How to Dress for Eroica

How to Dress for Eroica

Created by Giancarlo Bocci, L’Eroica is a manifestation of vintage bikes lovers since 1997 who admire values of a past cycling era.

Few rules are important to participate to the races, here is the main ones.
The bicycle should have:

  • The speed levers on the frame,
  • External brake on the handlebars
  • Foot pegs with straps

But Eroica is not only about the bikes ! It’s a lifestyle so it's good to have the right outfit, too! Here are some ideas how to dress for Eroica:

Shoes for Pedals with Cages & Straps

Our Steel Vintage Bikes Shoes have a specially designed rubber sole foot for classic cage pedals. They guarantee a good grip and not slipping out of the pedals. But they also great for walking! Classy but simple design, durable and comfortable these shoes were elected winner by the Cycle Classic Magazine test. They are handmade in Padua, Italy.

Eroica kit-Handmade Steel Vintage Bikes Shoes

Leather Cycling Gloves

Cycling gloves are an essential part of any cyclists wardrobe! These gloves will provide you a good protection and some warmth on cooler days, but also maximum movement and comfort thanks to knuckle cut-outs and breathe holes. Those high quality and vintage style Holdsworth gloves are indispensable for every cyclists who likes classic style and efficiency.

  • Made by Holdsworth
  • 100% top leather

Eroica kit-Holdsworth cycle leather gloves

Woolen Jersey

Wearing a woolen jersey is an essential part of rifing l'Eroica. Not only it gurantees you the right look, but also gives you the inglorious feeling of cycling just like Fausto Coppi, Merckx and other icons of cycling. The pictured Santini Duelo jersey with its dark blue and bordeaux stripes remind us of the deep Tuscan nights and its aromatic Chianti red wines.

  • Made in Italy by Santana
  • 50% Merino Wool & 50% Acrylic

Eroica Kit-Santini Duello Eroica Jersey

Woolen Shorts

Wool shorts have a classic look combined with comfort. Have a look of our selection of padded and non-padded shorts here.

Eroica kit-De Marchi wool short

The Right Socks

Every detail is important, so are the cycling socks! For more comfort, efficiency and security we recommend wearing socks made of Merino Wool. Remember: you might be cycling and walking all day long - the right socks can be a saver in the cold but also good when it's bloody hot.

Eroica kit-White De Marchi Wool Socks

Retro Sunglasses

These classic 1990s style cycling sunglasses were made by MARTI, an Italian company specialized in sports eyewear. Thanks to a special "wrap around" style, these sunglasses fit your face perfectly and protect eyes against wind and sun rays in all outdoor sporting activities with 100% UV protection.
Eroica kit-MARTI 500 Striped Cycling Sunglasses

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We efficiently ship worldwide with DHL, FedEx, FedEx Express and Deutsche Post. You can track your shipment online and every package is fully insured and safety wrapped. And if something does not fit just send it back to us !