Buy the Best: A Guide to Purchasing Cycle Clothing in Australia

Buy the Best: A Guide to Purchasing Cycle Clothing in Australia


You're in the market for some new cycling clothing, but with so many brands and styles to choose from, you're not sure where to start. Not to worry—we're here to help. Below, we'll take you through a few things to keep in mind when purchasing cycle clothing in Australia.

What to Consider When Buying Australian Cycle Clothing

Castelli Women's Squadra Stretch Jacket, cc1

When you're looking to buy Australian cycle clothing, there are a few things you need to consider:

What type of cyclist are you? Do you commute or cycle for leisure? What's your budget? What type of weather do you usually ride in?

Once you've answered these questions, you can start looking at specific brands and what they have to offer. Some of the top cycling brands in Australia include PEARL IZUMI, ASSOS of Switzerland and BODYGLIDE.

Each brand offers different levels of protection and comfort, so it's important to do your research and find the right one for you. And don't forget to factor in the cost of shipping and returns; not all brands sell their products locally.

Comfort and Fit: Buying the Right Size

When you're buying your first piece of cycle clothing, it's important to get the sizing right. Many people make the mistake of buying something that's too small or too large, thinking that it will be more comfortable that way. However, this isn't usually the case.

Cycling clothes need to be comfortable and fit well if you want to be able to cycle in them for any length of time. That's why it's important to buy the right size—so that you can actually enjoy wearing them.

Don't be afraid to go for a test ride in the shop, either. If you can, try on as many different sizes as possible to see which one is the most comfortable. And if you're buying online, be sure to check the sizing chart before you order.

Selecting a Type of Fabric

When selecting a type of fabric, you will need to consider a few things: what climate you cycle in, the length of your rides, and the type of cycling you do.

For instance, if you cycle in a hot climate, you will need a fabric that breathes well and helps to wick sweat away from your skin. If you are doing long rides or cycling in the wet, you will need a fabric that is waterproof and will keep you warm and dry. And if you are doing road cycling or racing, you will need a fabric that is lightweight and aerodynamic.

Different Styles and Patterns of Cycle Clothing

When it comes to cycling clothing, you’ll want to make sure you have the right pieces for the type of ride you’ll be doing. Different styles and patterns of cycle clothing are available depending on what you’re looking for.

If you’re a competitive rider, it’s important to have the right gear to help you perform at your best. Brands such as Castelli and Fox are designed to provide optimal comfort and aerodynamics, meaning faster speeds and better performance. We also have brands like MAAP which cater for riders looking for stylish yet functional apparel.

Alternatively, if your ride is more leisurely, we have plenty of apparel that prioritizes comfort and breathability so that you can make the most out of your ride. You can also find bright prints and fun colors that will keep you looking stylish during your bike rides. No matter what kind of cyclist you are, Cycle Closet has something for everyone!

Cut and Design That Best Fits You

Santini Men's Paris Roubaix Forger Des Heroes Jersey, 2023

When shopping for cycle clothing in Australia, it’s important to think about the cut and design of the clothing that best fits you. You should look for pieces of clothing which allow you to have a full range of movement and mobility.

Cycle Clothing stores like Cycle Closet stock brands like Maap, Fox and Castelli which offer a wide range of designs, from high performance jerseys, bibs and shorts to rain jackets, thermal jerseys, arm warmers and even gloves. Make sure you try on various sizes and styles until you get the perfect fit for your body type.

It’s also important to consider how the clothing fits with your bike; make sure that any pockets do not interfere with bike frames or protrude too far from your back or sides when riding. You want to make sure your clothing is comfortable while riding but doesn’t compromise safety either.

Ensuring Breathability, Warmth, and Durability

When it comes to making your choice, it is important to make sure the fabric you select offers three key elements; breathability, warmth, and durability. Fabric that is breathable will help keep you dry and comfortable on the road, which is an important factor to consider if you are tackling long rides. Similarly, selecting a fabric that offers warmth in cooler weather can be crucial to ensure your ride doesn't turn into a shivering ordeal.

The third element is durability; this is especially important if you're participating in racing events or if you will be riding daily. As a result, it's recommended that you opt for higher quality fabrics and brands such as Maap, Fox and Castelli which offer breathability and insulation while maintaining their strength and comfort even after multiple washing sessions. With Cycle Closet’s Head to Toe range of apparel for all riders available both in stores and online with delivery throughout Australia, finding the perfect cycle clothing has never been easier!

Top Australian cycle apparel brands to consider

When you’re ready to purchase some cycle clothing, it’s important to consider who you're buying from. Here are a few of the most popular cycling brands in Australia, so you know you're getting quality apparel.

First up is Maap, the Melbourne-based brand that stands for Modern Australian Apparel and Performance. They design great-fitting apparel that looks as good on and off the bike, made with top materials like merino wool and lycra that keeps riders comfortable against tough riding conditions.

Second on our list is Castelli, the Italian brand renowned for its cycling technology and attention to detail. They make a range of products that are both stylish and practical including rain jackets, shorts, jerseys, arm and leg warmers as well as gloves. Each product is designed with maximum comfort in mind so you can forget about any distractions while riding. Check out our Castelli range here.

Lastly, Fox Racing offers an impressive selection of downhill mountain bike gear such as jerseys, shorts, gloves and helmets - all designed for high speed performance with superior airflow. Fox Racing's apparel covers all riders from beginner to pro level.

At Cycle Closet we stock some of the best brands in Australian cycling apparel including all three of these – Maap, Castelli and Fox Racing – so there’s something for all levels of cyclists.


So, whether you are just starting out on your cycling journey or you are a seasoned pro, make sure you take the time to read our guide and find the perfect cycle clothing for you. And, most importantly, have fun out there on the open road!