By Paul Norman
Cadence is the brand founded by Northern Californian urban designer Dustin Klein and markets a small range of cycling clothing, cycling-related lifestyle clothing and cycling accessories. Its performance cycle clothing is designed by Klein and manufactured in Italy by Capo, which is a US company with a reputation for producing quality technical garments.
UK distribution of Cadence products is via VAM Performance who have a UK website as well as selling through a small number of cycle retailers.
Cadence’s new Aero kit has been designed specifically for summer rides. It comes in a white Light version and a deep blue Night colour too. In each colour there is a short sleeved jersey and bibshorts. The bibshorts, costing £119, come with a high quality Elastic Interface seatpad, black central section and patterned side and rear panels. There are deep Cadence branded leg grippers. The matching jersey costs £99 and has a full zip, the usual three rear pockets, wide arm grippers and a silicone waist gripper.
Cadence has also released a long sleeved version of its white Aero Light design priced at £115. Lightweight long sleeved cycling kit is becoming increasingly available from US brands, as it affords some sun protection to the arms in southern states where the sun can be intense.
There is also a collaboration between Cadence and Ritchey, for which Klein has designed a pattern which is used on Ritchey’s bars and stem, priced at £115 and £92 respectively and Cadence markets water bottles, bar tape and other cycling accessories too.
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