We told you about Giro’s New Road range when we first saw it at Eurobike last month, and here’s a quick video we did at the time to show you what’s on offer…
The range is extensive, comprising over 60 products: shorts, trousers, shoes, gloves, shirts, base layers, socks… pretty much everything. The common denominator is that it’s all intended to have a performance aspect to it while being suitable to wear off the bike too.
A lot of the shirts, for example, are merino wool so they have work to keep you sweat-free and comfortable, and they’re cut slim so they don’t flap around when you ride, but they also look appropriate if you’re sitting in your local coffee shop.
Here, top international model Tony shows off the Mechanic Jacket which is made from a three-layer fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and taped seams.
Some of the clothing is pretty understated, some is a bit more in-yer-face. It looks like a great range to us, especially for people who ride into work, into town to go shopping, and so on.
Mat has worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.