Tuesday, February 10, 2015



Sure-I like wearing bright patterns and prints that add inches to my hips said no woman EVER
-or man for that matter... which is why no matter how performing, well fitting, comfortable and a good value -bike wear is-it will not sell-at least where we live-if its not flattering physiques.

Which is why practically all the women and men at our gym are in black or dark bottoms-for gals -that means fitted silhouette enhancing bottoms-mostly capris, leggings--with a few iconic Adidas side striped track pants, pricey Lucas Hugh, and-rarely- baggyish gym  shorts in the mix.

For guys-that almost 99% of the time means a looser fit than the ladies- usually for track style kind of pants unless they came back from outdoor running where the fit-is fitted, and biggish long shorts -straight outta basketball 101.

We thought about that when previewing the very technical bike kits form Cannondale- hitting retail shelves for Spring 2015. While aimed at the more serious biker…given the costs---the emphasis on looking good while aerodynamically cycling-  was very important…and in fact-the SI System Integration with snaps that attach (practically weightless) jersey+bibs-  synch up color wise-with the brand's top tier 2015 road bikes.

Wow-talk abut matchy matchy!


Pro-level, professional race fit

Elite Nano Short Sleeve $200-high performance road jersey w/ full mesh front panel for superior breathability,  has SI System Integration snaps works with Cannondale shorts- for no gap coverage,  Elite Nano Bib Shorts $250

mesh backed 3 back pockets and media one zipped

multi-panel construction, Speed Safe Chamois SI system integration snaps on back work with most Cannondale Jerseys

Call of nature opening- where you need it

slick looking kit-extremely lightweight, moisture wicking, highly breathable

Cannondale Elite Nano Bib Shorts---one piece-with short sleeves---very cutting edge imo

FYI: High end sourced fabrics-from Italy's Zaffiro-very luxurious smooth hand feel as far as athletic wear goes…with compression and moisture wicking properties-can really feel the difference…body-mapped for custom built feel.
Elite Road 1 Jersey $150  Pro fit jersey-with SI  System Integration Snaps works with most 2015 bibs, silicone sleeve cuffs and hemlines keep jersey from shifting,moisture wicking -quick drying.

Elite Road 1 Bib Short $190-on bibs-Speed Save chamois,  silicone grips-very lightweight0 keep fit right, bonded upper bib provides flat, binding free comfort

see different fabric on sleeves and core… hems jersey-bib is grippy -not binding

Performance 1 Jersey $120, Performance Bib Short $150-shown in white-also in green. Performance riders like pro-fit, SI System Integration snaps interface with most new 2015 Cannondale shorts
traditional 3 rear pockets, gripper bands shorts keep shifting away, SPeed Save Chamois
snaps…black snaps
Performance 1 Jersey-Profit jersey---SI System Integration snaps---jersey+bib 

Endurance Jersey $100, Endurance Bib Shorts $130 Semi fit jersey for all day rides, UPF50+ fabric, reflective pops
plenty of roomy  back pockets for gels, zipped for smartphone---8 in all jersey, 4 engineered pockets Endurance bib shorts
bikes match up