TSG Announces Women's Apparel, Plus New Helmets & Pads - Eurobike 2021

Sep 2, 2021
by Seb Stott  

Sentinel Full-face DH Helmet

The Sentinel is claimed to offer great ventilation thanks to twelve airflow vents and a good field of view thanks to a wide eye port. But TSG want to be clear this is a full-on downhill helmet, not a lightweight enduro full-face: “The Sentinel was to be a real downhill helmet from the beginning,” says the Sentinel's designer, Jonas Janssen. “No enduro hybrid or anything like that because DH and EWS tracks are getting faster and rougher, freeride jumps are getting bigger and even in slopestyle no one rides half-shells anymore.”

It has an ABS outer shell that's said to be fully and easily recyclable when the helmet reaches the end of its life. The Sentinel is available in satin black, satin grey, satin olive and satin red, in five sizes XS to XL. It's on sale now, priced at 199.95 €.


Chamber Knee and Elbow Pads

The Chamber Knee and elbow pads are designed to offer excellent airflow and ventilation - a concept TSG call "Air Stream Design". The "chassis" of the pads are made with perforated lightweight neoprene and mesh fabric, while the padded areas are designed to offer good airflow through the material thanks to "all-over perforation". They're made of flexible gel foam, which apparently helps with comfort and fit. Additional smaller pads on the sides of the knee add extra protection.

Both the knee and elbow pads are held in place with silicone strips to grip against the skin, plus Velcro straps in the case of the kneepads, and feature a cutout behind the elbow/knee for added ventilation.

Pricing is TBC; they're due to be available from spring 2022.


Women’s Apparel Line

TSG are launching their first women's-specific bike apparel, which will be available in Spring 2022. It's designed in collaboration with sportswear designer and athlete Heida Birgisdottir, founder of the female clothing and snowboarding apparel company Nikita.

The line consists of two technical long-sleeve riding jerseys, called the Floral LS and Race Jersey LS; two short sleeve riding jerseys, the Floral SS and Trio Jersey SS; the all-mountain Ridge Shorts; and the Ridge DH pants.

TSG say the Jerseys are "built from a quick-drying, moisture-wicking stretch fabric with zonal airflow panels for freedom of movement". This Race and trio jerseys feature a "race-heritage" inspired design, while the Floral SS and LS jerseys have a rain forests-inspired pattern. "For us mountain bikers, our playground is the nature," says Heida, "that’s why I felt this was the right path to go with the print.”


According to TSG, the Ridge Pant and Ridge Short are "Designed specifically with the needs of women bikers in mind... built from a toughened 4-way stretch fabric for freedom and movement, with double stitching adding to their durability for seasons worth of riding. A high-waist with an inner anti-slip band and extra stretch back yolk provide secure fit and comfort in and out of the saddle while a race-ratchet closure delivers a confident fit with on-the-fly adjustability."

Although they look similar to TSG's existing men's pants and shorts, the women versions are said to be "lighter and more stretchy than the men’s editions, perfectly tailored to the female shredders."

Head to ridetsg.com for more.





15 Comments

  • 8 0
 Yay. More pink and teal. The shorts and pants look good though.
  • 6 1
 My wife hates that shit. Companies don't get it. Most women who ride don't wanna look like it's a girly princess pagent while sending big lines.
  • 2 0
 @makripper: have you seen shredly?
  • 1 0
 I can't get enough of those colors. Wildstyleridingwear.com has me covered for cotton candy colors though
  • 1 0
 @makripper: I agree with your wife. I've never been been a fan of pinks, teals or floral patterns.
The new shorter inseams on shorts thing is a bit strange as well. I don't want to donate any additional exposed thigh skin to nature when I crash.

I'm definitely getting old.
  • 3 0
 @srh2: nah not old. You like what you like. I wish companies would figure it out
  • 4 3
 So will those cut-outs in the knee pads fill with dirt every time you take a tumble? Does that actually happen in practice?
  • 4 1
 Is that an issue? Just wash them after each ride. I try not to tumble too often anyway Wink
  • 3 2
 It would seem so... not sure why this is a trend lately?
  • 8 0
 @code26: It's for airflow. The only way to get ventilation through plastic pads. Works but will fill with crud, although as someone has said just wash them. If you are falling on your knees so much that it's an issue then it's not the pad for you.
  • 4 0
 They will definitely act like a gripper on the ground when you crash an twist the pad away from the area they should be protecting.....
Silliest desighn for a pad ever, what ever the brand (speaking from actual experience)
  • 1 0
 Not even too worried about the dirt but I wonder how strong/stable these perforated pads are. My iXS Dagger kneepads have so many grooves and cuts in the plastic pads, I wonder how much would be left if you already have so many free edges of the plastic to grip and rip. Yes not crashing is an option but that's not the point of having these pads. They work as landing pads and most of the time you land on them you're fine. It is when you try to "not crash" or "not crash on my expensive pads because they might damage" it is when you get hurt.

Whether they're soaked with sweat or stuffed with dirt, you'll have to wash them either way. Just make sure you've got pads that work.
  • 1 0
 What's the betting on whether the TSG shorts and pants have pockets big enough for a modern cell phone?
  • 1 0
 Maybe Sam Pilgrim finally gets a new helmet.
  • 1 0
 Lukas, such a cutie!

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