The best clothing for casual cycling is different than what you might put on for a full day of riding. If you’re riding out to dinner with friends, or enjoying beautiful weather with no mileage goal, why not feel good and look great doing it? Today’s post comes from Katie, ERIK’S Apparel Product Manager; read on for some great new pieces for your casual rides this year.
This past week was the first time this March that actually felt like spring had really sprung. As I was riding my bike into work I passed by 15 “new” bike commuters, or people whom I just had not seen commuting on my standard route yet. The beautiful morning mixed with the growing bike commute traffic made me want to point out some great apparel options that we have for our riders that are new this year.
New for 2015, ERIK’S has brought in a selection of Specialized Utility Clothing, a few Endura Urban Pieces, and some Terry Metro Collection items.. This clothing is made from performance fabrics, has a relaxed sporty fit and is designed to be stand up to the rigors of biking without looking like bike-specific gear. These items are great for every ride any day, whether the ride is an hour out with the family on the local bike path, commuting to work, getting a cycling workout in, or just enjoying being outside and exploring on the bike anywhere. Not only will these items be comfortable on the bike but they are also work appropriate clothing, fashionable to hang out in at your favorite brewery, going out to Brunch in the North Loop of MPLS, Jaunting through downtown Madison, or going out to eat in the 3rd Ward in Milwaukee.
Whether you’re riding a fun fitness bike like the Sirrus or Vita, cruising back alleys on a Raleigh Back Alley, or rolling around town on a fixie, these pieces are designed to be as flexible as your weekend schedule. The utility and casual clothing that we brought in is designed for everyday use and designed to go on any ride and to make our you happy and comfortable while you explore new riding territory. Take a look; if you need specific advice on a piece, stop by one of our Minnesota or Wisconsin locations and ask us!
Specialized Men’s Utility Polo – Merino blend polo with hidden key pockets on the back. Performance, comfort and Midwestern style all in one shirt. The merino blend is comfortable next to your skin and is comfortable in a wide range of temperatures.
Perfect for casual date
nights and daily adventures.
Women’s Specialized Utility Crew – Merino blend cycling specific shirt that looks great and is made for daily adventures with the family, will look great for meeting friends at the local coffee shop, or be a great piece for commuting to work. This crew shirt has hidden key
pockets and creates a
flattering and sporty silhouette.
Terry Transit Top – Style meets function with this stunning top. For women on the go, or those who want to explore the world via bike and look great doing so. With a longer back, you can ride in style without sacrificing coverage. This top is made from performance fabrics, is cut and designed for extended bike rides, and looks fabulous for dates and movie nights in the park.
Endura Engineered Boxers – NEW boxers that offer a fully engineered chamois and a great fit. These fit more like a performance brief with a quality low-profiled chamois and are great for bike rides that are 1-2hrs long, or jaunting around the city for all day urban explorations. If you’ve never tried a padded short before, consider these for a new level of comfort in your rides.
Specialized Men’s Utility Shorts – These shorts feature a forgiving fit that is comfortable for all day riding and looks great both on and off the bike, plus a little bit of stretch to keep you comfortable.
Terry Metro Crop Pants – The metro crop is similar to the metro short we are familiar with. This cute crop creates a flattering silhouette, is made from stretchy fabric and is very comfortable to spend a day on the bike in. These pants are perfect for bike trail adventures, nights out on the town, and are super cute for work.
Erik’s has many more Utility/Casual cycling pieces than I mentioned above, stop in to see our selection today and make the most of your summer rides! Tell us in the comments where your favorite casual ride is to, we’re always looking for cool new spots.