Infused with a fresh round of financing, Club Ride has steadily expanded from their western-style mountain bike clothing origins. They now offer a full range of casual gear to fit virtually any type of riding you’re doing, including road and commuting.
The new Open Road line shown at left fits a bit slimmer than their mountain bike kit, with features more suited to the pavement.
Both men’s and women’s versions have a jersey and short, and they share key features like a seamless gussetted crotch, abrasion resistant fabric, side waist adjustment strap and zippered pockets on the shorts and reflective bits and UPF20 on the jerseys. The men’s Phantom shorts are made with DurX, a four-way stretch wicking fabric with DWR finish and 11″ inseam. The women’s Zest shorts have a lighter weight fabric with 2-way stretch with an 8.5″ inseam.
Likewise, the jerseys sport different materials, with the men’s being a bit heavier and having an extra pocket on the rear. The women’s is lighter with a single storage pocket on the back, but both get media ports for headphone wires. Pricing is $59.99 to $79.99.
Take a peek at what’s underneath, below…
Even newer than Open Road is their expanded line of padded inner wear. With complete lines of men’s and women’s cycling shorts and underwear, they’ve divided up the lines into versions for various time in the saddle:
It’s part of their improved retail packaging and display efforts aimed at helping retailers show off the line better and their customers to more easily choose the right piece. Each is marked with a “ride time” recommendation. So, if your rides are typically four or more hours, then go with the ones marked as such. That ensures you’re getting the support and padding needed. One really nice feature on the bibshorts is the smooth, soft leg openings and lightweight mesh. Since they’re made to wear under their shorts, they kept them lightweight and smooth…and they look awesome.
There’s also plenty more casual options for the commuter or weekend bar hopper. With shorts and jeans/pants, there’s something for year ’round riding. Yes, that sleeveless one on the right is part of the mountain bike collection. Please don’t wear that to work.
The women’s mountain bike and fitness cycling line sees rotating prints and colors.