Clothing The latest cycling clothing is designed to keep you as comfortable as possible while being practical on the bike. Modern fabrics help regulate body temperature and cycling specific designs are packed with useful features. Jerseys, shorts, tights, base layers, jackets and casual clothing are available in a huge choice of colours and sizes for all shapes, sizes and budgets. Merlin Cycles stock a wide range of cycle clothing for men, women and children from brands including Altura, SixSixOne, TroyLee, Morvelo, Lusso, Etxeondo, Santini, Sportful, Skins, Funkier, Le Coq Sportif, Craft, Race Face and Castelli.
Shoes Road and mountain bike cycling shoes are very different pieces of kit. Mountain bike shoes feature an aggressive tread pattern on their sole making them more suitable for walking or carrying the bike. Road bike shoes have a flat, stiff sole making them more efficient and lighter. Both have drillings in the sole to attach clipless pedal cleats. Merlin Cycles stock road and mountain bike shoes in men and women from brands including Northwave, Rexton, Shimano, SIDI and Bont.
Helmets Road bike helmets tend to be the lightest and best vented helmets, apart from aero models with fewer holes to aid aerodynamics. Mountain bike helmets tend to be slightly larger and heavier as they offer more protection for the user, especially full face models. All have in built retention systems and padding for security and comfort and meet current safety standards. Merlin Cycles stock road, mountain bike and children’s helmets and spares from brands including MET, Ranking, THE, Lazer, POC, UVEX, Catlike, Salice, Bell and Giro.
Cycling Team Clothing Want to show your loyalty to your favourite trade team or rider? There’s never been a better choice of professional team kits from the official suppliers so whether its jersey, shorts, socks, caps or mitts, it’s all in here. Merlin Cycles stock official supplier team clothing from teams including Garmin Sharp, Astana, Orica Greenedge, Belkin, Lotto Belisol, Tinkoff Saxo Bank and Omega Pharma Quick-Step as well as leaders’ jerseys for the Giro D’Italia and Tour de France and UCI World Champion jerseys.
Unisex There is a huge choice of useful cycling clothing accessories such as arm, leg & knee warmers, gloves, glasses, overshoes, socks, body armour, caps & hats as well as ancillaries including cleaning, proofing and skin care products. At least a few of these products should be in every cyclist’s wardrobe to compliment the usual cycling clothes. Merlin Cycles stock a huge range of unisex cycling clothing and ancillary products from brands including Nalini, Smith Optics, DeFeet, One Industries, Sealskinz, Sportsbalm, Respro and Oakley.