As October draws to a close, the winter is rapidly rolling in meaning the Cyclocross season is well and truly under way! With the cyclocross season and winter conditions it’s time to check your cycling wardrobe to ensure you are properly equipped for the weather ahead! It’s time to treat yourself, if you already have winter kit then hide it at the back of the wardrobe, away from you’re partner, justifying the need for new it!
Scottish based Cycle Clothing Manufacturer Endura have you covered for the winter training and cyclocross season ahead. Being based in Scotland they know what’s required to beat the elements and keep you out cycling while others sit on their sofa watching TV!
Must-have Piece of Women’s Riding Kit
The Endura Womens FS260-Pro Bibshorts was recently reviewed in the September issue of MBR where they received 10/10:
“The key to Endura’s female-specific bibshort is the discreet zipper system, which facilitates comfort breaks without stripping all your kit off.”
They particularly liked the drop-seat construction and the comfortable bib straps and waistband. The tester also says: “The high-quality chamois is well shaped, leg length is good and the hem gripper is secure without cutting, making these a must-have piece of women’s riding kit.”
Singletrack reviewed the Endura Pakagilet and Endura Singletrack II Shorts back in September and both were awarded the “Singletrack Recommended” stamp of approval. What they say about the Pakagilet: “So, we have established that gilets are good. What’s so good about this one from Endura? In short: everything. It’s available in male and female cuts and in plenty of colours; it packs smaller than a can of post-ride Fanta if you roll it carefully; it has a neatly baffled zip, a slit pocket at the rear so racey types can access jersey pockets, and a trim cut that doesn’t flap or constrict. Oh, and it’s dead cheap too. Overall: One of the most useful bits of kit you’ll buy. Keep one to hand at all times.“
I personally (Stuart, IT Manager, FreeFlow Bikes) have owned and used the Pakagilet for 6 months now and love it! It’s very light yet keeps the rain and wind off you and folds up nice and small to easily fit in a jersey pocket. In my opinion this is one of the best gilets around for the price!
What Singletrack say about the Singletrack II Shorts: “The LBD (Little Black Dress) of mountain bike shorts; a proper, every-ride staple.“
The new Endura Thermolite® Winter Bibshorts are the ideal cycling shorts for racing or training in winter. The Thermolite® fabric dries really quickly, while it gives you that extra bit of warmth to keep your core warm as well as your quads. Match these with leg or knee warmers for the perfect Autumn/ Winter/ Spring combo. No pulling over the knees!
With the dark nights drawing in, the wind getting stronger, the rain getting heavier and the temperature dropping, well in Scotland anyway, it’s time to layer up and keep warm while out on the bike. Perfect for Cyclecross racing and training are the MT500 lycra items such as the Endura MT500 Bibshorts, the MTR Race Jerseys such as the Endura MT500 Burner 3/4 & L/S jersey, Endura Merino Winter socks, Endura FS260-Pro Nemo Gloves, Endura Fleece Liner gloves and Endura Thermo Roubaix gloves – all of which are available from FreeFlow Bikes.