The Redbeard Blog / cyclingapparel

  • Fly in Style with Velocio

    Many of you know that we've been stuck on the question of women's cycling clothing. We wanted to offer something original...but what?

    Then Kristy Scrymgeour walked into the shop. Kristy is the co-founder of Velocio, a new line of beautiful, high-performing cycling clothing for women and men. Turns out her office is across the street from our shop! DUMBO is full of serendipitous surprises.

    We are very excited to be the first shop in New York City to offer Velocio. We'll have women's jerseys and bib shorts in the shop in a couple of weeks - can't wait for you to see them!

    I've been riding in the Signature Bib Short. It's hands down the best piece of cycling apparel I've ever worn.

    Check out the entire Velocio collection here.

    Got your eye on something specific? Email us, redbeard@redbeardbikes.com, and we'll happily special order it. (This goes for Gore Bike Wear, too.)


  • What To Wear? What To Bring?

    Earlier this week I wrote about our Sunday morning shop rides here.

    You might be thinking, What do I bring? What do I wear?

    We recommend:

    • Helmet
    • Water
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable riding clothes. Bike shorts make a world of difference on a long ride. And most cycling jerseys have ample pockets to store your stuff.
    • Two spare tubes. The Redbeard crew always travels with tools, so we'll be able to fix flats on the road, but it's best practice to bring your own tubes.
    • A small snack. I'm a big fan of Honey Stinger energy chews -- easy to eat on the fly!

    ...and what bike?

    You can ride any bike you like, but keep in mind that we'll be covering about 40 miles, including hills! Geared bikes are better suited than single speeds, and road bikes with drop bars will probably be more comfortable than flat-bar bikes. That said, if you only have a flat-bar bike, join us anyway, and go as far as you can!


    Redbeard cycling jerseys, as well as Gore Bikewear shorts and jerseys, are available the shop. We are always happy to special order if you we don't have your size or style!


    Questions? Call (718) 858-2453 or email kasia@redbeardbikes.com.

  • Velocio NYC launch & pop-up shop

    Come to the Velocio NYC launch and pop-up shop in Brooklyn this weekend!

    Velocio's motto is: "Let's do this differently." And by this, they mean: cycling apparel.

    See you there! Details below.


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