Colorado is a state of rugged individualists, so you may expect to see every type of cycling fashion on any given day, even on mountain bike trails. It is common to see full fashion road kits in the backcountry, right alongside folks riding in knickers and wool jerseys. The next group on the trail may have a smattering of bike shorts paired with motorcycle logo T’s. Or even some ski base layer out there in broad daylight.
At Criterium, we recommend quality lycra bicycle shorts with liner-less mountain bike shorts. This gives the most options for pairing the shorts with something over them (shorts, knickers, sweats), or just as-they-are on the hottest rides. Those lycra shorts come in handy in the winter for spin class, too.