By Paul Norman
This year, dhb has split its kit offering into three distinct ranges. Top of the tree is the high performance Aeron range for men and women. Dhb emphasises the range’s fabrics, cut and attention to detail.
Dhb says that its Aeron Speed jersey (£55) weighs just 90 grams and has an aerodynamic fit made of a fabric which increases moisture transfer. It’s also antibacterial treated to keep you smelling nicer.
The matching Aeron Speed bibshorts (£80) are, says dhb, its most technical shorts ever. Dhb says that the fabric used provides an aero fit and muscle compression. The bibshorts are also coldblack treated – a high-end finish that reflects infrared radiation for cooler rides on hot, bright summer days.
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Other jerseys in the Aeron range include the Aeron Short Sleeve (£50) in new colours with prints on the women’s designs. There are matching Aeron bibshorts at £70. And for really hot days, dhb offers a new Aeron Superlight jersey. Priced at £55, it’s designed for moisture management on hot rides.
New Blok designs for 2017
If you’re after something with more of a stand-out pattern, the Blok range comes in new mix-and-match patterns for 2017. For men, there are the Bolt, Camo and Astro designs, while women get Nova, Camo and Astro.
Jerseys come in at £45 and like the Aeron range use wicking, antibacterial fabrics. They also include mesh underarm and side panels and an SPF of 30+. The matching bibshorts (£50) include bright colour flashes. Dhb says that the Cyctech pad is good for up to five hours in the saddle. For women, the bibshorts are available in a halterneck design.
There's a Youtube video of the Aeron range:
When it’s not so warm, the Blok gilet (£40) with its wind resistant front panel might prove useful, while there are also matching socks (£7), buff (£12) and arm warmers (£15).
Classic collection for a more conservative look
Dhb says that the Classic collection merges classic cycling themes with fresh contemporary designs.
Like the Blok jersey, the Classic jersey (£45) uses wicking, antibacterial treated polyester fabric and comes in five new colours for 2017. There’s also a slightly more expensive Marl version offering a premium fabric option at £50. The matching Classic bibshorts (£45) come with a Cytech Giro Super Air anatomic pad.
The Classic range comes with options for cooler rides, including the Classic Long Sleeve Micro Roubaix jersey (£50) made from a lighter weight fleeced fabric, while if it rains there’s the Classic Rain Shell (£60) made from waterproof breathable fabric with taped seams.
dhb kit is available exclusively through Wiggle and ChainReaction Cycles.
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