When the cool winds blow and the starts are early, cycling knee warmers are a riding essential. Designed primarily to keep your lower thighs and upper calves from getting cold, they are high on the list for 'most used item' in a serious road cyclist's wardrobe. More >>
Back of jersey, or on from the get-go?
Cycling sometimes requires pretty impressive powers of weather detection, and it is with these powers that you will decide if the day's ride requires knee warmers. If you're only just acquiring these skills then we can make it easy for you. If it's cold enough to make your lower legs tingle and the hairs stand on end, then go back inside and put on some knee warmers - easy! Alternatively, ride without knee warmers but keep them balled up in a rear jersey pocket, in which case you are covered for both eventualities.
Which ones are for me?
Choosing a knee warmer for cycling is quite easy, and like many things in life, you just have to ask yourself what you are looking for. Some riders prefer a stretchier material, and aren't overly concerned with weather protection. On the other hand, there are riders who like to have a degree of wind and water resistance to their knee warmers. Finally there are riders who prefer natural fibres like merino wool, but others swear by synthetic offerings from the likes of Craft of Sweden. Whichever rider you are, don't forget to check out our 'Rider Reviews' on the product pages in order to see what your fellow cyclist thinks of their purchase, and remember, always make your decision based on how, where and when you ride!
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Babici knee warmers are perfect for converting your favourite bib shorts for winter riding. Many riders swear by the chamois in their bib shorts and prefer to add a knee warmer for when the colder months arrive. Made using Super Roubaix fabric and a soft brushed inner the Italo knee warmers are perfect for chilly starts and cold days. The name speaks for itself and if it was designed with Roubaix in mind then Italo can handle nearly all weather conditions. Super Roubaix fabric Subtle Babici detailing
Many riders, pros inclided swear by their favourite chamois. Adding leg warmers to a pair of bibs can keep you on the bike through the colder months. Made with Super Roubaix fabric the Loulou leg warmers are perfect for chilly starts, warm ups or long descents. A four panel construction, right and left leg specific fit and a soft silicone gripper help the Loulou to stay up, avoiding that biting chill on the legs. Reflective elements add a safety feature that is vital as daylight hours are squeezed. 86% Polyamid, 14% Elastomer SuperRoubaix fabric Reflective ...
Some riders prefer to keep using bib shorts in the colder months, simply adding cycling leg warmers to create a warm, and adaptable set-up suitable for all but the coldest rides; of which the Italo 79 Leg Warmers from Cinelli are a great example. Made from the aptly named Super Roubaix fabric, the benchmark for quality in arm and leg warmers, the Italo 79 Leg Warmers create a warming barrier against the elements, without compromising on breathability. Super Roubaix fabric Soft, heavyweight brushed interior Breathable Cinelli's classic colour ways Made ...
Roubaix fleece backed for year round warmth and comfort and finished with both silicon grippers for excellent surety of fit and reflective tabs on the lower legs, the Morvelo Team Issue Knee Warmers are an excellent choice for cool to cold rides. Insulating and breathable, they are handmade in Europe and finished with stylish Morvelo branding.Roubaix fleece backed fabric for year round warmth and comfortSilicone grippers for maximum holdReflective Tabs on the lower legsInsulating and breathableTested extensively in all conditions by the Morvelo Test Team
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