Fall is here and the riding is all time. Hero dirt and golden leaves, crisp mornings, and warm afternoons. Fall is the best time to be a mountain biker, and we’ve been riding in Club Ride gear to get us from the trails to the office or bar in good style and comfort.
Club Ride Men’s Shaka Flannel Flannel season is the best season. The Shaka flannel makes flannel season even better, with bike-specific features and a modern fabric it is ready for those cold weather rides. We’ve been wearing the Shaka on pre-work rides here in Northwestern Colorado as fall has been tightening its grip on our little mountain town. Starting rides with temperatures in the 30s, the Shaka hasn’t let us down. It will keep you warm but you won’t overheat thanks to the Mid-Weight Poly Yarn that keeps the shirt wicking and breathable. Mesh underarm vents help dump any excess heat build-up, and once the sun starts to increase the temps rolling up the sleeves and maybe unbuttoning one or two buttons usually has us comfortable on those long climbs. Like all Club Ride gear, the Shaka won’t look out of place in the office or at the brewery after your rides. Fall biking is just getting started and you’ll see us rocking the Shaka Flannel on most of our rides.
Club Ride Men’s Gold Rush Pants I’ve never been one to bike in pants, but the Gold Rush Pants have me fully on board with the pants game. From chilly morning rides to running shuttle laps in the alpine the Gold Rush Pants have been a staple since the weather has started to cool down. The Gold Rush Pants feature an adjustable waistband to dial in the fit but also have belt loops if you can’t quite cinch them down tight enough with the built-in adjustments. The pants also have snaps to secure the cuffs of the pants while rolled up to ensure they won’t be caught in a chain while pedaling around. Not only are these pants great for biking they are also great for wearing around town or the campfire while camping. The thicker fabric feels like just the right weight for Fall days that can be chilly in the morning, but warm up quickly as the sun gets higher. I never found myself overheating in these pants which was a pleasant surprise. Recycled polyester means you can feel a little better about buying every color offered of the Gold Rush Pants.
Club Ride Women’s Liv’n Flannel Ladies will love the Liv’n Flannel with its technical fabric and off-the-bike style you really might find yourself living in this flannel this Fall. Testers loved the warm, yet breathable fabric that allows for cool weather riding without overheating. Flannel season is arguably the best time for riding and having a bike-specific shirt makes it all the more enjoyable. The fit of the Liv’n Flannel is flattering, yet still gives great coverage and range of motion on the bike thanks in part to the stretchy fabric. Snaps are a welcome substitution for your standard buttons making the flannel an easy on and off and quick to add a little more airflow while grinding up a long alpine climb. The Fabric is not overly bulky, so if you really start to overheat you can stash the Liv’n in your pack easily. From camp to bike, to bar you’ll certainly get plenty of use out of the Liv’n Flannel.