Shimano has expanded its S-PHYRE concept with the addition of performance road cycling apparel. First introducing the S-PHYRE concept with performance footwear in 2016, the new high-performance product line now also includes a racing skin suit, short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves, and socks.
The S-PHYRE concept goal is to deliver more performance per gram, cheating the air and applying linkage and movement principles in a complete system between the bike and body. Utilizing knowledge gained from Shimano’s acquisition of Bikefitting.com and performance studies with hundreds of professional riders, each S-PHYRE product is engineered to deliver results.
The only Shimano apparel crafted in Japan, the skin suit, short sleeve jersey and bib shorts are manufactured to the company’s highest standards. Shimano S-PHYRE skin suits, jerseys, bib shorts, gloves and socks will be available in select retailers beginning February, 2017. S-PHYRE footwear is already available in select stores. WorldTour team LottoNL-Jumbo will race in S-PHYRE custom clothing and footwear in 2017.
S-PHYRE Racing Skin Suit
The Racing Skin Suit’s single-unit construction using second skin fabric and a variable- density weaving structure delivers better fit, better aerodynamics, less weight, fewer seams, and improved moisture management. Improving aerodynamics without sacrificing rider comfort, the skin suit features a fit more comparable to a traditional jersey and bib short combination. Additionally, the one-piece design minimizes material overlap, providing better temperature management on hot days. The new chamois features a winged design and advanced construction techniques, moving naturally with the body while delivering excellent ventilation and targeted support in the saddle. The S-PHYRE skin suit was engineered in Shimano’s innovation lab and tested in the wind tunnel to provide maximum wind resistance reduction in the riding position — saving 93-seconds over 40-kilometers when compared to a traditional jersey and bib short combination. Available sizes are S-XL in black. Price is $350.
S-PHYRE Short Sleeve Jersey and Bib Shorts
The S-PHYRE short sleeve jersey features seamless shoulders with a 3D construction to reduce shoulder wrinkles. Anatomically placed pockets provide easy access to stashed items. A full-length zipper aids temperature regulation and discrete logos complete the look.
The S-PHYRE bib shorts utilize an engineered knit construction with an S-PHYRE graphic knit integrated into the thigh, providing a second skin fit. They feature the new shock-absorbing winged chamois, integrated woven leg grippers to hold the leg more securely and inner-thigh high-thread count weave patterns for a zero-loss interface between the saddle and the garment. The short sleeve jersey comes in sizes S-XL in black or yellow. Price is $200. The bib shorts have the same size range, come in black only and are $220.
The short-finger S-PHYRE gloves work as an aerodynamic extension of the jersey, minimizing drag with a pull-on design for less bulk on the wrist and a knitted construction with a breathable mesh on the knuckles. The back of hand is made of one piece of fabric, patterned and knit in 3D. Integrated compression, dimples and mesh across the knuckles come together with a Clarino palm to provide unity between the hand, glove and lever for ultimate control. Sizes are S-XXL. Color is black and price is $60.
Initially released in 2016 with S-PHYRE footwear, the socks were designed to enhance the performance of the RC9 and XC9 shoes. The technical features providing cushioning in pressure areas as well as ventilation and slip resistance on the sole while the woven in ankle guides ensure efficient pedaling rotation. Sizes are S-XL. Colors are black or white and price is $22.
For more info please visit www.shimano-lifestylegear.com.