Café du Cycliste | Colette and Madeleine | Total Women's Cycling

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First impressions: Café du Cycliste road cycle clothing

Café du Cycliste describe their style as ‘tailored tech’ with designs that are packed with features but retain a subtle, chic elegance. We showcase two of their road products, the Colette rain jacket and Madeleine windproof gilet, before we put them out to test.

Launched in June 2011, French cycle clothing brand, Café du Cycliste is based in Nice. Founded by André and Rémi – respectively an Ironman triathlete and former canoeing world champion.

Café du Cycliste’s women’s range expanded with the Colette waterproof and Madeleine gilet

From what we’ve seen of their women’s range, the essence of Café du Cycliste is to produce luxurious, retro-styled cycle clothing with thoughtful feminine features and boy, do their jacket and gilet scream elegance!

Distributed in the UK though online women’s cycle clothing retailers VeloVixen, you can also find the range in store at Mosquito Bikes and the recently re-branded Kinoko Cycles, London.

Technical fabrics and design ensure Cafe du Cycliste clothing performs well on the bike

Although there are no bib shorts or leggings in the Café du Cycliste women’s range, lagging behind in terms of breadth of choice compared to the men’s, we’ll let them off due to their current selection being so sophisticated, while still packing a punch in the technical department.

Check out the next couple of pages where we showcase all the details and features of Colette and Madeleine from the Café du Cycliste range before we put them out to test.

Like the French style? Check these jerseys out by Café du Cycliste here.


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