Our Top Summer Clothing Picks From Fox, Endura And More
Ah, those endless summer days in the saddle. We’re loving the recent hot spells, having packed away our leg warmers and thermal jerseys the instant we felt a bit of heat out there, swapping to our warm weather wardrobe. Fox, Endura, Castelli and Bontrager have really delivered on their 2021 summer ranges so here are our top picks from these fantastic brands.
1. Safety first!
A helmet should really be your first buy, clothing-wise. Ok, so it’s not as fun as browsing the latest tees but anyone who’s taken a big spill off a jump or a high-speed downhill knows how crucial a quality helmet is. We have a massive selection of helmets, with over 300 usually in stock, including Trek's great value Bontrager range that come with an amazing double warranty. This means that if you don't get on with it for any reason, you can return it for up to 30 days for a swap, credit or refund. Plus, if you have a crash wearing a Bontrager helmet during the first year of ownership, it will be replaced free of charge. That really is putting your money where your mouth is.
Castelli is a super high quality clothing manufacturer with a broad range for male and female riders. What you get with this historic Italian brand is a technically superior product. The Free Aero Race 4 bib shorts, for example, come with ProgettoX2 Air seamless seat pad. This pro-level seat pad consists of two separate layers: a soft stretchy layer that sits next to your skin and prevents any rubbing, and a perforated cushioning layer with two separate density foams along with breathable perforated gel inserts. The whole range is available in new colours and will leave you looking and feeling great on your bike.
Family bike rides have taken on new importance over the past year as COVID restrictions have opened more people’s eyes to the joys of the trails. That means that more and more kids are getting into riding and we think it’s great to see. Our team are loving the kids’ styles in the latest Endura range, which features bright, colourful new designs for 2021. Check out the acid green MT500JR jacket, which is both eye catching and hi-viz safe, or these dazzling electric blue MT500JR shorts.
Bontrager’s range of women’s shoes has something for all tastes and disciplines. The Flatline is a solid MTB shoe which takes its styling cues straight from the skate park while the SSR multisport is the choice for those who want a relaxed fit which still bolts onto cleats when needed. The choice of road shoes includes the Sonic and the Vostra which are engineered for high performance and greater comfort specifically for the female foot.
Riding gloves are so much more than just gloves. Are you looking for extra grip for when you’re throwing your bike around the trails? Do you need knuckle and finger protection? How about something lightweight with low padding for improved dexterity? Our range of gloves can do all this and more. Hell, we even have gloves which keep your hands warm and dry, if that’s your thing. We have hundreds of pairs in stock for all seasons from our favourite clothing brands: Fox, Endura, Castelli and Bontrager.
Big Bear Bikes’ 2021 summer clothing range features everything you need to look great and stay safe. We have loads to choose from, whether you're looking for protection, comfort or style in underwear, base layers, out wear, pads, helmets or goggles.