Apparel Reviews and News


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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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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