Following the first iteration of the team wear in June we went ahead and got pre-production samples to make the small improvements from nice team wear to one that we, and hopefully you, will love and want to wear as often as possible. We have tested the pre-production samples since and production is finally underway and soon to be completed!
Those of you who read about the first version may remember that we went with a black and white colour scheme, to offer choice. It turned out that the white bibs were not to our liking, so we decided to produce the following:
- Black and white jerseys, wind vests, and arm warmers;
- Black bibs and leg warmers, and;
- White tri tops
Here is how the changes turned out:
We liked the first version of the wind vest a lot already, and only made some small changes to make it even more to our liking: the material is slightly stretchy and wind proof, and the asymmetric zipper now reaches further up the neck and ends off center, to avoid chafing on the chin. The collar also got a nice lapel behind the zipper to further protect your neck from rubbing. Lastly, the production version will have two very discrete reflective tabs on the sides of the pockets for increased road safety.
The jersey was already very nice last time, so all we did was tidy up some of the details. First we made the cut a bit more race like to satisfy your need for speed. We retained the nice elements of the hidden pocket and silicon grippers, as well as the full length zip. The design is a bit more colorful, with, but with fewer strips on the arms and the bottom of the jersey. We hope you like it:
On the bib shorts we went for very understated design in black, and changed the cut to an 8 panel layout. We retained the very nice chamois, MP3 player pocket, cable guide loops, and silicon leg grippers, and also included small road safety reflective tabs. I have personally tested the bibs on a number of long rides, and was very happy with the comfort. On the production run small details are being optimized, including the logo placement and the width and appearance of the white leg grippers.
Arm and leg warmers
The arm and leg warmers have also come out nicely: the Roubaix material is nice and soft and warm, just what you need on those spring and autumn days. Both have some very well gripping silicon grippers which make sure that they don’t slip. Nothing is more annoying when your leg warmers slip down during a ride, after all. On the leg warmers, you can also see the zippers we put on the back to make entry and exit easier – very handy.
The clothing is being produced as we speak and will be in stock around the end of the month / beginning of September, finally! If you haven’t secured your set and are interested, be sure to leave us a message.
PS: I haven’t taken pics of the tri top but will add them soon.