Pony Cycling is one of the freshest brands on the market and is breaking in with style. All of their apparel is Italian made with Italian fabrics – apart from their American made socks. They have 2 collections available including Stars, and Giro Jerusalem-Rome.
The Stars collection comes in men and women options both have 2 choices in colors. The jersey has a race fit, short collar, full front locking zipper, silicone sleeve grippers, silicon lined elastic waistband, flatlock stitching, and 3 pockets. The bibs have a supportive compression fabric, silicon gripper leg bands, flat stitching, mesh back, and a tailored fit and chamois form. The $315 kit is available in sizes XXS – XL.
Their Giro Jerusalem-Rome includes a men’s race suite that gets a short collar, hidden zipper, supportive compression, 3 rear pockets, 1 radio pocket, flat stitching, silicon grips and a riding fit. The $300 suite also has strategically placed mesh panels, an antibacterial chamois, and comes in sizes XXS – XL.
Mint Socks are fresh on the shelves
Mint socks aim to bring new designs to those craving the latest style. As earlier editions sell out they’re retired to make room for fresh mint ones. Plus, a part of each purchase is donated to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. The Italian made socks are now stocked in 3 designs including Triangulate, The Dreamer, The Chutney. Each $20 pair gets a soft base and slightly compressive nylon yarn cuffs to prevent slippage. Cuff lengths include 5.5″ Triangulate, 6.5″ The Dreamer, 7″ The Chutney.
ProViz stands out with new high-vis road gear
ProViz announced their Sportive Collection that promises comfortable, high performance and safe clothing. The lineup includes a convertible jacket/vest, bib shorts, and long and short sleeve jerseys. Their $115 vest/jacket gets a breast pocket, reflective details and 4-way stretch fabrics that offer waterproofing and breathability. Locking zippers remove the sleeves when the weather becomes undecided. The $70 bib shorts have silicone leg grips, a rear pocket, endurance chamois, reflective details and come in men and women options. Their long and short sleeve jerseys get 3 rear pockets, a full front locking zipper, anti-bacterial and wicking fabrics, reflective details, silicone waist grips, and UPF 40+ protection. The long sleeve jersey is $65 while the short sleeve is $55.
Santini designs for La Vuelta – again
Santini was selected to create the jerseys for La Vuelta for the second year running. They’re releasing 5 kits – each representing a specific stage during the race addition to the – and 4 leader jerseys. Leader jerseys have a slightly compressive race fit, hidden 3/4 front zippers, 3 rear pockets, and short collars.
The additional kits include KMCero (top left), Euskadi (top mid), Málega (top right), Andorra (bottom left), and La Huesera (bottom mid). Each complete with matching bibs, caps, gloves, and socks with KMCero and Malaga groups also getting vests. Jerseys are made similar to the leader jerseys with 3 rear pockets, race fit, compressed sleeves and a locking zipper. Bibs get mesh uppers compressive leg bands with grippers and a race fit.
Hitting trails with Sweet Protection
Fresh mountain bike gear from Sweet Protection includes jerseys, shorts, jackets, and gloves. Their Hunter shorts ($130) have 2-way stretch panels, 2 snap buttons and front zipper, an adjustable waist, 2 zip leg vents, knee pad friendly fit, 2 side pockets, and 2 thigh cargo pockets. The Badlands Merino jersey is available in long ($80) and short ($60) sleeve options and has a 100% merino wool build tailored for riding. The Hunter Air jacket ($130) is updated for 2018 and offers wind and rain protection, packability, a breast pocket, drop back, and a breathable stretch nylon build.
Rapha’s new stripped-down look
Rapha’s new Classic Flyweight Printed jersey ($135) is available in 2 colors, black & white – navy & pink. Its 100% polyester has minimal seams and gets a short collar, full front locking-zipper, mesh dropped back, UPF 15 protection, and 3 rear pockets with mesh internal liners. Its lightweight and breathable design should be ideal for hot summer rides.