TOP FALL GEAR PICKS
We asked a few of our in-store experts what gear they're excited about heading into fall.
They happily suggested a few key items that are in stock right now that can make a difference in your fall and winter riding - We look at some base layers and outerwear suggestions from our clothing buyer, Dani Dance. Clinton Ellinger, our parts and accessories specialist gives us his picks for new lighting options.
Base Layer Picks
Proper layering starts with a good base layer. They wick sweat away from your skin, giving you a better chance of staying warm and dry. Whether you choose synthetic, like the Craft Dry Active, or a merino/polyester blend like the Castelli Bandito and the Smartwool Intraknit, they should all keep you comfortable and last for years if you take care of them. Our clothing expert Dani Dance chose these baselayers for their performance and good looks.
The challenge for riding year long in the PNW is staying comfortable. Because the weather is variable, every day is a challenge to stay dry and not overheat. Temperatures are often mild, so choosing outerwear that breathes while keeping the rain and grime off you is the key. Our clothing buyer Dani Dance has picked some of her favorite light and packable outerwear pieces. Have a look…
We asked our parts and accessories specialist Clinton Ellinger what was new with lights and he said: “Use them…all the time.” Lights are about both seeing and being seen. They're one of the best ways to make yourself more visible to other road users.
For commuting or riding after dark your front light should to be a high-output beam style lighting system to see well ahead of you. They are much brighter than safety lights, and they help you see where you’re going in nearly all conditions.
Front, side and rear safety lights help motorists see you in dim light conditions. The brightest ones also improve your visibility in the daytime. The main differences between safety light models are in mounting options and the number of LEDs. Lights have improved quite a bit over the years and the current crop all boast USB-recharging, long run times, and great power output. Take advantage of this special offer and get up to speed with new lights.