The new Shimano cycling apparel 2019 collection extends its women’s specific performance wear, updates its men’s S-Phyre clothing and shoes, and will be dropping a brand new Junior range.
The SUMIRE range elevates SHIMANO’s women’s cycling clothing with elegant and subtle designs, luxurious fabric and a women’s fit that meets the demands of both performance and comfort clothing.
Following Shimano’s Fusion concept, which sees clothing system engineered to become one with the rider, the range includes Jerseys in blue, black, purple, green or white patterned colourways with matching SUMIRE Shorts (options with and without bibs) and a SUMIRE Windbreak Jacket.
Stand out features include customisable inseam lengths with roll-up leg hems, silicone dot print grippers, women’s performance chamois pads and UPF50+ sun protection to perform in seamless harmony with the rider.
The TRANSIT range features a new packable windbreak jacket in understated grey, zinfandel red or navy, new short sleeve shirts featuring a cut designed to fit equally well on and off the bike, versatile shorts with stretch fabric, plus polos, zippered jerseys, gloves and t-shirts with moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric and odour reduction or antibacterial finishing.
All TRANSIT items, of course, feature discreet reflective elements for low light conditions and, apart from the gloves and t-shirt, all feature handy chest and lower-right back pockets.
In the quest for state-of-the-art aerodynamics, minimal weight and optimum temperature regulation the S-PHYRE range expands with a next-generation professional grade racing jersey and bib shorts, plus eyewear, gloves, arm warmers, leg warmers, a sleeveless base layer and footwear.
Working closely with the elite professionals at Team Lotto NL-Jumbo has given SHIMANO the insight to make subtle adjustments to S-PHYRE materials, fittings and cuts, chamois pads to achieve a harmony of design, form and function. And yes, even those S-PHYRE socks have been updated too with a new top-of-foot pattern for added cushioning.
Seven new tall pairs are in the lineup this year with colours that will knock your proverbials off! Black, lime yellow, mint, purple, black/yellow, navy/white and navy/pink socks in a mixture of stripes, polka dots and patterns will suit almost every taste. All feature strategic cushioning, mesh ventilation and an engineered arch panel for comfort and pedalling performance.
In fact, a sock is a lot more than that. Its part of the interconnected system that puts power to the pedal in combination with the shoe and SHIMANO has made many improvements there too.
Selected highlights include the new S-PHYRE RC9 road and XC9 off-road models with updates coming to ventilation and drainage areas, and a new stand-out glowing green colour. Additionally, the grip and toe protection on the XC9 has also been modified. The RC7 and XC7 models now adopt a second BOA L6 dial for quick, micro tension adjustments of the power zone wire guide.
For Enduro riders, the ME7 also now features added ventilation and weatherproofing whilst the ME5 gets a BOA L6 dial with Velcro strap for tension adjustments and foot security.
To complete the interconnected system philosophy, SHIMANO’s specific shoe and pedal combinations have been improved with the 105 SPD-SL road pedals (PD-R7000) and XTR MTB pedals (PD-M9100/9120 XTR) released earlier this year, plus new BMX SPD pedals (PD-MX70) and single-sided Explorer SPD pedals (PD-ES600 and PD-EH500).
Clothing for kids
Last but not least comes a new range designed especially for the superstars of tomorrow. Fun bright jersey graphics for both boys and girls (aged 8-12) are matched with quick drying, comfortable and UV protected fabrics, full zipper, 3-pockets and silicon gripper.
Plus anatomically cut shorts with supportive lycra, high-quality chamois and silicon gripper mean your junior pedalers can be dressed for success in the Shimano Junior Jersey and Shorts.
Shimano’s 2019 collection will be available in stores in late 2018 (footwear) and early 2019 (clothing).