Finding the right wet weather jacket is tricky. You want it to perform, be light, easy to stow away and strong without being restrictive. Chris has been testing the Shark jacket from Italian brand Rh+, and it seems to fit the bill.
Yorkshire in the summer is pretty similar to Sweden so when Sigr sent us their summer offerings we were only too pleased to get out there and test out the red and black ‘Sverigeloppet’ cycle jersey. Thankfully, it’s also superb right through to autumn, which makes it a really good wardrobe addition.
Have you ever thought about the connection to your bike and ultimately the road? You might say it’s’ your cleats, it might be your gloves or it could be your shoes. How many times do you consider what’s going on in the bum department? How many times do you feel that tell-tale ache coming on and as a man that dull numbness starting which forces you up and out of the saddle to bring some life back to that area of darkness.
Sigr has been a favourite of Pedalnorth for some time. They consistently design and deliver cycling apparel gold with that touch of Swedish class. You just know if you buy one of their products that it will be just right for the job, well thought through and provides that level of class that other roadies will nod their heads in appreciation when they pass.
Whether you ride a road bike, time trial, triathlon or MTB, you’ve probably landed on this website looking for the best skinsuit for your needs. For those who are unfamiliar, a skinsuit is an aero short-sleeved or long-sleeves onesie made of lightweight cloth that is particularly developed for cycling.
Wrap up warm people, because it’s going to get colder!
There are thankfully a few reasonably priced ways to keep yourself warm, especially if you won’t be riding all winter and don’t want to spend money on full winter jerseys. To start with then, a good set of arm warmers are ideal, but which ones and will they match your jerseys and gilet?
Super Lightweight and quick drying fabric properties ensure that the DS PRO Road Warrior in Pink Camo is the ideal ladies kit for summer. Also, the shorts are nicely cut short too, which means that my legs get an extra level of tanning 😉
Mountain bike shorts are not something I’ve spent much time thinking about recently. In fact, I’ve ridden in the same pair of shorts for years. However when Italian cycling brand RH+ Cycling asked us to try out their range of Trail and Mountain biking apparel, I thought it was time to get back on the trails.
In a cycling world bloated with cycling apparel manufacturers, it’s incredibly difficult to pick out what will work for you, select the kind of kit that you need for your locality, your type of riding and more importantly, how to look cool or be that bag of spanners. There’s a cost to consider too; so when I tell you Armani designed and styled the Italian Police Service, you’re probably going to look away from Italy, as that statement conjures up huge costs. Hang on a minute and stick with me…
The RH+ Code bib shorts are designed and sold as a high end short, and we tested them here in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to see how they stood up to things.
The first thing that you notice is that they’re a very light bib short. And of course, being Italian means that they’re a good fit, so choose a size above your normal sizing. They’re a compression short too, which basically means that they’ll fit close and tight against the skin, maximising the muscle performance.