By Paul Norman
Summer comes quite a bit earlier in Café du Cycliste’s Nice home than here in the UK and it’s a lot hotter too. So the premium French cycle clothing brand has just announced its Summer 2017 range. It’s a mix of new additions to the range and new versions and colours of some older staples.
There are more details on Café du Cycliste’s website, but here are a few highlights.
Designed for hot rides, the Fleurette jersey (£109) features lightweight mesh fabric, claimed to weigh just 130g. It comes in colours including Bleu Royal and Faded Lemon. Continuing the citrus theme, the equally lightweight Micheline (£114) has a Bittersweet Orange option, as well as white and Dusty Blue.
Café du Cycliste says it’s re-engineered its Blandine bibshorts (£177). These feature extra light lycra and extensive perforated panels in the legs and bibs for better cooling. They also have a new top-notch Cyctech pad.
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Café du Cycliste makes quite a range of merino wool jerseys, and its Lucienne (£123) design is now available in new colour options. It’s made from a merino-polyester mix fabric for better strength and shape retention and is designed for hot rides. Meanwhile the Louise jersey (£137) is a mix of silk, merino and synthetics with mesh side and back inserts. It comes in black and cerise for 2017.
There’s also a matching range of caps and socks to complete the look. As well as the men’s range there’s a comprehensive range of women’s options, with women’s versions of the Fleurette and Micheline, as well as women’s specific shorts, bibshorts and tights.
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