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  • Strider Sport 16 - 2016
    $249.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (8 Reviews)

    Strider's Sport 16 is great for those young riders who are ready to develop their riding skills. This pedal-less balance bike allows your child to straddle the bike with… [more]

  • SRAM PG-850 8-Speed Cassette
    $27.99 - $39.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    When it's time to replace your old 8-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-850. Its steel construction and SRAM's PowerGlide technology combine to deliver miles of solid… [more]

  • Shimano PD-M520 Pedals
    $44.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (9 Reviews)

    Shimano's M520s are affordable clipless pedals that are easy to enter and exit, and built to last. They boast dual-sided Shimano SPD bindings, which make them perfect… [more]

  • Specialized The Captain Sport Tire (26-inch)
    $30.00

    Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain Sport is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. It features a firm compound and a wire bead for… [more]

  • Continental Sprinter GatorSkin (700c Tubular)
    $74.95

    The Sprinter GatorSkin inherits the best qualities of the ever-popular original Sprinter, namely the durable tread compound and effective puncture resistance. GatorSkin… [more]

  • Topeak FlashStand
    $44.95
    Product Rating
     
    1.5 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Topeak's FlashStand is a super work/display stand that folds up to become extremely portable as well! This affordable two-footed wonder supports your bike at the bottom… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Low Entry - 2018
    $490.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Specialized's Roll Low Entry has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth,… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed) - 2016/2017
    $355.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (5 Reviews)

    Your 24/7 ball of energy can tackle any terrain with ease on Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 24! This cool ride features an agile and durable aluminum frame, a… [more]

  • SRAM PC-870 8-Speed Chain
    $22.00

    SRAM's PC-870 Chain makes a trusty partner over hill and dale. It's easy to install, too, thanks to the no-tools-needed PowerLink. Quiet, smooth and reliable, the PC-870… [more]

  • SRAM X9 9-Speed Rear Derailleur (Long-cage)
    $77.00

    SRAM's X9 Rear Derailleur is favored by everyone from weekend rippers to marathon riders crossing the Alps. It offers a great balance of durability, low weight and slick… [more]

  • Specialized P2 Overendz Bar Ends
    $25.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Specialized's P2 Overendz Bar Ends increase your hand positions and boost your leverage for climbing, too. They're made from nylon composite for minimal weight and… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Elite - 2017
    $650.00

    There’s a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride, and the Specialized Roll Elite is a bike that pulls it all together for you. Take it out on a bike… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Comp X1 Low Entry - 2018
    $850.00

    Keep up with your fitness or navigate the neighborhood in search of the perfect espresso in comfortable, efficient style with the Specialized Roll Comp X1 Low Entry.… [more]

  • Mirrycle Incredibell Jellibell
    $12.99
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    The Mirrycle Jellibell is a fun way to let pedestrians and other riders know you're coming! The Jellibell has a see-through top so you can see the gears spin as it… [more]

  • Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack
    $44.99
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Topeak's Explorer Tubular Rack is a great add-on for carrying a trunk bag, pannier or anything else you want to strap on. It's made of tubular aluminum, fits most bikes,… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotwalk - 2018
    $165.00 - $175.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (13 Reviews)

    Your little grom will learn balance quicker than ever with Specialized's Boy's Hotwalk. It uses a lightweight aluminum frame with an extremely low standover height so he… [more]

  • WeThePeople Message Frame - 2017
    $296.99

    The Message frame is a full aftermarket alternative for riders that need a strong, but lightweight technical park setup that's built to last. The Message frame boasts a… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 16 Coaster - 2017
    $215.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (4 Reviews)

    Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

 

Buyers' Guide To Women's Cycling Jerseys

Zoot Active Tri Mesh Tank - Women's - 2016
$60.00

Racing and training alike, you'll enjoy the breathability of the Active… [more]

Bellwether Tempo Long-Sleeve Jersey - Women's - 2014
$64.99

Bellwether's Tempo long-sleeve jersey uses MicroDry fabric that transfers… [more]

Zoot West Coast Tee - Women's
$40.00

A simple yet functional pull-over running tee, the West Coast Tee offers… [more]

Endura Xtract Short Sleeve Jersey - Women's - 2016
$64.99

Whether you ride skinny tires or fat, knobby ones, the Endura Women's… [more]

Click to enlarge!With their bright colors and patterns, women's cycling jerseys and tops are definitely stylish, fashionable and visible (making you safer in traffic). What makes them truly special, though, is that they're actually technical clothing pieces with fabrics engineered for specific functions, like wicking, breathing, and sometimes, even blocking the sun's UV rays.

This makes them much more comfortable and useful than even designer T-shirts. And, they're way better to ride in than a basic cotton tee that can catch the wind slowing you down like a parachute. Or, get damp and stay damp making you feel uncomfortable.

To help you select the right tops to be ready for all your riding, here are some tips:

Fit/Cut
Women's and men's cuts in jerseys and tops vary. Women's come in at the waist and flare at the hips for a more natural, flattering fit. Men's have a box shape, often with a slight taper to the waist. As with all clothing, you'll want to find the best fit by trying things on.

Most manufacturers offer multiple fits geared toward the different types of riding, so if you can think of how you ride, you can select the right top. There's casual, relaxed, pro and even urban, club, and race.

The pro fit is contoured and fitted so women who like to ride at speed do not have flapping fabric slowing them down. The sleeves usually have elastic at the hem to keep them in place and the back of the jersey is longer than the front to provide coverage when you're in an aggressive riding position.

The relaxed fit is often just a roomier version of the pro fit for women who do not like a skin-hugging look or need a little more room. And the casual fit is often similar to a women's tee and typically lacks the elastic in the sleeves and hem. Designed for a more upright riding position, the front and back are close to, if not the same length.  There are also casual jerseys with a crew neck or V-neck style.

Click to enlarge!Fabrics
All jerseys are made from fabrics that wick moisture to keep you dry, comfy and cooler on warm days. Many tops incorporate different materials in different places to speed cooling, such as mesh sides. There are new specially-treated fabrics that actually increase the cooling sensation (a xylitol treatment is one such technology). Though less common in women's styles, compression technology is also available for greater muscle support, often in strategic panels but not a full jersey.

Sleeves
Sleeves are another consideration. Fitted jerseys often have raglan sleeves (think baseball jersey) for a nicer fit in motion. A raglan sleeve is shaped like a triangle that starts at the neck and wraps around the shoulder and upper arm. Set-in sleeves are like those of a traditional T-shirt. They start at the shoulder and cover the upperarm. More casual designs might use a cap sleeve, a small, short sleeve that starts at the shoulder and provides coverage to the shoulder but not much more.

Hem
Except for the more casual fits, most jerseys have elastic at the waist to help keep it in place and prevent wind blowing beneath. Some also add a gripper to keep the jersey from sliding up over your hips as you change positions, stand to climb, etc.

Zipper
Women's jerseys and tops have zippers that make it easy to get them on/off and allow convenient ventilation. Longer zippers let you let in more air, which is handy in warm weather and if you ride in hilly terrain and constantly heat up and cool off over the ups and downs.

A full zip is especially convenient if you wear bib shorts because it means not having to remove your helmet to pull the jersey over your head to take it off. There are also "invisible" zippers that are sewn into the jersey in such a way that they hide when up. This way they don't interfere with the jersey's print design.

Pockets
Many women's race-style jerseys will have three pockets across the back just like traditional men's jerseys. However, since women have smaller backs and narrower waists, many manufacturers are putting only two pockets across the back for a better fit, which you may or may not like, since that's one less pocket to carry your essentials.

Some designers incorporate a hidden rear pocket for an MP3 player, phone or keys. Casual and mountain styles will often have just one hidden zip back pocket that doesn't scream "biker!" when you stop for some ice cream or wear it to Spin class.

Other Considerations
Some jerseys with pockets for MP3 players incorporate a method of headphone cord management. Even more common are reflective accents for safety.

Click to enlarge!Sleeveless Jersey Styles
For those who do not want tan lines or are looking more for fashion than function, check out these styles:

Sleeveless Jerseys have the same fit and features as sleeved models but without sleeves.

Halter Tops have completely open backs with no shoulder straps and a built-in shelf bra. You get the fewest tan lines. They're fitted with a loose hem.

Camis have narrow, sometimes adjustable shoulder straps and a built-in shelf bra. They're fitted.

Tanks have wide shoulder straps like a traditional sports bra, and may incorporate a built-in shelf bra. They're fitted in the top and a little looser at the waist. They may have a pocket or two. This is the common style used for triathlon-specific tops.

Shelf Bras are built-in bras that eliminate extra tan lines. These are usually best for small to medium cup sizes. Women with larger busts may still want to wear a sports bra underneath for better support.

Long-Sleeve Jersey Styles
While they're practical, long-sleeve jerseys for women aren't all that common. This is because they're usually too warm for nice-weather riding so they don't typically get that much use. And, because you can simply wear arm warmers to turn any short-sleeve jersey into a long-sleeve one. A lot of women also wear base layers beneath their short sleeves to get a little extra comfort. Layering means it's easy to change for the conditions too.

Click to enlarge!Winter - Usually winter jerseys are similar in design to short-sleeve jerseys, but some are made of more protective fabrics. And, you get the coverage and warmth of long sleeves.

Sun-Blocking - There are a few lightweight long-sleeve jerseys for those who require extra sun protection and blocking. They are usually a light color and the fabric has extra UV protection built in.

Mountain-Bike - There are also some long-sleeve or 3/4-sleeve mountain-bike jerseys that are cut very roomy to fit over armor or for a casual, T-shirt style look.

We hope these tips for tops will help you find women's jerseys you love. If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to showing you our wide selection in person.

 

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop | 8150 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

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