Apparel Reviews and News


Video: Making of a USA Pro Challenge race leader’s jersey

From the moment racers cross the finish line, there’s just a matter of minutes to crank out the leader’s jerseys worn on the awards podium at the USA Pro Challenge.

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Announced: Rapha special edition Davis and Connie jerseys

Rapha has rolled out a host of cool and cold weather apparel pieces, highlighted by two special edition long sleeve jerseys and new pair of cyclocross specific shoes.

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Gear of the Day: Pearl Izumi Team Speed Mesh Jersey

Want to wear the exact same style jersey as the leaders of the USA Pro Challenge bike race — and have the svelte figure to match? Check out this stealthy top.

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Review: Pactimo Summit Jersey and Summit Raptor Bibs

Reasonably priced combo with classic styling and top-line functionality. Find out why.

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Tour de France Tech: Giro unveils new aero road helmet, super light lace-up shoes

With equal emphasis on fashion and function, Giro unveiled a new aero road helmet and a pair of super light lace-up road shoes on the eve of the Tour de France.

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Contest: Pactimo Tour Challenge

Enter the Pactimo Tour Challenge and you could win Pactimo cycling apparel. You’ll also be entered for the Grand Prize Package including a Foundry carbon race bike!

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Review: Gore Xenon Race Bibtights

We logged extended springtime mileage in these top-end bib shorts. Find out how they fared.

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Fashion Show: Rapha’s Giro inspired retro jerseys

U.K.-based road cycling apparel maker pays tribute to the greats of yesteryear with this quartet of commemorative jerseys.

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Review: Pactimo Women’s Summit Raptor Bibshort and Summit Jersey

The RoadBikeReview women’s test team puts Pactimo’s top-line bibshorts and jersey through their paces. Find out what they thought.

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News: Pactimo launches jersey trade-up program

Got an old jersey taking up dresser drawer space? Instead of becoming a bike rag, Pactimo has a better option.

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News: Mavic launches limited edition wheels, bibs, jersey

French wheel and apparel maker celebrating 125 years in the bike business with suite of limited edition products.

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Review: Rapha Hooded Wind Jacket

If you’re looking for a top-shelf lightweight, windproof hooded cycling jacket for cruising around the city — and you have disposable income to spare — this new offering from Rapha fits the bill.

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Hot new road products from the Sea Otter Classic

New bars and ‘cross gearing from SRAM, new saddles from Velo and Ergon, and some styling new shades from POC are just some of the new and cool gear spotted at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

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Five eye-catching jerseys from Sea Otter

Fashionable and functional tops for racing, taking on a charity ride, or simply riding with friends.

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Gear Review: Betabrand Bike to Work Britches

Is that a reflector in your pants or are you just happy to see me? See what our resident Angry Singlespeeder thinks of Betabrand’s new Bike to Work Britches.

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Gear Review: Giro New Road Women’s Apparel

Giro targets women with its daring New Road line of casual looking, but technically serious cycling apparel. See if they hit the mark or come up short.

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Review: Pearl Izumi Women’s Transfer Lite SS Baselayer

Cutting-edge tailoring and fabric make for a baselayer that fits well, works well, and looks good. This isn’t a hand-me-down from the guys.

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Zackees – Bike gloves with built-in LED turn signals

Check out these bike gloves with built-in LED turn signals. What started out as a fashion statement turns into cycling safety wear to help you be seen.

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Giro introduces new road apparel for women, expands men’s offerings

Giro adds women’s styles to its New Road baggies-for-the-pavement-style cycling apparel line.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 WorldTour Team Kits (Updated)

With the 2014 professional cycling season already underway, it’s time to take a look at the kit teams will be wearing this year. Check out this photo gallery and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ve just added Russia’s Team Katusha and will keep adding photos until all the WorldTour teams are included.

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Rapha Road Race Mesh Skinsuit (for Team Sky Only)

The crew from Team Sky are getting a new uniform option that’s specifically designed to beat the heat.

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Factory Tour: Inside Pearl Izumi’s New HQ Building

Best Christmas present you can give a company? How about a brand new 55,000-square foot state-of-the art building complete with a fitness room, locker room, showers, and expansive indoor bike storage.

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Women’s Test Team: Women’s Bibshorts Review Winners

After hundreds — if not thousands — of miles of saddle time, our discerning team of testers have selected their favorites. Find out which was No. 1 and No. 2, which was best for $200 or less, and which was best for potty breaks.

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Women’s Test Team: Women’s Bibshorts Review Part 2

In the second installment from the new RoadBikeReview.com Women’s Test Team, our quartet of discerning testers take a look at women’s bibshorts from Capo, Castelli, Panache, Primal Wear and Rapha.

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Women’s Test Team: Women’s Bibshorts Review Part 1

In the first installment from the new RoadBikeReview.com Women’s Test Team, our quartet of discerning testers take a look at women’s bibshorts from Hincapie Sportswear, Pearl Izumi and Assos.

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