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  • SRAM PG-950 9-Speed Cassette
    $34.00 - $39.99
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    When it's time to replace your 9-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-950 cassette. It delivers solid shifting and durability ride in and ride out for your 9-speed rig. [more]

  • Topeak Shuttle Lever 1.2

    Topeak's Shuttle Levers are strong enough for even the busiest shops; think what they'll do for that tight road tire and fat downhill rubber. These levers are extra long… [more]

  • SRAM PC-991 9-Speed Chain
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    SRAM’s PC-991 Chain delivers light weight, strength, quick shifting and smoothness to your drivetrain. It boasts chrome-hardened pins and inner and outer sideplates… [more]

  • Strider Classic 12 Balance Bike - 2018
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (15 Reviews)

    Strider’s Classic 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • Specialized Roll - 2018

    Specialized's Roll 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, efficient… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock 24 - 2018

    Remember when riding bikes was all about having fun? So does Specialized. For the Riprock, they strove to create the bike that any of us would have drooled over as a… [more]

  • Strider Strider 20 Sport - 2018
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (4 Reviews)

    The Strider 20 Sport is the perfect bike for individuals with disabilities who are just learning to ride. With solid components, great features, and high adjustability,… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Comp X1 Low Entry - 2018

    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]

  • Finish Line Shock Oil (8-Ounce Bottle)

    Shock Oil is a semi-synthetic formulation that combines the best of available oils and additives for a super suspension oil. It's fully compatible with all systems and… [more]

  • Hammer Nutrition Recoverite
    $3.50 - $34.99

    Athletes know that improvement comes from recovery, when the body rebuilds itself slightly stronger than before. This is where Recoverite shines! Using the proper 3:1… [more]

  • Specialized The Captain Control 2Bliss Tire (29-inch)

    Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain Control is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. Its dual compound tread features firm center… [more]

  • Shimano PD-M520 Pedals
    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 S-Works Carbon Overendz Bar Ends

    So light you'll forget they're there, Specialized's S-Works Carbon Overendz Bar Ends increase available hand positions and provide awesome leverage for climbing. They're… [more]

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

    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 Roll Sport - 2018
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    There's a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride—we usually call it "joy", and the Specialized Roll Sport is sure to deliver. Hop on the bike path—dirt… [more]

  • Surly Steamroller - 2018

    When a simple bike is done right, every ride puts a smile on your face. Surly's Steamroller is one such bike. It started long ago with the idea of using a track bike as… [more]

  • Park Tool Crank Puller (Octalink / Isis)

    Park's Crank Puller is for removing crankarms on Shimano's splined, oversize, pipe-billet bottom brackets. It employs a long handle and a fine thread for the leverage… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Elite Low Entry - 2018
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Specialized's Roll Elite Low Entry does everything in its power to encourage, motivate, and inspire you to get out and keep fit in comfortable, efficient style. Take it… [more]


Buyers' Guide To Women's Cycling Jerseys

Specialized Women's RBX Comp Jersey - 2017/2018

Enjoy all your rides even more with Specialized's Women's RBX Comp Jersey.… [more]

Specialized Shasta Sport Tank - Women's - 2015/2016

- VaporRize moisture transfer knit fabrics - One zippered pocket -… [more]

Specialized Emma Trail Jersey - 2018

If you're not into wearing lycra kits or baggies off road, the Emma Trail… [more]

Louis Garneau Women's Lea Tank Top - 2017

Get tanked-up for your next ride! The Lea Tank Top is a simple lightweight… [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:

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 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.

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.

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.

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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