Best 6 inexpensive Bike Apparel & Accessories for Man
POC Essential Road Bib Short - Men's
The Swedes at POC understand clean aesthetics and highly-functioning cycling clothing. It prefers to let the technical aspects of its attire do the talking while injecting just enough stylish elements to keep things fresh. If you have plans for racking up some big miles this season and are in the markets for some new bibs that don't require a small loan, please allow us to direct you to POC's Essential Road Bib Short.
It constructs the Essentials with stretchy and compressive fabrics that help support muscles without excessive constriction. This helps improve circulation and recovery so you'll have more matches to burn when racing your buddies up the canyons. The fit has a next-to-skin feel and, thanks to the full flatlock seams, reduces friction and lets the bibs conform to your every movement while in the saddle.
For the leg openings, 4.5 cm elasticated leg hems offer a secure fit so you don't have to tug the ends back into place, keeping your tan lines razor sharp. Highly breathable mesh upper and suspenders comfortably keep your torso supported without overheating. Chamois duties are handled by a silicone-based VPDs insert for next level comfort. The silicone inserts are strategically placed to quell road noise and saddle pressure, while the material around the insert is optimized to increase airflow and reduced chafing. POC finishes off the bibs with a rear mesh pocket for small items and reflective tabs on the rear that improve rider visibility and safety.
Craft Aerotec Jersey - Men's
Just because you haven't found the perfect club to join doesn't mean you can't look pro when you line up at the mid-week practice races. Kit up in Craft's Aerotec Men's Jersey to get a winning combination of streamlined function and cooling fabrics.
Utilizing a mix of five fabrics strategically paneled throughout its body, the Aerotec works hard to wick moisture out and away so you stay cool and dry whether you're in the midst of a chill neutral rollout, winding up the watts to contest a mid-race prime sprint, or tucking into a hopeful breakaway under the mid-summer sun.
SUGOi Evolution Zap Short-Sleeve Jersey - Men's
When you pull into the driveway on a midsummer weeknight, dreaming of your after work ride already, you know you still have hours of daylight left before sunset. Nevertheless, by the time you let the pup outside, grab the mail, and eat a snack, you're a good hour closer to sunset. When you finally change into your ride kit, pull on the Sugoi Evolution Zap Jersey for a little extra reassurance that you'll stay seen as the roads dim.
Made with Sugoi's new Zap reflective accents, the Evolution aims to stand out more than just your average reflective gear. Sugoi specifically engineered Zap to be visible from up to 140 meters away, giving motorists time to see, and avoid you, as you're riding. Its placement also emphasizes to motorists that you are a human form rather than a road sign or other stationary object, silhouetting you to provide motorists with an idea of what they're seeing on dark or shady dusk roadsides.
Nalini AIS Scatto 2.0 Bib Short - Men's
If you're in search for some no-nonsense bib shirts, have a look at the AIS Scatto 2.0 Bib Short from Nalini. It provides plenty of comfort and body-hugging support letting you focus on the ride, so whether this is your first season of cycling or you're a seasoned pro, you'll find comfort and value here. The Lycra Sport fabric is lightweight and breathes as the tempo and temps rise so you can push the pace while staying cool and dry during those rides in the warmer months. The elastic yarns sit softly against your skin and yield a refined fit that wicks away moisture.
The 2.6 M 8/80 Tiger Long seat insert handles the chamois duties and helps soften the blows and road imperfections on the ride. At the leg openings are anti-slip silicone leg grippers that keep the hem in place over the course of the ride and the bibs are rated at UPF 50+, so you don't get sunburnt in places where you don't typically apply sunscreen.
Fox Racing Ranger WR Short - Men's
Fall is, maybe not even arguably, the best time of year to ride a bike. The dirt is extra tacky, the climbs welcome you with a cool breeze, and the flowy single track through aspens offers you a natural fireworks display of red and orange leaves. But- admittedly, the weather can be a bit unpredictable, which is why Fox offers us a beefed up version of their classic Ranger, your new favorite trail shorts: the Fox Racing Ranger WR short. You might have already guessed that the WR stands for Water Resistant, which they indeed are, after a generous DWR (durable water resistant) coating to the classic 2-way stretching polyester of the original Ranger short.
The Ranger has shown us its robust durability for years, which landed it as many rider's favorite pair of trail shorts, and the Ranger WR starts with the same build as the Ranger. Featuring 2-way stretch polyester, hand pockets, adjustable waist tabs, and a not-too-short or too-long 10-inch inseam, they fit comfortably, adjust to your own fine-tuned preferences. Now you can add a water resistant pair to your closet and happily face mother nature when she's sending the storm clouds your way.
Capo Pursuit Compatto Wind Jacket - Men's
Even on mid-summer rides in high altitudes, sudden showers or long descents justify packing a wind vest in a rear pocket. The unpredictable shoulder seasons require such protection more frequently, and a spring shower will often have much more dire consequences to body temperature than a summer sprinkle. The Capo men's Compatto Wind Jacket extends the Compatto Vest's protection to encompass arms and wrists, too, keeping more of you dry so a sudden storm and some wind gusts don't result in shivering ride home.
The Compatto is windproof and water-resistant, two qualities that recommend it for the violent tantrums of spring and autumn cycling. It's also eminently packable, so you can stow it in a pocket between meteorological fits. The addition of long sleeves mean it's not as compact as the vest version, but the extra protection is more than worth it when the weather is at its least cooperative. As with most Capo kit, the Compatto Jacket is finished with reflective detailing, a smart addition considering it will see most of its use when overcast weather means you'll be harder to see.