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 (opens in new tab), 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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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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