Apparel Reviews and News


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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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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