Apparel Reviews and News


Voler Interbike 2015

Voler launches an all new road kit that combines a jersey and bib for improved aero performance. Their Black Label line also sees updates in the form of slimmer fitting race cuts.

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Interbike 2015: SockGuy releases more than 50 new designs

Something for everyone, covering road, mountain, and just about any other sport where socks are an integral piece of equipment.

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Where to spend your money on cycling apparel

Get the most out of your kit with the least abuse on your wallet by following this buying guide.

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Giro Chrono apparel line launched

On the eve of the Eurobike trade show in Germany, Giro has pulled back the curtain on its new Chrono line, a collection of high performance apparel for men and women.

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Review: Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey

Perfect jersey for extremely hot summer days? The Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey just might be it. Read our review to find out why.

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Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS launched

Specialized’s new “aerodynamic ecosystem” includes bike, wheels, tires, skinsuit, shoes and helmet. Claims to save rider more than 5 minutes over 40km time trial.

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Mavic launches new disc wheel, carbon wheel, and more

Famed French company trying to change perceptions with slew of new product geared toward riding the road less traveled.

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POC launches Raceday kit

Swedish helmet, sunglasses and apparel makers says new collection is focused purely on performance and aerodynamics.

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Rapha honors Giro d’Italia’s Cima Copi award

New Cima collection pays homage to the race’s highest point prize with special edition jersey, cap, scarf and essentials case.

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Pactimo launches Match Your Ride jersey and bibs

Pactimo is doing its best to keep customers looking good — and properly matched. The Colorado-based cycling apparel maker recently launched its new Match Your Ride line, which allows cyclists to pick a cycling jersey, bibs and cap to match the colors of their bike.

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Sea Otter: New Bollé sunglasses 6th Sense RX and Diamondback

Bollé continues to improve their flag ship 6th Sense model with options for inline RX lenses and smaller faces. The new Diamondback sport-lifestyle model is also featured.

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POC unveils new Do Half Blade cycling sunglasses

Features include Improved vision and fit, replaceable Zeiss lenses, and adjustable nose piece.

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Review: Ryders Thorn antiFOG sunglasses

New shades from Vancouver-based eyewear maker are designed to stay clear even when moisture is at its highest. See how the fared in our test.

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Sea Otter: Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses for road and MTB

Features include expanded field of vision and activity-specific lens options claimed to make it easier to see obstacles when riding on the road or trail.

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Sea Otter: Bellwether shows off Forza jersey and bibs

Southern California-based clothing maker offering affordably priced apparel with lots of top-line functionality.

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NAHBS 2015: Clothing, hats, and other unique accessories

The North American Handmade Bike Show isn’t just about bikes. Much of the show centers around unique offerings from makers of clothing, hats, and other cool accessories.

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First Look: Pactimo shows spring 2015 apparel line

Just released spring 2015 collection features visibility-increasing treatments, along with lowered weight and eye-catching colorways.

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Rapha, Bradley Wiggins team up to inspire young riders

U.K. apparel maker also rolls out new high-end brevet jersey and vest.

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Review: Bontrager cold weather jacket, baselayer and socks

Outside bikes and drivetrains, Bontrager makes just about everything. That includes a vast line-up of clothing, everything from jackets and jerseys to socks and baselayers. Here are three of our favorite pieces — plus impressions of a lot more.

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Review: Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB shoe covers

Easy to put on — and they keep feet warm, dry and comfortable.

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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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