Have you ever wished your chamois was a bit narrower or a touch wider? If you fall into either camp, Endura is providing a solution through their new FS260-Pro SL bibshort. Developed through their collaboration with team Movistar and the gebioMized dynamic saddle pressure measurement system, the shorts are the first that we’re aware of with multiple chamois widths and leg lengths in the same size short.
Similar to choosing a saddle based on the width of your sit bones, each individual sized short will have three different width chamois based on what width saddle you are riding. The thought is that the proper width chamois will position the padding appropriately and cover the pressure points without being too wide and becoming diaper like. Endura takes the custom fit concept a step further and actually offers two leg lengths for each size as well with standard and long. Endura has found that the longer legs offer better compression properties, but they also work better for taller riders.
Manufactured from Italian Power Lycra with Coldblack technology and UPF 50+ rating to keep riders cool, the shorts use Endura’s Continuously Variable Profile 700 series pad and a 3D Mesh upper to offer a pro level fit. Any of the sizes, widths, and lengths will retail for $169.99 each.
Well known for their durable, black kit, Endura is also diving into a bit of color for both road and mountain. Check it out next…
In almost all of their styles, Endura will still offer a mostly black option for those who prefer to blend in rather than stand out. But for those looking for eye searing, attention grabbing color the 2015 line has plenty of that. Starting with the new Singletrack Print T ($49.99) above which is a loose fitting T-shirt style jersey with full sublimation and lightweight fabric, Endura also brightens up with the new Print L/S Jersey in Yellow and black ($89.99).
To go along with the FS260-PRO SL shorts, Endura released the SL Jersey which uses much of the same fabric technology including Coldblack and a UPF of 30. Created to be as light as possible the jersey uses a lot of ultralight mesh for ventilation and a 3/4 zip along with lightweight pocket construction for a true race fit even on the hottest days. Available in Red and Black, the jersey will sell for $109.99.
One of the more interesting pieces comes out of the Equipe line which is tailored to the needs of racers for training and riding in all conditions. The Classics Jacket is suited for cold, wet days that temperature regulation is still important and offers a waterproof, wind proof, and breathable jacket that turns into a jersey when needed. Instead of zip-off sleeved as is common, the Classics uses essentially arm warmers, but the jacket is equipped with silicone grippers to hold them in place and keep the rain out. Made with a race fit cut, the jacket also offers a drop down hi-viz tail, soft inner collar, and 3 rear pockets with built in drain holes so they don’t fill up with water. The incredibly well thought out jacket will set you back $239.99.
If your racing is more to the office rather than the finish line, the new Urban FlipJak reversible jacket looks like a winner. Designed to be an inconspicuous black, warm jacket with quilted primaloft insulation during the day to day, the jacket flips inside out to reveal a hi-vis commuting shell. The jacket is warm, windproof, and “shower proof”, with reflective details and a light loop on the rear to keep you comfy and safe on your commute. The jacket will retail for $169.99.