These 13 pieces will help you ride faster and look sleeker.
Historically, cycling gear has been heavy on tech, skimpy on style, but the past few years have proven that the marriage of performance and aesthetics does have a place in the biking world after all. This season in particular has turned out tons of new pieces that you'll want to show off. Whether you’re a casual commuter or a century ride enthusiast, picking up the right gear ensures you can enjoy foliage-filled adventures all season long.
rei co-op cycles thermal padded tights
When the weather turns chilly, insulated tights are a must. These simple fleece-lined leggings are easy to pair with loud jerseys, have a built-in chamois for comfort, and feature a quick-drying fabric.
Fall winds and temperatures mean mastering the art of layering is essential. Mesh side panels allow this windproof vest to breathe, and the reflective stripes provide visibility. It also packs up into a small pouch which can be stored in a jersey pocket on days when the weather is unpredictable.
This style makes intense rides more comfortable, but it's not always easy on the eyes. This luxe version is the best you can find for training days, with a mostly seamless construction and super soft fabric.
Merino is a miracle fabric for fall weather because it provides warmth, wicks moisture away, and is odor-resistant. Designed for longer distances, this chic jersey has three pockets for road necessities and was cut with a woman’s body in mind.
For those in-between days that aren’t quite cold enough for a jacket, arm warmers can help regulate your temperature. Featuring the brand's new proprietary technology, these are treated so that the fibers repel moisture but remain breathable.