Riding in the colder and wetter months is about more than just a shell and some waterproof shorts. Nikki Hollatz and Colin Meagher talk us through a few essentials that will keep 'type 2 fun', well, fun.
Winter arrived with a bang this year in the Pacific Northwest, and we've reviewed an assortment of women's kits from Patagonia, Specialized, Pearl Izumi, Fox Racing, Madison, Showers Pass, and Endura that are designed for the changing seasons.
Our fall/winter gear guide is primarily focused on the double scoop in the sundae of winter riding: outer layers. We have kits from Endura, Maloja, Pearl Izumi, Dainese, Fox, Specialized, and Alpinestars to keep your off-season to an absolute minimum.
Fox's lineup spans everything from the jerseys, shorts, and gloves that we're accustomed to seeing, to socks, helmets and even hydration packs. Inside we test the lightweight Fox Ventilator shorts, as well as take a closer look at their burly Demo DH shorts, 3/4 Attack pants, 360 short sleeve jersey and a handful of gloves.
The Launch Pro Knee Pad is the next evolution in knee protection from Fox - hard shell knee protection with an ergonomic, soft shell fit. The Kevlar front knee panel covers a flexible plastic knee cup, and the perforated neoprene body forms to your leg, providing optimum comfort and a high degree of impact protection in critical zones. The Launch Pro delivers comfortable, stay-put coverage throughout the entire range of pedaling motion - so you can stay focused on the ride ahead.
Fox Clothing has a stacked team of riders and an amazing line up of protection and gear to drape them in for 2010. Kirt Voreis, Jeff Lenosky, Aaron Chase and Cam McCaul were all at the Outdoor demo for Interbike this year and were able to take some time out of their busy jumping schedule to talk to us about the 2010 line up from Fox Clothing.
Fox Clothing makes some pretty fancy riding gear including helmets, protection, and race kits. Recently when we were in Whistler for Crankworx we got a chance to see some of the new kits. So, without further ado here is a sneak peak at the 2010 Fox Clothing lineup, including their all new Carbon Composite V3R helmet!
Nine is, without doubt, the most troublesome number in etymology. Phrases of uncertain parentage that include 'nine' are 'cloud nine' and the infamous 'whole nine yards'. To those we can add 'dressed to the nines'.
The Devil makes work for idle hands, therefore Fox have been busy at it, working their fingers to the bone to keep the devil off their back and these fine threads on yours. "Dressed to the nines" it is...