Apparel Reviews and News


First Look: Rapha Pro Team Softshell Jacket

Features include laser-cut micro-holes designed to improve temperature regulation, and seams that are taped internally and externally to resist rain and road spray.

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News: Mavic auctioning bike for Davis Phinney Foundation

Bid now on limited edition Seven Axiom SL with 125th Anniversary Mavic wheels and a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets

Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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Review: Bellwether Coldfront Convertible Jersey

Versatile cool-weather top does double duty as long or short sleeve jersey.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week we pay homage to the coming winter months and focus primarily on gear designed to keep you pedaling even when it’s snowy and cold out. Coming soon we’ll have reviews on mud tires from Vittoria, Michelin, and Vee, Lake winter boots, a Bell helmet, and more.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

Coming soon reviews on Bontrager shoes, American Classic wheels, SRAM CX1, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and more.

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New Product: veloToze short and tall shoe covers

Novel design of slip-on foot protectors eliminates zippers and velcro. Claims to keep feet warm and dry.

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Review: Smith Pivlock Arena Sunglasses

New performance-oriented shades provide exceptional fit with less helmet interference.

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Review: DannyShane Gex Jersey and Shelby S4 Bib Short

Austin, Texas-based company uses bamboo white ash to create comfortable, stylish apparel. Check out our review and see an extended photo gallery.

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First Look: Pactimo RFLX cool weather fall clothing line

When it comes to riding in low light conditions, bright clothes alone just aren’t enough. That’s why Pactimo’s new line-up of fall riding gear mixes dashes of hard-to-miss neon yellow with accents of reflective fabric.

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First Look: New Shimano road cycling wear

Japanese cycling giant bringing limited line-up of touring and performance road-centric kit to North America.

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Function over Fashion: New apparel focuses on safety first

Gone are the days when what you wore while riding had more to do with fashion than form. Today’s top-end cycling apparel boasts a host of functional features that protect riders from the wind, weather, cars and crashes.

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Voler Interbike 2014

Voler updates their 2015 line with new offerings in mountain bike and triathlon categories as well as improvements to their Black Label road apparel line.

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DannyShane Interbike 2014

DannyShane presents their proprietary, eco-friendly 50% polyester and 50% Bamboo White Ash (BWA) fabric for their Performance jerseys and polos and their new Urban collection for the commute, workplace and lifestyle.

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Interbike: Chrome’s reversible Warm vest and jacket

Interbike: Chrome’s new Warm reversible vests and jackets flip-flop for safety and stylishness.

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Canari Interbike 2014

San Diego-based Canari Cyclewear manufactures a full range of custom and retail cycling gear, including souvenir and licensed options.

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Interbike: Showers Pass launches Rogue hoodie for women

Showers Pass launches Rogue hoodie for women to help protect riders from the elements whether on the road or the trail.

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Interbike: Scott launches protective RC ProTec kit

New proprietary carbon-impregnated material minimizes road rash if you crash.

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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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