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Stella McCartney Cycling Collection for Adidas

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Stella McCartney has released her new Spring 2010 Cycling Collection for Adidas.  The collection includes pieces for triathlon, too, and many of the pieces are well thought out.

Yes, hardcore cyclists are going to watch the video above and mock everything (especially the “I’m a model, please don’t talk to me unless you’re beautiful” facial expression at the beginning), but if you can manage to dig through adidas’ website and actually find the collection (click here for the challenge, or here for the direct link) you might pleasantly be surprised by some of the technical features.

Hit ‘more’ for photos of models in tight clothing and I’ll prove it…


The Performance TriSuit has flatlock stitching, a snaplock rear zipper, silicone leg grippers and SPF 50+ Climalite material to wick sweat and protect the skin.  It has a back pocket and the arm and neck holes are bonded to reduce seams (and chafing).


I know, you wanna say it so badly: “Stupid model, she’s got those bib shorts on backwards.”

No, they’re correct, and likely only to be seen on Real Housewives as they pretend to sweat on their ellipticals and spin bikes whilst being misted with Evian.  However, here’s the specs:

The Cycling Cap protects from wind, rain and sun while wicking away sweat.  The Tennis Bra is from the tennis collection and features a “racing” look. The Cycling Glove has foam and gel padding, Velcro closure and perforated top. The Performance All-In-One Bib Shorts have an antibacterial wicking chamois, ClimaLite wicking fabric and flatlock seams.


Have I lost you yet?  No?  Good, because the Performance Half-Zip Short Sleeve Graphic Jersey may have the longest item name, but it’s also probably the most likely to not get you called out among your cycling friends.  Granted this is coming from a guy, but for rides that are going to end at a café or something, this is a pretty decent looking fashion jersey.  Plus, it’s got a nifty side pocket, silicone grippers on the back to keep it from riding up, and three back pockets.  There’s also a plain white and coral versions for the more self-conscious.

The shorts are the Performance Padded Three-Quarter Tights and they have the same chamois and material as the bibs.


This top is the Performance Gilet.  Those circles are me tiring of photoshopping them out of the pics from the website.  Sorry.  The Gilet has breathable ClimaProof wind shielding fabric, a hidden hood and longer back with drawstring cinch for the pleated front overlay.  The gloves are the same, only in black.


The Performance Zip Tank Top has a concealed zip pocket on the rear. The Performance Jacket is a lightweight, windproof ClimaProof material with a drawcord waist, elastic cuffs and two-way zipper.

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