Jenson USA carries one of the most extensive selections of curated bike gear online. We’ve developed learning guides to aid you in making informed decisions and we have backed this up with our expert Gear Advisors who are available by phone, chat, or email 7 days a week.
Getting out on the trails is all about seeking adventure, exploring the world around you, and having fun. However, it doesn’t hurt to look good while doing it. Luckily, there are a ton of great options for mountain bike clothing that is both highly functional and loaded with fresh style.
From cross country to downhill riding, we’ve built this guide to help you navigate the fit, materials, function and look for your next mountain bike gear. If you have more questions, please call our Gear Advisors at 888-880-3811 to get more help.SHOP APPAREL
We want to make sure you can go from shopping to riding as soon as possible. Just follow our fit and sizing guidelines to help choose the right bike helmet for you. If the fit isn’t quite right, we’ve got you covered with free returns on all unused apparel and protective gear
Mountain bike clothing is as varied as the kinds of mountain bike riding styles there are. Depending on the style of riding you are doing, there are certain styles and features you may want to consider. There is Lycra, slim-fit, loose, and baggy fits to choose from. Let’s break down the kit choices available.SHOP APPAREL
Here are some other apparel accesories you may consider for various kinds of riding conditions.
There are a ton of bike helmet options, and they are designed to match your riding needs and style. We’ve put together a guide to help you find the right bike helmet for you and make sure it fits just right. Check it out here.HOW TO BUY A HELMET GUIDE
Head warmers and caps are an awesome addition to your kit if you ride in cool/cold areas. This small/thin piece of fabric sits under your bike helmet and keeps the wind/cold away from your head and ears. Since much of your heat is lost through your head, these can really help you regulate the temperature of the rest of your body too. The come in skull-cap styles or head bands. They are easy to stow in a pocket should you get too hot.
Eyewear can be a highly functional aspect of your mountain bike gear. They keep dust and mud out of your eyes, provide protection in the event of a crash, and can even enhance what you can see while riding. Plus, they look cool. Generally, XC and trail riders will use cycling glasses, and enduro and gravity riders will use bike goggles. Look for protective lens features, good coverage, and optics enhancement tech.
These are like MTB jerseys and MTB shorts in that lighter-duty mountain bike gloves provide less protection and more breathability while more aggressive mountain bike gloves provide more protection from impacts and trail obstacles. Often you can find mountain bike gloves that match the rest of your kit, so you look super fresh.
Another key item in cool/cold weather riding is a good cycling jacket. Generally, we find that a thin and breathable cycling jacket provides ample warmth from body heat. Sometimes a sleeveless cycling vest is just the right amount of additional core warmth needed. One of our favorite innovations is cycling jackets that have removable arms that can be easily packed away, leaving just the cycling vest. The arms often are zipped on or have magnets holding them in place.
These pieces are great if you live in cool/cold areas or in areas with wide temperature swings. These can easily be slipped on to add additional warmth to your standard MTB short and MTB jersey kit. As your body warms up, these can be removed quickly and stashed in a pocket. We highly recommend these as an integral part of cold-weather layering
The variation of padding you will need/want will be determined by your riding style. Mountain bike pads range from ultra-slim protection with tons of flexibility for pedaling to big pads for providing the most protection in case of a big crash. Things to look for are proper coverage for your needs, good retention to keep the pads in place, and ample protection for your riding conditions.
Cycling socks may not seem like a crucial apparel item, but a good cycling sock provides comfort, breathability and style to your ride. The type of cycling sock material will depend on your riding temperatures and weather. Cycling socks have become an easy and affordable way to show off your style on the trails. We, personally, recommend our Keep Pedaling cycling socks for motivation while turning out the miles.KEEP PEDALING SOCKS
We recommend following the wash and dry instructions found on the tags on your specific mountain bike clothing items. We generally recommend hanging mountain bike clothing items to dry as it helps to improve the longevity of materials. If protective apparel items are damage or torn, it is often good to replace these items, so they can continue to provide the highest level of protection while riding.
We want to make sure you can go from shopping to riding as soon as possible. We’ve provided fit charts on all our mountain bike clothing products and have additional customer feedback in our reviews sections on product pages to help you choose the correct size. If the fit isn’t quite right, we’ve got you covered with free returns on all unused apparel and protective gear