Apparel Reviews and News


Rapha-FOCUS Team Edition Oakley Radarlock and Frogskins

If you’ve been following the cyclocross scene this year, you’ve undoubtedly noticed these custom Oakley RadarLocks on Rapha-Focus team riders Gabby Day, Zach McDonald, Jeremy Powers, Julie Krasniak and Chris Jones. The RadarLock first debuted earlier this spring as the latest member of Oakley’s Switchlock lineup. Switchlock allows users to change their lenses quickly, but […]

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Giro Pneumo Helmet Officially Back in the Lineup

Returning by popular demand is the Giro Pneumo Road Helmet. The Pneumo road helmet was discontinued years ago, but the loyal following never disappeared. For these loyalists, Giro is bringing the Pneumo back. The 2013 Pneumo will be available later this year in it’s ever popular shape and sizing. Still constructed using an In-Mold carbon […]

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Cycling Apparel Company Voler to Help those Affected by Sandy

The last time I was out on a ride, I came across a cyclist down on the side of the road, my initial reaction was to ask if they’re ok and if they’ve got everything they need. As cyclists, we often look out for our fellow cyclists. Whether it’s a tube, tool, or just some […]

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Primal Signs 5-year Agreement with RAGBRAI

Primal is official apparel sponsor, ‘Friend’ of legendary Iowa ride A long-established relationship with one of the country’s most iconic cycling events will continue well into the future, as Primal announced today that the apparel-maker has signed a five-year agreement with RAGBRAI – the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ – to be the […]

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POC Enters Road Market with Tempor

The Tempor is POC’s first step towards entering the highly contested road racing market. The unique aero helmet was developed with Sweden’s Gustav Larsson, using extensive simulations including advanced aerodynamics and kinetics.

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Mission Workshop Trigger and Torre Jackets

Mission Workshop showed us two new apparel pieces at Interbike this year. The Trigger for $285 and the Torre for $235.

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Tifosi Optics Launches 2013 Lineup

Van from Tifosi runs down the upcoming 2013 lineup of optics from the Georgia based eyewear company. The Podium, in stores June 2012, allows an unobstructed line of vision for the wearer, a great advantage for triathlon

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Chrome Launches Fixed Free Series – Delta and District

Chrome Industries is proud to introduce the new Fixed Free series that hits stores and online today. The Delta and District are a perfect fit into the Chrome line with their big mouths that are great hauling twelve packs to 3 ring binders. Compression strap expands 50%. Integrated pockets for laptop, iPad and phone. Both […]

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Chrome Releases New Era Snap-backs

Releasing today, Chrome brings city flavor to the New Era Snapbacks and pops-out with color ways for each Chrome HUB store. The Chrome x New Era HUB Collection pays tribute to the local baseball team for each Chrome HUB location, the San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox.

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Betabrand Bike to Work Britches Review

We realize that bike-specific jeans (bike-to-work jeans) are not a typical product we’d review here at RoadbikeReview. Most bike-to-work jeans, while being functional, are much too skinny for this reviewer to even consider wearing, or they aren’t made of jean material, which also immediately disqualifies them from being considered. In this case, the Betabrand Bike […]

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Mission Workshop’s Arkiv Field Pack Now Available

Mission Workshop announced today the availability of their Arkiv Field Pack. We were able to see a pre-production model last month and could not be more excited to see this pack in production. Being huge fans of the the existing Vandal already, we see the Arkiv packs modular system as an evolutionary step. The new […]

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Bell Gage to Make Racing Debut at Flanders

In just a few short hours, the BMC Racing Team’s classics squad including Philippe Gilbert, Thor Hushovd, Alessandro Ballan, and Greg Van Avermaet will be lining up at the start line to contend for the win at the 2012 Tour of Flanders. On their heads will be the new Bell Gage helmet, it’ll be the […]

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Capo Active Compression Socks

Capo for spring 2012 is introducing a new line of socks aptly named Active Compression Socks. The new socks offer a graduated compression starting in the footbed and extending all the way to the cuff to promote better blood flow and circulation – reducing muscle fatigue and shortening the recovery period. The Active Compression Socks […]

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Dual Eyewear Cycling Oriented Sunglass Bifocals

The bicycle dates back to the early 1800′s, bifocals date back even earlier, but it wouldn’t be until 2011 when Louis Viggio would bring the two together. Viggio, no stranger to the bike industry, discovered he could no longer read the small numbers on his bike computer and cell phone while out for a ride. […]

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John Cardiel x Chrome Travel Collection

Love by nature…Live by luck…Ride with passion Over the weekend, RoadBikeReview attended the Cardiel Attack Series Launch Party at the Chrome store in San Francisco, CA. Although the rain was pouring down, it didn’t keep the crowds away. People were out in full force, there to admire and celebrate John Cardiel’s new line for Chrome, […]

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Sugoi RS and RSE Jersey and Bib Short Pro Review

Sugoi RS and RSE Jersey and Bib Short Pro Review – by Steve Cooper As a cyclist, married to a cyclist, we have dinner conversations that can baffle our non-riding friends. Discussion about cleat and pedal choices, upgraded groups, different gearing, hill repeat schedules and endurance distance route planning for example… The honey-do list includes […]

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Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Sunglasses

Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Helmets

Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Apparel

Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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Introducing Betabrand Bike to Work Britches, the latest additions to the Bike to Work line of trousers

No more changing outfits when you get to the office: These good looking jeans were designed to fit your life on and off the saddle, while looking great at your favorite post work watering hole. Like all of the Betabrand Bike to Work Pants, these britches have an inner brilliance. Roll up the cuffs to […]

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RoadBikeReview’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Welcome to RoadBikeReviews’s Holiday Gift Guide! Do you have a special roadie on your holiday shopping list? Do you want to get them a present that they will love and use every time they ride, but don’t know what to get them? Then check out our list of suggestions here on what to buy, these […]

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Pick.Pay.Ride – Louis Garneaus new online ordering solution

Louis Garneau is happy to announce the launch of Pick Pay Ride, the new individual team member online ordering system for Louis Garneau Custom. The new online system will feature the ability for team coordinators to manage orders and collect payment from team members. “Online Ordering Systems are becoming common in the custom apparel business, […]

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Certified Woolie at DeFeet

This Fall and Winter, wear ‘Certified Woolie’. DeFeet wool products offer long-lasting warmth and ideal fit. Wearing our wool collection next to your skin will help you stay out longer in cooler conditions. Go ‘Certified Woolie’ this year and show up stronger next Spring. Rainbows Everywhere! After a Tour de France that saw the winners […]

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Quick-Step Cycling Team and Vermarc partner for the following two seasons

Quick-Step Cycling Team and Vermarc – technical clothing for cycling – will continue their partnership for the next two seasons (2012-2013). The deal between Team Manager Patrick Lefevere and Marc Verbeeck, owner of Vermarc, was reached during theses last few days and both parties are fully satisfied. “The partnership with Vermarc has lasted for many […]

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Giovanni Visconti Claims First Victory for Lazer Vision Product Line

Giovanni Visconti of the Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli team won his third Italian national road race title last weekend in the city of Aci Catena, in Visconti’s native Sicily. Lazer has been sponsoring the Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli team with Helium helmets in 2011 and is now supporting the team with the new Lazer Vision line of […]

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