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Garneau’s new ca­sual ur­ban Ci­tyzen Col­lec­tion is com­fort­able, tech­ni­cal ac­tivewear that blends com­fort and func­tion­al­ity for ur­ban cy­clists.

The men’s Manch­ester and London jer­seys are light­weight with mois­ture-wick­ing prop­er­ties and in­clude a sun­glasses hook on the front chest, re­flec­tive stitch­ing and one zip­pered back pocket with rout­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties for head­phone wires. The Ur­ban shorts come with a de­tach­able in­ner liner and a re­mov­able chamois. The outer fab­ric is wa­ter-, stain- and abra­sion-re­sis­tant, with a plush elas­tic waist­band for a com­fort­able fit.

The women’s Venice top fea­tures deep arm­holes to in­crease free­dom of move­ment and a longer, shirt-tail length that is both flat­ter­ing and stylish. The fab­ric is quick-dry­ing, and the back is “burnout,” which is soft, light and vin­tage. The Ur­ban skirt is the per­fect blend of style and sub­stance with its de­tach­able in­ner shorts and re­mov­able chamois.

The Ur­ban shoes fea­ture T-Flex tech­nol­ogy that of­fers greater flex in the fore­foot. The lace-up con­struc­tion with elas­tic lace-hold­ers is light­weight and eas­ily ad­justed. The shoes are op­ti­mized for use with SPD cleat sys­tems.

Castelli’s Idro Pro jacket fea­tures Gore-Tex Shakedry two-layer fab­ric that of­fers wa­ter­proof func­tion­al­ity while still be­ing breath­able. The el­bows, shoul­ders and side pan­els all have Gore-Tex’s new Topo sec­tions for stretch and mo­bil­ity, as well as mois­ture man­age­ment. The fully taped seams are part of the wa­ter­proof con­struc­tion. Tested and de­vel­oped by Castelli’s WorldTour rid­ers, this jacket also packs up small to eas­ily store in a jersey pocket.

The Po­dio Dop­pio jersey was de­vel­oped by Castelli specif­i­cally for Team

Sky rid­ers’ train­ing. The new cut en­sures the fit is right, while ex­ten­sive fab­ric de­vel­op­ment keeps rid­ers dry. The jersey fea­tures an over­lap col­lar to pro­tect the neck, in­set sleeves, easy-slid­ing YKK Vis­lon zip­per with Scor­pion zip­per pull and a drop pocket. An up­dated elas­tic grip­per helps to keep the jersey in place. Avail­able in four colours, it can be cus­tom­ized with club, team or cor­po­rate lo­gos.

Biemme’s new in­no­va­tive and cus­tom­iz­a­ble Garun Biomec­ca­nico cy­cling pad fea­tures 16 in­ter­change­able sil­i­cone in­serts (four per area) with a vari­able thick­ness from 1mm to 4mm.

The de­sign, which is patent pend­ing, is meant to cor­re­spond with is­chial tuberos­ity (sitz bones) and the per­ineum to bal­ance the left and right side via a spe­cial sad­dle cover equipped with sen­sors to al­low a bet­ter bike fit, in­crease pedal­ing ef­fi­ciency and to re­duce sco­l­i­otic at­ti­tude while sit­ting.

Biemme’s new grad­u­ated-com­pres­sion mid-calf and short socks with F.I.R. (Far In­fraRed) tech­nol­ogy en­hance per­for­mance by in­creas­ing mi­cro-cir­cu­la­tion at the skin’s sur­face, re­duc­ing body tem­per­a­ture and wa­ter clus­ter while ac­cel­er­at­ing re­cov­ery.

Also new for 2018 is a Biemme Jampa 2 uni­sex jacket fea­tur­ing next-gen­er­a­tion fab­ric that pairs polyurethane with a wa­ter­proof mem­brane for a light, wind­proof, highly flex­i­ble jacket.

Shi­mano’s new Evolve line fea­tures wide, rib­bon-style shoul­der straps and grip­per-free hems for light­weight com­fort, dis­creet re­flec­tiv­ity ele-

ments po­si­tioned for vis­i­bil­ity in low light, unique dual-layer Dry Touch jersey with UPF 50+ and an in­ner mesh sur­face to keep mois­ture away.

The new Clim­bers jersey is geared to­ward su­per-light­weight con­struc­tion and of­fers “air-dif­fus­ing two-way stretch fab­ric,” engi­neered to rid you of ex­cess heat while max­i­miz­ing air­flow.

The new Break­away jersey di­als it back a notch for those look­ing for a more ca­sual op­tion for train­ing with its four-way stretch and more re­laxed fit.

The new Ex­plorer line, also a ca­sual jersey op­tion aimed at the ad­ven­ture cy­clist, is of­fered in three forms: two tech­ni­cal T-shirts, one with a crew neck and the other with a higher neck and mid-chest zip­per, as well as a but­toned-up, col­lared polo-shirt op­tion.

Shi­mano’s team jer­seys of­fer unique colour choices for road­ies, in­clud­ing two camo op­tions and new women’s-spe­cific op­tions that in­clude the team jersey, shorts and bib tights.

Shi­mano’s hy­brid wind­break jacket eas­ily con­verts to a vest when the weather changes. A draw­cord in­side the chest pock­ets al­lows ad­just­ments to pre­vent flap­ping ex­cess ma­te­rial.

Sport­ful’s new light­weight BodyFit Pro Evo jersey fea­tures mul­ti­ple fab­ric con­struc­tion, Aero stretch on the shoul­ders and min­i­mal stitch­ing on the col­lar for com­fort and a clean look. The arms fea­ture light sil­i­cone and an elas­tic cuff, while the waist elas­tic uses sil­i­cone for grip. A full YKK Vis­lon front zip­per, three rear pock­ets and re­flec­tive ac­cents fin­ish off the jersey that’s the choice of Pro cy­clists rid­ing in a wide range of con­di­tions, from rac­ing in warm tem­per­a­tures to fast train­ing.

For 2018, Craft’s new Verve Glow bib short of­fers Ly­cra Sport En­ergy body-con­trol fab­ric with four-way elas­tic­ity. The bib con­struc­tion is er­gonomic with mesh Su­perlight fab­ric made of polyester hex­achan­nel ma­te­rial for ac­tive cool­ing. UV pro­tec­tion is built in thanks to the in­clu­sion of Cold­black

fab­ric, and a spe­cial knit con­struc­tion en­hances mois­ture wick­ing and ven­ti­la­tion, as does the In­fin­ity C1 pad.

The Verve Glow jersey comes with body-mapped mesh, ac­tive cool­ing, high elas­tic­ity and a great fit. Light­weight polyester fab­ric with six-chan­nel fi­bre con­struc­tion pulls per­spi­ra­tion away from your body. It also of­fers four back pock­ets, a full front zip­per, UPF 50+ pro­tec­tion on the back and shoul­ders and 360° of re­flec­tive print for high vis­i­bil­ity.

Lithe is an ul­tra-light­weight, wind-pro­tec­tive, wa­ter-re­pel­lent jacket made of 37g-per-square-me­tre wo­ven polyester. Ven­ti­la­tion pan­els are lo­cated along the side and un­der the sleeves, and elas­tic pan­els pro­vide op­ti­mal fit. It packs into its own back pocket for easy stor­age.

PI Dry tech­nol­ogy is a hy­dropho­bic treat­ment used on Pearl

Izumi’s knit and wo­ven fab­rics that makes these fi­bres re­pel wa­ter without af­fect­ing the breatha­bil­ity or feel of the fab­ric. The treat­ment coats each in­di­vid­ual fi­bre, will never wash off or lose its ef­fec­tive­ness and will last the life of the gar­ment.

Pearl Izumi’s go-any­where Versa col­lec­tion is de­signed for a one-hour ride, and in­cludes the Per­for­mance T-shirt with a slightly dropped tail to pro­vide cov­er­age in the rid­ing po­si­tion. The short­sleeved But­ton-Up is light­weight with a sub­tle bike-fo­cused de­sign. The Board­walk short fea­tures a light­weight shell with a laid­back feel and sub­tle re­flec­tive el­e­ments, and the Versa quilted hoodie is a great choice when the weather turns cold.

7Mesh’s new WK2 bib short fea­tures Pul­l2P tech­nol­ogy that com­bines a sup­port­ive yoga-style waist­band with soft-stretch bib straps crossed at the back and care­fully lo­cated so the shorts can be pulled down for midride pit stops without any un­clip­ping, un­zip­ping or un­dress­ing. Fea­tures in­clude raw-edge leg hems with printed leg grip­per for smooth, se­cure com­fort and Clean Fin­ish Con­struc­tion that elim­i­nates chafe points. The match­ing WK2 half-short of­fers an up­dated fit, and both WK2 shorts use the women’s Elas­tic In­ter­face Road Per­for­mance Max chamois.

Castelli Idro Pro jacket

Garneau Venice top

Shi­mano Evolve bib shorts

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