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Performance Evolution
Performance Evolution

With spring just around the corner, it’s finally time to think about the right clothing for getting back on your bike. Paradoxically, choosing cycling clothing for spring can be more complicated than dressing for winter cold.

Cycling in Spring: Why Choosing the Right Clothing Matters

Wearing thermal garments that offer maximum heat protection is one thing; it’s more complicated to choose the right outfit to handle the cold mornings and the heat of the midday sun, as temperatures can vary significantly throughout the day. It’s crucial to select breathable fabrics that can properly regulate body temperature, absorb sweat, and facilitate natural evaporation to ensure freshness, protection, and comfort during physical activity.

Choosing spring cycling clothing should not be based solely on the model or aesthetic appeal—though aesthetics always matter—but on the quality of the fabric. To assist you in your selection, here are the characteristics that good-quality sports fabrics should have:

  • Breathability: As mentioned earlier, sweat should be able to evaporate to keep the skin cool and dry.
  • Resistance to pilling and abrasions.
  • Shape retention: The clothing should withstand prolonged use and frequent washing, as is typical with sports garments.
  • Fit, comfort, and compression: The garment should follow the body’s contours without restricting movement while providing muscle support to limit the buildup of lactic acid.
  • UV protection, essential for outdoor sports.
  • Adequate thermal protection for the season to aid in body temperature regulation.

Our sports fabrics are designed to meet all these technical characteristics. We work to create cutting-edge garments. Our DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treated fabrics, capable of offering our customers the best water-repellent fabrics for cycling, are excellent.

Certainly, the feel of the fabric on the skin makes a difference. That’s why we’ve created the new Carvico Revolutional Teddy fabric, which has an exceptionally soft and smooth hand feel, is ultra-flat, resistant to pilling, and offers sun protection (UPF 50+).

Remember to wear thermal underwear for cycling even in spring.

Cycling underwear is one of the key components of a cyclist’s outfit. It’s the clothing directly in contact with your skin. It’s important to note that by “underwear,” we mean thermal shirts and vests. Boxers or briefs should not be worn under cycling shorts or bibs since the seams and fabric friction could cause abrasions or skin irritations.

Since thermal underwear, from sports vests to breathable mesh shirts, is the layer between your skin and the rest of your clothing, it should be made from hypoallergenic materials.

Cycling Accessories in Spring: From Skull Caps to the Right Shoe Covers

Accessories are the natural complement to your spring cycling clothing. In addition to underwear, shorts or bibs, and jerseys, the difference in your sports performance also depends on vests, gilets, and shoe covers. To an inexperienced eye, these may seem trivial details, but they are essential.

Arm and leg warmers can be the right compromise between lightweight summer outfits and heavy winter clothing. By wearing them at the start of your training session, you’ll be protected during the first part of your ride when temperatures are still chilly. As soon as the temperature rises, you can remove them.

The same principle applies to fabric shoe covers for cycling. It’s not the time to wear heavy winter ones, but it’s also not advisable to go without them entirely. You can choose lightweight shoe covers made from thinner fabric.

It’s important to have windproof cycling vests on hand for particularly windy or cold days. The same goes for cycling rain jackets, which are always handy in this season for unexpected weather changes. Thermal mid-season jackets are also very useful, and for these, Carvico’s Colorado fabric is ideal. It offers UV protection with a factor of 50+ and fits like a second skin.

By choosing Carvico fabrics, you can rely on the best fabrics for cycling in spring: optimal performance and a desire to give your best, whether in sports or work, have always been in our DNA.