Storck's Pro Bib shorts are a comfortable choice for getting in the big miles.
These are from the German bike brand's first collection of clothing and they're a really good start. The lowers are made from three different fabrics that are flat-stitched together so you're barely aware of the seams.
The Storck Pro Full Zip jersey is a well-designed lightweight top for the warm weather - and I guess you'd want it to be at this lofty price.
I am looking for £4000 or sensible offers.
Storck Fenomalist 57 bone white
Reynolds 66 Carbon clinchers (wheel bags, skewers)
Easton EA90 Carbon Aero bars
SRAM Red throughout
Swisstop carbon brake pads
Gore Ride On cable set
Storck Carbon comfort 210 seatpost
Fizik arione saddle
Schwalbe ultremo tyres
Syntace 90mm Alloy stem
I paid just over £7.5K
Covered about 500 dry miles only, outstanding condition, never dropped, never raced.
Been away alot so not been ridden much.
My short list - Trek Madone 4.7. Bianchi Sempre Pro Athena. Storck Scenero G2. All feel great on the 20 minute test ride. Magazines generally review them well. All can be got from local (10 mile radius) LBS of which each shop is known for being a good specialist. Absolutely stumped. Any good ideas or another bike you expected to see (Canyon Internet only and I am technically illiterate so need the LBS for guidance). Thanks.
The Storck Windbreaker Jacket is a very high quality windproof jacket that is surprisingly breathable and keeps a good amount of rain out when you get caught short.
I'd argue that all road cyclists need a good lightweight windproof shell that can easily be stowed away, and this is the time of year when such a jacket comes into its own. The temperature, hell the weather, is all over the place at the moment and knowing what to wear can be a nightmare. Even for more experienced cyclists.
These Storck Bib Tight Winters come with windproof and water resistant panels and several other neat features, although they're certainly an expensive option.
So, those windproof/water resistant panels are the ones that go over your knees and your quads – the most exposed areas. They're fleece backed and stretchy so they're perfectly comfortable as you pedal. Most of the rest of the lowers are made from a fabric called Notorious which has a fleecy, ribbed inner surface that holds a lot of warm air around your legs.
The new Storck Long Sleeve Jersey Pro is a really high-quality top with a luxurious feel – although the price will deter many.
Clearly, £149 is a lot of money for a cycling jersey. We know that – we've not lost all sense of proportion just yet. But this is a very good jersey.
The Pro is mostly polyamide (nylon) with polypropylene, elastane and carbon in there. That doesn't tell the whole story, though, because Storck use several different types of fabric here.