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Fall layering tips

Lengthen your bike riding season with layering

Layering up for fall cycling

Tempted to hang up your bike already? Don't do it just yet! Whether you prefer the woods or the road, pedaling into fall gives you access to sights, smells, and sensations that fair-weather biking can't offer. Here are a few key changes to your cycling wardrobe that will keep you cranking while you wait for the first snowfall of winter.

#1: Cycling Jackets
Okay, the temperature is 40°F to 60°F and your first thought as you head out is to bundle up.  Beware!  After 10 minutes of hard riding, your body will start generating some serious heat. A lightweight, wind-resistant shell makes a great outer layer to cut the chill until you are up to speed.  Make sure the jacket has a full-zip front for venting, a drop tail for coverage in the back and can be compacted to stow in a jersey pocket.

#2: Biking Jerseys and Tops
Wearing multiple light layers of clothing helps trap insulating air between.  Start with a thin polyester base layer that will quickly wick moisture away from your skin to keep you dry. On colder days, add an easy-to-shed middle layer such as a synthetic long-sleeve shirt or bike jersey. A vest is another good option, as it warms your core while leaving your arms free to move.

#3: Cycling Pants & Tights
The rule of thumb is to keep the knees covered at 60°F or lower, so time to trade in your cycling shorts for pants, capris or add knee warmers.  If it's colder than pant weather, use full-length tights.  Breathable tights that have wind-resistant fronts are best but a bit hard to find.  If the tights you select don't have padded bottoms (they often don't), wear them over your bike shorts.

#4: Biking Headwear
The vents in your helmet that are such an asset during the scorching summer months can become a problem when it gets cooler.  To prevent your forehead and ears from going numb, wear a thin synthetic headband under the helmet.  If it's especially cold, choose a skullcap with earflaps, or better yet, a skull cap that can cover your ears too.  Still cold?  Add a helmet cover to block off all the venting and keep the rain out.

#5: Biking Socks
Cycling socks with merino wool will add needed warmth.  Just be sure to pay close attention to how these thicker socks affect the fit of your shoes. Bike shoes tend to be snug anyway, and too many socks might cramp the fit.  Too tight a fit inhibits blood flow, which will cause your feet to get colder and numb.

#6: Bike Shoe Covers
Cycling shoe covers (or booties) cover the your shoes and protect from cold and wind.  Booties can be made from neoprene, Windtex or a variety of materials that block wind and water to keep your feet warm and dry.  Bring your riding shoes and be sure to buy something that fits well.  Other options include toe covers, and chemical heat pads.

#7: Arm & Leg Warmers
Mentioned earlier, arm and leg-warmers are perfect for not-too-cold or variable conditions.  Put them on for the start of a ride and peel them off as weather warms later in the day.  Arm and leg warmers provide lightweight insulation and can be removed and stowed in a jersey pocket without even stopping. 

#8: Bike Gloves
It's tough to shift and brake when your fingers are numb.  Leave the fingerless gloves at home and go for full-fingered gloves.  How heavy, warm or waterproof are really a matter of personal choice.  Even if not perfect, a lightweight, wind-resistant pair of gloves will come in handy on many fall and spring rides.

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Giant Tour Short Finger Gloves
$10.50 $24.99 58% Savings
- TransTextura fabric wicks moisture and dries quickly - Velcro closure - Large micro-fiber wipe area
Muc-Off Mechanics Gloves
$14.99
Perfect for anyone working on a bicycle, motorcycle or car, the Mechanics Gloves are designed to offer the hand total 360-deg comfort and protection against most cuts and scratches with minimal impact to dexterity. Gone are the days of taking the skin off your knuckles when removing a difficult to remove bolt or pedal! SIZE GUIDE: Small = 7.5 - 8" (19 - 20cm) Medium = 8 - 8.5" (20 - 21.5cm) Large = 8.5 - 9" (21.5 - 23cm) XL = 9 - 10" (23 - 25cm) (To find your size, measure the circumference around the knuckles excluding the thumb - your hand should be open with the fingers together).
Endura Thermolite Headband
$19.99
Endura's Thermolite Headband keeps your head and ears warm when the weather turns cool. Made from Thermolite for insulation, this comfortable headband also wicks fast, repels water, and fits easily under a helmet.
Giant Liv/Giant Sport Gloves - Women's
$20.00
Simple. Classic. Functional. That's how we describe the Liv/Giant Sport Gloves. These great gloves use a reinforced Clarino palm with light padding for a good balance of comfort, protection and bar feel. The backs are made from highly breathable 4-way stretch mesh for lightweight breathability. You'll also love the slip-on style and the pull tabs for easy on/off.
Liv Allure Long Finger Gloves - Women's
$20.00 - $40.00 $29.99 - $40.00 Up To 50% Savings
Slip on Liv's Allure Long Finger Gloves and answer the siren song of your local trails. The lightweight, breathable Clarino leather palm features padding and reinforced double stitching at critical wear areas. A Velcro wrist closure makes it easy to get the gloves on and off, and pre-curved ergo construction means a comfortable, non-binding fit. TipTech fingertips are smartphone-friendly so you don't have to take off your gloves when you take a call. There's also a soft, micro-fiber nose wipe on the back of the thumb.
Halo Headband Halo II Headband
$20.99
- Patented Halo Sweat Block Seal channels Sweat away from eyes and face - Dryline fabric absorbs Sweat - one size fits all - Made in the U.S.A.
Pace Sportswear Classic Cycling Cap
$20.99
• Lightweight cotton twill cap with 3-panel dome, traditional flip up visor and ribbon sewn down center and visor • Koolfit elastic sweatband with twill-taped inner seams
Giant ThermTextura Skull Cap
$21.00
Giant's ThermTextura Skull Cap fits easily underneath your helmet during cold weather rides and even protects your ears. ThermTextura fabric is soft and warm with a fleece lined interior for insulation.
Giant Rev Short Finger Gloves
$22.00
Giant's Rev cycling gloves feature breathable four-way stretch backs keep your hands cool as you ride. The elastic wrist closure is quick and easy to pull on and off thanks to the grippy pull tab, and pre-curved ergo construction means a non-binding fit. The lightweight padding in the synthetic leather palm offers great comfort for long days in the saddle.
Giant Transcend Long Finger Gloves
$22.50 $27.99 20% Savings
- Lightweight TransTextura Stretch Fabric Wicks Moisture And Dries Quickly - Single Layer, Vented Amara Leather Palm - Large, Highly Absorbent Micro-Fiber Wipe Area - Bolton Thumb Construction For Impeccable Fit - Long Elastic Wrist Opening - Reflective Details And UPF 50+ Sun Protection
Lizard Skins Aramus Gloves
$23.99 - $27.99
The Aramus has a perforated AX Suede palm and a breathable strapless design that make it the perfect minimalist glove. - Finger Pulls For Easy Removal - Perforated AX Suede Palm
Endura Thermolite Skullcap
$24.99
Endura's Thermolite Skullcap keeps you warm when the weather turns cool. Made from Thermolite fabric for insulation, this snug cap wicks fast, repels water, and fits easily under a helmet.
Liv Franca Short Finger Gloves
$24.99
- Transtextura fabric - Multi-thickness foam absorbs road and trail vibrations - Soft microfiber thumb panel - Women's
Endura Windchill Headband
$25.00
Endura's Windchill Headband is ready to face cold rides with you thanks to the water-resistant Thermolite fabric and Teflon fabric protection. Its snug fit is perfect under a helmet, while the flatlock stitching offers a soft, comfortable feel you'll love. And if you're out at night, your visibility is increased with the headband's reflective details.
Liv Velocity Short Finger Gloves - Women's
$25.00
The Liv Velocity Short Finger Gloves are made of a 4-way-stretch fabric for a great fit, boast soft Clarino palms for protection and comfort, and feature breathable mesh backs. You'll love the Velcro closures, microfiber face-wipers and silicon appliqués for all-weather grip.
Liv Franca Long Finger Gloves
$26.99
- Transtextura fabric - Multi-thickness foam absorbs road and trail vibrations - Soft micro-fiber thumb panel
Park Tool Mesh Back Ball Cap
$26.99
Show the world you’re a bike wrench. Mid profile fit ball cap made of blue cotton front and black spacer mesh back with hook-and-loop back closure. Embroidered Bike Wrench front patch and Park Tool woven patches on back.
Planet Bike Dasher Toe Covers
$26.99
Planet Bike's Dasher Toe Covers are made of windproof fabric lined with microfleece to keep you warm. There are also elastic heel straps to keep them in place and reflective accents for safety.
Giant Horizon Short Finger Gloves
$27.00
Long days in the saddle have never been more comfortable! Giant's Horizon Short Finger Gloves feature reinforced, double-layer Clarino leather palms, supportive padding, and double stitching in critical wear areas. Grippy printed silicone on the palm means you'll always have control right under your hands. A soft micro-fiber wipe area on the back of the thumb keeps the sweat out of your eyes. Four-way stretch backs keep your hands cool, and the stretchy neoprene cuff with Velcro closure offers a great fit and easy on/off.
Endura BaaBaa Merino Tech Multitube
$27.50
Changing weather conditions call for adaptable accessories, and Endura's BaaBaa Merino Tech Multitube is a virtual cycling chameleon. This warm, Merino Wool tube gives you endless possibilities for neck coverage as well as face and head coverage. Push it down to keep drafts out of your jersey, pull it up over your face to keep your nose toasty, and even pull it up over your ears on those frigid winter rides. Plus, its naturally odor-resistant!
DeFeet Slipstream Shoe Covers
$27.99
DeFeet's Slipstream Shoe Covers fit snugly over your shoes to shield you from the cold and provide an aerodynamic advantage too. They also protect your shoes from weather and debris.
Giant Rev Long Finger Gloves
$28.00
Stay in touch with Giant's Rev long-fingered gloves. TipTech fingertips are smart phone friendly, so you don't need to remove these gloves when you get a call. The elastic wrist closure is quick and easy to pull on and off, and pre-curved ergo construction means a non-binding fit. Breathable four-way stretch backs keep your hands cool, and full-length fingers offer coverage and protection. The lightweight padding in the synthetic leather palm offers great comfort for long days in the saddle.
Liv Signature Long Finger Gloves - Women's
$28.00
Treat your hands to great gloves! Liv's Signature Long Finger Gloves utilize light, tough, and breathable Clarino leather palms with light padding and reinforced stitching in key wear areas. The 4-way stretch mesh backs keep your hands cool, and slip-on elastic cuffs make these gloves super easy to get on and off. TechTip fingertips are smartphone-friendly so you don't need to remove your gloves when your phone starts to ring.
Liv Velocity Long Finger Gloves - Women's
$28.00
The Liv Velocity Long Finger Gloves are made of a 4-way-stretch fabric for a great fit, boast soft Clarino palms for protection and comfort, and feature breathable mesh backs. The fingers are contoured for a non-restrictive flex. You'll love the Velcro closures, microfiber face-wipers and silicon appliqués for all-weather grip.
Lizard Skins Aramus Elite Gloves
$28.99 - $29.99
The Aramus Elite features a perforated AX suede palm,an adjustable TPR strap for a secure fit and lightweight breathable mesh to keep your hands comfortable while you ride. - Finger Pulls For Easy Removal - Perforated AX Suede Palm - Adjustable TPR Strap
Lizard Skins Monitor Gloves
$28.99 - $29.99
A no-nonsense comfortable glove with an engineered fit and an affordable price! The Monitor has a perforated AX Suede palm, articulated fingers and a breathable strapless design that make it a versatile glove that works well for almost any riding discipline. - Silicone Prints for Maximum Control - Touch Screen Compatible - Perforated AX Suede Palm
Endura Xtract Arm Warmers
$29.99 - $32.50
Soft to the touch and made from stretchy thermal fabric, Endura's Xtract Arm Warmers are a great way to stay warm on early morning rides and sweeping descents. There are minimal seams for optimal comfort, silicone grippers so they stay in place, and between the bright colors and reflective trim, you're sure to be visible on the road.
Endura Xtract Mitts
$29.99
Endura's Xtract Mitts feature breathable 4-way stretch Lycra/mesh backs and padded palms with gel inserts for comfort you'll love. These excellent road gloves also sport Velcro-adjustable wrists, silicone palm grippers, and thick Terry-cloth backs for wiping your face.
Giant Podium Gel Short Finger Gloves
$29.99 - $30.00
- TransTextura fabric wicks moisture and dries quickly - Reinforced Amara palm with Plush Gel multi-thickness memory-foam padding - Bolton thumb construction for impeccable fit - Large, highly absorbent micro-fiber wipe area
Halo Headband Halo Skull Cap
$29.99
- Full head coverage to wick sweat and protect from the sun - Patented Halo Technology channels sweat away from eyes - Dryline fabric, one size fits all
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