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