Being original in cycling clothing can be difficult. There are many brands in different styles. And because we are al not equal, everyone is looking for something they like. A couple of months ago I reviewed the Cycology Long sleeve jersey and since it is summer It’s time to review a full Cycology summer kit. This includes a short sleeve jersey, a bib-short and arm warmers .
First time you look at the jersey, in person or on the website you have to say the designs are unique and different then what other cycling clothing companies are doing. I’m reviewing 2 jerseys here. That’s because I now Cycology is constantly trying to make their products better and I was curious to see how this evolved after a while.
Let’s go through the basic stuff:
- 2 way stretch Italian thermal fabric
- “Miti” Italian Gripper elastic on sleeves & hips
- 3 rear pockets + one zippered valuables pocket
- Reflective strips on rear pockets
- Full length “YKK” zipper with Cycology logo puller.
- Flat stitched seams to keep chafing away
The fit is very good, I have a size S and M. The Size S suits my body better but could be a bit longer. The size M feels a little wide but the length is good. The grippers on the arms are very good, I like the length of the sleeves. The gripper on the back does a good job on keeping the jersey from sliding up. Of course the jersey has 3 back pockets and a zipper pocket for your valuables/keys of money). The pockets are tight and firm. So you don’t have to be afraid loosing you stuff. The zipper is top notch. But I never had troubles with the YKK zippers.
The jerseys have different fabrics. The front is a more solid fabric, the back is a more mesh fabric. This really helps letting body heat out, through the jersey.
The designs speak for themselves, some are more bold others are more neutral. Cycology is constantly adding new designs.
The bibshorts are more standard looking than the jerseys. This concept Cycology is doing, of matching bibshort and jerseys together is a good way of combining your style in any way The fit is very Italian style, with a good length inseam length. It has very comfortable pad that feels good also on long rides. The “Miti” gripper on the legs has a good grip. It has multiple panels to secure a good fit on the body and are made of 4 way ply lightweight fabric. The mat finish style logos are very stylish.
Doing rides every day in every style of weather got me a good idea of what this bibshort is capable of. It has some good sun protection to, up to a factor 50. Not something you think about but is very helpful. It’s also very good at expelling excess heat through the textured perforations. The way it’s priced you don’t expect this quality.
These are hot of the press. I just got these 2 months. Made from the so called “Roubaix” fabric and some very bold Cycology Logos in silver. Fit is good just like you would expect on armwarmers. Of course there is a gripper on the top. These are, good priced and a must have for your wardrobe.
Cycology really is a brand that almost has the full package deal for a very good price. They are constantly adding new products and designs. Also just not adding but rethinking every detail of every single product.