the fact that the model was coupled to ground effect which would not apply in a cycling situation. Three, and most importantly, the body was modeled in a fully upright position, not bent forward with a hard saddle pushing with at least some fraction of her 50kg bodyweight against her pubic bone as she gently tilts her pelvis to and fro.The keyhole strategy involves making a very small incision inside the areola, holding it open with a speculum, and scooping out the excess tissue before sewing it back up leaving a nearly scar-free chest.
>>1921051>Good point, I had not considered the possibility of wearing a dimpled latex outfit. However please let us not degrade the conversation by considering unshaved legs.My impression is that these days women shave everything below their eyelashes. All in the best possible taste, of course.>On the topic of head hair if one were a cute girl cyclist, one would be wearing a feminine colored aerodynamic helmet to conceal the hair,Latex facemasks are not entirely unknown - I just cannot find any sufficient safe image just now, though my file collection is ample.>and of course, the cat ears.Uh, are we talking about women with cat ears or helmets with cat ears? >let loose the occasional soft whimper or moanAt this stage we are so far off the rails we have no way of avoiding continuing the topic. You may be professionally interested in the Japanese "demon bike" JAV documentaries. I am just not sure how this will improve cycling performance.
>>1914073why is he wearing a bullet hole
I got memed on RedWhite bibs by weightwheenies shills and I've been happy with them so far. Only have one pair but I'll probaby pick up a few more when my others wear out.
>>1914073Heads up, Saturday is World Naked Bike Ride day. I'm considering going to my city's WNBR, I want to go full bare just sandals, backpack, and helmet but I'll gauge the room first before I go full bare
>>1923861you should do it it's fun, sandals / backpack and helmet is the way to go.t. did it twice and I'm doing it a third time later this year
>>1923861Sounds like the no pants subway ride, I think I'll pass
Is there such clothing that is:-sunproof-rainproof-breathable-not baggyI have bad white people skin and need to be protected in all weathers even nice ones
>>1924046No not really. Rain resistant and breathable are possible in the same garment but you have to spend more than the bare minimum "just rain resistant". Of course, eventually, the water will get into anything.For sun, you can add a cycling neckerchief and elbow/knee "warmers" to keep the sun off. These are spots where sunscreen tends to come off due to rubbing or other factors. Otherwise just use mineral sunscreen everywhere, which in theory is infinitely photostable at the expense of turning everything chalky. Organic sunscreens look nicer on the skin, but they do break down under UV (by design).Not baggy is the easiest one to solve of course.Some brands offer a 3/4 bib which is meant to be a compromise between too warm, and not enough protection. Usually these are meant for spring/fall, but RedWhite has a summer 3/4 that is supposed to be for people in the hot climates, and women in theocratic places where showing too much bare skin is going to cause a problem. These kinds of bibs would help with knee sunburn but your calves would still require sunscreen.
what are actually some decent "athleisure" clothing brands you can wear while cycling?I know Lululemon is decent (overpriced garbage though and also for fags) but I don't know any other brands that are comfortable while cycling but fashionable for casual wear in the office or out in the town. People been recommending Duer but I've had one of their jeans and it's piling in the crotch area really fucking fast
>>1924246Isn't that literally every cycling brand's "citywear line"?You could also go custom, I have a pair of cargo pants made with stretch cotton that are basically skin tight. High rise in the back. They look like normal pants off the bike, but they mostly stay out of the way when I'm on the bike. Not great for real riding but fine for a quick run to grab lunch one neighborhood over on a weekday. Also slim fit pants are now officially for boomers so don't be seen by anyone under 30 that you were planning to have sex with.
>>1924246stop trying to wear jeans for cycling. "cycling" jeans are just expensive jeans that wear out just as badly, as you're noticing. try the rapha technical trousers. this and the shorts in the same line are the only things i recommend from rapha. screech all you want, these are the best casual performance pants that look normal. for shirts, i go to discount places like marshall's and grab whatever synthetic-material button downs that look decent. sometimes costco's outdoors/sports clothing is good too.
>>1923974i went holy shit that was fun
>>1924539Nice. Now post pics. We have a thread in /hm/ for wnbr guys.
>>1924509I have cycling jeans (from rapha boo hiss) and although they look like normal jeans they have some stretch, and also a pink stripe on the inner seam, so when you roll up the right side the bike shop guys will know you're not like the other coronas, you buy bike branded lifestyle gear, you're "one of the good ones"Can't say whether they wear better or worse than jeans when on the bike, because for any real riding, I'm usually wearing bibs on the bike, but for just riding a couple of miles on a citi bike, they're fine. A super 120s wool suit is also fine. Basically if athleisure would be acceptable then your needs are not that different and anything is acceptable.
Seems like the best place to ask:What is best. A cheap pair of sunglasses (30 or less) for riding, a regular pair (40-60), or an expensive pair (80-100+)? I had a pair of ONE sunglasses I got from an EMS store and they were pretty good and lasted like 2 years and only recently broke. I think I paid about 50 for them, maybe less. What do you use/wear? I need a new pair.
>>1925366Safety goggles with UV filter. Pic related is 18 euros
>>1925371I rode with cheap safety goggles like that for a while. Advantage is you can be pretty sure they'll properly handle a flying rock from a truck tire or something like that. Disadvantage is the optically they leave a lot to be desired. Once you hit about $85 you're mostly just paying for looks and brand prestige and incremental improvements (like the difference between cheap and expensive photochromic is arguably worth the extra money and that gets into multi hundred dollar differences) but even under $100 there's a real improvement in going fancier than basic industrial safety goggles.You do have to take care of it of course, any polycarbonate lens will scratch even expensive ones.
>>1925366If you ride fast there's really no replacement for wide field-of-view/wraparound oakleys with a couple of different lenses for ideal contrast in different conditions. If you're not topping strava leaderboards then it probably doesn't matter objectively, but it is a QOL upgrade that I consider worth the money. If you're hesitant about the cost you can often find them on closeout, at outlet stores, and stuff like that.If you don't want to shell out for oakleys then I don't think it matters very much what you get.
>>1925495Nothing against oakley but other brands of good wraparounds exist. The popular (aka good) oakleys are never on closeout or at outlets, whereas the most popular models from other good brands like 100% or rudy are fairly easy to find on deep discount as long as you're not picky about the frame color
>>1925660Protip: Buy the previous year TDF Oakley's right now.I usually do this. Good deals abound.
>>1925371>>1925389I have never even thought about needing safely glasses. I only have one good eye. Should I get some?
>>1925819Just wear a patch over the good eye while you're riding
>>1912751who is this semen demon
>>1919340>sandals while cycling That is just asking to get the tip of your big toe sheared off. I know this because I did it.
>>1926758Just don't crash. I wear bedrocks and cycle every day lol. They have close toe sandals if you don't mind looking like an old man.
>>1927330Does anyone under 60 ride with sandals though?
>>1927435A coworker of mine rides with flip flops. He's faster than I am.
>>1927458I couldn't help noticing you didn't mention his age
>>1924246rebumping this question. any good "techwear" brands that I can wear cycling that's breathable? I know technically arcteryx although there's better alternatives, just wanna scratch that functional look itch but not look too larpy like people on /fit/ or this guy
>>1927435I'm 27 and ride with sandals. If I'm planning on going > 20mph though I'll put shoes on. Always flat pedals 4 me. Shimano even makes sandals with clips if thats your thing. They're a godsend when its hot outside and I'm past the "caring what people think my feet look like" stage of my life
>>1925366Kapvoe glasses are $20-40 and are good quality.
>>1927462Around 40 I guess. Definitely not 60.
>>1925808I noticed a hairline crack in the last remaining lenses of my s-phyres today which means they're going to fail in another few rides, since shitmano makes it absolutely impossible to find spare parts I ordered a pair of sutros thanks to this, good job shilly mcshillington, you got me, $2 oakbux have been deposited into your accountOk they weren't the TDF but the TDF are way too dark
Caged feet won't understand this comfy. As a winter soul, it's one of the only few things I like about summer.
>>1912751>What does /n/ wear?Cycling cap (cringe but serves a purpose), dust glasses, white tee, athletic shorts. Hate seeing people dressed to the nines in all their polyurethane "engineered" garments anytime they do anything remotely outdoorsy or active.
>>1927756Based sandal chad.
What is the most practical *and* fetishistic jersey + bib on the market?>>1918946>I think if they realized how incredibly twink and gay they looked dressing up in tight spandexbut anon, I am a gay twink
>>1928059>fetishisticHow can you beat >>1915606, >>1915737, >>1919610 or even >>1919836?>>1918938>Lycra is normal clothesYou wish. There is always a fetishistic aspect of this.
>>1928151latex is expensive as hell and not practical for bike use
>>1928151Those are incredibly comfy to wear, especially the footed version. t. recently purchased an Amoresy suit
do they make cycling jockstraps?
>>1928223It is not as if cycling is a cheap hobby anyway.>>1928224Pics? (if female, of course)
>>1913461True post. La passione is good, I've tried their bibs and jerseys. Like both. Bibs fit a bit looser than pedaled/assos/castelli. Castelli bibs are shit and flimsy. The gabba/perfetto is the best rain jersey ever made and will last forever. Their shakedry jacket is also amazing. But bibs are thrash. Pedaled stuff is very good. My favourite in terms of design and bib/jersey fit. Can't speak for durability, haven't had them long enough. But if you have a pro physique, this stuff will fit you perfectly. Listen to this man anons, he is wise in the ways of the world. Dhb is the best brokie brand. Also, sportful have dropped massively in quality, avoid them, especially their bibs. Just fucking shite. Maap is supposedly the best shit available in terms of quality. Either them or assos.
>>1912959Looks like a bunch of opinionated retards were arguing about a topic they knew nothing about, got BTFO, and instead of admitting they were wrong doubled down and tried to win by being as loud and dumb as humanly possible.
>>1928224r u a grill?
>>1928543>>1928583Afraid not haha
is this thread only for clothes or can I ask about bags in here too?
>>1927512Good sutrosLife is too short to wear 20 dollar glasses on a 3 hour ride
>>1927480Techwear is such a meme unless it's like actual Japanese running/hiking gear that's aesthetic but functional. Yohji is of course the best but anything Yohji adjacent is good too so do your research.
>>1928710turns out the "S" in "Sutro S" stands for "small"now I have to return these and wait another week for the normal size, this is what I get for trying to save $75
>>1928665Wachu need and what continent?
>>1928755yuropelooking for a pannier type of bag unless it's a bad idea to only use one. for a 15 inch laptop and some basic stuff to take with me to work so lighter and smaller is preferable to it being huge and weightyneeds to be easily detachable so I can carry it into the actual office
>>1928753The normal size sutros arrived. Not sure how I feel about the frame being visible in my field of view but I guess I could get used to it
Opinions on vaude stuff?Got the Moab rain jacket and pants and they're pretty good, even if quite expensive. Works well for commuting in heavy rain
Can't believe you niggers are paying retail for Oakley's. Just get the 20 dollar ones on AliExpress. Just as good. Literal perfect copies. I ride 20 hours a week and mine are fine after two years.
>>1931478Can you get the low light lenses on ali too? Also have you worn both or are you just going by "it's probably the same thing"?
>>1931478>cheap chink lenses that have zero UV protection because they're just for show>tinted like sunglasses so your pupils are dilated>directly absorbing the maximum amount of UV radiation directly into your open pupilsuh no thanks I like having eyesight
>>1932256any plastic has full uv protection
>>1932278no, it does not
>>1932283fucking retardremove yourself from the planet
>>1932290>Not all sunglasses have UV protection—some are strictly fashion accessories. “When purchasing sunglasses, always look for a label, sticker, or tag indicating UV protection,” advises Justin Bazan, doctor of optometry and owner of Park Slope Eye in Brooklyn, New York.NIGGER
>>1932296Go buy some chinese sunglasses and go blind then LOL it's your life. Trust them they're honest people :^)
>>1927480god acronym wearers are literally all bald or gaybut to answer your question Gore Wear (literally from goretex) Lululemon, Mission Workshop, etc. Its all gay and unnecessary.
>>1930677>>1928753>>1927512So the optical quality is nice but the lack of rubberized temples is making it not very feasible to stash them on my helmet when I don't want them on my face, I don't understand why they're not made this way, my shitmanos had no problems with this
wwyd if your wife bought these for her boyfriend and you saw him rocking them while he zoomed passed you up a hill
>>1933796I have a moustache and sutros. Do men look at me and think I'm banging their wife?
Ive been cycling almost exclusively in chrome union shorts and synthetic arc'teryx underwear for the last 35k km and they barely show signs of wear. Look pretty chill and i can wear them whenever. Merino undies wore out very quickly. Just get four way stretch which a somewhat slippery surface
>>1935614Merino cycling stuff is for cosplay
Finally, a GOOD thread
Assos bibs are the best
Is rapha /n/ approved?
>>1935916Anecdotal, but rapha guys are consistently the most unfriendly spergy weirdos I run into out there. Pretty much a given that if I see the trademark black jersey with a white band on one arm he's going to pull some shit like pass me in full attack mode and then slow down to about 2-3mph slower than my cruising speed the second he's 3-4 bike lengths in front of me and then do it again when I pass him after a few minutes of sitting on his wheel. I think it has to do with the fact that they deliberately market themselves towards noobs who are scared of buying more colorful "cyclist gear" (as defined by someone with that mentality). Basically self hating noob roadies who don't know the culture and are scared of it.
>>1930781Got one of their rain jackets about 5 years back and have worn it in every weather all year round ever since. Its the best jacket I've ever owned. Completely waterproof even in torrential rain and just takes whatever you throw at it. No broken zippers or rubber bands so far. If it gets dirty I just wipe it down with a wet cloth or put it into the washing machine. Just works and looks like new after. Only downside for me is that i sweat easily and the jacket has no ventilation but its durability easily outweighs that. Also wasn't cheap but if it ever breaks i'll definitely get the same one again, absolutely worth the money
>>1935938>I think it has to do with the fact that they deliberately market themselves towards noobs who are scared of buying more colorful "cyclist gear" (as defined by someone with that mentality). Basically self hating noob roadies who don't know the culture and are scared of it.A reasonably hypothesis.
>>1935906Better than redwhite?
>>1935916nah. rapha makes high quality stuff but it's not cool enough for /n/. I roll my eyes at rapha dudes in the wild but I'd high five an interhigh jersey.
I just bought a vaude bike poncho, what do you guys suggest for shoes/shoe covers to keep my footsies relatively dry
>>1935916generally no. their actual cycling gear is a bit cringe and not the most well made kit for the price. their commute/on & off bike stuff is great - i wear the technical trousers daily. >>1935938 is right.
>>1938106>keep my footsies relatively dryliterally impossible. anything that keeps out enough moisture to keep your feet dry will keep in enough moisture to keep your feet wet.
I used AliExpress jerseys for years and finally wanted to see what a real brand name jersey was like. The designs I chose were aging real bad and starting to look super cringe. My wife got me a castelli and a pearl izumi for my birthday. The designs are great and I can't believe how much better the fabric feels.
Van rysel is pretty good for the price
>>1912751>lust provoking image>time wasting question
i like my black bibs bibs a lot. i'm not sure why they catch so much hate. they fit me well, are comfortable, and have proven really durable. they're definitely higher quality than stuff i've had that cost a lot more.
are there any black cycling tights I can put under shorts? im surprised i don't see much people do them irl like they do in my japanese manga/anime
I'm a poser that buys messenger bags meant for couriers. I don't have a bike
>>1916194>is that a heckin pepe the frog of the popular meme on his jersey?
>>1940275I'm a commuter who buys shoulder bags meant for posers who want to larp as couriers. I ride my bike most days.
>>1912885>I haven't found a pair of mtb-trousers for summer riding that I really like yettry Endura>Also merino wool is great.for top yes, for bottom i find them annoyingly weak. i will shred four pair of meme wool shorts from december-march with regular riding.
How about shorts and a T shirt, you autistic fuck.
Wondering what brand/fabric you guys have tried that felt the LEAST 'synthetic' against the skin? What feels the most natural? I don't have kit besides bibs (castelli) and a baselayer (giro) which both feel great. I tried a couple of jerseys (retro polyester and a current series oakley) and both felt itchy and gross.
>>1940275thats lame but also rock on (and get a bike)
I need gloves for the velodrome, what do you recommend?
>>1940722When I say gloves, I mean mitts
>>1940403How much do you weigh and have you considered wegovy?
>>1940811Probably way lighter than you are. I way 10.5 Stones, so jokes on you
>>1923974>>1923861Mind to redpill me on this? First time I hear about this event. Any stories? Is it for some cause or is it a foreplay for a gangbang or really just for the lulz?
Any good places to get skinsuits? Voler used to be a go-too for me, but I not seen anything there I liked in years. Want solid quality fabric, not thin printed shit. Minimal logos.
>>1927435I'm 26 and was riding in flip flops this past Summer. Dropping lycra'd up frogs in SPDs was amazing this year.
>>1928800I've had Ortlieb panniers for 8 years. Great bags, very convenient. The only structural flaw is the plastic screws that mount the canvas bag/plastic backplate onto "quick lock" mechanism; they break but I really beat my bags up. You can buy a bag of the plastic screws from Ortlieb which is why I love them because they sell all their parts separately
Is there any in-between option for this style of sunglasses? So far my choices seem either pay 300+ for the original Oakley model (Kato) or buy a chinesium copy off Temu for like 20 bucks.
>>1940876How much is that in bags of flour?
>>1912893try swimming trunks. the ones that go close to the knee, called jammers.
>>1944949dedicate tri-shorts are probably the best compromise. Decathlon sell one on the Kalenji line
Venturing into my Le Col experience, I curated a selection comprising the Wiggins Cap, Sport Bib Shorts II, and Hors Categorie Jersey, enticed by Le Col's enticing summer sale. Empowered by Le Col's esteemed reputation for premium products and distinctive lifestyle attire, I was brimming with anticipation. However, a closer examination revealed a setback – the products failed to meet my expectations, revealing unraveling threads and frayed seams. It's noteworthy that these products were only tried on once for fit and never taken for an actual ride, retaining their original tags.The Wiggins Cap exhibited loose threads and frayed seams on the inside. The story of disappointment persisted with the Hors Categorie Jersey, marred by untrimmed threads that cast a shadow over its presentation. Responding to my concerns, customer service suggested a simple solution – trimming the threads. Nevertheless, the threads' seemingly inadequate fastening and stitching prompt introspection about quality control, especially when even a preliminary evaluation raises doubts about craftsmanship.Most strikingly, the most surprising aspect was the quality of the bib shorts. Despite the perceived cap's shortcomings, the bib shorts, which were relatively more expensive, displayed an unsettling level of inconsistency. The presence of untied threads and loose seams in a high-stress region raises significant concerns and challenges Le Col's meticulousness in ensuring product excellence.Engaging with Le Col's customer service has been a slow process. Their response has been limited to advising me to trim the jersey threads on the sleeves and requesting additional images of the cap and bibs.
how do i keep my sunglasses from slipping down my nose when descending in an aerotucki have to scrunch my face up to keep them up and I look like a psycho doing thatI have tried a number of different sunglasses with the same problem i have a large nose
>>1944578AliExpress 20-30 euro counterfeits. Almost as good as the real ones, with tougher lenses
why are 95% of jerseys made for people with anorexic arms and giant bowling ball guts?
I wear pic related + t shirt when I go cycling. You can't tell me good reasons to wear anything else.
>>1946001Look for "club fit" if you're too fat to fit in a normal race cut jersey
>>1946406>reading comprehension >how does it work?
>>1946482It's ok to be fat, slow, and poor
>>1912751https://theheavypedal.com/Do your worst, OP.
>>1946404You do you bro, I'd be uncomfortable as fuck for the kind of riding I do in such attire. Seems really impractical actually even for any kind of riding - the pant legs look excessively baggy to the extent I'd worry about them getting caught in the drivetrain. I guess if you ride the kind of clunker that has a chain guard of whatever that is some solution but it's still going to get filthy in any four season climate.Purpose made cycling clothes really are best even for the recreational rider, not just the lycra fag. Reduces effort, increases comfort. Breathable moisture wicking fabrics, drag reducing cuts and fit for efficient efforts (reducing fatigue and stress or conversely providing a more enjoyable sense of speed). Depending on construction sweat odor can be minimized, thinner fabrics tend to dry quicker regardless of exact material. Padded shorts were. game changer for me - exactly the right support where I needed it. Immediately went faster than I ever did normally, and over a long effort.Comfort = happycomfort = fast*fast = happyComfort = Happy 2x
>>1948130>wickingAnyone who says wicking is a certified faggot.
>>1945871Do they actually protect against UV light? It can be pretty bad for the eyes if not.
>>1912751i wanna get some cycling leggings are aliexpress ones ok?im poor dont tell me to buy some italian shit
So my usual apparel iscargo pants with elastic cuffs and waistband, pullstring in the waistband too. Comfortable, practical but especially doesn't get caught.T-shirt (fruit of the loom valueweight).Socks obviously and converse.
>>1927756But what sort of retention would you use ? Weird diagonal strap ?
>>1949227The wife and me got some cheap ones from Amazon. They work perfectly, most likely it's the same stuff from Ali express. Go for it.
>used to buy dhb from Wiggle because the aeron jerseys were 35 bucks and they fit awesome>stopped riding for 5 years>lookup dhb to buy new jersey >all the ones I used to buy are now like $160 bucks>literally same money as some handcrafted boutique shit like Eliel so I just buy that
>>1948153>big words upset me
You guys ever see a total noob wearing your helmet and then you give yourself the ick because you realize casuals found it when the virginia tech helmet site listed it as a top model and you have to buy something else so you don't puke when you see yourself in the full length mirror?
>>1949918The normal aeron jerseys are showing up as €34 for me in EU and $39 if I change to US, what ones are you looking at?
>>1944578Tifosi makes some in this style and they're in between as far as quality and price.
>>1954045>give yourself the ick neck yourself
>>1928224>t. recently purchased an Amoresy suitThere is also Hiro Gato, very much in the same segment...>>1928659Got a GF? Buy her a suit.
First time seriously riding this year and now it's getting cold and I realized I have no chilly weather gearAny advice on what to wear on a bike as it gets down to like 40-50F?I'm out on the bike for an hour after work usually
>>1954961Thermal bib tights, normal weight long sleeve jersey, lightweight gloves, and a lightweight gillet you can pack in your jersey pocketYou'll be overdressed if you wear all of it but you want some insurance in case you have a mechanical
Giro H2O Stow jacketperfect dark bluelong sleevesbut then midbody could fit a car tire around my waist under all that excess flapping materialsad! why do they do this
>>1954961Wondering the same thing - I wore a base layer and quarter zip last year I wear for skiing, sometimes just he base layer under my normal warm weather compression shirt. Its probably too late in the year to get much use out of a short sleeve jersey so maybe my first jersey should be a long sleeve.However it's even harder to find a design I like with the more limited selection for longer sleeves. Doesn't help my budget is limited. Pic related is probably the best option I've found so far. Maybe I'll buy a shop jersey from my LBS since I like supporting them, but they're kinda expensive unless on sale (in season so who knows when that might be). The design for those isn't spectacular but just fine I guess.Plain single colors and minimal branding are just super boring, that's like more than half more normal wardrobe. With sportswear I like more loud and vibrant designs.
>>1955207Depending how cold it gets or how warm you like your clothes you could try arm warmers with a short sleeve jersey, might let you get something you like the look of more. From experience though long sleeve jerseys are thicker all round so if you need the warmth you'd probably have to add in a gilet or something if you go the short sleeve route for winter .
>>1955207Loud and vibrant is what's hot now, if you want the latest cycling fashion from a high quality brand, you're going to have to pay for itOr you could just get minimalism stuff that was cool 5 years ago and save yourself some money. Back in those days, the frugal people bought the brightly colored stuff with sponsor/team logos because that was the crap no cool laid back non-judgmental dude would be caught dead in ("OMG what if they think I'm a pro!?!?!?!")But now everyone wants to be laid back nonjudgmental dude with fanciful danger colors, and the uncool freds are still wearing minimalism on their dorky all-black stealth bikes because they take themselves WAY too seriously
Why all the bicycle clothes have to be tight? I understand that the long pants have to be tight in the ankles so it doesn't bother with the chain but the rest could be normal, not tight like a retard.
>>1955277Getting lose fabric from your crotch/seat/thighs snagged on the nose of the saddle is annoying not to mention potentially dangerousWhen you're riding fast, the flapping noises from a loose jersey are irritating and the extra fabric serves no useful purpose
>>1955282But they could do clothes for those who are not going to race or don't care about those things, for more casual ovations.
>>1955296They make jerseys and bibs with different cuts. There is a so-called "aero" or "race fit" where you need to be a skellington or else you'll look silly/bad. This is less commonly seen outside of timed events and organized races.Then there is more of a regular fit which is still snug but not tight. This is the average normal cut, for average (but fit) bodies.Then there is "club fit" which is mean to be a regular fit, but cut for dadbod. These are popular with casual roadies.Lastly there is "gravel" which is basically "club fit" but with more pockets and in earth tones. These are popular with insecure people.All of these are still tight enough to trigger normies and cagers, but for casual situations all but the aero fit are going to be fine. Comfortable and practical. If you don't like it, you could look at MTB lines, or what is sometimes marketed as "commuter" or "city" apparel, which basically is just normal street clothes but in performance fabric, with a slightly higher rise in the back and maybe pockets with zippers and a reflective stripe somewhere. Those are less than ideal for a century ride, but if you're scared of people seeing your ass, you might prefer them.
>>1949919https://www.reddit.com/r/puckmoonen/Fixed it for you
>>1954864>male who's into amoresy>Got a GF?Gee anon what do you think?
>>1912751>buy castelli goyYOU MOTHER FUCKER DO YOU THINK IT'S FUCKING FUNNY? NOW I HAVE A FUCKIG TWAT ARE YOU FUCKING PROUD OF YOURSELF YOU LITTLE SHIT? IT WAS FUCKING 100€ YOU FUCKER IM GONNA FIND YOU
>>1957569hot. post more.
>>1955282>lose[sic] fabric from your crotch/seat/thighs snagged on the nose of the saddlethis never actually happens.
>>1957569shave your legs apostate
>>1912751Do you guys have a rain/cold overshoes to recommend? Are Spatz good? I hate wet feet or cold feet, temp range to -5 at worst typically, but very wet
no one sells mtb shoes with carbon soles in whitewtf
>>1958176How cold? For below freezing I use some of these https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/shield-thermo-overshoes-100827for just above freezing +10 degrees I have some of these https://www.velotoze.com/products/tall-shoe-cover-road-2they work alright, but are a pain in the ass to put on
would it be weird to tour central america in lycra? seen quite a few guys in full kit in mexico and been told it's fairly normal in colombia but don't want to stick out too hard where I'm going
>>1948130>Padded shortsJust get a softer saddle. Literally no difference except that you don't look like you've shit yourself.
>>1925366I buy the 5eur Decathlon ones. I get the yellow and black ones for night / day. Minimal distortion, good shading clarity and i get new ones every spring meaning picture perfect rides. Could wish for some anti-fogging properties in winter though.
Whatever dri-fit ar Walmart. Hoping that yuppie faggot suckers can tell I didn't buy 100$ for melted water bottles.
>>1912751This person has a penis
>>1925366I have bought deathlon sunglasses, they are surprisingly good, really clear.don't cheap out of stuff.Also, you might want to use safety glasses with PC lenses, because i've had so many times close calls when stick from a tree missed eye by mm
>>1946404A giant wet spot on your ass
>>1912751Just shorts nothing else
>>1959033Have you tried applying an anti fog treatment like Cat Crap?
What are some decent and affordable stuff you would recommend to a beginner?>Jersey>gloves>shorts>rainwear>helmet>bags/carriers/pannier
>>1957569this anon here>>1962612sincerely fuck you and your gay scorpion
>>1957569Different brand,but the ones I got recently make my junk look bigger. Been catching bitches mirin.
>>1962624They're staring because they think you shit yourself.
>>1913225That documentary on the first MTB races etc are hilarious to watch. Highly recommend though.
what's the best raingear? I need slim/skinny fit hardshell trousers for very rainy days but all I can find is trekking gear and it's straight legged