Where to get CX specific gear?

seadragonpisces

Über Member
i need to get some proper gear but not sure if cx gear is different to other kits. I dont want to get all lycra'd out, some looser type casual shorts, retro type jerseys etc.

Any tips much appreciated, thanks !!
 
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ayceejay

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Rural Quebec
I am assuming you mean gear for riding trails rather than cyclocross racing gear?
If I am correct then you should look for MTB clothing
 

MikeW-71

Veteran
Location
Carlisle
Certainly for CX racing, they just wear road lycra. If you're just doing a casual bit of off-road with it, then either use the rad lycra, or the previous suggestion of some MTB shorts and a looser fit jersey.
 
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seadragonpisces

seadragonpisces

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Ok thanks. Wont be doing any racing so want to dress more casual, especially if i have to stop off at a pub somewhere. I guess i need to think about footwear but dont want those shoes where people cant walk properly and click clack all over the place. I have some awesome Hope flat pedals i have had a while, so need to get suitable shoes for those rather than the running shoes i use currently.

Thanks so far.
 

ayceejay

Guru
Location
Rural Quebec
So.indeed we are not talking about cyclocross at all.
You have a bike with relaxed geometry, wide tyres and lower gears that carries the trendy tag CX.
Dress should be appropriate to the pose you are going for so have a look at Rapha.
 
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seadragonpisces

seadragonpisces

Über Member
So.indeed we are not talking about cyclocross at all.
You have a bike with relaxed geometry, wide tyres and lower gears that carries the trendy tag CX.
Dress should be appropriate to the pose you are going for so have a look at Rapha.

Well actually i have a race bike used by CX champions if you want to split hairs, but wont be doing any racing. I dont want to pose, just dont want to look like a racer like some posers want to be, but dress more suitable to my requirements.

i am set now, thanks to those who helped.
 

screenman

Legendary Member
I used a skin suit for all races since about 1989, I do not do social riding and I would certainly never wear baggies on a bike. Cycling was designed for lycra.
 
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