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.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.