Posts Tagged ‘Jersey’
The French are known for fashion and this apparently includes cycling attire. Café du Cycliste isn’t about flashy race gear but something that evokes style. These include retro fabrics such as Merino wool and other performance fabrics that look as good as they feel.
The Suzanne jersey above was developed with a construction mix of mesh and superlight striped fabric that can keep riders cool and dry. This full zip jersey has the usual three back pockets and zipped key pocket, but it also offers reflective elements and would be good on the road or a ride down the Seine.
Café du Cycliste Official Website
Cycling attire looks good but after a ride or two it smells anything but. Repeated washing can help but at some point the miles just take their toll on even that favorite jersey. Part of the problem is that jerseys and shorts typically are as much plastic as natural materials and this makes removing that funky smell all the harder.
Perhaps Nikwax’s Basefresh can help. This is a detergent/conditioner that is designed for synthetic activewear, helping to deodorize while also inhibiting the build-up of body odors. It also accelerates drying and improves the cooling efficiency of base layers.
It is even designed to be used in conjunction with regular laundry detergents so it could help all the clothes smell a whole lot fresher.
Nikwax Official Website
It is often said that those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it. That probably isn’t what De Marchi had in mind, but those who do know some cycling history can wear it!
The company is introducing a line of historical jersey reproductions from cycling’s “golden age” and this limited edition series features attired based on what were originally manufactured by the Italian clothing brand, which has been designing and producing cycling wear since 1946. Reproductions of old team jerseys will feature two front pockets and these include the 1951 Wilier jersey worn by Antonio Bevilacqua and the 1949 Atala worn by Luison Bobet. The line will also include the 1967 Mainetti worn by Marino Basso, the 1969 SCIC worn by Vittorio Adorni, the 1972 baby blue Salvararni worn by Felice Gimondi, and the 1975 Filotex worn by Francesco Moser.
De Marchi products are distributed in the U.S. through Bicycle Technologies International.
Bicycle Technologies International Official Website
Even if you can’t actually ride like Sir Bradley Wiggins you can suit up like the defending Tour de France champion. Rapha Jersey are offering personalized replicas of the Team Sky jerseys, but fans will need to act soon as these will only be available until May 10.
Those lucky 1,000 who do get one will have them in time for the start of the Tour de France in Corsica on June 28. The replica jerseys are constructed of two moisture wicking performance fabrics and the side panels will be personalized with the name and nationality of the wearer.
Rapha Official Website
Not everyone wants to go for a ride looking like they’re ready to race from Paris to Nice, Paris to Tours or Paris to wherever else. Nor do those weekend riders even want to flags, logos or other art. Sometimes simple is best. And that’s the idea behind the Twin Six new subdued Standard apparel line. What is standard about these jerseys is that these are made of Prime T6 fabric and offer UPF of 28+ to protect from the sun, while the Moisture Transport wicking technology will help keep riders drive.
These American made jerseys further feature full zips, three rear pockets and silicone waist grippers. These relaxed race fit jerseys are subtle in looks but very ride friendly.
Twin Six Official Website
There were so many ways to go with the news about this new women’s specific jersey. We didn’t know whether to reference Tom Jones’ “She a Lady,” Lionel Richie’s “Lady” or Areosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady” so we’re mentioning all three (four if you count the Commodores reference in the title).
The Assos ladyEllisee limited edition cycling jersey is only available for this season.
It is engineered for an anatomically correct fit and is ergonomically pre-shaped for the female body – so that lady riders won’t look like dudes (that’s the Areosmith reference – OK, we admit we got it backward). But anyone who sees someone wearing this short sleeve jersey, which features Assos Plasma fabric that offers better contouring, will surely know “She’s a Lady” (there’s the Tom Jones’ reference), even from a distance.
Our advice to those male riders who look to be that knight in shining armor and say “I Love You” (so that we can get in that Lionel Ritchie reference), is to get this jersey for that special riding partner. References accomplished!
Assos Official Website
We said last week we expected to hear great things about Betty Designs, and we’re already getting a peek at the new spring 2013 line up, which includes the snakeskin women’s cycling kit that will be available in Turquoise/Red Hot Coral and Pink/Olive. This striking looking jersey does look ready to strike!
Betty Designs Official Website
While many cycling apparel companies offer jerseys with team logos, flags and other images we do like the unique looks that Elevengear has to offer. The company released unleashed the Coral Snake line of jerseys, which feature eye-watering fluorescent yellow dyes an a pattern that authentically replicates the scales of a snake.
These further offer 3M retro-reflective striping, and a full, hidden zipper that will surely allow riders to be seen. As the company noted on its website, “there is nothing subtle about this jersey,” and for those who like to stand out this one is ready to strike!
Elevengear Coral Snake Jersey
English cycling jersey maker Morvelo has long covered the male riders, but for 2013 the company has introduced a full line of women’s jerseys. As with the men’s line up these are handmade in Europe of BioActive Polyester that features an antimicrobial agent infused directly into the fibers. This ensures that the agent won’t wear off or wash away. This will keep it out of the skin and out of the environment, but also keep the jersey from retaining that long ride smell, which would be very un-lady like!
Morvelo Cycling Jerseys Official Website
We’ve been posting about Made in America items for nearly two years and in that time we’ve seen a lot of great items from across the country. This week concludes Made in America as a weekly Friday update, but we wi’ll still continue to report on American made products. In fact, we see so many products that deserve calling out that it just makes sense to do so outside of a weekly update.
We conclude the Friday cycle fittingly with KineticShift.com cycling jerseys that were made by Mt. Borah in Wisconsin. The customized apparel maker is notable in that they can do small runs of just six shirts, easy one-offs after that, and they offer fully customizable attire as well as semi-customized clothing. In fact, while our jerseys look like we designed them from scratch these were actually quite simple thanks to the semi-custom forms that Mt. Borah provides. Read the rest of this entry »
The Tour de France is underway and while it doesn’t appear likely that Thomas Voeckler will be able to see himself back in the yellow jersey as he did last year, he should at least be very comfortable in his Team Europcar Professional Cycling Team kit made by Louis Garneau.
It is features coldblack Carbon Ion, which reflects heat and helps cool the rider. And while the team wears green and black the fabric can cool riders as effectively as if the clothing was white. The coldblack treatment further offers increased UV protection, which is good for anyone who is going to be out on the road for five or six hours a day.
This works by utilizing embedded carbon fibers, which also help to reduce the overall weight of the jersey, and prevent electric charges from settling on the body, thus avoiding a negative reaction on muscular contractility. The carbon fibers also accelerate the movement of humidity through evaporation.
And this jersey might help Voeckler make up lost time as well, as it is the first to feature Speedtech fabric, which has a dimpled mesh construction that reduces aerodynamic drag and is designed to improve aerodynamics for speeds ranging from 15 to 45 mph. On the roads of France this clothing should have the team looking and feeling good.
Louis Garneau Official Website
Winter riding means bundling up and that begins with a solid base layer. While it might sound like all you need is a heavy sweat shirt that could result in you overheating, then sweating and then getting chilled when you reduce your effort. The key to a good base layer is one that won’t make you too warm but won’t leave you cold either.
The Nalini Traill is just the sort of fitness under garment that will help keep you warm and dry. The jersey features a variable knit technology, with sections allowing for ventilation so you don’t get too heated up, while other sections will still keep your body warm. The long sleeved jersey is made of Meryl Actisystem so that it is lightweight, snug and warming. And while it is very tight fitting jersey it has enough give so that you don’t feel like you’re being compressed by it. It is the sort of base layer that will let you put in your ride and return to home base feeling warm and dry even in the dead of winter.
Nalini Traill at Albabici
Proving again that performance doesn’t mean sacrificing quality, Louis Garneau is rolling out its new Mondo Evo Jersey and Bibshort, both are designed for performance as the jersey offers an aerodynamic fit, and the ibs have been clinically tested to increase blood flow and blood oxygen levels in the body.
The Mondo Evo Jersey features Aero Lazer Band sleeves that are laser-cut and hemless for a smooth transition from fabric to the skin, while also being superlight and thin to provide a second-second feel. The Mondo Evo Bib is made from a Cell-Ion fabric, and in addition to providing better flow, it has been clinically proven to relieve pain, increase comfort and actually aid in healing. The bib reportedly balances body temperature to help athletes achieve maximum performance. The 4Motion chamois combines 3D pre-shaped wings and a deep split at the back to provide multi-direction motion, while the central channel is shaped to help relieve pressure, plus the chamois has a high-tech baceriostatic carbon top sheet.
Both the bib and jersey feature reflective accents to add a level added visibility while riding or training in traffic. So you can feel good and feel a better safer still. The Mondo Evo Jersey will be available for $159.99, while the Mondo Evo Bib will be available for $189.99, and both will arrive in stores in October.
Louis Gareau Official Website