What to Wear on our Ride.
Daytrips – Summer
If you have biking clothes, great! If not: dress as you were going hiking.
Most important: Layers, breathble clothes, water/windproof jacket. (Gore-Tex or similar)
Shoes: The terrain is rugged, you want to wear shoes with good sturdy sole. if you are using SPD make sure your shoes dont have plastic (roadbiking) sole. you have to be able to hike in them.
Pants: Breathable material, no jeans. On a cold day a wooly baselayer is good.
Top: Breathable base layer, water/windproof shell.
Gloves: Thin gloves are nice to have.
Padded underwear / bikeshorts nice but not a must.
Multidaytrips – Summer
You’ll receive a full kit list.
Fine to bring more than you think you need – you can leave the stuff you don’t use at shop whilst riding. Remember you are riding in mountains in Iceland expecting all kinds of weather. So the spandex outfit is inappropriate for this kind of environment. Think layers.
Shoes: The terrain is rugged and there will be hike a bike on sand and rock, you want to wear shoes with good sturdy sole. if you are using SPD make sure your shoes dont have plastic xc or (roadbiking) sole. you have to be able to hike with good grip.
Top layer: water/windproof, and a midlayer you can take off if too warm.
Good, warm gloves, – light enough to operate the bike but warm enough to keep your fingers warm in the mountains.
Padded underwear is always good to have.
Icebike provides helmets, – nice to bring a thin cap to use underneath the helmet.
Why is cotton not good: cotton retains moisture (sweat, rain), which makes it less thermally insulating, harder to dry out and heavier.
Shoes: The terrain is rugged and can be icy, you want to wear shoes with good sturdy sole. Over the ankle, no sneakers or sandals.
Pants: Wolly base layer, windproof / breathable shell, no shorts in winter unless you have wolly baselayer full pant length underneath.
Top: Wolly base layer, midlayer and water/windproof shell
Hat to wear under the helmet
Gloves that are – light enough to operate the bike but warm enough to keep your fingers comfortable in the mountains.
No jeans, no cotton.