The new clothing collections extends Shimano's women's specific performance wear, updates its men's S-Phyre clothing and shoes, as well as dropping a brand new Junior range.
As seen on and developed with Team Lotto.Jumbo the men's Shimano S-Phyre clothing gains new racing jerseys and bib shorts, plus eyewear, gloves, arm warmers, leg warmers, a sleeveless base layer and footwear.
Designed specifically to enhance aerodynamics, reduce weight and create optimum temperature regulation, Shimano say it's made subtle adjustments to S-Phyre materials, fittings and cuts, as well as its chamois pads to the 2019 clothing collection.
The new S-Phyre RC9 road model updates include ventilation and drainage areas, and a new stand-out glowing green colour. Below that, the RC7 model now adopts a second BOA L6 dial for quick, micro tension adjustments of the powerzone wire guide.
Shimano say the women's specific kit builds on the existing Fusion collection. The new Sumire range includes new jerseys and matching Sumire Shorts (options with and without bibs) and a Sumire Windbreak Jacket. Features include customizable in-seam lengths with roll-up leg hems, silicone dot print grippers, women’s performance chamois pads and UPF50+ sun protection.
Shimano's urban range for men and women gets new short sleeve shirts, shorts, gloves and a new packable windbreak jacket, and is designed to look good on and off the bike, and use moisture wicking, quick-drying fabric and odour reduction or antibacterial finishing.
Shimano say all Transit items feature reflective elements for low light conditions, with all tops, apart from t-shirt, featuring chest and lower-right back pockets.
The new range of jerseys and shorts have been designed specifically for eight to 12-year-olds and use quick drying, UV protected fabrics, full zipper, three pockets and silicon grippers, with shorts coming with a claimed high quality chamois.
The 2019 collection will be available in stores in late 2018 (footwear) and early 2019 (clothing).
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Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.
Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.
For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas.
She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.
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