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Club Ride Apparel Women's

Club Ride Apparel asked us if we'd like a sneak peek at their 2014 Spring-Summer line to try, review, and give feedback.

So here it is! A quick first look at the kit sent over from across the pond before we test it out on the trails.

Who are Club Ride?

Back in 2008, Mike Herlinger decided to make a clothing line that functioned on the bike, but still looked smart enough to wear in civilian life.

Fed up of having to head home every evening after a ride to change into normal attire, he founded US-based Club Ride apparel selling kit that is a mix of style and performance, with technical fabrics sewn into casual looking kit that can be worn anywhere!

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Club Ride Apparel Women's Jerseys

First up out of the post bag is the long sleeve Wheel Clever top and Laurel short sleeve jersey. Here are my first thoughts:

  • They are packed with hidden technical details. Featuring well placed ventilation, easily accessible pockets and reflective accents, we think these will do an awesome job on the bike but also be suitable for the post-ride drink in the pub!
  • They are light! Designed to be worn in summer, these tops are quite thin. Made from UV protected material, they will keep you safe from the sun and also nice and cool.
  • They have an eye-catching bicycle inspired print to show the world just how much you love riding!
  • They have a forgiving fit. Both tops are long enough to keep everything covered and are loose enough to not make you feel conscious. Be interesting to see how they keep things covered on the bike.

Price: US$ 64.99 - 89.99

Available in sizes XS-XL

Stockist: Club Ride

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Club Ride Apparel Women's Shorts

Next up from Club Ride Apparel are a pair of Zest shorts, in a shade lighter than black:

  • These are short shorts! The Zest shorts have a 9" inner leg seam and on first appearances look incredibly skimpy. Perhaps it’s because we’re used to a longer leg due to winter, but I have a niggling feeling these may get snagged on the nose of the saddle.
  • They don’t come with padding, so if you’re looking for additional comfort, you’ll need to buy some liner shorts with chamois.
  • They have useful features for on the bike, two zippered pockets on the sides, elastic buttoned waist adjusters, a high-back to keep things hidden and reflective detailing on the rear to help you be seen.
  • They are constructed well from stretchy material. Although these may be short, the fabric is soft, lightweight and stretchy so will give when you ride.

Price: US$ 74.99

Available in sizes XS-XL

Stockist: Club Ride