Dakine Announces 'Team Aggy Series' Downhill Gear

Apr 2, 2019
by Dakine  
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PRESS RELEASE: Dakine

Motivated by the descent, we design our MTB gear for those who appreciate the pull of gravity. Few personify this passion more than Graham “Aggy” Agassiz, who has built a solid reputation as one of the world’s premier mountain bikers, with his signature fast and loose style that captivates fans around the globe. With his all or nothing approach, Aggy needs trusted, durable gear to support his passion for riding and to continue his successful career. In co-creation with Dakine, the Team Aggy series of downhill gear launches today for Spring/Summer 2019.

Team Aggy kit is tough for gnarly descents and breathable for hike-a-bikes. Photo by Nathan Hughes
Photo: Nathan Hughes
Team Aggy Black long sleeve jersey gloves and Thrillium pants

Emblazoned with symbolic imagery that holds heart for Aggy, the updated Thrillium Jersey (MSRP $60-65), - available in long and short sleeve versions - has a softer hand feel, looser fit, and a heavier, more durable stretch mesh construction of bluesign®-approved materials. Working with our design team to create his ultimate dream kit, Aggy requested incorporating wolf fur into the design, which raised more than a few eyebrows.

The wolf theme comes alive in the Team Aggy Jersey
Wolf and skull details

“For the last decade or more the wolf has been my sort of spirit animal if you will; the mythology and symbolism behind the creature reflects a lot of different characteristics that I’ve embodied into my day to day life,” said Aggy.

The concept-to-creation was a winner for Aggy and the design team, further embellished with a custom logo featuring a bearded skull with a wolf head howling at the moon that is used on all the Team Aggy pieces. The back shoulder of each jersey also features a bony “Shaka” hand, paying homage to Dakine’s roots, and Aggy’s signature phrase, “Whatever Dude”.

Aggy on the North Shore

“It’s been a really cool experience working on this collaboration with Dakine, I’m still blown away by the opportunity and I’m really stoked on how it all turned out!” commented Aggy.

Aggy soars above the Rampage venue. Photo by Toby Cowley
Photo: Toby Cowley

The Thrillium jerseys also incorporate Polygiene® odor control technology for extended wear without the stench. The 4-way stretch construction provides ease of movement on the bike, while the cut crew neck, drop rear hem and raglan sleeves offer functional style and comfort. Also included is a hidden interior sunglass wipe.

Team Aggy Orange Short Sleeve Jersey

The minimalist Thrillium Glove (MSRP $45) complements the kit in a lightweight, moisture wicking, 4-way stretch shell construction with Polygiene® odor control technology. Durable, tactile Pittards® goat leather palm provides comfort and maximum connection to the handlebars. The easy slip-on cuff offers comfort and ease of wear.

Team Aggy Black Thrillium gloves

Rounding out Aggy’s kit is the all new Thrillium Pant (MSRP $160) or Thrillium Short (MSRP $120) featuring Schoeller’s ecorepel® Bio, a bluesign®-approved 4-way stretch woven with PFC-free DWR, offers a super technical kit for downhill riding. Both offer a ventilated laser perforated waist and inner thigh for maximum airflow and articulated stretch panels for full range of movement. Zippered hand and thigh pockets allow space to stash essentials, while also reducing the risk of catching on the bike. The addition of the cam-lock buckle allows for easy adjustment even while wearing gloves, and the deep shank button fly maintains added security at the waist. The double stitch construction ensures long-lasting performance.

Thrillium pants

The Man Photo by Nathan Hughes
Photo: Nathan Hughes

The Aggy Series and all of Dakine’s MTB offerings are available at select retailers and online at dakine.com


MENTIONS: @dakine



51 Comments

  • 30 0
 finally a metal band logo i can decipher. it says "agassiz". youre welcome.
  • 54 0
 It's not a metal band if you can decipher it.
  • 17 0
 @jcos: Exactly. You must gather twigs and throw them on the ground : Band logo.
  • 16 0
 Cool photos of Aggy having a good time on his bike but I would have preferred some where you can see how the gear looks like.
  • 26 0
 If you click on Dakine's site, you can always see everything that's sold out.
  • 5 6
 Cool looking gear that falls apart after two rides. DaKine is garbage.
  • 2 1
 @myfriendgoose: it was good years ago but nowadays I agree that there is no quality anymore.
What a shame...
  • 2 0
 @myfriendgoose: AAAAGGGGRRRRRRRRREEDD
  • 19 6
 I really like Dakine stuff
  • 4 21
flag getsomesy (Apr 2, 2019 at 12:52) (Below Threshold)
 Dakine is weak shit
  • 3 24
flag youann2170 (Apr 2, 2019 at 13:33) (Below Threshold)
 @getsomesy: you gay
  • 20 4
 @youann2170: appreciate support but that’s not pc
  • 7 1
 Love the logo art. It's funny though as he always seems so positive that even though the art is super cool- the dark vibe kinda fits his personality but also doesn't- it's kinda like punk music- dark energy but upbeat vibe! Always glad to see cool people do things and get support. I was kinda hoping for a cut off hooded flannel vest layered over a t-shirt with 3 wolves howling at the moon but this will do.
  • 2 2
 dark energy but upbeat vibe. too spot on
  • 9 1
 I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking.
  • 7 3
 yaaaa i want to like dakine stuff but the durability has always been pretty awful compared to pretty much any other brand.
  • 5 1
 And then their warranty process is equally as terrible. Took me 5 weeks from filing claim to receiving product when my slayer knee pads started to fall apart at the seams. Which is a shame because I do like the pads.
  • 6 4
 Totally not true - I'm still using Dakine bags I've had for over 10 years and taken around the world
  • 4 1
 @chainspotting: I’ve had great luck with their bags. But my experience with their clothing is that it is a bit sub par. But you can usually find it pretty cheap, so it’s often worth it to me.
  • 3 1
 @chainspotting: Bags - great durability. I have a 13 year old Heli Pro that's still going strong and I've beat the hell out of my ski travel bag for the last 8 years. Pads - meehhh... love the Slayer knee pad but I get a new pair once a year because the upper thigh stretches to the point where it just bunches up around the top of the pad. On every single pair, every year. At least they're consistent...
  • 3 1
 @joepax:

I agree the old bags were great, my favorite, buu they dont make em or stand behind em like they used too. Plus they are corperate liars.
  • 1 0
 Weight and durability are the main concern, good for 16 old
  • 1 0
 @chainspotting: so you actually have no new Dakine products? I wonder why we others complain about their recent products .....
  • 1 0
 Agreed. Dakine bags rock. From 10+ years ago. Nowadays not so.
  • 1 0
 @Boardlife69: Ski gloves are gash based on my sample size of one. But they comprehensively fell apart in almost every way within a couple of years.
  • 1 0
 Yeah I'm replying to my own post because I'm on mobile and can't find the damn edit button. Come at me. I received said warranty pad replacement yesterday. The stitching ripped in the same spot as I was putting them on for the first time. Top quality stuff right there.
  • 3 0
 @grnmachine02: their stitchin ain't bitchin.
  • 7 3
 Wait....is he still with KONA bikes?
  • 3 0
 They probably made this gear for him when he was still with kona shot all the photos/edit and are now just releasing it after his switch
  • 11 2
 Only on PB does one get downvoted for asking a legit question.
  • 5 0
 Evil.
  • 1 1
 Doesn’t look right seein
  • 2 1
 Doesn’t look right seeing him on Evil.
  • 3 0
 Good stuff.
  • 2 0
 LOGO...DEADHEAD MEETS WEREWOLF...LUV IT Smile
  • 1 0
 45 bucks for minimalist gloves seems..... like it should come with lube. Just sayin.
  • 1 1
 Aggy is here - except for the first 14 seconds of this of this 43 second video...
  • 2 0
 in this video he is still with his kona soo i think because he is no longer with kona the video came out so short
  • 1 1
 @IdoTag159: Yeah I noticed that. I'm guessing they had a lot more footage but had to pick the stuff where you couldn't clearly see the Kona logo. I also feel bad for Dakine launching a Downhill Series when their sponsored rider just moved to a bike company that doesn't currently have a downhill bike (in the traditional sense - not in the sense that Aggy couldn't go downhill on a Wreckoning).
  • 1 0
 April's fools stories should really be limited to April 1st.
  • 1 1
 When is the rest of the video coming out?
  • 2 2
 Dakine gear with wolves and skulls..... hold my beer
  • 1 1
 I dig the kit in the last photo ultra minimalist design
  • 2 2
 Hopefully this clothing is more durable than aggy himself
  • 2 1
 Thatd be tough.. cockroaches and aggy are the only things left after the nukes go off

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