Because sometimes we just don’t stand out enough or in the right way, companies like Twin Six, Bontrager and Cadence have come to the rescue. If you’re lucky enough to have the raddest guy or gal in your life, you might consider stylin profilin some of these dapper fashion pieces on your next bike date rather than that smelly team or 90’s day-glow kit…
Coming across as a simple looking yet stylish cycling dress-shoe, the Bontrager lace-up Classique shoe brings a lot of tech to this vintage representation. With a 12k weave carbon/fiberglass sole, and a super grabby no-slip heel cup, these kicks will look nice while still performing like your favorite race shoe. Retail is $199.99.
Reminiscent of something you might imagine wearing while taking a spirited drive on the track in your vintage sports car, the Bontrager Classiqe Glove is as swank as it is high tech. The Pittards WR100X natural leather palm should provide a supple yet durable grip on the bars while the memory foam inserts free up your ulnar nerve to keep your hand awake. To better keep you connected, the pointer finger and thumb tips have eSwipe tech so you can answer the phone when Boo calls without crimping your style. Retail is $74.99.
Never to disappoint when it comes to looking good, Twin Six’s METAL collection will surely gain you some attention with these rockin’ duds. The wild design stands out in a simple, more sophisticated way so you look good, but not in a questionable Ed hardy sort of way. You can rock out from head to toe *last “rock” comment I promise* with the socks & cap (both in title pic), women’s and men’s bibs, jerseys in both long & short sleeve, and there is even a jacket, vest and arm-warmers to keep you warm… while being cool (c’mon, this is fun). If you’re all about being pro, they even offer it in a skinsuit for both sexes.
Though these may not have people wondering what you do for a living like those Bontrager hand-covers above, the simple form of Cadence Collection’s gloves look nice as well as subdued. I mean, they’ll match anything! The above Establish Full Finger Glove has a velcro closure, a printed silicon palm for grip, reflective cuff and a “screen-touch” finger and thumb for zooming in when showing selfies to your friends. Retail is $46.
The Minimalist Glove is just that. Its seamless palm and light-weight breathable poly backing should provide a good amount of comfort for when you just need something simple. Carrying over the screen-touch feature, silicon printed palm and reflective cuff, the Minimalist still makes for a high-tech glove. Retail is $40.
The Tech Cycling Golve has all of the same features including “screen touch” *ha!*, but adds finger pulls for easy removal. Retail on the Tech glove is $36.