Of all the trends ushered in by the new normal, the cycling craze is probably the one that we are really hoping stays permanently on our roads. Biking offers a proposition that is good for the riders and the community as a whole. Apart from giving cyclists a good workout, biking allows for fewer cars on the road, leading to a reduction in harmful carbon emissions. A healthier body and cleaner air are definitely a win-win for everyone.
Whether you use the bicycle to run quick errands or if you are currently one of the weekend warriors who paces through hills for breakfast, we can agree that having the right equipment and gear is important in making all cyclists’ rides safer, better and more fun. That is why the good folks over at Capital have curated some of the best sneakers, apparel and equipment you can rock on your next ride. Visit Capital now to grab these helpful picks for yourselves and your cycling buddies.
We can confidently say that no cyclist enjoys the hot sweltering sun burning straight onto their skin. Stay cool yet protected no matter how far your ride takes you with the Adidas Tricolor Track Top. Outlined Trefoils on the long sleeves of this light jacket serve up fresh looks from every angle, while covering your skin from direct heat. This product is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials, so you can focus less on the sun and more on the road and the sights ahead.
Freedom of motion is crucial while out riding. When looking for a pair of shorts, it is important to have the right length and the appropriate material. For this, the Nike Dri-Fit 11in Men’s Shorts fit the bill as it features a just-above-the-knee length and sweat-wicking, breathable material that saves you from the uncomfortable feeling of biking on soaked bottoms.
While outdoors, everybody wants something light yet incredibly supportive to help in powering through the hills and peaks, or whatever obstacles you might encounter. The Nike Waffle One is the perfect ride companion as it features lightweight construction, breathable uppers, and plush comfort so you can finish rides with your feet still feeling fresh. Its bold, vibrant colors are just an added bonus.
Speaking of vibrant colors, the New Balance 327 is one pair of sneakers that did not shy away from a bold combination of hues. Made from suede, mesh and nylon materials, these running shoes can be used for other sports and leisure activities, too, helping keep feet comfy with a lightweight and breathable fit.
With summer fast approaching, bike rides will no doubt happen regularly under the sun. Protection from UV rays is key during the next few months. Throw on the Puma Tailored For Sport Cap to add a layer of protection that not only does its job, but more importantly, makes you look cool in the process. This classic six-panel baseball cap features an unstructured curved visor, embroidered eyelets and a microfiber sweatband for comfort.
If you are one who likes to have options on design, consider the wide array of caps available in Capital, including the New Era 940 City Series Manila.
Whether you’re going for short rides or long distances, having proper-fitting socks like these adidas Solid Crew Socks is a must. The worst is getting blisters on your feet, and this is the best way to avoid those small injuries that might inevitably keep you off your bike.
Take a pair or two, and if low cut socks are preferred, Capital also has the Nike Everyday Plus Lightweight Socks, which blends sweat-wicking technology with breathable mesh to keep your foot dry and cool from warmups through cool downs. Bonus: a ribbed arch band wraps your midfoot for a supportive feel.
Keep your phones, wallets, and other bike necessities secure as you ride with a pack like the PUMA Originals Woven X-Bag. The adjustable shoulder strap comes with a dog clip, making it easier to find the perfect fit—wear it on your hip or sling it across the back with confidence. This crossbody bag features multiple zipped compartments to ensure that your essentials are safe and secure.
Another winner, the Nike Tech Hip Pack lets you easily access and carry your gear. It features 2 zippered pockets to store your stuff and an adjustable strap that will also allow you the freedom to customize your fit. The best part? Nike made these Hip Packs in a few colorways, and you may also choose other available silhouettes and sizes.