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