Part two is all about the gears. From helmets, jerseys and padded shorts, the list goes on. Of course most of these are non-essential for cycling but all help to provide comfort during a long ride. Also wearing a jersey, means that you don’t have to carry a bag with you. Cycling jerseys come with all these fancy pockets that can carry the essentials during your ride. Once you have transitioned yourself to taking cycling more seriously and have ogled at all the tight colourful tops from fellow cyclists, i'm sure you will want a pair.
Cycling jerseys either keep you cool or warm, but high end options will also protect you from harmful UV rays. Their aerodynamic design and materials help reduce wind resistance, which will make you faster.
When I first started cycling, I hated the look of my cycling shorts and refused to wear them, but I soon realised the difference they made. After my first long bike ride, I was hospitalized and needed a minor surgery, due to my vanity of riding with my tiny running shorts.....never again! Wearing padded cycling shorts feels like your sitting on a cloud, even after 50km of cycling.
If you want to level up your cycling. Here are some of my basic accessories to have and where to get them from below. Of course the more serious you become, even your socks and sunglasses matters.
1) Cycling padded shorts
3)Helmet (most important)
4)Cycling shoes & clipless pedals
If you do come across any local stores that aren't in this list, do drop me an email. For now enjoy shopping!
local based stores (sg)
The Cyclist Mess
We are a local home-grown company, started by 2 avid cyclists in 2015 under the moniker The Cyclist Mess. We believe in providing affordable jerseys for our fellow cyclists while giving what you deserve - Quality, Comfort and Style.
At Velo Velo Singapore, we are both retailer and proud distributor within Asia for the cycling apparel brands you've come to love. These include Morvelo, DeFeet, Pas Normal Studios, Velocio and Handlebar Mustache from America, Europe, and Denmark. We carry a comprehensive selection of cycling jerseys, bibs, riding skirts, socks, T-shirts and other accessories for the serious, leisure, petite or plus sized cyclist.
Website : https://www.velovelocycle.com
Heat and humidity can be detrimental to one’s race performance, affecting your form severely. It was through his own struggles with heat in triathlon races that set Noor Ashikin Aziz on this mission – to develop the most comfortable and cooling performance wear for triathlon, cycling and running.
Noor searched fervently for something that would help to keep him cooler and when he couldn’t find anything, that’s was when he decided to develop his own line of kits specifically tailored for the specific state of use in Southeast Asia.
This was how PURPOSE was born.
CYCLE PROJECT STORE
A firm believer of quality goods and services, the company was conceived in late 2012 with the aim to assist each cyclist's needs and fellow cycling stores around the globe to cultivate a cycling culture and friendly environment for bike commuting, our mission is to promote cycling to be part of our daily lives.
Website : https://www.cycleprojectstore.com
global online store
Wiggle started out as a small independent bike shop called ‘Butler Cycles’ - based in Portsmouth, UK.
Mitch Dall, the founder of Wiggle, bought the shop in 1995; it had already been trading for over 50 years. After the purchase, the shop moved premises, but remained a bike retailer; it also changed names to “Bikes @ Butlers” to reflect a new interest in online trading.
‘Wiggle’ officially started trading on 28th May 1999, after investment from founders Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. Harvey was an internet enthusiast, and was keen to develop a business that would have a strong online presence.
chain reaction cycles
No matter where you ride, why you ride, or who you ride with, there’s a product for every ride on Chain Reaction Cycles. Whether you're a beginner rider or seasoned racer, our online bike shop has everything you need, including the latest electric bikes, mountain bikes and road bikes. Take the road less travelled and hit the dirt on a gravel bike, or take to the start line on a cyclocross bike and if you’re just looking for a reliable run-around check out our hybrid and city bikes. We haven’t forgotten about the little ripper in your life! We have a huge selection of BMX bikes and kids bikes to introduce them to the sport. Chain Reaction Cycles is there For Every Ride.
In 1921, the first shop of F.W. Evans Cycles opened on the Kennington Road in south east London. Trading from this site for thirty years, F.W Evans Cycles built up a strong reputation as a quality cycle shop. It became particularly well known for building its own frames and bikes, earning an award from the Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) for ‘The greatest improvement in cycle design, construction or equipment during the year 1925’.
The business was purchased by Joseph Smith in the 1950s. At the time, the shop sold a range of cycles and toys, but during the seventies Joseph handed the business on to his son, Gary Smith, who developed the shop into a specialist cycle retailer.
website : https://www.evanscycles.com/
Bikeinn, your online cycling shop, we have everything that is necessary depending on your needs. We are a company of cyclists dedicated to helping more people enjoy the benefits of riding a bike. At Performance, we believe we can improve lives and contribute to a better world through cycling. We all approach life with different stories and special experiences that have shaped us into who we are as individuals. Deep down, it´s a love of adventure that brings us together inspires us to push the limits of what we are capable of, and daily rediscover the freedom found when we first started pedaling. Check out our collection and find amazing deals and prices of top brands such as Mavic, Northwave, Sportful, Garmin, Spiuk, Castelli, Shimano, Ortlieb and even more.
Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha makes the world’s finest cycling clothing. For 15 years, our products have redefined comfort, performance, and style for cyclists from absolute beginners through to WorldTour professionals.
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