WE RIDE THE COLD
WHICH CYCLING BIBTIGHT SHOULD I WEAR?
As a cyclist, it is quite a challenge to dress for the weather. Even though you are constantly moving around on your bike, it can get pretty cold in the fall and winter. So what should you wear? Are leg warmers enough, or is a thick long winter tight a better option? Either way, you don't want to get cold on the road, but you certainly don't want to get too hot either. And there are so many different types of tights to choose from. In this blog, we'll give you advice and tips on choosing the right tights for the winter.
Nothing is as changeable as the weather, especially in many countries in Europe. It can be raining cats and dogs one day, the next day its gale force winds, or freezing cold a week later. If you ride your bike on a regular basis, you need a solution to deal with all these different elements. Wearing a good pair of bibtights is just one of them, but a crucial one at that. We have bibtights suited for a wide range of temperatures so you can always go out and ride. It's up to you to decide what suits you best.
BIBTIGHTS FOR WHEN IT GETS COLDER
10 TO 18 DEGREES
Especially in the fall, you have days that start out chilly, but when the cold is not too intense yet. For those moderately nippy rides, the Light Bibtight Essential or Tight Essential are perfect. The tights are made of soft and lightweight material and have a comfortable fit thanks to the flat seams. You could also manage with a bib short and leg warmers, but during those mild, after season days these tights come into their own.
5 TO 12 DEGREES
When autumn slowly but surely turns into winter, leg warmers are not an option anymore and you need something that can handle more. Between 5-12 degrees, the Essential Prime Bibtight is a real must. The tights score high on insulating capacity, which keeps you warm. And thanks to the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating, you’ll stay dry during a mild rain shower. Besides that, the tights have a good chamois, a windproof crotch, and extra insulation on the knees to really beat the cold.
0 TO 8 DEGREES
For tougher winter conditions you need a pair of tights that are extra warm and keep out the wind. Windchill can be brutal. The Essential Bibtight Windproof is very suitable for these conditions. The windproof front panel of the bib tight is specifically designed to prevent loss of body heat due to cold wind. The fabric is also water repellent to withstand short bursts of rain. The back panel is made of highly breathable Inverno fabric, so sweat will evaporate quickly. This keeps you warm and dry and allows you to focus on your cycling.
-10 TO 0 DEGREES
If the temperature drops below zero you’ll need a bib tight with a thicker weave, which is more wind-resistant and keeps your muscles warm. A real winner in this weather is the Winter Bibtight from the SIX6 collection. The SIX6 Winter Bibtight has been specially developed for the top riders of Jumbo-Visma. They train in the winter with the same type of tights and have told us what they need from the perfect pair of bib tights. You might not be as fast, but you’ll certainly be as comfortable and be your very best with these tights.
ANOTHER -10 TO 0 DEGREES
Are you a real winter warrior? Getting on your bike in the cold, wind and rain? Then there’s only one way to go. The best of the best is the eVent Bibtight Premium. These tights are not only warm, windproof and breathable, but also 100% waterproof.
WOUT VAN AERT GRAVEL BIBTIGHT
Gravel riding is the not-so-secret, secret love of Wout van Aert, and that is why a gravel bib tight for the muddy, cold winter months had to be part of the new Wout van Aert Collab collection we developed together with Wout. This special Gravel bib tight is a unique bib tight made to handle the many challenges you can encounter during long rides over rough terrain. You can ride comfortably up to -5 degrees with these bib tights.