Comfort For Every Body
We Can Create Your Custom Look for Your Club or Team
Aero Tech Designs Custom is proudly made in the USA. We custom design, print, assemble, and ship all of our kits from our factory located in Pittsburgh, PA. We are at the forefront of the custom sublimation process with the most state of the art equipment and techniques. Our team of designers can take an idea and turn it into a masterpiece. We see every club or team as a great story, and we want to help tell yours.
Use Our Easy Design Tool to Create Your Custom Look
Cycling Apparel by Aero Tech Designs Made in the USA with Pride
Aero Tech Designs is a cyclewear company. We create comfort on your bicycle so you can ride longer and feel stronger. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pa and we sell bicycle gear online to help our fellow cyclists find their comfort zone. Some of our favorite products are padded bike shorts, reflective cycling tights, eco-repel commuter jackets and custom bike jerseys. We are experts in designing and manufacturing high quality bike shorts and cycling apparel. All of our cycling apparel products are made from premium materials that will last and add comfort to your bicycle rides. We work hard to create great designs with highly functional features that create a more comfortable cycling environment.
Bicycling creates joy and feelings of fun and freedom. There is nothing like it. So, when you want to make it last longer, try some padded bike shorts to cushion your butt and stretch like a second skin for freedom of movement while cycling. Add another layer of fun by making sure you are comfortable in all the different types of weather the outdoors can bring especially on a longer bike ride. Having the right layers in the winter is essential to your comfort.
We are Cyclists Riding on the Roads with You!
We design and develop our products with a quest to make it better and more comfortable for you, our customer. Here is an easy way to check out our quality - try a pair of our awesome, coolmax socks for a low and competitive price (made in USA). We also have American made women's bike shorts and lots of choices of men's bike shorts . If you are a family person, you can get some matching jerseys and shorts on our children's cycling apparel page. We are road riders, triathletes, mountain bike racers, cyclocross racers, bicycle tourists, and trail riders. We are constantly testing, stretching, abrading and evaluating products that have the right elements to deserve the term cyclewear. It is not cheap, but it is priceless on a long ride. We strive to make your bike rides more comfortable. Learn more about Aero Tech Design's People .
Our cycling jerseys and bike shorts are specially designed and functionally engineered for peak performance while riding. Many of our cycling apparel products are made in the USA. You'll want to tell your friends where you got such comfortable and stylish cycling apparel. You'll ride faster because you feel so good in our exciting cyclewear products. Read more about us and our work to help our fellow cyclists ride longer and feel stronger. We are avid cyclists!
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A Conversation With The Founder of the XL Biking Movement
How can XL Biking live up to its goals to inspire and motivate larger cyclists in a culture that resists them and has neither products nor bicycles for all types of riders? We began to write to cycling brands, clothing brands, bike shops, cycling clubs, associations, and propose collaborations for the benefit of all riders beginning with larger riders.
GAP Trail Recap
Our most recent adventure was a trip on the GAP Trail. The GAP stretches from downtown Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, Md, and it covers about 150 miles. Our trip went down and back in four days. The GAP provides an easy entry into “bikepacking” because of the accessible towns and campgrounds.
Why Wear Bib Shorts?
Bib shorts are, simply defined, cycling shorts made out of a light, body-hugging material with straps that go over the rider's shoulders. They're a classic item of the recreational and competitive cyclist's wardrobe. The main function of bib shorts is rather straightforward: the straps keep the shorts from riding down the legs of the rider without the restrictiveness of a belt or an elastic waistband.
An Intro to Gravel Cycling
Gravel cycling has exploded in popularity in recent years. Some think of it as this completely new category of cycling that suddenly blossomed in the last decade or so. While there are many new things about gravel cycling as we know it today, the fundamental idea of riding bicycles on dirt roads and trails isn't completely novel.
Look for the "Made in U.S.A." in the Descriptions
Made in USA is an important part of our apparel as we have made a commitment to production in America. We support American factories and hire local staff. In addition, we purchase our materials from the highest quality vendors available to us. We support several American fabric knitting mills and employ our own factory in our own state of Pennsylvania. Some of our cyclewear products are imported, but most are made in U.S. Our goal at Aero Tech Designs is to produce the best possible cycling products to serve our customers who want comfort. We sell comfort on the bike and have been selling products online with great success. For the past few years we have consistently achieved brand loyalty and retained our customers for repeat purchases.
We are dedicated to making high quality, technically designed bicycling products that create brand loyalty and repeat customers. Aero Tech Designs has a great staff of experienced cyclists to put together a collection of clothing that has variety with form and function. Our founder, Cathy Schnaubelt Rogers has been designing and manufacturing cyclewear for over thirty years for many big brands including: Descente, Bike Nashbar, Terry Bicycles, Head, Frank Shorter, Giant and many other companies. We dressed Lance Armstrong when he was a rookie in Texas. We are experts!
New to Cycling Apparel?
If you want an overview of the specifics of cycling apparel and the utility they provide, follow the link to a brief overview with images that provide the most popular features that are built into most of today's cycling apparel. This will give you the basic details that make cycling apparel a worthwhile investment. Not all cycling apparel is spandex and skin tights. There are plenty of choices that are loose fitting and normal looking. Commuter clothing, for example, is very high end performance gear yet appears to be regular daily clothing. You can also get the details on bike jerseys by reading about the wicking fabrics that are used and the features that make them so popular with cyclists. We have been selling cycling apparel for over 30 years. Some aspects of the cycling apparel business never change. Namely, your desire to ride in comfort. We strive to create cyclewear that is invisible, which means that once you put it on, you never have to think about it again. Good cycling clothing fits, stretches with movement, resists abrasion and pads the ischial bones on the bicycle saddle.
Looking for the Best Chamois Pads
While there are lots of variables to consider when selecting cycling apparel, one factor that is a key consideration is the chamois padding that is sewn into the saddle area of padded bike shorts. Some of us think it is all about the chamois pad when you choose a pair of shorts. There are many opinions on what shape is best, what the thickness should be, and what material should the pad be made from; foam or gel. Some pads are constructed in one seamless piece which are molded, and some are stitch the side panels on which gives the pad a great fit in the short. Both are good options, and the debate about which is best is up to the user. Given all the types of bicycle riders and all of the personal preferences within each of these cycling domains, it is no wonder we have to spend a lot of time looking into our options to understand the choices available to us as cyclists. As the chamois pads evolve into a high end science, the basic idea of a soft ride will never go out of style. If you want to get into the details of the chamois pad, see this page on: How to Get Comfortable Cycling with Chamois Padded Bike Shorts. We also sell replacement foam chamois pads that you can use to upgrade or repair your older bike shorts.