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Verdict: 
Well designed socks that stay up well and keep your feet comfortable
Weight: 
50g

Cycology's compression socks are nicely designed, wick moisture well and allow for decent ventilation, while the small degree of compression provides a good fit.

  • Pros: Nice design, decent breathability and wicking
  • Cons: Not cheap

These socks provide a decent amount of comfort thanks to their use of moisture-wicking fabrics that mean your feet don't get overly sweaty, combined with flatlock stitching to stop irritation on your toes.

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This 'Train Hard, Get Lucky' print isn't available at the moment, but another couple of cool ones using the same fabric are – 'Bike Obsession' and 'One Tribe'.

Despite being one-size-fits-all, the fit is good. With a decent level of compression they stay in place very well – I didn't notice any bunching or the socks sliding down. Also because they hold up well they also slide nicely over the bottom of bib tights, which is a useful touch at this time of year.

> How to keep your feet warm while cycling in winter

Their RRP of £14 is a little steep compared to others on the market – Kalf's Tall socks are £2 cheaper, though they don't offer compression, while the Primal Unicorn socks are £8 – but given their strong design and decent performance it doesn't seem excessively so.

Verdict

Well designed socks that stay up well and keep your feet comfortable

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Cycology Compression Cycling Socks

Size tested: One size

Tell us what the product is for

A pair of compression socks designed with wicking and breathability in mind.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Sock composition: 95% nylon, 5% spandex

Compression style to hold the sock in place

ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Seem well made with strong stitching, easy to put on and take off without danger of ripping.

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Did everything you want from a pair of socks in middling weather conditions.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

Well made with decent material choice, so likely to last.

Rate the product for fit:
 
7/10

Compression elements provide a good fit; they don't tend to slip or bunch when on your feet.

Rate the product for sizing:
 
5/10

They're one size fits all.

Rate the product for weight:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort:
 
8/10

Comfortably soft, with good breathability and wicking.

Rate the product for value:
 
6/10

Not the cheapest, but they offer decent compression that goes some way to justifying the higher price.

How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

Easy; regular wash at 30 degrees didn't cause any issues.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Performed well; they offer a decent amount of wicking and breathability, stay up nicely and look good.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Cycology's strong designs; they're good statement socks.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

They are a little more expensive than others on the market.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on road.cc?

The Kalf Tall socks are £2 cheaper but don't offer compression. The Primal Unicorn socks are £8. 

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your overall score

Good looking and relatively technical socks that stay up well and offer good breathability and wicking; a bit pricey but not excessive.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 29  Height: 6 ft  Weight:

I usually ride: Cinelli Gazzetta  My best bike is: Cannondale Supersix Evo

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mountain biking

George spends his days flitting between writing about data, running business magazines and writing about sports technology. The latter gave him the impetus (excuse) to get even further into the cycling world before taking the dive and starting his own cycling sites and writing for Road.cc. 

When he is not writing about cycling, he is either out on his bike cursing not living in the countryside or boring anybody who will listen about the latest pro peloton/cycling tech/cycling infrastructure projects.  

2 comments

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mylesrants [493 posts] 6 months ago
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magical design

 

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djbwilts [21 posts] 6 months ago
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That design is pretty awful.

...and half of the 'Train Hard, Get Lucky' logo on the back will be covered as soon as you put shoes on?!