Giro’s Stylish Cycling Apparel

Giro’s Stylish Cycling Apparel

Cycling apparel that’s rooted in style and performance is nothing new (see: Rapha). Giro is the first major player in



Giro_New_Road_660Cycling apparel that’s rooted in style and performance is nothing new (see: Rapha). Giro is the first major player in a long time to push the boundaries of mainstream biking clothes.

Giro’s New Road line (see below for more) looks like actual clothing, but, like Rapha, it hides its technical chops. And like Rapha, the key ingredient is wool. But Giro promises more than just merino in combination with a synthetic, as has been the norm. It says their Nycore is wool “fabricated with a durable, lightweight nylon core.” In practice the idea means a lighter garment and also reduced sag — the downer with most wool jerseys is that as you sweat they start to elongate.

Much of the line (from base layers to bibs, baggies to shell pieces) will be a lot like the SS Merino Crew, above, incorporating cycling-focused details like traditional three-rear-pocket function, but with less flash. Tiny stealth extras (this shirt has reinforced tape along the back to further support the pocket contents, along with a zippered internal pocket) will be a major focus of the ingredient mix.

And while Giro calls this road gear, just like Rapha, who cares? It’ll make great mountain bike clothing, too.

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  • matt
    Reply

    michael, you shoulda modeled these clothes instead

  • Mark
    Reply

    Ya what Matt said!

  • Alex Deckard
    Reply

    Wow… who would of thought Giro would be delivering such classy looking apparel, and sewn in America to boot. Curious to see what their mountain line will look like.

  • Velosopher
    Reply

    This is very, very good. More appealing than Rapha; not as cutesy, more real.

    When clothing like this comes down in price about 20%, I’ll set about building a closet full. Meantime, I make do with the few wool pieces I have, a lot of manmade fibers, and good ole cotton for shorter rides.

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