Japanese giant Shimano has welcomed the better weather with an announcement of its autumn and winter range.
Despite the fact that normal riders are preparing for months of (better) weather, all the major companies will be gearing up for the next few seasons. For Shimano this means their S-PHYRE and performance ranges.
The S-PHYRE winter range
Shimano's 2017 S-PHYRE winter range includes a long sleeve jersey, bib tights as well as a base layers, shoe covers and gloves. All of which, Shimano say, are designed to stand up to the rigours of racing.
Shimano says that its long sleeve jersey is designed with an extremely aerodynamic and anatomical cut, as well as being water repellent. Meanwhile the bib tights are made of three neoprene layers, and have an additional fleecy layer to add extra comfort and warmth on the stomach and sides.
The base layer is a seamless, quick-drying item that Shimano claims is exceptionally comfortable. There's also a massive mesh panel down the back designed to allow excess heat to escape.
Lastly, there are also some shoe covers and gloves. The gloves are double lined with Neoprene and and something called Titanium-a uppers, which Shimano reckons should keep things warm. It has both touch screen compatible fingers and a softer patch so you can wipe your hooter. Shimano really has thought of everything.
Elsewhere, Shimano has also extended its performance range – the one below S-PHYRE. This now includes bib tights, jerseys and jackets all sporting the company's Metallic Thermal Tech.
Shimano's urban wear
Shimano really has been busy. The company is also updating their Urban Explorer range. This includes the Transit Hardshell Waterproof jacket, a softshell windproof version, as well as the Transit fleece jersey. There are also softshell trousers and a high visibility exploring jacket and trousers.
Shimano is hoping that this gear will appeal to the hardiest of the winter commuters – the Explorer jacket and trousers come with Dryshield technology.
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