Chris Davies, head of Tweeks Cycles, gives his top picks from the Spring 2017 ranges of cycling clothing and accesssories
With sunshine starting to peek through the cold, grey skies and the days getting longer, now’s the time to get the bike out of storage and start thinking about cycling again.
The big brands take advantage of the Spring surge in interest in cycling by launching their new collections of cycling clothing and accessories as well.
To help us sort the top gear from the rest of the pack, we’ve gone straight to the top. Chris Davies is the head of Tweeks Cycles, one of the fastest growing specialist cycling retailers in the UK. But Chris is not only a very smart businessman – he’s also a passionate cyclist – as the supplied press photo (right) makes clear.
We asked Chris to pick out his favourite pieces of kit from the Spring 2017 collections – and as you can see, he really knows his stuff.
Giro Cinder MIPS Road Helmet
Chris says: “The Giro Cinder MIPS Road Helmet takes everything Giro has learned from its award-winning Synthe and brings them down to a spectacular price point. It looks great and is comfortable to wear. This is a top quality lid for those looking to get their miles in on the open road.”
Endura M90 Short Sleeve Jersey
Chris says: “The Endura M90 kit is essentially the same as that worn by the Pros – but without being smothered in sponsors logos! This is the same spec as the kit worn by Movistar World Tour team. Cool and stylish.”
Endura M90 Bibshorts
Chris says: “I’m lucky enough to get to wear Endura’s M90 clothing while out on the road. It’s fantastic kit and super technical. Once you’ve tried this range it is difficult to look back, definitely setting the benchmark. Hardly surprising the Movistar World Tour Team have been using this for so many years.”
Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS Decoy Helmet
Chris says: “While the road is where my love of cycling began, I also love hitting the trails of a weekend and the Troy Lee Designs A2 helmet is perfect for that. Stylish but functional, the A2 will without doubt be as popular as the A1 – which pretty much set the benchmark for trail helmets.”
Fox Clothing Flexair Long Sleeve Moth Jersey
Chris says: “There’s a saying amongst cyclists: never sacrifice style over speed. That’s why you will find not only myself but my colleagues are all huge fans of the Fox range. It’s really stylish gear on and off the trails and year after year Fox keep raising the bar. Style is one thing but the clothing still needs to perform whilst riding and Fox clothing does exactly that – ride after ride.”
Fox Clothing Flexair Shorts
Chris says: “As with the Fox Flexair jersey, the shorts carry all the same attributes. They just work! My go to trail shorts, all year round.”
Chris says: “Such an important piece of a rider’s clothing, if you are looking for comfort, performance and durability then take my word for it, you can’t go far wrong in adding a pair of Terraduro shoes to your kit bag. Even elite riders like Jared Graves, among others, are racking up the race wins with these versatile shoes.”