If you haven't noticed, Bellwether Clothing is back, and their newest top-line cycling jersey & bibshorts are worth noticing. A resurgence in their R&D raised our eyebrows a couple years back and after some solid miles in their Optime kit, we remain impressed.
Maybe the best part of Fall is testing kit for cold weather. The latest winter cycling kit from Castelli has been here for a few weeks, and helped me on more than a few cold rides. Here's a close look at their Diluvio Deluxe glove, Free jacket, Sorpasso Wind bibtights, Flanders LS base layer, and Diluvio Allroad Shoecover.
The 2013 Interbike cycling trade show is long over but this is Pez... And true bike geeks very simply can just keep geeking out on gear for a virtual eternity... here's Ritchey’s Logical new bits, De Marchi’s old and new school and Felt’s new Aero solution.
A few decades ago, a thought started in a humble bike shop, went into a wind tunnel as a carbon race frame and came out as arguably the finest cycling clothing available. “Ace” (Assos) have come a looong way without ever leaving a house in Switzerland… Here's a close look at their T FI.13 S5 bibshorts, SS.Mangussta S7 jersey, S7 arm & leg Warmers, and Climaschutz vest.
A look through Castelli’s current winter catalogue reveals a huge collection of cold weather technical riding gear. I’ve had a bunch if it on test, so here’s a closer look at the Gabba WS Longsleeve & Trasparente Due Wind Jerseys, an update on the Polare bib tight, short sleeve Iride Base T Short sleeve, Diluvio16 shoe covers, and the Estremo long finger gloves.
Castelli offers one of the largest selections of riding gear around – with something for every temp and riding condition. I’ve spent the last few weeks testing gear from the winter range: the Espresso Due & Pazzo jackets, Polare bib tight, Colpo long-sleeve jersey, merino wool long-sleeve base, Diluvio shoe covers, Risvolto thermal cap, and Meccanico wool sweater.
The Padrone jersey and bibs shorts are Capo's topline compression fabric based kit, and show the evolution and extension of the brand Capo can be proud of, and most guys should feel pretty good wearing. I also look at new base layers, super light wind vest & arm warmers, socks, and their new Pittards leather gloves.
It’s time to breakout the cold weather gear, so here’s a look at head to toe coverings from Castelli: Sorpasso bibtight, Stelvio jacket, SG0.6 Windshirt, Vivo skull cap, and the Chiro WS gloves.
Gore Wind Stopper soft shell stuff is just right for the 'cold but not too cold' riding we have right about now (in Arizona at least). Pretty much anyone who goes outside for sport know Gore. Their "Tex" and "Stopper" stuff set a standard used in high end product from loads of companies.
The problem of what to wear on a ride isn’t so much about choice, as finding what’s right for you. For guys who don’t wanna look Euro-pro wannabe, there are choices too. Enter DeathRow Velo – a company as much about attitude as it is about making kit for riding and racing that has style, and makes good fiscal sense.
We’ve been watching, using and reviewing the Capo kit for a few years now, and although only 4 years old, the brand’s success has been driven by presenting consistently good product for all seasons. Their latest Winter kit is a nice evolution, with almost every piece getting an update.
Capoforma have been making the PEZ house kit for years. Capoforma isn't only a custom brand though, they also turn out a few slick stock items. Here's a look at the new Atlas and Modena kits ready for the rest of the Summer.
Santini have been the official skins of the Giro for several years and while not everyone has the goods to pull off a pink kit, just about anyone can fit one of the commemorative jerseys for this year's Giro and or most of the rest of the line.