Cycling is the workout equivalent of a little black dress. It’s a classic fitness method that is continuously reinvented and always gets great results. Today there are so many different kinds of bikes and biking accessories that finding the perfect combination can be rather daunting. To make sure you don’t get lost in the sea of options check out our ultimate cycling guide that covers everything you need to know.
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Everyone knows that your workout apparel is a huge part of working out; when you’re wearing a cute outfit you’re more inclined to motivate yourself to take it to the next level, so make sure you’ve got the perfect cycling look.
The Tank/Sports Bra: A supportive sports bra or tank is a cycling essential because you want to make sure the girls stay in place during the ride. The Lululemon Energy Bra is a great basic sports bra that’s chafe resistant and provides a medium level of support. It also has great reviews from other ladies who have taken the plunge and bought it. If you want something a bit more colorful without sacrificing support, check out the Athleta Energy Tank. This tank comes in bright colors such as hydrangea and firefly and has a built-in rear pocket so you can stash your keys or phone.
The Bottoms: Cycling puts the emphasis on your legs so it’s important to wear a cute and comfortable pair of shorts. Designed to be ultra thin for a working out naked feeling, the Lululemon Run: Sun Sprinter Short is as comfortable as you can get. These shorts will keep you cool while also giving you that chic cycling look. Another great pair of shorts is the Under Armour Escape Running Shorts. These light, breathable shorts come in a variety of colors to suit any style.
The Accessories: Now that you’ve got your dream bike and a cute biking outfit you need to make sure you have all of the essential accessories one can need. A must have essential is the iBike Phone Booth Bicycle Mount which securely attaches your iPhone or iPod to your bike. Also be sure to check out the free iBike app which lets you track calories burned and weekly progress. A cute pair of gloves is also important to have because once you get started biking you might not want to stop. Lastly, it's always important to stay hydrated and water always tastes better when it comes out of a chic water bottle such as the Water Bobble. This water bottle has a built-in filter which allows you to fill up from anywhere and each filter equates to roughly 300 single-serve bottles.