French bike clothing brand Café du Cycliste and Italian bike producer Passoni have hooked up to produce new bikes and clothing.
“Despite different backgrounds, both companies share a similar philosophy and a flair for producing unique products which work on both an aesthetic and practical level,” says Café du Cycliste.
“Both companies involve the latest technology to achieve maximum performance and both make innovative and daring design choices that manage to combine classic looks with modern styling.”
Passoni has built two top-of-the-range XXTi bikes in Café du Cycliste livery while Café du Cycliste has produced a limited edition Passoni version of its Yolande long sleeve jersey.
The limited edition Yolande Passoni jerseys are available at cafeducycliste.com and passoni.it priced at €170 (that’s around £121).
The limited edition Passoni bikes, made with both 3Al/2.5V titanium and 6Al/4V titanium, aren’t for sale, although you can rent and ride them if you ever find yourself in the south of France.
Go to www.cafeducycliste.com for more details on that.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, 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 winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.