As part of O’Neal’s 2010 clothing line, they have created a super-budget MX / DH ladies jersey. At only $21.99 it is a steal for a good quality over-armour jersey.
I really like the small details like elbow padding and extended tail (there is nothing worse than having your arse on show tearing down a track), and the fuchsia cuffs are very cute. Available from the O’Neal’s online shop.
Always Riding have a 25% sale on some Sombrio, Kona and Race Face clothes on their site. I particularly like the cheapness of their Sombrio Wingwomen Jacket @ €54 compared with the CRC price of €79:
They also do a great range of TwinSix clothing (review to follow). I have this t-shirt and it fits like a dream.
Unlike t-shirts that loose form and colour in the wash, the Twin-Six t-shirts are durable and look really well on. They are more fitted than normal casual t-shirts which (imho) looks better and shows off our womanly curves (!)
Etsy have a great range of random bike odds and ends most of which are handmade and come from individual artists. Here are a selection of some of my faves:
Bi-fold wallet: I love the tartan detail and the curious addition of birds and bike. Very nice idea which works well. I really like the matching white button too.
Track bike rainbow t-shirt: RETRO!!!
Recycled bike clock: Funky colours – check, use of old bike parts – check, wavery clock hands – check
And then the truly bizzare……
I was a bit sceptical at first when I clicked into the TrashyCat site. The models posing a la Littlewoods catalogue and the pink and white background did not favour well. However, when I came across these gorgeous blue paw print arm warmers, all was redeemed:
I love the light blue colour, and the paw prints are a really nice quirky addition to them. They are also available in black @ $19.99.
On the other hand, I think this model is VERY unimpressed with this outfit she was given to wear (I don’t blame her, it has echoes of this):
Check out the cool designs of these Pow Ladies MTB gloves:
The Fremount gloves are made “with corded nylon that is so breathable it’s like a second skin… the POW Fremont women’s bike glove keeps you cool and vented in warmer conditions, but protected from the elements.” (taken from linky). I really like the check design and brown cuffs. I think the combination of pink and brown looks great and tones down the girlyness of the gloves.
I also really liked these Slick gloves, with inbuilt knuckle protection for any impromptu tree punching:
I could only find US distributers for these (Altrec and Beyond Bikes) – worth the shipping though!
Ooo look at the cuteness of these Fox MX socks (I never thought I would say ‘cute’ and ‘MX’ in the same sentence). They would be brilliant for under leg armor (avoiding the scratchy marks from velcro around the knees and whippings from branches), I love the polkadotness of them! (I think you are probably seeing a pattern here)
Available from MX1 @ £9.99
More cute feet related items from Fox:
This ‘Toasty Toes Slipper Pack’ would be perfect to slip into after a day throwing the bike around. And they come in a gorgeous pouch as well. Personally I have a set of ancient polka dot furry slippers that I put on after every ride. They are starting to look a bit manky at this stage – hmm might be an idea to pick up a new pair. Damn it, this bloody blog just makes me want to buy more and more stuff. NOT good for my bank balance! Actually they are super cheap ($12.99) in the Fox sale at the moment *clicks to check bank balance* *sighs after realization of insufficient funds*😦
The guys at Yeti Cycles are having a sale on some of their ladies t-shirts in their online shop at the moment. These t-shirts are great for before/after rides/races, cleaning mucky bikes and oiling rusty chains (ok, probably best not to wear the yellow one while doing this).
I like the bright colours and simple logos, and at a super-bargain $15.00 you cant really go wrong.
Available from Yeti Cycles.