15 Nov Spiuk mountain bike gear review
Although most of the mountain bikers might think that Spiuk is a brand only for road cyclists, in Basque by Bike we have already been cooperating and wearing their enduro MTB cloths for couple years and we can’t be happy enough to recommend them. In this article we talk about our favourite garments, the ones that we use the most and are always with us, no matter where we go riding. This post is for those who are looking for a quality enduro MTB gear and still think that Spiuk is a road cyclist only brand!
¡We couldn’t hold it anymore! ¡We needed to show you our MTB equipment!
Our favourite mountain bike gear
We received the Spiuk equipment for the 2019 MTB season by the end of last winter. Unpacking all this material is an incredible moment due to the excitement of having a new equipment. And also, because we will be relaying on this gear to face the most adverse and changing conditions during the four seasons of the year. It is our uniform!
As soon as we opened and checked our new Spiuk MTB gear we were shocked with the quality. We have tested it out in all kind of conditions during winter, spring and summer and now we have decided to write this article and recommend our favourite cloths.
Compared to a standard mountain bike helmet, the shell of the Xenda is more robust, the visor provides sun protection and also has a beautiful look. The Xenda MTB helmet is incredibly comfortable and adjustable. The back adjustment, with three vertical positions, helps the helmet to perfectly stick into the head leaving little job for the lateral straps. But, the best of this MTB helmet is that it is so comfortable that it is easy to forget that you are wearing it. We have forgotten to take it off at the end of the day many times this year.
The Spiuk Jifter Lumiris sunglasses include two different lenses, a Cat.3 lens and a photochromatic lens. The standard gasoline colour lens works very well, especially in sunny open places. But, the photochromatic lens is clearly our favourite. This lens adapts quickly to light conditions changes and provides a perfect vision even when riding through dark forest sections. Believe us, the photochromatic lens really makes the difference!
The Primaloft front padding, the eVent membrane and the breathable back side are the perfect combination to stay dry and warm in cold days. The front part isolates the chest from the wind and the rear part is perfect for evacuating the humidity generated by sweat. Not having sleeves also helps in cooling the arms. The Keeper vest is definitely a perfect article to ride and also to go out with friends on a Saturday.
This Spiuk bibs incorporate a layer made of ceramic micro crystals that prevent the knees from the abrasion and protect the cyclist from scratches. We find this feature very handy for those riders that like riding without kneepads. Furthermore, the Anatomic Pirate bibs are also ideal to wear with kneepads. They avoid sweat from the body to reach the kneepads. The ErgodryWarm fabric provides optimum corporal temperature regulation in winter and spring conditions. The fitting of the Pirate bibs is perfect thanks to the design pattern, the thin seams, the braces and the inside rubber ends that prevent the bibs from moving.