I have a question about socks. I’d like to know what you guys like in a kickass mountain bike sock:
1. What features do you like? Thin or thick? Stretchy synthetic microfibre or merino wool? Extra padding areas like the forefoot? Large cuff size (7-10cm)? Just mention anything you love in a great mtb sock.
2. Would you be into funky designs and colours? Or do you prefer plain socks?
Get 10 pairs of the $2 variety from China (aliexpress). They work for me, I burn holes in them every few weeks when I wear them around the house. I burn holes in all my socks, and would never want to pay more than 2 bucks.
I must admit, cycling clothing is a bit of an obsession for me. Everything must be color coordinated and brand matching is a bit of a touchy subject. For my socks I prefer a color matched, crew length in merino wool, with a hike light thickness. Quite a few companies offer partially matcing mtb kits, but rarely a top and bottom with socks and gloves. So yeah, take serious matters seriously!
Swiftwick socks are my favorite. Generally prefer thin, synthetic socks, with a high cuff. No mid or low for me personally. I wear thicker merino wool socks in the winter. Flashy designs are cool, but need to have all-black options as well.
I generally prefer standard Pearl Izumi socks, 2 inch tall cuff. But half the time I end up riding in just my everyday socks, because I already have them on at the time and don’t see a need to swap out to different socks