Lack of 'Metal' Cycling Apparel

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  1. UV7BK4LIFE

    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    I got some Team Rock Racing knockoffs on Ali Express. The worst cycling team ever in cycling history but the logo is cool.
     
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  2. UV7BK4LIFE

    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    And here's how hardcore/metal/rocknroll/extreme or just plain stupid and risky road cycling can get. Red Hook crit racing. Flat track, no brakes, no gears.

     
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    I ride a mountain bike, so I can wear any t-shirt I want with my baggy shorts, I just say no to spandex.
     
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    ResistentialAssultSquadron I like not this news, bring me some other news

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    Yeah, the metal community were some of the earliesr adopters of spandex technology.
     
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    Ah, good point, so you're saying spandex cycling shorts with studs and a saw blade ala' Blackie Lawless is about as metal as it gets?
     
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    ResistentialAssultSquadron I like not this news, bring me some other news

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    Well, getting all Mad Max or Deathrace2000 with your cycles too, but yeah. None.More.
     
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    Biking can be pretty grim and frostbitten .. or at least muddy :lol:


    Anyone else here doing a bit of cyclocross / gravel riding in the winter months?

    And on the topic, I also go for brighter colours, after getting hit by a car a couple of years back.
     
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    you could wear all black. Its classy, metal, or anything you would like.

    they do also sell tattoo sleeves to protect peoples tattoos from the sun. Some of them have dragons, or what not on them, that do look metal.

    or paint stuff on the helmet? or put stickers on your bike?
     
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    Cyclecross is just needlessly nuts. I don't get it. :lol:

    Gravel rules though, I have a preference for nicer weather and all, but two of the most type-2 fun events I've ever done were VOMAR and Rasputitsa, ans there were long patches of snow and mud to navigate there.

    I'm with you on color though. I'm not full neon, but when I look at a new jersey or shell or whatnot, my second criteria (after "do I like this color") is "how likely is it that this will catch a driver's eye? I've been hit in glancing contact with turning cars a few times, had a couple VERY close calls with cars pulling out in front of me, and got caught early 2019 by a car cutting through a gap in traffic when I was going 25 miles an hour in the other direction. No amount of color would have saved me from that one, but a lot of those other situations I'll take whatever I can get.
     
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    Also, beyond visibility issues...

    ...black kit looks classy as fuck, no doubt. But I would't wear it even if I didn't have to worry about drivers seeing me on the road - wait until the first time you're grinding up a 8-10% grade, a half hour in, on a 95 degree day in direct sunlight. You'll fucking roast. :lol:
     
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    Insufficiently hardcore, clearly.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Sounds like Mt. Lemmon outside of where I used to live in Tucson, AZ.
     
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    People who ride that are fucking nuts. My *car* wasn't happy about that hill. :lol:
     

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