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Dec 20, 2014 – Yesterday it was casual style on and off the bike, today it’s all about raising your game on the club ride. Toss out last year’s team kit, leave your ‘Everest Challenge’ finisher’s jersey in the drawer. Pour on the style and the watts with these items from Day 7 of Dig.
Dromarti Race Classic
As the cycling shoe continues to get lighter and more space age with buckles, cables, Velcro and synthetic materials, Dromarti is bringing it back to basics. These are beautiful, handmade, natural leather shoes with laces, and they look the part with traditional dress shoe appeal. A better counterpoint to the flashy footwear that currently dominates the market doesn’t exist. But don’t worry, if you still want to turn heads the Dromarti Race Classic does it better than most shoes. While they don’t have the stiffness or light weight of a top race shoe, they do have an exceptional level of comfort, with an interior lined in leather as well. They are available in three-hole or SPD style, called Sportivo Classic. The Classic shoes come in brown; the Black are black with red stitching.
Price: $316.91. More: dromarti.com
Q36.5 Termica Jacket
Q36.5. Is it the latest Lexus? A satellite launched to spy on ISIS? No, it’s a new clothing brand from Luigi Bergamo (yes, the name should be familiar; he has more than 20 years in the textile industry), launched to act as a test bed for the latest fabrics and technology in cycling apparel. The Termica Jacket is one of its standout pieces. It’s a new take on a traditional wind shell, with core heat zones; a collar designed to hermetically seal your neck and back from the elements; and strategically placed high-density thermal fabric with excellent moisture transfer qualities. The Termica is designed for the slim and aggressive rider, to be used when the temperature hovers around freezing point and the training ride will be intense. The Italian company’s name refers to the ideal body temperature of a human being: 36.5 degrees Celsius. So you can be sure these guys are serious about keeping you warm.
Price: $475. More: q36-5.com
MYN SNOBY Jersey
There are some cool designs and innovations coming from MYN in 2015 designed for women. The SNOBY jersey is a great example of the company’s style. The front is full fabric and the sleeves cover the whole arm up to the elbow, but can quickly become a summer jersey by rolling up the fabric. Check out the many designs.