Cycling knickers are a perfect mixture of warmth and breathability on slightly chilly days. Knickers can come in a baggy style or spandex for road and mountain 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. The Triumph Knickers are padded spandex 3/4 length cycling pants. These knickers are perfect for three seasons. In the spring and fall, they provide extra coverage to block wind, and in the summer, they provide additional sun protection. The Victor Knickers are fleece knickers that offer extra warmth when temperatures drop.
Knickerbockers: Similar to capris, knickers are 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 came to America around the early 1800s, 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 the 1840s, with the "New York Knickerbockers", an amateur athletic baseball club organized on Manhattan's Lower East Side. In the late 1940s, New York City was granted a charter franchise by the Basketball Association of America. The team was called the Knickerbockers, which later became the New York Knicks. Knickerbockers were part of cycling attire for nearly a century. Many cyclists tucked them into their long socks. They were referred to as knickers in the US, eventually replaced by tights or quarter-length tights for colder-weather cycling.
Spandex knickers are great for road cycling because of the extra warmth and muscle support. Baggy Cycling Knickers offer additional protection in the woods. Typically, knickers designed for mountain biking features thicker, abrasion-resistant materials paired perfectly with our trail jerseys. Commuting knickers offer placement for U-Locks and reflective elements on the sides for a touch of extra visibility on the road. On the other hand, the fabric used to make knickers are either spandex or lightly brushed spandex fleece, and the additional length offers compression through the calf muscles keeping you going longer. If you haven't tried riding in knickers yet, we highly recommend it. The great part about cycling knickers 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 restriction. Several types of knickers are available on this page—each with its qualities for cycling style. For a bit of warmth, try the Victor Knickers, as they are made out of 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.