Urban Cycling

  1. Chrome Cycling Trousers and Shorts

    Chrome Cycling Trousers and Shorts
    Casual cycling leg wear is a difficult piece of clothing to find, even at the best of times. Standard denim or cotton trousers look the part off the bike, but tend to wear through all too quickly. Bib shorts and mountain bike baggies are great for on the bike, however you are risk of being commented on by other members...
  2. DZR Restock: Marco and Ovis

    DZR Restock: Marco and Ovis
    We’ve just had a restock of DZR shoes here at Always Riding HQ, including the H2O and Minna as well as the Ovis and Marco which we haven’t seen in a while. We’ve sold DZR's Minna and H2O for ages, so here is a quick refresher on the Ovis and the Marco. DZR Ovis The DZR Ovis is a mid-top...
  3. The Chrome Modal Collection - Refined Class

    The Chrome Modal Collection - Refined Class
    Chrome’s bags are known the world over for being the rugged workhorses of bike messengers and people on the move in urban environments. The Chrome Modal collection builds on the these durable, practical roots and adds in a level of refinement and class. The obvious feature of the Modal bags is the outer fabric which is now a gorgeous twill...
  4. Muxu jeans: awesome kegs for biketime, hometime, pub time, work time...

    Muxu jeans: awesome kegs for biketime, hometime, pub time, work time...
      Are Muxu jeans one of the all-time best pieces of apparel for urban cyclists? We certainly have a lot of customers who think so. Made from a premium Japanese stretch denim with articulated knees and a seam free crotch, Muxu jeans blur the boundary between what you wear on and off the bike. Muxu Ride Japanese Denim Indigo Slim...
  5. Christian Wolmar - Why We Need To Start Taking Cycling Seriously

    Christian Wolmar - Why We Need To Start Taking Cycling Seriously
    Cycling provides a cheap form of transport; protects people against illness and makes them healthier; is good for the environment; and is a fantastic way of encouraging kids to take exercise. What is there not to like? Christian Wolmar - politician, cyclist, author, broadcaster and journalist   I’ve been a cyclist virtually all my life. I started cycling the two...
  6. Introducing… Velocity Cycle Wear!

    Introducing… Velocity Cycle Wear!
      We are excited to announce the arrival of Velocity Cycle Wear to Always Riding HQ this week! We have been eyeing up their awesome urban cycling trousers for a while now so it has been a great pleasure to add them to our range of urban cycle apparel. With options for men and women, the trousers are great if...
  7. North by North West - Part 1

    North by North West - Part 1
      Say Portland and as with all good word association games, you are likely to receive a range of responses; Coffee culture. Cool. Rain. Nike. Craft beer. Rain. I know, I mentioned rain twice. That's because the Pacific North West can get a little bit damp. So for a company like Always Riding which is based on the edge of...
  8. Tough kicks for ‘whatever the weather’ trips - two of the best waterproof cycling boots for urban riding

    Tough kicks for ‘whatever the weather’ trips - two of the best waterproof cycling boots for urban riding
      Why consider waterproof cycling boots? The chances of getting caught in a rainshower when commuting by bike are actually quite low, even in wetter climes like the UK. Nevertheless, having the right clothing to ensure you are as comfortable as possible when it does rain (or when there is a lot of surface water on the roads) can ensure...
  9. Bike Helmets - A Buyer's Breakdown

    Bike Helmets - A Buyer's Breakdown
    Whether you're a mountain biker, a road rider or simply a city slicker looking for a new lid, finding bike helmets that suit your two wheeled needs can be bothersome. As with all things cycling, there's a bit of etiquette to it - goggling up with a trail helmet on your fixie is a scourge equivalent to socks with sandals...
  10. A lunchtime ride with Cafe du Cycliste

    A lunchtime ride with Cafe du Cycliste
    Cafe du Cycliste bring a casual yet technical style to road and urban cycle clothing, drawing on France's undoubted cycling heritage. We thought we'd take a lunchtime spin with owners/managers/founders Andre and Remi and get them to tell us about the Cote d'Azur brand.         When did the idea for Cafe du Cycliste first take hold? A...
  11. Portland Design Works - From Barkeep to Cork Chop!

    Portland Design Works - From Barkeep to Cork Chop!
    Portland Design Works are fully on board with the way we think when it comes to those special finishing touches that can take your bike from cor to phwoarr (technical terms of course). By offering something a little out of the ordinary - a solution to an everyday problem with a twist of Portland eccentricity, the chaps at PDW craft...
  12. Giro New Road - Spring/Summer Additions

    Giro New Road - Spring/Summer Additions
    Giro New Road has gained plenty of rider praise for its understated, intelligent design. Giro doesn't claim that their New Road range screams of bold patterns or bright colors but instead they are committed to cleverly designed pieces that can be layered or worn alone to fit a wide range of ride styles.   Bib Undershorts, worn with a layered...
  13. Inside Line Equipment - Behind the Scenes

    Inside Line Equipment - Behind the Scenes
      There is an interesting community in the cycling world that shuns the huge, highstreet market for bags. Rather than making bags in large production runs, inevitably at a compromise to longevity, there is a real push to support the guy making bags by hand, out of the most technically advanced materials. With the ability to nimbly adapt and update...

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