Ask the Bike Doc: 2. I'm a beginner - do I need specialised cycling clothing on a road bike?

Words by Aaron Scott

on 29/08/2013 17:43:00


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Oliver K asked us this common question during our Facebook Ask an Expert session (Fridays, 1-2pm):

OK: Hiya! Will specialised cycling clothing make a difference on a road bike, if I'm a beginner? I'm thinking of how big the wind resistance would be compared to say shorts and a t-shirt. Thanks!

Bike Doc: As you get fitter and faster you will notice that lightweight clothing will help. First things first though - get yourself some padded shorts! This will make life much more comfortable and will help you out immensly on the longer rides. Check out our beginner's guide to cycle clothing for lots more tips.

If you'd like to ask the Bike Doctor a question, join him at our Facebook Ask an Expert session on Fridays, 1-2pm, or email him (please include "Bike Doctor" in the subject line).