When the winter weather makes way for blue skies and bright sunshine, short-sleeved rides and laid-back coffee stops beckon. Spring is the perfect time to rediscover your favorite cycling kit and invest in a fresh new item or two to launch you into summer. Here’s our guide on what to wear on the bike, as the weather warms for spring/summer 2018.
When Alé burst onto the market with their bold fluo designs, they gave a much-needed color shake-up to more traditional, muted cyclewear options. In recent years, with the passing of each season, more and more cyclists are thirsting for color – reaching for the brights at the first sign of sun, to celebrate the new season ahead.
Spring is all about new color, and Alé offer a wide range of brights to match. The women’s Rumbles racing jersey, for example, which is designed for temperatures through spring and summer, will have a high impact out on the road with its block color design available in teal, orange or pink, with matching Master bibshorts designed with an ergonomic racing fit for maximum performance and comfort. Men can pick from yellow and orange fluo, or red, blue or green Rumbles jerseys with matching Master bibshorts.
Spring is a celebration of the abundance of new flora and fauna, and Alé have the kit to match. The aptly named Flowers jersey combines pure performance with graphic details of blooming florals for both men and women. For men, the Flowers jersey blends khaki with red and white flowers. The design includes the bang-on-trend for 2018 monstera leaf alongside palms.
The matching bibshorts finish the look with a band of khaki on the Leg Stability System bands, which prevent constraint of movement while keeping the bibshorts firmly in place. The women’s Sartana jersey is bursting with burgeoning flora – hibiscus and lily mingle with monstera and palm leaves – and features bands that match the perfectly paired Sartana bibs.
Eddy Merckx trained in every type of weather so that he would be ready for the first of the Spring Classics! That’s because, with all of its sunshine and florals, spring is also partial to rain showers, wind and worse, alongside a wind chill factor that can take the eager short-sleeved cyclist by surprise. Be ready in style, with Alé’s 2018 Esplosione armwarmer which, with its bold pattern and fluo color is the perfect partner for the rainproof K-Atmo WR Esplosione jersey. These garments are made for rain showers with their water-repellent fabric.
If you’re opting for florals and prefer to complement the look with neutral armwarmers, look no further than the K-Atmo, women’s version here – which serve-up anti-rain fabric in stealthy black or plain red, blue or yellow fluo. Finally, no spring cyclist should be caught without a casquette, or cycling cap. The K-Elements cap is a stylish way to keep the elements at bay. For rain-free days Alé offers a wide selection of light cotton caps in black with a splash of fluo.