Sneak Preview Part 2: Movistar Replica Kit Made by Endura
2014 Movistar Team Replica Kit; No Pale Imitation.
Have an under-the-counter glimpse at the high-end details of the Movistar Team Replica Kit 2014.
When making kit for the #1 ranked team in the WorldTour, every detail has to be perfect. As Movistar Team’s clothing sponsor from 2014, Endura has spent a lot of time and effort on the finer details of the team clothing, working closely with Movistar Team riders to refine and optimise the designs. The final results were so good that Endura decided that “replica” team clothing made available to cycling fans should not be a de-spec’d version of the team kit but instead share exactly the same fit and specification. That’s why every piece of Movistar Team clothing sold through Endura’s retailers is exactly the same as that worn by the team riders. Have a first glimpse at some of the cutting-edge features before the Movistar Replica Kit will be launched in its full splendour on January 1st 2014:
The pocket construction of the bibshorts for the race radio is one really clever detail. The objective was to create a pocket which does not interfere with the jersey pockets, which ensures that the radio does not rub against the rider’s spine, and which keeps the radio in place. So the product developers at Endura created a kangaroo-style pocket that is accessible from both sides and divided by a simple seam in the middle so the radio does not move around. The pocket is made from 2 layers of very lightweight mesh, and it is placed higher up the back (in the middle of the back just underneath the shoulder blades) where it does not press into the spine and where it is out of the jersey pockets’ way. As an additional benefit for those of us without a DS shouting “venga” through a radio into our ear, these pockets are also ideal for our smartphones.
The Y form binding of the bibshorts’ mesh bibs provides a low-bulk, flat binding for a perfect fit. The binding has a split in it, which makes it look like a Y when you see the binding on its own. It gets sewn to the garment on either side of the fabric, that’s why it is a lot less bulky and less irritating than a traditional folded binding.
Flatlock stitching of the bibshorts’ key seams guarantees best comfort without chafing. This is again thanks to the lower bulk of the flatlock seams compared to other seam techniques.
Raw edge silicon sleeve and leg grippers ensure a clean finish and a perfect fit, keeping sleeves and legs from riding up and preventing unsightly over compression.
A broken or stuck zipper is always a nuisance, but especially during a race. That’s why Endura use high quality YKK Zips in all Movistar Team clothing.
Whether training in the hot Spanish summer or whether racing all over the world in all sorts of climatic conditions, moisture management is always key. Endura use fast wicking fabrics for the Movistar Team to guarantee the best possible body climate even during hard rides and in hot climates. The Short Sleeve Jersey is made from soft touch rapid wicking Italian fabric. The Bibshorts have a fast wicking upper mesh for optimal breathability. The Race Socks come in soft, breathable Meryl Skinlife® Yarn for maximum comfort and feature Air Mesh diaphanous web on top of the socks to enhance breathability. The Race Mitts are equipped with mesh palm vents. The fleecy inner of the Thermolite® fabric that the Arm and Leg Warmers are made from provides good moisture transfer. The same goes for the Spanish high stretch insulating durable grid fleece of the Long Sleeve Jersey. And last but not least, the fast wicking Multitube draws sweat away from the skin efficiently.
There’s a lot more to the Movistar Replica Kit – More to be revealed soon!