Thought dhb were all about cheap and cheerful? Think again, as their new Aeron LAB collection is described as race-ready and all about performance, and dhb's fastest and lightest kit ever made.
dhb have been developing the Aeron LAB kit for over two years, designing each piece from the ground-up and road testing in numerous locations worldwide. They've also consulted pro team Canyon-Eisberg during the R+D process, who will be wearing the Aeron LAB kit through the 2018 season.
The Aeron LAB Ultralight kit is made for hot days in the mountains, combining lightweight fabrics, and minimalist yet robust construction methods. Three premium mesh fabrics are used, and it's also got a dropped neckline for increased comfort.
The Raceline jersey and bib shorts are all about speed, and both include fabrics that disrupt airflow designed to be as aerodynamic as possible. dhb promise a second-skin, pro fit and integrated grippers for a comfortable experience. The pockets aren't neglected which is good to hear for us non-pro folk without a team car at our disposal; dhb say the Raceline pockets sit flush when not in use and are able to take a load when you need without any sagging. There's also a hidden middle pocket for valuables, which is a fabric envelope as opposed to a zipped section to save more weight.
Although they've "refused to compromise on any element" of the Aeron LAB kit, dhb still claim it will offer good value for money considering the kit is of premium quality. The Ultralight jersey is £70 and bib shorts £120, while the Raceline jersey and bib shorts are £110 and £130 respectively. You can also get a Raceline speedsuit for £180 and socks for £15, and all the kit is available in men's and women's sizes. The whole Aeron LAB collection is on sale now at both Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles.
It goes without saying we'll be looking to test some of the new Aeron LAB gear soon, so check back on the site over the coming weeks for previews and reviews.
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.