I braved torrential rains and white knuckle driving on the I5 to make the 6+ hour journey to visit the Castelli USA headquarters in Portland. The rough weather set the stage for my visit - to finally see and ride the much anticipated complete RoS Collection - including jacket, gloves, shoe covers, cap, and the Nanoflex Pro 2 bibtights.
Ed's Style Council: Ed Hood has been ruminating over the falling standards of the style seen on the roads the last few years. There are some rules that must be followed, even the normally trend setting Belgians have started to pull their socks over their leg-warmers/tights, just NO! Ed tackles the style faux pas, the right and the absolutely wrong.
Just like Mrs. Pez - the right cycling baselayer is essential to keep me warm on cold winter days. Modern fabrics, design, and construction have opened up more choices than ever before, so here are seven different baselayers from Castelli, Alé Bikewear, Nalini, and Assos that I've been using for a variety of cold weather rides and warming requirements.
We’ve had a close-up view of the emergence of the next generation of Team INEOS stars like Egan Bernal, Pavel Sivakov, and Tao Geoghegan Hart. These guys draw on the massive Team INEOS experience while bringing the passion, discovery, and curiosity of youth. That’s what you’ll find in the Castelli Winter’19 and Summer’20 Collections.
Clothing Review: Spring has finally arrived and that means warmer weather. So I’ve ditched the arm and knee warmers to do some riding in shorts and short-sleeve jersey – including DannyShane kit I teased in my review of their Fall City Line casual clothing.
Cycling Fashion: Ed Hood has been admiring cycling sartorial elegance for more years than he would like to admit, and he is not too enamoured with the modern designs. Time for Ed to look back over the best pro jerseys of the past and pick his favourites and not so popular team kit.
Rapha is proud to honor the career of Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails with his own Special Edition Collection. Vails, from New York City, captured the imagination of a generation of cycling fans with a string of thrilling victories in the ‘80s and early ‘90s.
As the Scandanavian maxim says: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” So the veloToze waterproof cycling gloves and overshoes are a godsend in cold and wet weather, and now's the perfect time to try 'em out.
Merino wool is a better fiber for temperature regulation and moisture management because its fibers are finer than other types of wool. This means they feel softer to the touch when woven together and used to create garments - so right away they are more comfortable to wear.