Rapha’s lookbooks are always so well compiled, filled with roadscapes, portraits and inspirational riding photography. Their Spring and Summer 2014 lookbook for the training and racing line came out stellar. I’m stoked anytime there are photos of people smiling and laughing while riding their bikes.
After the first year of Giro’s New Road line, a call was heard from the masses. Women wanted in on the line. Giro wanted it to be good though and rather than simply altering the current men’s lineup to fit women, they hired a female clothing designer and started from scratch.
For the 2014 Women’s New Road photoshoot, Giro picked a group of women ranging from a US National CX Champ, to a leader in advocacy and other figures in the industry. Their intent was to show a range of body types, personalities and styles to convey authenticity to women, and fits many styles. A female photographer, Michael Crook also shot the entire lookbook.
For the 2014 men’s line, not much changed as the classic pieces were established in the first season. However, the outerwear got a few new pieces including a wind vest and jacket, along with more layering options for brisk morning rides. All men’s photos were taken by Chris Milliman.
The 2014 Giro New Road line contains both casual and performance-minded pieces, for men and women, along with their California Collection: garments made by hand in California.
Eric Richter from Giro sent over a collection of photos from the lookbook, showcasing the men’s and women’s line, along with a few casual city riding shots. Check out more below and see the entire Giro New Road Men’s and Women’s line at your local bike shop or online.
I’m so stoked on this project from Firefly Bicycles. They put together a team of all incredible women to take on some of the nation’s greatest “adventure” races and set them up with these titanium gravel machines. Last weekend, they threw a build party, where each rider assembled their bikes. You can see those photos and more photos of the builds at the Firefly Flickr! Don’t worry, there’s more to come!
I really have to commend Giro on the Spring 2014 New Road Women’s line. When I first saw it at Eurobike, it really impressed me. Not only did they keep a similar style as the men’s line with the same colors and silhouettes, but they made garments specifically for women. Holler Jen!
Here are two videos from the Spring 2014 lookbook shoot, one of which is an interview with Kelli Samuelson on cycling apparel for women. After all the talk I heard from the female consumer market when the men’s first season dropped, I hope it’s received well. They really went all in on this line.
Keep an eye on Giro for more!
Nice videos Chris!
Photo by Ace Carretero
As part of the “Beer Suit” series, CBNC got David Flores to design an ENDO skinsuit based on his unique style. Speaking of style, meet Mel, she’s one rad lady and she just so happens to do my vinyl decals. Mel is just one of the CBNC team riders, head over to Ace’s Flickr to meet the rest. That Greg is sure dreamy!
While America watches grown men wearing spandex slam into each other repetedly tonight (no, it’s not a Cat 5 road crit), I’m more stoked on hearing that the ASO announced there will be a women’s race at the 2014 Tour de France. Also, I thought it was coincidental that this documentary came across my radar last week…
Half the Road is a documentary that explores the world of women’s professional cycling and why there is a great deal of inequality in the sport. But it’s not a solely a call for action, it also features Kathryn Bertine’s quest to make the 2012 Olympics. You can read about it more here and donate here!
This is amazing!
“If mountain bikers use saws and other tools, it’s often to create wood features in the forest. Julia Hofmann used them for a different reason, though: to finish her bachelor thesis. No, she didn’t assemble a series of wooden jumps and drops for school, but rather transformed a Series 2A Land Rover into her travelling bike caravan. Simply put, the German racer built her own dream vehicle, a two-wheeler’s four-wheeler that she’ll use to get to riding spots the world over. Below, she tells us the story of how it all came together.”
See more at Pinkbike!
There aren’t enough options for women in the cycling industry. It’s true. So when I see something like this, I have to share it. Developed by Tenspeed Hero’s sponsored racers (like Illinois state ‘cross champion Dani Smith), specifically for women, these bibs are just as technical as they are classic.
Pick up a set at Tenspeed Hero!