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Men's Cycling Knickers

Men's Cycling Knickers

Cycling knickers are that perfect measure of warmth and breath-ability on those slightly chilly days in late fall. Knickers can either come in a baggy style or spandex for a competitive look on the road or in the mountains cycling. Typically the baggy versions are better suited for trail riding, free ride, commuting or just riding in the city but still maintaining a casual look.

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Hey Mr. Knickerbocker! - The Origins of Men's Cycling Knickers

The Definition of Knickerbocker & Its Role in Men's Cycling Apparel

Knickerbockers: Similar to capris, a form of baggy-kneed trousers customarily worn in the winter in the early 20th Century and are popularly in sports such as golf, fencing, and cycling. Baseball players wear a stylized form of knickerbockers, although the pants look less baggy in recent decades. The white trousers worn by NFL officials are also knickerbockers.They can also be known as the shortened term knickers, although not to be confused with the British term which refers to women's underwear.

The term "Knickerbocker" first kicked into gear in America around the early 1800's, with Washington Irving's "History of New York", which featured the fictional author Diedrich Knickerbocker, an old-fashioned Dutch New Yorker in Irving's satire local history.

With the publication of Irving’s book, the term Knickerbocker defined anything relating to New York City, similar to how Yinzer describes Pittsburgh. Knickerbocker got its first use in the sports arena in 1840's, with the "New York Knickerbockers", an an amateur athletic baseball club organized on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

In the late 1940's, New York City was granted a charter franchise by the Basketball Association of America. The team was called the Knickerbockers, which later was shortened to the New York Knicks.

Knickerbockers were part of cycling attire for nearly a century. Many cyclists tucked them into their long socks. In the US, they were referred to as knickers, eventually being replaced by racing tights or quarter-length tights to be used for colder-weather cycling.

Aero Tech Designs Men's Cycling Knickers

cycling padded knickers keep you riding longer and feeling stronger

Spandex knickers are great for road cycling because of the extra warmth and muscle support they offer. Baggy Cycling Knickers offer extra protection in the woods from brush. Typically, knickers designed for mountain biking features thicker, abrasion resistant materials, paired perfectly with our trail jeserys. Commuting knickers offer placement for U-Locks and reflective on the sides for a touch of extra visibility on the road. On the other hand, knickers for road cyclists are made from light spandex, or lightly brushed spandex fleece and the extra material is designed to offer compression through the calf muscles keeping you going longer, stronger. If you haven't tried riding in knickers yet, we highly recommend it.

Men's Cycling Knickers are one apparel item that will work it's way into your everyday wear. The great part about a cycle knicker is the comfort in chilly weather. Professional cyclists and trainers suggest that you keep your knees covered anytime the temperature drops below 70 degrees. That may be hard to believe but keeping the knees warm also keeps them flexible.

These men's cycling knickers have an elastic free cuff that holds onto your calf without any type of restriction. There are several types of knickers available on this page, each with it's own qualities for cycling style. For a little warmth, try the Victor knickers as they are made out of a light brushed fleece Supplex fabric that is highly durable yet feels soft and fleecy.

Are you a bicycle commuter? If so, you will love a pair of our urban pedal pushers. They are loose fitting, stretchy yet look and feel like a regular pair of cargo shorts. The pockets have zippers and they fit on the loose side. All of the cycling knickers come below the knee. We also have a great selection of women's cycling capris.