Now we’re into February, the warmer months are not a million miles away. A change in seasons is always a valid excuse to stock up on new cycling gear – and at TWC we’ve had enough gorgeous 2017 spring/summer kit tantalisingly waved before our noses to confidently say that’s something to be excited about.
One hot off the press item which really caught our attention was Alé’s new Future Bibshot. At TWC, we’re long term Alé fans. We’re particularly fond of their flatteringly unobtrusive leg grippers, and the way most jerseys dip at the hips to give a streamlined, skinsuit-esque vibe.
The new Alé Future Bibshorts are the brand’s first foray into toilet friendly bibs for female cyclists. Almost every clothing brand catering for women has devised some sort of method to allow women to take a comfort break without removing their jersey. Alé have called theirs the ‘WHFREE SYSTEM BIB’.
The system looks a little complicated – but it’s not. Effectively, they’ve gone for a halterneck design we have seen elsewhere, but have attached the stretchy neck piece just below the breast. The body almost creates an underbust corset – only thankfully with a lot more room to breathe than your average Ann Summers contraption. When it’s time to visit the little girls room, the halter stretches over your neck, allowing you to pull the bibs off under your jersey.
Having a track mad velodrome addict on the team at TWC means we’re able to bring you a review in advance of your summer shopping, after extensive testing indoors over winter.