To fully enjoy your cycling experience, no
matter the conditions you’re riding in, the types of clothing you wear is
vital. The right cycling clothing can fulfil many different jobs during all
types of weather throughout the year; cyclewear must keep the rider warm when
cold, dry when wet, cool when warm and sometimes, a combination of all of these
at the same time.
If you’re looking for cycling clothing
in Reading, our bike shop can supply high-quality items for all the family.
As a vastly-experienced supplier of all things bikes, you can feel rest assured
that we will have something for your every requirement – regardless if you’re a
novice or a seasoned professional. If you love bikes, you’ll love AW Cycles!
AW Cycles – The ‘Yellow Jersey’ of Cycle Clothing In
We stock a wide selection of cycling
clothing in our two-floor showroom, allowing our customers the opportunity to
browse around and find their ideal fit. Whether for safety, convenience or a
simple fashion statement, the right clothing will ultimately allow you to enjoy
a comfortable ride.
Amongst our product range, you will find a
complete selection of:
- Headwear and warmers.
- Cycling glasses
- Cycling tops
- Protection and safety
- Cycling footwear
- Clothing and body Care
- Team clothing
- Triathlon suits
Why Choosing The Right Cycling Clothing Is Important
Aside from the obvious (weather protection
and safety), why else is it important to choose the correct cycling clothing?
- The right fit. Cycling clothes are cut-to-fit; especially helpful for when you’re
leaning over handlebars. Shirts and jackets should have a longer back to ensure
your lower back is covered, and legwear should have a higher waist to ensure
the same effect too. The sleeves of cycling jackets and shirts should also be
slightly longer than regular versions to protect the wrists, while the bend of
specialist cycle legwear is designed to complement your waist and knees so they
don’t impede your pedalling.
- Movement. Cycling clothes are designed to move with you as you ride;
this is especially important for legwear as it’s your legs that will be moving
the most on the bike. This is why cycling shorts and tights are made from
fabric such as Lycra; it has enough built-in stretch that it doesn’t bunch up
- Handling sweat. If you’ve ever ridden in cotton clothes under a jacket, you will
know why specialist cycling clothing isn’t made from the same material; cotton
absorbs moisture, rendering your body cold. Clothing that has been specifically
designed for exercise are made from fabrics that work to move moisture away
from the skin, allowing it to evaporate. It’s what’s known in the trade as
‘wicking’, as it works in the same way as when wax is drawn up a candlewick.
- Padding. Having extra layers on when cycling is important for a number of
reasons; the first being for shock absorption. At our cycling clothing shop in
Reading, we have modern shorts pads that have at least one layer of foam inside
them (often with more or a different thickness and density). This helps to
reduce the shock your backside will experience on the road, as it works with
the padding in the saddle. Secondly (and more importantly), having extra
padding will help you to avoid the extremely uncomfortable experience of
chafing. Another area where extra padding can help is the gloves; proper
cycling gloves have pads sewn into the palms to deal with vibration from the
handlebars, further making your rides comfortable.
- Efficiency. Having clothing designed for the rigours of cycling will not only
provide protection but also boost performance too; making you go faster by
ensuring you don’t waste as much energy. As cycling clothing is more
aerodynamic than regular outdoor gear, it fits close to the body, meaning there
is no spare fabric flapping about in the breeze. Cycling shoes help to save
energy too; their stiff soles ensure that you don’t have to flex the rubber
underneath your foot over the pedals. This also makes cycling shoes comfier
because the pressure on the pedal will be spread out over your whole foot,
rather than one specific area.
So, why not take a look around our range of
cycling clothing from our Reading shop to find your perfect fit?
Choose AW Cycles For All Your Cycling Needs
Our cycling clothing in Reading shop
emphasises our strive to offer the best service in the local area – regardless
of whatever you need to experience your ideal ride, you can feel rest assured
that we have all the expertise, experience and passion to provide you with
everything you need.
Please take the time to
browse around our selection of cycling clothing – if you have any questions to
ask about any aspect of our products and services, please do not hesitate to
give us a call on 0118 946 3060. Alternatively, you can end an e-mail to