What is the difference between Road & MTB cycling apparel?

People who are new to biking might wonder what the difference is between mountain bike apparel and road apparel. AS we all know that road cycling and mountain biking are both cycling sports . We liken road racers to wind chasers and mountain bikers to thrill-seekers.

We can easily tell from the name that the wind chasers need speed more. So this makes a large difference between the Road and MTB cycling apparel. A tight jersey flaps less in wind so that the wind matters less while in a professional cycling jersey . When we ride fast, we need to protect our skin from being scratched by the wind. We also need fast-drying materials so that we don’t feel uncomfortable or even sick for sweating.And then we need bright colors and even reflective bars to make sure we’re seen when we’re riding fast. At last every road jersey will have rear pockets but many mountain bikes prefer no pockets because they wear camelbaks.

I searched the https://www.souke-sports.com/ to get a pieace as an example.

First you can see the combination of materials. Its porous structure allows it to dissipate heat faster and the fast-drying materials won’t let you get sick for sweating easily. You can also see his reflective material. This makes it safer for people wearing it to ride on the road.

Beside the sports fabric the cycling bibs have really serious paddings. 6 layers of high density 90kg/m3 memory foam, which stands up to 100km ride. Breathable and 4 ways stretchable, easing over 90% of the pain during the ride. It protects cyclists more than just a look.

A road biking kit typically consists of a matching spandex jersey and padded chamois shorts. The jerseys are often short sleeve, fitted, have a ¾ or full-length zipper, and have two to three elastic pockets in the back. And it needs to include those features I mentioned before. A good quality jersey even feels like your second skin and it helps you elevate your riding while having the wrong gear can slow you down and make you uncomfortable.

The MTB cycling apparel becomes more casually. People won’t dress that serious as when they’re doing road cycling. It is the style makes people comfortable .But still professional MTB shorts provide better quality and style for most of the time.

At last I want to say that the professional jerseys and shorts may not makes you more performance and professional. The only for this is to practise more and increase your skills more. But professional cycling clothes can give you better protection.

By the way the jerseys and shorts I mentioned are Souke Men’s Hi Race Quick Dry Cycling Jersey Prowith 3 RearPocketsand Men’s 4D Padded Cycling Bib Shorts-BS1606.

You can see them here on this website.


Thank you for your patience to see my opion about the defference about them.

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