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Cheap Sombrio, Kona and Race Face @ Always Riding

Always Riding have a 25% sale on some Sombrio, Kona and Race Face clothes on their site. I particularly like the cheapness of their Sombrio Wingwomen Jacket @ 54 compared with the CRC price of 79:

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They also do a great range of TwinSix clothing (review to follow). I have this t-shirt and it fits like a dream.

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Unlike t-shirts that loose form and colour in the wash, the Twin-Six t-shirts are durable and look really well on. They are more fitted than normal casual t-shirts which (imho) looks better and shows off our womanly curves (!)

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Even Krankier: New Krank Dirtwear

Just got sent details of some new jerseys from top New Zealand based MTB clothing shop Krank Dirtwear. I am really liking their use of bold colours and their designs are different to the usual BIG LOGOS plastered on every available surface of a garment. These two jerseys are a perfect example of their designs:

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Its great to see on their site that they have women riders in mind, “Noticing that the lady mountain bike riders weren’t getting a fair deal with their mountainbike clothes we decided to design all of our ladies MTB clothes to suit their distinctive shape from XS right through to WXL we cater for all…”. As a stupidly-tiny 4′ 11″ rider, I have had to wear my fair share of lumpy misshapen jerseys that bulge out in all the wrong places. Non-sporty clothes are designed for women-shaped bodies, so why not sports clothes (its a no-brainer!).

Also, if you in the mood for scaring the bejasus out of your opponent check out the back of this custom jersey they’ve designed:

Evil

Evil

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French Fashion: Commencal

Commencal make great looking bikes, and looking at their shop their clothing line reflects this. From the 2009 line, this Patch Black jersey is a nice combination of graphics and slimline colouring.

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Commencal

For DH girls, and for winter riding, this SuperTeam long sleeve would be a good addition to any wardrobe.

Commencal

Commencal

I was also happy to see that they use REAL LIFE people to model their clothes. The trend of using computer generated graphics rather than the real item really puts me off buying clothes online. With real models, you can see the fit and colour, and get an idea whether it would suit the rider. Available from the Commencal Shop: http://shop.commencal.com/index.php

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Ugly Cycling Clothes – 2

Did someone say spaceage? This fecal coloured Mavic jacket has to be one of the more ugly garments seen on CRC.

Shiny

Shiny

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Ugly Cycling Clothes – 1

Bit of a ranty one here but some of the shite that manufacturers expect women to wear on bikes borders on criminal. So, I have decided to showcase the worst of the lot:

Take this Primal jersey… orange psychedelic butterfly on chest – check, shiny clingfilm style fabric – check, Riverdancesque icon on sleeve – check.

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Shudder

 And another classic from Primal (oooo tableclothy).

Tablecloth

Tableclothy

And a final one for today – if Vera Duckworth were to Freeride (Sombrios Finest)

Leopardy

Leopardy

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