Minor comment, but I'm a fan of visibility, so avoid the black/ninja look for anything upper body. It doesn't have to be neon bright (tho that has its plusses), but at least something on the easy-to-see side of things.
thanks for the advice and cycle safe!Tomorrow (Sunday) is going to be a perfect, “what the hell am I a going to wear” kind of day.. 11deg., cloudy, 4m/s wind from the south..
not cold, but cold enough where I’ll probably start out freezing and if it dries out early, then I’ll be pretty warm.
So I’ll probably go bib shorts (as usual), thin leggings I have for other sports underneath.
Top.. silk weight short sleeve, short sleeve jersey, thicker arm warmers, gilet.
Silk weight long sleeve, short sleeve jersey, light weight long sleeve, gilet
we’ll see how I feel when I get up.. and I might go around the block and decide..
hope you all have a good ride in mind!
Exactly..Down in Kanto a pair of bib shorts with tights pulled over the top is enough for the coldest mornings. As it heats up you can peel them off in seconds.
Actually this is a great idea, since I already have a summer short with pad and also inner with pad only, getting a tight will let me use them during winter too!Down in Kanto a pair of bib shorts with tights pulled over the top is enough for the coldest mornings. As it heats up you can peel them off in seconds.
I think tights without pad is great idea! Aa for riding I'm still pretty much a beginner that is still trying to find my riding habit. When I'm riding alone i do 30-40km around my area, on weekend I do 70-80km in a group so far. I don't ride really fast but I do enjoy long rides for now!Exactly..
but I don’t know the intensity at which you ride, so...
Even knee warmers if they fit you right can perfect
if it gets down under 4deg.C be home watching a movie..
yep,Actually this is a great idea, since I already have a summer short with pad and also inner with pad only, getting a tight will let me use them during winter too!
Maybe this one will work
Yea, I'm pretty skeptical too but the reviews say it fits at the backpocket of a jersey so we'll see how it goes!That sounds like some nice gear. Regarding the Brevet Insulated Jacket, I didn't know such things existed, a jacket with insulation that packs down to fit in a pocket. I have a Uniqlo Ultralight Down (not for cycling) and even that is quite big when stuffed, about the size of tub of baby wipes. It's a great jacket for throwing in a rucksack when going somewhere, but it will not fit in a pocket.
If your cycling goal is fitness, it's important to keep on pedalling through winter, outdoors or on a trainer.
I bought a winter specific thermal bib tights from Maap. While I do enjoy them I think they might be too hot to wear any other time of year, which is a good reason to consider just getting tights to go over normal bib shorts.I have visited Rapha and tried out their fitting! It fits me much better than the asian fit from other brands I tried (Which is weird because I'm asian too...)
I think I might get a Brevet Long Sleeve Windblock Jersey and a Brevet Insulated Jacket to layer up when it's really cold since it is on clearance sales.
The jersey have windblock at the front and merino wool material to keep it warm while letting the sweat out from the back and the insulated jacket is really warm with ventilation to keep out the overheat, so I think it might be pretty good combination for different kind of temperature across autumn/winter/summer other than extreme cold days which I think I will most likely just hide at home.
I think that if the fit is really great and since they offer crash repair and stuff, I just hope it will be worth my money in the long run since Rapha is not cheap.
The sales assistant told me that if I get another short bibs/tights to go with it he might be able to whip up another 15-20% discount to all product, so I am thinking should I get a short bib/tights and call it a day for my cycling needs this autumn/winter/spring. (for top & bottom)
I have been reading around and it seems like people just wear normal bib short and use leg warmer on it (plus bottom base layer if needed) during winter instead of buying winter specific tight/bib for winter as it might get too hot for autumn/summer/spring, but I wonder what do you guys think? Is it better to get winter specific ones or just get the normal one with leg warmer will do just fine?
Is it a Workman+ shop? Which one did you went to if you don't mind me asking.Rainy here, so I stopped by a Workman shop and browsed a little, bought a merino top, about the same weight as some heat tech I have but all wool. ¥1900 (long sleeves). They had some shells that looked good, I tried a 3L but the sleeves were still too short (I'm 185/90, with longish arms).
But gloves...!?!? If you want just about any imaginable glove, I'd bet they have it. Largest variety of any shop I've seen.
No + in the name/signage that I remember. Also, I'm on the other side (kanazawa), prolly not so convenient for you.Is it a Workman+ shop? Which one did you went to if you don't mind me asking.
No. Yes. The Specialized Torch 1.0 as most if not all road labeled cycling shoes are meant to be used with cleats only.1. It is recommendable to buy the shoe and use it without the cleats first? Or will that damage the shoe in someway as you use it with your flat pedal?
I've got no first hand experience on this one, but some friend of mine are wearing MTB or touring shoes on their road bike. Which means they are using MTB pedals also. The most obvious differences are looks, traction when walking, aero dynamics, weight. Less obvious are fit and stiffness.2. I remember a great suggestion about using MTB shoe + cleats as it is easier to walk around in. Will there be big difference between using road shoe vs MTB shoe in general?
Pedals are a little bit like saddles, but maybe a bit less sensitive. You've to find pedals that go well with your body and your needs.3. Is there any specific pedals that anyone had good experience with? I been reading around about Shimano PDM324 and R540 that sounds like its good for beginner, but if anyone think it's better to invest in a good one since the chance is high that it will be brought over to the next bike I am all ears too.