Royal Racing: Clothing Check

Jul 8, 2010
by Mike Levy  
Royal Racing now has a complete clothing lineup with everything from the race inspired items you see here, to more casual offerings that you can also wear while off the bike. We took a closer look at their competition inspired Race series and Pro glove. Inside you can get the lowdown on the:

Royal Racing Race jersey
Royal Racing Race short
Royal Racing Pro glove

Read on...
Royal Racing Race jersey

Royal Race jersey

Royal Racing's Race jersey has hints of motocross styling that will have you looking like you should be in a start gate waiting for the beeps. Royal Racing uses a moisture wicking fabric that does well when you are working up a sweat, as well as a soft lycra neck collar that won't feel like it's chafing you after a long day on the bike. Mesh underarm vents help air to pass through the jersey as you are moving and the forearms feature built in soft pads in case the gap between those trees is a bit skinnier than you had thought. The Race jersey is available in three colors: the purple shown here, as well as both red and black options.

Royal Race jersey from behind

Royal Race jersey details

  • High end race jersey
  • No rub soft lycra neck
  • Vented side panels
  • Fade free grpahics
  • Padded forearm
  • TPR detailing
  • Colors: purple (shown), red, black
  • Sizes: XS - XXL
  • MSRP $59.95

Royal Race jersey built in pads

bigquotesI liked the the Race jersey's long padded sleeves for the extra bit of protection they offered, but the jersey also stayed cool enough on hot days due to its vented mesh side panels - but I did find that the sleeves were a bit long for an otherwise great fitting jersey. - Jordan Holmes

Royal Race jersey mesh pit vent

Royal Racing Race short

Royal Race short

The Race short from Royal Racing have a shorter race inspired cut that won't hinder pedaling at all if you're wearing knee pads, as well as a crotch that won't catch on the saddle in those heated moments when the terrain gets steep. Just like the Royal Racing jersey pictured above, the Race short takes design cues from our two wheeled motorized cousins with its heavy duty two button fly enclosure and a stout zippered fly with protective flap. There are Velcro waist tab adjusters and an elastic waist band that let you dial in the fit, as well as zippered pockets and a coccyx (thats your tailbone) pad incase you loop out while doing wheelies in the parking lot. Inside you'll find a wicking liner to help keep you comfortable when things get hot. The Race short is available in three colors: the purple shown here, as well as both red and black options that match the respective Race jersey.

Royal Race short rear view

Royal Race short details

  • Pop snap enclosure
  • Velcro waist adjustment tabs
  • Coccyx pad
  • Zippered vents
  • Mesh liner
  • TPR detailing
  • Colors: purple (shown), red, black
  • Sizes: XS - XL
  • MSRP $119.95

Royal Race short fly closure

Royal Race short adjustable waist

bigquotesI liked the heavy duty nature of the Race short and it played nice with my knee pads, not something I can say of shorts that use a longer or more relaxed cut - but look elsewhere if your local climate is on the hot side. - Jordan Holmes

Royal Race short pocket detail

Royal Racing Pro glove

Royal Pro glove

The Royal Racing Pro glove matches well with the Race line shown above and is available in the same three color options (purple, red, and black). It strikes a good balance between protection and breathability with rubberized knuckle sections and mesh finger side panels. The palm uses vented Clarino and is quite thin with no padding. Both braking fingers get the silicone treatment and you'll find a soft snot wipe on the thumb as well. The cuff is short, but uses a Velcro tab to adjust.

Royal Pro glove details

  • Pre curved shape
  • Thin Clarino palm
  • Reinforced palm patches
  • Four way stretch material
  • Vented finger side panels
  • TPR detailing
  • Colors: purple (shown), red, black
  • Sizes: XS - XXL
  • MSRP $39.95

Royal Pro glove palm detail

bigquotesThe Pro gloves were very comfortable and fit very well. I prefer a thin palm and the Pro glove did not disappoint. - Jordan Holmes

Royal Race Jersey and Short with Pro Glove

In Canada, Royal is now being exclusively distributed through On The Edge Canada and is available through your local bike shops NOW! If you live outside of Canada, please visit the Royal Racing website to see their entire range of clothing to find a dealer near you.

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Member since Oct 18, 2005
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  • 5 0
 I have to say I'm very impressed with the colour scheme. Bold and bright, without being excessivly flashy, noisy, and seizure/vomit inducing like many other (Fox, TLD) companies offering. No clown-suit/pyjamas here, just clean, sharp looking gear. Very nice.
  • 6 1
 i'd love to buy but when i fall off does it make me a doubley crap biker when twice as many people are looking at me?
  • 7 5
 yup, hit a tree at the 661Dh at the start of the year. went flying. was wearing royal. i'm trying to sue them as we speak. ;P
  • 2 7
flag ridemoto157 (Jul 8, 2010 at 17:06) (Below Threshold)
 Is this dude for real? Your gear doesn't make you fall, sucking ass makes you fall! TARD!
  • 2 3
 better kit won't make you faster, thats what skills are for Razz
  • 3 0
 @ridemoto. was just messin fella. Razz
  • 4 0
 Couldn't make a 1/2 sleeve for the rest of the world that actually associates mountain biking with a warm/ hot and dry summer?
  • 1 0
 1/2 sleeve? But then your armour would stick out? Wink
Yeah, I agree there needs to be two jerseys.
BTW the shorts are great, very comfortable and maneuverable.
  • 1 0
 looks good, a good combination between formality and style, looks comfortable and clean, the only complain i have is with the price tag on these shorts aswell as alot of others out there, 120 bucks for a pair of shorts is pricey especially for a rider that just dropped any where from 2-10g's on a bike. overall great design and im sure a great short, but a little pricey
  • 1 1
 I have the red kit and this stuff is amazing! Makes you feel like you riding naked when its hot and the shorts are also good enough for the cooler days. The gloves are the most comfortable gloves ive yet too try. You forget your wearing them!
  • 6 4
 Another expensive kit. I dont see the point wearing all this expensive kit really, nothing wrong with a tee shirt, shorts. Costs loads less and is comfy...
  • 3 5
 You'd see the benefit of any Ripstop piece of clothing instantly if you've ever been in a crash. This stuff stops you from from being cut all over and instead lets you off with bruises.
  • 2 0
 Normalshorts are fine, although padded ones are nice. I never ride in a normal Tshirt though, holds onto all your sweat and gets uncomfy. Jerseys are well worth it.
  • 1 0
 my fully 2010 royal jersey and trousers only cost me 60 quid for the set brand new ,
  • 1 0
 I got a few things from the new Royal line up, a race short, a casual short, a race pant, and some gloves and its all great. Plus when you guys buy it it support my local Colorado economy!
  • 5 1
  • 2 4
 makes me hungry for a ...
  • 4 1
 DONT buy these gloves, they are ripping apart like paper, and expensive comparing to TLD. Tho they were comfy when new but honestly ROYAL- please make them work longer then 2 months! Also have TLD XC in wayyy better condition for 3 years! No more Royal Gloves for me. But Jersey and shorts should be OK.
  • 2 8
flag gagnon415 (Jul 9, 2010 at 7:49) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe you should stop crashing
  • 1 0
 Update: They are ripping apart WITHOUT CRASHING
  • 1 2
 Too much white! Every year the same shit, only ever slightly different! The kit the Yeti boys are rocking this year, well, now thats sick colors right there! I do like the purple and deffo good on Royal to throw a spanner in the works, most the usual companies have such a limited pallet, next year loose the white and get more original without getting wacky and I may get me a strip!
  • 1 0
 Dont trip 2010 was a weird year with the change in new ownership and having to get everything dialed in to release a 2010 line. 2011 will be even better!
  • 3 1
 Never, ever seen Purple look so good. Mint
  • 1 0
 I got the full set! Its so cofortable nd the trousers fit shin and knee pads easily under them! great ridin kit!
  • 2 0
 mmmmmm yummy!
  • 2 0
 amazing looking stuff
  • 1 0
 Getting the Jersey soon Smile
  • 1 1
 the racing pants are cooler then the shorts tho and are well vented for the summer
  • 1 0
 whats with the crotch shot
  • 1 0
 i like the padded elbows on the jersey
  • 1 0
 I own one Royal racing pant, in black and white, . Very comfortable
  • 1 0
 looks unreall
  • 1 1
 awesome looking cloths, exspecially love the gloves, thnx royal Smile
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  • 2 5
 I own one Royal jersey, in brown and green, and I love it.....I even wear it off the bike just to hang out. Very comfortable.

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