There’s no shortage of bright colors and flashy patterns in the halls of Eurobike. While there has been a general recent trend of high-vis clothing and accessories, which we can totally get behind as a concept to be seen out on the roads, it doesn’t stop there. European cyclists are somewhat known for being unafraid of a little color, so we tried to snap some photos of the clothing that caught our attention. Join us after the break for a sampling of custom shoes, coordinated kits, well-dressed mannequins, and clothing for the whole family…
Adidas cycling has done a little collaboration with our friends over at 8bar and might have some interesting colorful things to add in 2016 besides just a flashy pair of shoe covers. And Italian BL doesn’t disappoint with a little color.
Bont is always good for some flashy custom shoes for some of the the best pros on the road circuit.
Craft had some nice bright colors for women in patterned versions of their packable Featherlight jacket and matching shorts, as well as in their upcoming summer Trail bike shorts and tank. There was also a new solid color lightweight mountain bike glove for when summer comes around again. And the men get a new red version of the windproof Tech LT jacket, and some more subdued colors in a striped merino blend jersey at the light shorts.
Czech Eleven Sportswear had a nice rainbow of their named custom jersey offering Andy, Ben, Cesar, Cero, Dany… albeit it, in more subdued hues.
Fanfiluca have some colorful kits and unique names for 2016, but the women get the best ones. The jersey on the right is their Honky Tonk, and the color is Army. The long sleeve on the left is the Lonky Tonk and the color, Amazing. All three get Valanche shorts in Ducky, Rosalpina, and Waldmeiter (l-r).
Danish accessories specialist Grip Grab has a new Hi-Vis range for 2016, including these easy on and off Race Thermo Hi-Vis neoprene show covers that actually look to have kevlar reinforcements in the right place to actually survive more that a season of proper winter use.
Liv always seems to do a nice job at the shows of putting together a complete kit with all the accessories, whether it is their road or road team kits or trail riding ensembles.
Nestled in Germany’s Black Forest, Local Outerwear likes to think they do bike wear with a touch of wildness. That can just mean putting a bear on it (their logo) or can get into some more extreme patterns and techy fabrics. Oh and if you dig bright colors, head over to their site for a lot of that too.
We already wrote about our chat with Cédric Gracia about shoes from Interbike. But Northwave has a new Kinectic bibs and jersey line-up that we previewed in the middle of the summer, and looks like it will offer a big performance boost vs. their previous line, especially with regards to their women-specific bibs and shorts.
OWN – Only What’s Necessary – have a modular trail riding shoe that gets a kevlar reinforced shell and either a breathable or a waterproof removable inner bootie to keep you comfortable no matter the weather.
PEdAL ED had a bunch of new kit to show for 2016. What first jumped out at us was the Saddle Reflective Jacket that has reflective fibers woven in the sportcoat like pin-striping. The jacket and a few other pieces used some paper (cellulose?) based fabrics that sounded interesting, but we are going to try to get in for test at the start of 2016 when they become available. Others that stuck in our head… the Okabe jersey, and Ultralight multi-level mesh baselayer, and those Dario Pegoretti designed socks. When we get some products in for test with tech details will report back with more info.
Primal can always be relied on for some striking prints. But they have equal parts crazy tights and classic stripes for next year.
Rainlegs were true to name, with some hi-vis commuting rain covers that pack down small, and are quick to strap on over any pair of pants to keep the tops of your legs dry when riding in the rain. 7 Mesh were showing some technical mountain biking gear like this Recon jacket and Glidepath shorts, all based on some nice looking softshell fabrics.
Sweet Protection were showing off some of their new colors, including alternative orange and gray versions of the Chumstick jersey and Makken gloves that we previewed and tested earlier this year.
The ecologically produced clothing line-up for next year from Triple 2 gets some more bright (for) merino colors, plus this new blue-sign certified recycled polyamid Velo Zip Performance jersey in a range of colors for both men and women.
Finishing off with Ziener on the German edge of the Alps, they have a broad range that offers color coordinated kits for the entire family, with fitted XC gear and relaxed fit trail kits.