Clothing is the key component to riding here in New England throughout the year.  The variable weather calls for a closet of technical wear so you can be comfortable in the changing seasons found here.  Here at the shop we carry a wide selection of clothing for your continued riding.  Brands like Assos, Castelli, Craft and Louis Garneau.

Here is a basic list of clothing that anyone who really wants to ride around here should have in their closet starting with a typical warm weather set up to winter.

Summer-warm and sunny, maybe some light rain 65-95 degrees

  • Shorts-don’t skimp here!  Assos fi mille, Castelli endurance
  • Short sleeve jersey-look for pockets and long zippers.
  • Socks-synthetic materials for wicking, maybe wool.  Defeet, Assos Early Winter
  • Hat-keep the sun out of your eyes or light rain.  Assos summer cap
  • Helmet liner-keep the head from getting burned for those who have a little less on top.  Assos robo foil,
  • Gloves-reduce hand pressure and protect your palms in a fall.  Wipe those sharp objects off your tires.
  • Arm, knee and leg warmers-for those cool mornings. Assos protector, Catelli lycra

Fall cooler weather -wetter, shorter days 35-65 degrees

  • Long sleeve jersey-look for a heavier weight material then the summer jersey. Assos iJ tiburu, Castelli
  • Knickers and tights-like the jersey look for heavier material.  Assos tk.434, Assos tk.607
  • Headband or skull cap-keep the head warm it is where you lose the most heat.  Assos Stinger cap, Castelli  Vivo Thermo Skully
  • Gloves-look for full fingers and insulation.  You shouldn’t have just one pair.  No sweaty hands!  Assos Early Winter glove, Castelli Unico Glove
  • Hat-a good rain cap for keeping the water out of your eyes.  Assos summer cap,  Castelli hat
  • Booties-keep you feet warm, like gloves you should have more then one pair for different temperatures.  Assos Winterbootie, Castelli Nano shoe cover
  • Shells-These are outer layers to block the wind or rain.  Vests and jackets.
  • Base layers-next to skin clothing to regulate your body temperature by moving sweat away from the body.
  • Jackets-look for wind protection on the chest but not the arms.

Winter-not for the fair weather cyclist.  Snowy Cold 20-35 degrees

  • Hats-make sure they cover the ears.  Cold ears aren’t fun.  Assos Fuguhelm, Castelli Risvolto Winter cap
  • Balaclavas-cover your face.  Keep that nose in one piece.  Assos Facemask
  • Jackets-look for more wind protection on the arms with heavier fabrics.  Assos iJ Bonka, Assos Fugu Jacket, Castelli Mortirolo
  • Tights-look for wind protection and heavier fabrics.  Assos LL 716,
  • Gloves-lobster style gloves work great when it is really cold.
  • Chemical heaters-these can make the difference between uncomfortable and having a good time.  Put in gloves and shoes. Grabber
  • Heated bar tape-if the bars are warm your hands will be too.

Spring getting warmer could be some rain 35-65

  • Shorts-don’t skimp here!  Look for heavier fabrics “Winter shorts”.  Assos T.607,  Castelli Claudio
  • Knickers-great for the Spring.  Assos tk.434 or Assos tk.607,  Louis Garneau Bib Knickers
  • Long sleeve jersey- heavier fabrics for the cool dry days.  Assos iJ. Tiburu,
  • Shells-vests are great for the spring!  Easy to pack if you don’t need them.  Castelli Leggaro vest, Assos sV. Blitzfeeder
  • Socks-synthetic materials for wicking, maybe wool.  Defeet, Castelli
  • Hat-keep the sun out of your eyes or light rain.  Assos SummerCap, Castelli hat
  • Helmet liner-keep the head from getting burned for those who have a little less on top.  Assos robofoil
  • Gloves-reduce hand pressure and protect your palms in a fall.  Wipe those sharp objects off your tires.  Castelli Pro glove, Spenco t.2 elite
  • Arm, knee and leg warmers-for those cool mornings.  Assos, Castelli,  Louis Garneau
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