Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

11
Aug
2015

81wp1JZn1rL._SL1500_If you live in a climate that includes a definite drop in temperatures in the fall….this giveaway is for you.  Yeah, although it still might be hot and sunny…..you can still get your base layers prepared for when things take a sudden drop.

Our friends over at SubSports have supplied a $75 gift code for us to give away to our followers, and you can use it for anything at their online store.

When the weather gets cooler, keep on riding by warming yourself up with thermal base layers available for men and women.  Not just serving as a weather barrier but as compression wear too.  Or just move here to Grenada and ride all year long in beautiful Caribbean weather.

Whether in the hot or cold, base layers seek to reduce moisture from your body, keeping you light on your feet and comfortable in the fabric on your skin.  Reasons like this make them a logical decision for everyone- from the professional athlete to the casual cyclist.  All products from SubSports offer compression technology.

click here Note: Although these guys are located in the UK, they will ship to Canada, the US, or anywhere else…..and the shipping is really not all that much more.

Enter to Win

Okay, once again its super simple to enter.  Just leave a comment below telling us how a base layer will help you extend your riding season this year.  Get your comment in by Noon on Thursday, August 13th.

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19 Responses to “ Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready ”

  1. Andri J on August 13, 2015 at 3:02 am

    I don’t experience winter climate, but I commute to work very early in the morning, hope it would make a difference

  2. Mat on August 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    An awesome base layer will extend my ride seasons by enabling me to commute without freezing! 🙂

  3. Ed on August 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Here in New England it really requires a good range of gear to cycle throughout the year. I am hoping to be able to continue to ride throughout the winter, as there is nothing quite like being on the bike. An hour outside beats an hour on the trainer any day. (well, except maybe if there is a blizzard)

  4. Chris on August 12, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Base layers are essential for riding here in Maine beginning in, about, oh, a week or so. #WinterIsComing

  5. Brian on August 12, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I live in Michigan. A good wicking base layer would help keep my rides more comfortable later in the fall.

  6. Ben Berry on August 12, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Cyclocross season is my favorite time of year. But last year it got so cold in November I reduced the number of races I had planned significantly because it just wasn’t as much fun in the extreme cold. Solid base layers under my kit could make a huge difference in how late in the year it’s comfortable to ride.

  7. raymond on August 12, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I use my base layer all year around, in summer we sometimes have quite a temperature drop as soon as the sun goes down and at my age I have to be careful. A new base layer shirt would be just my cup of tea (that warms me up too)

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on August 17, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Congratulations…..you were randomly selected as the winner. Make sure you put those new Subsports base layers to good use.

      • raymond on August 28, 2015 at 2:24 am

        Thanks Darryl, my merino base layer shirt has arrived. Great stuff, I know I shouldn’t, but I’m looking forward to cold weather so that I can wear it. The quality is very good, the sleeves are longer than most shirts to keep the wrists warm and the shirt looks so great it’s a shame to wear it under the other layers.

        Have a good weekend and keep on riding

        raymond

        • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on August 28, 2015 at 6:19 am

          You’re welcome. Glad it got there nice and fast. I hope it helps you get through the cooler rides.

  8. Randy on August 12, 2015 at 12:04 am

    I just started shopping for a good base layer! … gettin ready for a 24-hr relay this fall in Utah. Riding overnight in the mountain valleys will definitely be more tolerable with a good base layer.

  9. Scanachi on August 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    In OH, we definitely get our fair share of cold riding weather. Now that I’m racing CX, I could really use some HIGH QUALITY base layers. I would spread the word & be a proud ambassador.

  10. larry w smith on August 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Here in ky a base layer would allow me to continue riding thru December for sure. These wet winters send the cold right thru me!! thanks

  11. Ryan on August 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    While it’s hot now, here in about 6 to 8 weeks some sleeves will really come in handy on the morning rides.

  12. Mark Taylor on August 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I use compression base layers to help with muscle management and to avoid build up of lactic acid. Cycling for more than half a day can sometimes cause fatigue in my arms and upper body and these base layers are an effective way to combat this. I also find it essential to ‘wick’ away moisture and keep me dry and warm.

  13. Greg Zimmerman on August 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I’ve commuted by bicycle down to 2°F and would appreciate a quality base layer.

  14. Greg Zimmerman on August 11, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve commuted in temperatures down to 2°F and would appreciate a quality base layer.

  15. Bryn on August 11, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I ride all winter but have shitty gear. I often just swap out forna different shirt at work. Better gear would greatly improve my winter commute.

  16. Shan Sharif on August 11, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Im kinda a bad about riding in colder weather because i tend to get cold super easy and takes me forever to warm up. I live up in MN and seasons can change in the blink of an eye so having the option to have a good baselayer would definitly help me extend riding outside longer and still stay warm on the long rides i enjoy.

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