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 loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven 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. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.