Ekoi say the new gear will "beat the winter blues" and is available in a choice of six colours, which includes a long-sleeved jersey, bib tights, and a jacket. The bib tights are priced at £116.00 with an Italian-made gel pad or £98 with their Pro padding, and come with flatlock seams and super stretchy straps. The £71 long-sleeved jersey weighs in at 200g and has fleece-lined micro-perforated fibres, four back pockets and elasticated front and back hems to keep it from riding up. Interestingly Ekoi have included a close-pass warning on the back, which gives a reminder to drivers to leave 1.5m when overtaking.
Finally, the COMP10 jacket at £133 also includes the close-pass logo but goes one step further with Ekoi's new MonSheriff Connected button. It's basically a small sensor that you can attach in various places (it's shown here on the back of some bib tights) that can have contact numbers loaded into it. If you find yourself in an extreme spot of bother the MonSheriff send out a message to all your contacts. You can also activate an alarm tone to "attract the attention of rescue workers and other people nearby" according to Ekoi, effectively meaning the device is also a stress alarm. While this may all seem over the top, Ekoi are based in France and the features might be more handy for cyclists in the vast, lonely regions of the alps rather than the heavily populated areas most British cyclists are accustomed to.
The COMP10 range is available to order now exclusively through Ekoi, you can head over to their website for more info.
Edit: we've just been informed that Ekoi plan to release a different UK-specific version of their safe pass design (with the arrow reversed) on the back of the jersey and jacket; the range will be called Protect instead of COMP10 and will be on Ekoi's website very soon.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.