Troy Lee Releases Adidas Collab Race Kit

Feb 27, 2019 at 4:12
by James Smurthwaite  

Adidas has been worn by everyone from Lionel Messi to 90s nu-metallers Korn, but recently it has been spotted on top mountain bike athletes too in the shape of Brendan Fairclough, Jack Moir and Mitch Ropelato. The reason is a limited edition collab between Troy Lee and the German sports brand that has resulted in what Troy Lee are calling, "the most technologically advanced" kit in mountain biking.

The range consists of race pants, shorts, long and short sleeved jerseys and a helmet. Most of the kit is available in black or light blue. Take a look at some highlights below:

Brendan Fairclough took tenth and the Kelly McGarry Spirit Award.

TLD/Adidas Ltd Edition Ultra MTB Pants


The race pants seem to be the highlight of the range and have been tested in labs with Troy Lee's elite athletes. The pants are described as having an "athletic fit only" and max out at waist size 36. We expect this means they are also aero and skinny, as has become the second-saving fashion among the World Cup downhill elite.

The pants are 90% nylon, 10% spandex and feature HeiQ cooling, which is said to lower the temperature of the garment by 2.5°C/4.5°F. Troy Lee claims the pants have a low 290 gram fabric weight. The shorts use all the same technology as the pants except the drivetrain abrasion guard and come in with a fabric weight of 230 grams.

All this tech doesn't come cheap though, the Ultra pants come in at $235, nearly twice as much as the Sprint pants.
Features
Athletic Fit-Only available in sizes 28-36
90% Nylon / 10%Spandex
Main Fabric weight 260gr
Moisture wicking/Quick dry
Intelligent thermoregulation activated by high skin temperatures with HeiQ® Smart Temp Technological fabric
Laser cut ventilation holes
Inside right leg drivetrain protection with thermo-welded abrasion guard
Price $235 pants, $155 shorts
troyleedesigns.com


bigquoteswe are only doing one small production run, it is pinnacle product, made for racing or that rider looking for the best in class.

TLD/Adidas Ltd Edition Ultra Jersey



There's also a jersey in the range which is available in short or long sleeve versions. The jersey shares the silhouette and fabric of the Skyline but has the same HeiQ cooling and laser cut holes as the pants.

The jersey also has an Athletic Fit in every size from small to XL. The jersey is 3 grams lighter then the Skyline at a 137 gram fabric weight but t's also a bit more pricey to get your hands on as it costs $35 more than the respective long or short sleeved version of the Skyline.
Features
92% Poly / 8% Elastane
Fabric weight 137gr
Moisture wicking/Quick dry
Intelligent thermoregulation activated by high skin temperatures with HeiQ® Smart Temp Technological fabric
Price $90 long sleeve, $80 short sleeve
troyleedesigns.com

Fairclough finally ticked off the big girl after sundown during a rare gap in the gusting wind. It went without a hitch.

TLD A2 LE Adidas Team Helmet MIPS

Want to finish off the look? Troy Lee's A2 helmet gets an Adidas reskin too. It's exactly the same as the standard A2 but with a graphic update. It's also the same price at $179.

More info here



We reached out to Troy Lee for a few more details on the new range. Here's what Craig 'Stikman' Glaspell said:

How did the collaboration come about?


"About 10 years ago, the director of the Adidas Futures lab came by TLD, Al Van Noy. He is an avid cyclist and motocross enthusiast and was checking out the TLD showroom and museum here in Corona. He saw Troy sitting in his office sketching some helmet paint jobs and poked his head in, saying “Hey Troy, just wanted to say I am a big fan of your work, the brand, keep it up”. Troy, being the friendly cat he is, gave Al a thanks and asked him where he is from, what he does for a living, the usual small talk.

"Long story short, the 2 hit if off and have been friends ever since. Later on Adidas would come on board sponsoring the TLD MX team and we would do some colab collection in MX a couple times in the past-but it wasn’t until 3 years ago when we started working with the futures lab to reinvent the MX pant and later a DH/BMX Race pant, which is now launching as ULTRA. 100’s of hours of development, 3d motion tracking to determine key articulation areas, and new fabric developments raised even our own game."

Fairclough s still thinking about it... Tomorrow he ll probably get there and send one of the coolest features on the mountain.

What can Adidas bring to the mountain bike world?


"Well, Troy and I have visited Adidas futures lab in Portland and in Germany a few times during this project as well as some other projects we are working on and their extensive resources opens the door to everything, lighter and stronger materials, sustainability, and even safety/protective advancements that the bike industry has not seen yet. It’s not only about style, but they can help elevate function, performance and safety, we believe."

Which athletes were in the lab with Adidas and what specifically was learned there?


"Brendan Fairclough and Mitch Ropelato were instrumental in this Ultra project, as well as some other projects brewing. They have a keen sense of what a performance rider needs and wants, but also make it fun to develop these things, absolute kings to work with."


What does Athletic Fit-Only mean for most riders out there?


"Athletic fit or what we like call Precision Fit, it means its going to be closer to the skin, but the way the seams have been placed, the fabric used, will still allow freedom of movement in key articulation areas. Yes, a bit tighter than traditional sprint or trail gear, but I have not advised anyone to ‘size up’ in the TLD Adidas Ultra collection. I will finally add, this collection for 2019 will be extremely limited in availability, we are only doing one small production run, it is pinnacle product, made for racing or that rider looking for the best in class. It is also made from Bluesign Approved fabrics as we continue to embark on greater sustainability at TLD."

For more information on the limited edition collab, click here.


309 Comments

  • 368 4
 Now slavs can ride bikes in their style!
  • 154 3
 The top is missing a hood, Chavs in the UK won't be able to throw rocks at police cars in that
  • 11 0
 @sewer-rat: Mountain bikers lookin iced up
  • 10 40
flag endurocat (Feb 27, 2019 at 5:23) (Below Threshold)
 This makes no sense unless Adidas is making a move to acquire Troy Lee ?
  • 37 5
 @endurocat: I hope not, the quality of five ten has never been the same since they took over.
  • 4 1
 Finally!
  • 19 1
 it should come with an AK and an arizona tea
  • 17 1
 @thedee38: I couldn’t agree more. Both of my kids are competitive climbers so I climb more than I ride these days and the last few pairs of shoes we’ve bought aren’t holding nearly as well as they used to. With over 50 kids on their team the consensus is that the quality has definitely gone down. They’ve discontinued a bunch of really great shoes as well. Sad to see a great company’s rep being tarnished by corporate greed.
  • 9 1
 @Bikethrasher: seems like a good match with TLD then, whose quality has gone downhill (har har) as well last couple of years..
  • 8 7
 Ahahhaha you beat me to it Smile The only question is which bike is the equivalent of 1998 M3 or 730 hahhhah.
  • 17 8
 @thedee38: have you actually owned five tens before and after addidas took over? The quality is much better. The soles do not delaminate from the uppers anymore. The shoes have also lost a significant amount of weight. The Impact pros and freerider pros are great shoes. If you want sticky, it is never going to last very long. How long do Maxxis super tacky tires last?
  • 5 0
 @Bikethrasher: It's sad what they're trying to do to stealth rubber- It seems like they're trying to replace it because it has a strong brand association to 5.10. Boy do I miss having the 5.10 outlet nearby and getting 3 year long lasting Mocc's for $40 dollars.

RIP stealth rubber
  • 3 0
 @thedee38: its all about making money
  • 11 0
 The main question is: will those pants be finally long enough? Considering we can see most of the socks of Jack Moir, the answer may well be: NO.
  • 2 1
 @endurocat: dont know why you're being downvoted. Youre right, specially considering that theyre trying to build their terrex brand
  • 3 0
 @randyridesbikes: Are you the real Randy???
  • 12 1
 @garneau565: haha, nah, I have had this name since before the pinkbike Randy thing came about. I may be the original Randy but not "THE Randy".
  • 2 0
 @randyridesbikes: yes and quality is shite now.
  • 2 0
 @EnduroManiac: First thing I noticed. In every photo the end of the pant leg is halfway up the shins. Might as well just stick to shorts with long socks, at least then you can adjust your kneepads.
  • 2 0
 @randyridesbikes: I agree, some 5-10 shoes lasted for a month before they started falling apart, some would last years. It was always a crap shoot.
  • 4 0
 How do you squat while riding a bike though? lmao
  • 1 0
 @generationfourth: The outlet in Redlands? Is it gone?
  • 2 0
 @sewer-rat: Ah,but handy when the Chavs get the rocks thrown back at them
  • 1 0
 These were exactly my thoughts when I saw the kit on Santa Cruz trails last weekend.
  • 5 2
 @thedee38: Five Ten have always been awfully constructed shoes; the Adidas Terrex Trail Cross shoes are second to none though!
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: I see your bogging up the British again Facepalm
  • 1 0
 @EnduroManiac: How else can I flex with my Gucci socks?
  • 4 3
 @NotNamed: I’m gonna pop some tags, only got 20$ in my pocket...
  • 1 0
 @bermbuster: yeah long gone. Shut down and moved to Germany (adidas headquarters)
  • 1 0
 @thedee38: Well TLD had a collab at QBP Frostbike with Five Ten so some kind of romance is happening. Hopefully just cuffing this winter!
  • 1 2
 @unconsenting81: Enter... Company Rumors.

I can hear Cartman from FB episode: Mergeeeeer!!!
  • 2 0
 @Matt115lamb: I’m British and being honest I’m very proud of that, I’ve worked in some of the best manufacturing facilities in the uk. However we are also great at producing dross that doesn’t want to contribute to the system and kids throwing rocks at police cars is case and point of that, now being completely honest most of them wear other sports brands not just Adidas but ya get the idea
  • 3 1
 @thedee38: phahahah quality? what quality? is that a company that makes shoes to ride in the wet and puts cardboard in the bottom? or one that uses webbing for the lace loops and gives you paracord laces to saw through them with? and dont even mention the soles falling off and splits appearing in a few short months! then they dont even have the balls to message you back when you take the time to email them about it all! if they never had that rubber on the bottom i would never ever buy another pair!
  • 3 2
 @markbe: don’t be so dramatic, depends on th model. My Freeriders Pro hold up rather well. Impacts VXi were crap.
  • 1 0
 hahha awesome bud, I laughed out loud!!
  • 1 0
 @randyridesbikes: mmmm, nope, I can say the quality is subpar now. I actually look online for old stock of unused 5-10. Weight is down because more cheap foam replaced actual rubber.
  • 1 0
 "and all the yugos wear tristrip and Lewandowski wears tristrip..."
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: you should have gone all in a said “ the UK spec has a stab vest shield “. Again , big up our country!
  • 1 0
 @Matt115lamb: I think that depends on the particular area, "Bradford edition" absolutely
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: a few years ago your 1st comment would be hidden now your at the top !
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: true! ,but old bill don't exactly inspire respect when they employ for diversity quotas instead of on merit ,and their dancing in the streets at pride festivals .the days of police and respect are long gone down the swanny with the rest of the uk.
  • 2 0
 @unleash: always look on the briiiiiight side of life , da do , da do , da do da do da do Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @Matt115lamb: "when your chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle, and this will help things turn out for the best"
  • 2 0
 @weebleswobbles: see , it ain’t all that bad ! Lol
  • 1 0
 @Matt115lamb: love a bit of python me.good stuff.
  • 1 1
 @randyridesbikes: Ive owned both climbing and mtb shoes, pre and post adidas. Its an anecdote, but the latter versions quality basically sucked. The rubber is the same, no qualms there,but the construction - yes, delaminating soles - appears to have suffered a lot.
  • 1 0
 @randyridesbikes: yes new impact version from addidas is garbage compared to the older more technologically advanced 5.10 version.
  • 1 0
 @unleash: @Matt115lamb: I reserve my greatest pity for those who think the police are a positive cultural force. I suspect if you are honest with yourself, the idea of people not respecting the police scares you because people might actually succeed in changing society and therefore you are clutching your pearls.
  • 2 0
 @hitmansam: hahahahaha, I think you have a lot of reading to do on human psychology. It is fascinating how lefties are into people, yet they repeatedly prove that they have no idea how we work as creatures. I suggest you to study evolutional psychology in depth, not just cooperative and reprocital mechanisms. Fear of incarcineration is one of the main drivers behind lowering crime rates, murder in particular (Reading Crime novels and Watching CIS helps too) There is off course diminishing returns to everything (like idea that Police witll solve everything or... belief in good will), but base level is assured by existence of police force and juridical system.

Oh BTW, Police is a form of humans coming together, organizing themselves and changing society. Who's clenching pearls...
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns: You can keep your pop-psychology nonsense thanks.
  • 131 2
 I will wait on the adidas Yeezy boost 350/5.10 colab to complete the look... steezus boost 510.

“She ain’t messin with no bermdigga”... schralp!
  • 3 3
 that should be closer to the top ????
  • 8 1
 Ratboy needs to produce a rap video with an outfit like that... He'd beat out the mumble rappers for sure.
  • 5 1
 Wait till the SUPREME collab drops later this month.
  • 3 1
 @Connerv6: will work perfectly with the Supreme Santa Cruz Hardtail
  • 59 1
 Can't wait to see someone turn up at swinley forest with this garb on riding a carbon v10
  • 41 2
 Seen someone at bpw yesterday with the full kit and a yeti. clearly a dentist
  • 194 8
 based on what I've seen in the uk, you need more dentists...
  • 17 0
 @ratedgg13: oooooo shots fired
  • 13 0
 @ratedgg13: brilliant
  • 18 23
flag tom666 (Feb 27, 2019 at 7:13) (Below Threshold)
 @ratedgg13: You haven't been to Swinley Forest mate. Car park full of BMW X5s, most blokes there riding a Santa Cruz Nomad but steer around every jump on the track. We have plenty of Denists thank you.
  • 27 4
 Wooosh!
  • 20 5
 @wellbastardfast: Or possibly a hard working bloke spending his hard earned on whatever the f**k he likes...
  • 4 3
 @randalliser: all the gear no idea
  • 15 1
 @josiahs: Our Dentists are all at swinley forest and not fixing teeth
  • 3 1
 @wellbastardfast: this comment doesn't really work in the UK where dentists aren't minted like in the US.
  • 2 0
 @GrandMasterOrge: I think NHS dentists make about £72k and private dentists and orthodontists make considerably more. Not a badly paying job. Can get a new Yeti most years with that.
  • 1 0
 @tom666: I think IT contractor is the UK equivalent
  • 2 0
 How did the Dentist become the stereotype in the mountain bike world in the first place. Its always "must be a dentist" or "only the dentists would by that bike" etc. I'm sure dentists make a good living but they are hardly at the top of the pay scale relative to many other professions.
  • 1 0
 @sino428: At a guess, Dentists have got cash but they're also in every town and city and have free time to go mountain biking.

Bankers and Management Consultants make more but they only work in big cities and they work 70 hours a week, you won't catch them at the trails.
  • 44 0
 Is there a Run DMC edition?
  • 8 0
 adidas/five ten/troy lee shell toe, flat pedal shoe
  • 2 0
 @Stumpjumper12:
Shell toes were my default trainers for years, until I started riding around town more and switched to Five Tens.

A fair for Five Ten shell toes would be awesome!
  • 1 0
 How about a Ride MTB collection instead?
  • 37 1
 da, cyka blyat' !
  • 9 1
 que?
  • 5 0
 idi nahui
  • 2 0
 optyfen gauw....!
  • 2 1
 @bonkywonky: hhnnghhh
  • 12 0
 Very very Slavic instincts wake up when seeing Adidas kit... pashou f pizde, hui tibye v zadnitzu!
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: ummm spratz ze doink?
  • 7 0
 Rash B, don't stop! Cyka Blyat!
  • 1 1
 @FurryCrew: mae ze deuche
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Slavko may move to more genteel lands, but he will always be a Slav in his heart, soul, and loins.
  • 4 0
 @kabanosipyvo: if a genuine Slavko is given enough resources, he will buy a 730 (or Q7) and he will wear white adidas shoes to black Adidas sport pants (with zippers at the bottom) to a leather jacket with raised collar. However the more suiting names would be Bogdan or Slobodan...
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: With fewer resources he would drive a much-used Mercedes, but the shoes, pants, and black leather jacket would remain. As would the closely-cut hair and the woman named Valentina, in high heels.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: Careful, or my cousin Yuri will get you. His dad used to drive a black Volga for living...
  • 32 2
 All Day I Dream About Sex
  • 15 8
 moutain bike is better than sex
  • 10 1
 After Dinner I Did A $h1t.
  • 9 0
 @MisterJones: you must be doing one of them wrong...
  • 6 0
 @MisterJones: you have pretty poor sex then.
  • 7 1
 All Day I Dream About Seat-tube-angles ftfy
  • 2 1
 @chappers998: bikes don't come with drama and they don't drop kids and are always ready to ride. sex doesn't really offer all that good jazz!
  • 3 0
 @chappers998: I can ride my bike when I want not my gf ...
  • 7 0
 @MisterJones: You don't let your Gf ride your bike? That's sexist.
  • 4 1
 all day i dream about shredding
  • 1 0
 @MisterJones: get better sex
  • 10 1
 @drpmstrdan: maybe he’s married for 10yrs now. Give him some slack
  • 28 0
 When will a cycling clothing company do a collaboration with Gucci so I can wear something appropriate while I ride my $11k mountain bike? Lol
  • 2 0
 Kitsbow and Gucci were made for each other, but they went the other direction.
  • 1 0
 @derekbob: not too sure about that after reading their glove review, wouldn't like throwing my fresh gucci kit in the bin after those rebranded mechanix gloves dyed all over it..
  • 3 0
 Fox already did with supreme
  • 31 3
 I love how it looks but for that price you can get a few shuttle days or two normal kits
  • 46 1
 110% in agreement. $235 for a pant? C'mon!! Collab the f*ck off
  • 10 1
 I was just thinking: can't wait till next Oct and I get my new TLD/ADIDAS kit for >50% off.
  • 1 0
 @smartyiak: can't wait.
  • 5 2
 Have never payed more than $40. Costco convertible pants/shorts and Tees from the thrift shop, whatever fits....I give zero f*cks about the fashion show Smile
  • 1 0
 Bought some alpine star pants off pinkbike buy sell new for 40. Will not be dropping 235.
  • 20 0
 I won’t buy in until they release some colab Adiletten
  • 14 0
 Funny., i consider TLD a more 'prestigious' brand to own and wear than Adidas yet here I can pay double to make it look like I'm wearing Adidas. Cool, sign me up.
  • 1 0
 exactly
  • 14 3
 They didn’t even show a picture of the best piece of the kit, the custom A2 helmet. I still wouldn’t personally consider any of it because I’m not 18. But, if I was 18 and maybe had a trust fund and was also really into soccer and the Tokyo Drift movies I would be all over this. TLD makes really nice stuff, but their image is a little too So Cal Ed Hardy for me.
  • 11 0
 I'm not sure why Troy Lee have gotten into bed with a corporate giant of sportswear clothing. But my guess is that Adidas are using TLD for exposure before entering into the market solo.
  • 9 1
 Adidas testing the water to buy out Troy Lee perhaps?
  • 3 0
 @boydasilva: they could afford it I'm guessing TLD makes a tidy buck so would be a viable proposition.
  • 3 1
 @hairy1976: $20M in revenue apparently. Also has some VC funding. Maybe the investors want to see a bigger return!
  • 5 1
 Adidas owns 5.10 and they are/(maybe were by now, not sure) planning on phasing out the 5.10 name. This is a way to get their name into the mtb world before the 5.10 change. Other than Adidas owning 5.10 the rest is just rumor/speculation.
  • 2 1
 @BetterRide: Love a good bit of rumour/speculation!
  • 12 3
 @BetterRide: and 5.10 went to shit after Adidas bought them.
  • 6 1
 @BetterRide: They've owned them since 2011. I for one support Adidas in MTB as Adidas has put money into edits and other things in the sport.
  • 8 2
 @Boardlife69: I don't know, 5.10's are looking pretty fly nowadays...streamlined, better insoles, quality colorways etc. I suppose they aren't quite as 'burly' as they used to be, but that's pretty much everything nowadays...sacrificing durability for better weight and design.
  • 1 0
 Only thing is that the new Adidas terrerx boots are actually great. Think they use continental for the rubber and sole is modeled off mtb tires. So strange for such a great boot and so much innovation to come from a brand that's otherwise killing off all the good stuff.
  • 3 0
 @ratedgg13: I had the Adidas Terrex MTB with Stealth Rubber shoes for 3 years now. Not a single issue and super stiff.
  • 1 0
 @boydasilva: Adidas seems to buy companies for patents. Five Ten for Stealth Rubber etc. They wouldn't buy TLD for...designs?
  • 1 0
 @motard5: they don't make a proper shoe for size 12 and up. Look at every review, the shoe can't be the same width as a size 8. My last pair of Impacts cramp my toes BAD.
  • 1 0
 @mattrix2: It seems less obvious, certainly. Is the stealth rubber patent under 20 years old though? Adidas could have just waited a bit and had it for free, unless they wanted the brand association too, which they probably did.
  • 3 0
 @mattrix2: I got the high tops with the D3O ankle pads, they're sweet. Holding up really well too.
  • 11 0
 Look sick. Hopefully pick some of this stuff up in 9 months time when it's 50% off on CRC
  • 12 1
 'Technological Fabic' - Nylon & spandex. £200+

A fool and their money.
  • 8 0
 The amount of people trying to come up with ideas as to why this has happened is hilarious....... you guys do realize that Adidas has been a big sponsor of the KTM TLD factory team for a number of years now. The two company’s have a solid relationship, so why not make a cool collab
  • 10 1
 The source of discord is the $225 pair of britches, not the "collab"
  • 2 0
 @Mntneer: im referring to the few comments about how people are coming up with ideas about adidas wanting to buy out TLD, and so on.. not people being upset about pricing haha
  • 4 1
 Nearly all changes to anything becomes a conspiracy on Pinkbike, even if there are no signs of conspiracy. It's good to be sceptical, but it should be based upon something tangible.
  • 4 0
 They didnt read the comments from us on how we started working with Adidas. Wink
  • 2 0
 @troyleedesigns: any plans on using the ULTRA technology in your other designs? I extremely dig the tighter athletic fit, and overall technology behind the pants/jersey, I just don't think personally the large adidas branding is for me haha im an extreme brand whore when it comes to TLD, but I like how other companys like Seven are producing tighter fitting jerseys. Would be super awesome if you guys got on the tighter fit train in more lines.
  • 11 1
 Gross
  • 8 1
 Thank you!
  • 5 0
 Of course I see nothing women specific here. same ole same ole... Really expensive. I have a Troy Lee helmet, five ten shoes both I like a lot but Im not buying an outrageously expensive pair of pants that are mens. Come back when you can at least put a womens jersey in the mix.
  • 5 0
 @Flatpedalgirl We hear you. We built this as a small collection to start the relationship and see what the response is, some of the pieces were started off existing chassis, in our women's line, we are rebuilding the future womens line in a continuation of our commitment to the womens scene (have you seen our womens athlete and ambassador roster? I think its safe to say its the largest of any brand in BMX and MTB). But I will dig into it with our dealers and athletes for the next go round, see where we end up. Thanks for getting into a TLD helmet though, we appreciate it.
Stikman
  • 6 0
 They need to do a colab with Lacoste so I'll be able to pop wheelies with my popped collar.
  • 3 0
 So does the HeiQ wear off? From there website it’s saying “100% cooling performance up to 40 washes” does this mean it’s like expensive Scotchgard and will just be a normal polyester/nylon kit after the coating is gone?
  • 1 0
 This would be an excellent question for @troyleedesigns to clarify if possible, please.
  • 3 0
 HeiQ as you noted is a performance cooling polymer that does last up to 40 washes, it is a treatment to the fabric and minimizing your washing in hot water, and drying in a dryer will help elevate the longevity. HeiQ is nothing like an 'expensive scotch guard', for starters Scotch guard contains ozone depleting PFOS's and more importantly they perform 2 different functions where as HeiQ is thermoregulating (keeps you cooler) but breathes, and scotch guard to the best of our knowledge completely blocks any breathability for vapor barrier.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for the clarification! Will there be anyway to retreat the fabric after it eventually wears off? @troyleedesigns:
  • 1 0
 @troyleedesigns: can the HeiQ coating be reapplied after wearing off, or once it’s gone, it’s gone? What sort of detergent would you recommend?
  • 6 0
 At last something for us Eastern Europeans. ''Three stripes on my body make my swag real tight''
  • 5 0
 This is a great kit for those of us that are excessively hairy. Can't wait to have my hair sneaking out of all those chest and upper thigh vents! A good look.
  • 3 0
 Hmm, good call, when we tested with Mitch and Brendog, they do shave their entire bodies, allegedly. lol
  • 7 0
 Wish I wasn’t fat..
  • 3 0
 I hear ya!! haha
  • 2 0
 You know, I have an obsession for light weight gear for summer with a colors that doesn't absorb the entire light spectrum and heats up, it's impossible to find, and when they exist it's never my size . Why size 28 on the pants and not the shorts!!!! I was willing break the bank account for those light blue shorts.
  • 3 0
 Try www.rocday.com especially ROC Lite shorts if you want something really light. They also have a distributor in Chile.
  • 6 2
 These are those sponsors everyone wants to have pay more money to the athletes. Cmon guys, put your money where your keyboard keys are and pony up Wink
  • 5 0
 Believe one dude said,”if people stop bit*hing about mountain bike prices then athletes will get paid more.” Don’t think I’ve read a more idiotic comment here....but there is still time.

Unreal. Dude better buy that kit. Help support the cause.
  • 3 1
 @Pisgah4life: lol. This forum is full of people who dont understand how supply and demand word. The 'extreme athlete' career path has never been a good one, never will be. All these guys are expendable with dozens of people waiting to fill each slot for less money potentially. Same thing as in the ski industry...broke your neck, bummer bro...good luck we got 30 dudes who want your slot and are willing to break theirs.
  • 2 0
 So If Im buying overpriced stuff it ensures that the athlethes and not the company takes the money?
Brb Im buying lots of IPhones XMax for the chinese workers.
  • 2 0
 @NotNamed: Its almost as if the athletes are completely expendable and doing it by choice or something.
  • 6 0
 I can get adidas athletic wear at Ross for a ton less than that!
  • 1 0
 My son wears $8 adidas baseball pants over g-form knee shin pads. and $35 clearance MX pants other times.
Fly bmx/DH (not heavy MX material) pants are under a hundred bucks.
We're not dentists.
  • 6 0
 Alibaba special coming right up
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 it looks so much like a footbal jersey, disgusting, I would say most of the bikers here in Czech hate footbal. I am really not getting the point of this collaboration, makes no sense. Show me one person who would prefer to wear Adi instead of TLD.
  • 4 1
 Oh come on, your country is their prime demographic!!!
  • 1 1
 @me2menow: I guess so as every noob here is wearing their sweatpants
  • 2 0
 We shall see, but the initial sales on this and interest have been really exciting. And our athletes are digging it, but hey-not for everyone and thats ok!
  • 6 0
 Soooooo much money Eek
  • 5 0
 Looks pretty cool but I don't like Adidas, so it's a no from me.
  • 11 1
 Agreed. Unfortunately in my case of coming from Essex, the Adidas brand has serious Chav connotations. No offence to chavs, but I don’t particularly want to be branded as one.

Perhaps Adidas would have been better placed using their Five10 brand as the collaboration label
  • 2 3
 @MonEddy: but if it does what you want it to surely the name on shouldn’t matter.
  • 5 6
 @fatduke: nope ! like Nike Adidas is a team sport brand, if it's worn by football player and scumbags (same same) it has to remain as far as possible from me. If this takes off it will be a sad day for Gravity MTB. And clearly phasing out 5.10 meas I will also never buy any of theses shoes, time to find new shoes brand.
  • 3 0
 @MonEddy: what is chav?
  • 7 0
 @brncr6: I had to look it up. They're anti-social youth dressed in sportswear. Looks like a new phase of kids who occupy lawns in Northern England.
  • 1 0
 @MonEddy:
Didn’t they do a TLD/Five Ten collaboration on shoes?
  • 4 0
 @brncr6: A waste of oxygen.
  • 2 1
 Just Don't It.
  • 3 0
 @derekbob:
Chavs have been around for a long time.
They're the reason I won't wear anything Nike or Adidas branded.
  • 3 0
 Yeah pretty tacky looking.
  • 2 0
 @sam264: same hahaha they kinda f*cked it in the 90's
  • 1 0
 @makripper:
For sure. I mostly remember the really shitty kids at my school wearing it.
  • 4 0
 @brncr6: It stands for Council Housed And Violent
So a select type of poor working class people in the UK who are happy to live off state benefits and generally just be a nuisance.
They also love wearing full tracksuits frrom sports brands.
  • 2 0
 @hypno-newt:
I never could figure out how they could afford a wardrobe full of branded tracksuits on the dole...
  • 2 0
 @sam264: sportsdirect innit bruv.
  • 1 0
 @hypno-newt: in aus we call em LADS
  • 5 0
 @lewiscraik: We are doing some Fiveten/Adidas shoe colab's, dropping soon!
  • 2 0
 @sam264: my sentiments exactly. At least Kappa hasn’t invaded our beloved sport yet
  • 5 0
 @troyleedesigns: sorry to say and apologies if this comes across as being disrespectful,but I kind of feel that this collaboration was a bit of a marketing/branding mistake. Adidas do have some amazing materials technology, I just can’t help but think that their brand image doesn’t really fit with mountain biking, give its social negative connotations. I’m not being snobbish, just realistic regarding the image the brand portrays here in the UK. Adidas internally Licensing their technology to five10 for a collaboration with you might have been a better brand move?
  • 2 0
 @MonEddy:
Plenty of other equally good/better brands out there now. With the exception of their helmets, TLD don't offer anything particularly special in my opinion. The quality of manufacture of their clothing seems to have taken a nosedive too.
  • 1 0
 @sam264: interesting to hear. I haven’t brought any of their kit (aside from my forth Daytona helmet incarnation) recently but the TLD kit I brought 8 years ago is all still going strong (jerseys are looking a little scuffed on the shoulders and elbows). Shame if their quality has really as you say dropped
  • 1 0
 @MonEddy:
The kit I bought that long ago lasted a reasonable while (years). The more recent kit of theirs that I have purchased has lasted less than a season. Disappointing.
  • 5 0
 Available next year in TK - Max..
  • 1 0
 Ross @ 90% off
  • 2 0
 First the quality went down hill and now this. Fast house is looking pretty good right about now. Adidas owns 510 and doesn't put their logo on but troyl lee is all over this.
  • 1 0
 @fruitsd79: was talking about Adidas style 510, but yes I see
  • 1 0
 @fruitsd79: ah shit......i stand corrected. You win
  • 2 0
 @flyr: There are no winners in this game. Frown I need a wide 12.5-13 size shoe and they are all made for skinny little feet.
  • 1 0
 New camo Impacts are the best 5/10s i have owned, lasted far longer than the usual 6 month till unglued and ripped ones.
Had a pair of Terrex for a few years, the Stealth rubber seemed harder than 5/10s , but the soles are now shredded.
  • 3 0
 This suck such a missed opportunity! I defiantly would have done the stripes running the length of the pant leg and sleeves to make a proper track suit
  • 1 0
 Hate to say this but this kit looks much better than what all the adidas sponsored snowboarders are wearing. XXL 3 stripe track suits and rugby shirts. Their boots look dodgy too.

At least they’re getting paid.

Weird to see them come after Nike left
  • 1 0
 Well I cant wear any of this shizzle, A: being a lifetime wearer of the "other brother's" stuff, namely Puma (Adidas and Puma were both thought up, and bought to life by two German brothers, the Dassler's. whom after a bit of a bust up, split there Dassler shoes company, and came up with these epic German brands. free history lesson there for ya there, if you didn't already know Smile ) and yes I'm a brand slut. meh, shoot me now!
And B: TLD stuff never seems to fit me right! which is annoying as hell, being the epitome of a man that I am..*cough!
  • 4 0
 Athletic fit only? That's me out
  • 2 3
 Second that...nice to see that marketing is trending to less then 20% of the mtb community. I guess with such a high price on athletic fit only they will make up the short fall.
  • 4 0
 And looking at that picture of Moir they still can't seem to make pants long enough. They look like knickers on him! I guess you get what you pay for? Pants that don't fit.
  • 4 0
 Korn.......... no love for RUN DMC?
  • 4 0
 Protip: you don't need an $80 jersey or $150 pair of shorts to ride
  • 4 0
 I would like to buy your product, but not to look like a billboard!
  • 4 0
 "Ultra Jersey" is what I usually use to describe my Ex...
  • 3 0
 So I have to pay twice as much to advertise for two different brands? Damn...
  • 1 0
 Collabs...hahaha..I'm gonna get me some fresh Adidas gear to wear when I ride my Santa Cruz Chameleon collab from that hip hop company....Give me a break from this bullshit!!!
  • 1 0
 I bet they still haven't taken taller riders into consideration with those pants and they would still come up well above my ankles! I wish a company would make a long legged race pant!
  • 1 0
 @fruitsd79: Cheers, I'll check them out!
  • 4 0
 Blyat!
  • 2 0
 This stuff looks clean. But it’ll clean out the bank account. Can’t see the average racer copping this
  • 4 0
 No thanks X 1 million.
  • 3 0
 Looks like a football kit.
  • 2 0
 and no pockets on the pants and shorts as far as i can see. big fail on TLD side IMO, stylewise to each his own.
  • 16 0
 No need for pockets, you won't have any moneybleft after buying these.
  • 1 0
 Built for racing, by our racers.
  • 2 0
 @troyleedesigns: but than almost no one is gonna buy this kit!! i usually like your stuff, but at least 2 pockets for a phone and change is mandatory in riding gear.
  • 2 0
 Now you can look like all those swaggggggy snowboarders wearing track pants & no helmet in the terrain park
  • 3 0
 Perfect for scumbags ...TLD S-series
  • 3 0
 F@cking ugly ass tarhole blue
  • 3 0
 Shouldn't there be a Gold Rope graphic or something around the neck?
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure I could find an almost identical kit on the soccer clearance rack at Big 5 for less than $10...
  • 2 0
 How about some matching shell toe DH shoes in widths that actually fit men’s feet???
  • 2 0
 One kit for bike riding and soccer please? Big Grin

Also, when will we FINALLY see the Flat and SPD version of Adilette?
  • 3 0
 I don't want to look like a pickle wolf, so I'll pass.
  • 3 0
 Moto pants, $100 or less.
  • 2 0
 Sorry, but the Adidas logo just doesn’t work for mountain biking. Much to linear and uniform.
  • 1 0
 I like my logos like I like my viewpoints: poorly constructed and inconsistent
  • 4 1
 That's a nice piece of kit
  • 4 0
 Whew! we knew there was one of you in here! haha
  • 1 0
 @troyleedesigns: TBH, I cant afford to wear anything that says TLD. But I've always liked the Adidas stripes. Combining it with a cycling kit makes it much more appealing, that's for sure!
  • 1 0
 Damn that looks good, but size 36 max rules my chunky butt out. 36 Troy lee is like a 34 for every other brand I've found. Great set of gear.
  • 1 0
 Fly racing has us covered!
  • 2 0
 Adidas, thats a hard pass. Good think Oakley is coming out with new mountain bike gear this year.
  • 1 0
 I've always liked Adidas Originals stuff, dont wear it so much now except on my feet. However, this is all types of wrong, there are some thing that just shouldn't mix.
  • 2 1
 Just slapping a logo on a generic piece of Adidas kit passes as a collab nowadays?
C'mon TLD, you guys can do much better then that!
  • 5 0
 We developed the ULTRA line together with Adidas, this is product not previously available from them, or us. Using their labs, our designers and athletes came to the table with a mission of making and all new take on race wear. It was purpose built for Bike and MX (we offer a whole separate MX ULTRA line, that already sold out) from TLD design and Adidas.
  • 2 0
 @troyleedesigns: Thanks for your reply, this is beyond awesome for a 90's kid who always coveted TLD gear. But maybe it's that 90's kid that was expecting something a bit more TLD-like, perhaps a more outlandish colorway. I like the collab with Five-Ten, but this one just seems a bit bland in my opinion. Cheers from Belgium!
  • 1 0
 Child's play... wake me up when there's a Kappa edition and a gold chain that has an airbag system in it like a motorbike racing suit.
  • 2 0
 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Make the Superstar classics for flat pedal riding!!!!!! I'll buy 10 pairs right now!!!
  • 3 0
 I like it. Like the clean black look.
  • 3 0
 Athletic fit only? What about those of us with dad bods?
  • 1 2
 I'm pretty sure I figured out what is wrong with millennials...
So, a few years ago we decided it wasn't cool to pick on weirdos, yes? Basically, we got rid of bullies!
Now we have all these weirdos walking around like it's ok to be weird!!!
I say, bring the bullies back, to beat the "weird" out of the"weirdos"!!!
  • 1 0
 Difficulties finding this in Canada, tld website only ships to the USA? Need to match my adidas goggles, don't think I can actually ride without this kit.
  • 1 0
 I don't see why troy lee would need to affiliate with another brand. My troy lee kit looks pimp, it doesn't need more logo's.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know how the waist fit is on these, compared to the Ruckus shorts? I run a 34, and use about 1/2 of the waist adjusters. Would I go a size up? Or should they fit?
  • 3 1
 Why is everything so damn expensive.....
  • 2 0
 Double the logos=double retribution needs
  • 1 0
 anytime u see/read sustainability...expect to pay more.
  • 6 4
 Ugly as shit. Adidas is lame. Euro trash.
  • 1 0
 TLD should do a commercial with Run DMC...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNua1lFDuDI
  • 4 1
 TLD sell out, nonsense
  • 1 0
 soo stupid that they highwater (steve urkle) the bottom FFS troy lee get it together!
  • 1 0
 My Adidas Walk through bike shop halls And ride all over wooden North Shore walls...
  • 2 0
 My car cost less than this race kit
  • 1 0
 Now the hype beasts have something else to latch onto. Soon to be featured in the next big Soundcloud rapper music video!
  • 2 0
 not only does not make sense it does not even look good?
  • 2 0
 But where is the veiny eyeball and the checkered flag?!
  • 2 0
 what is a short??? i always ride shorts...is this something new???
  • 2 0
 “If you don’t like Troy Lee and Adidas, then f**k you!”
-Ricky Bobby
  • 2 0
 No love for the bigger riders out there....sigh...
  • 1 0
 That should be released on April 1! they need to release addidas open lid to match style
  • 1 0
 Shit, they released openlid
  • 2 0
 if it wasnt black id buy... black becomes too much for summer in aus
  • 1 0
 So the Adidas logo on your products adds 100$ to the price? didn't know logos cost so much.
  • 1 0
 And thereally is a matching gay ass helmet. Fuck years pajamas and a safety helmet
  • 1 0
 Edit: and there really is a matching gay ass helmet. f*ck yes, pajamas w a matching safety helmet
  • 1 0
 I like the look of the jerseys, but it's like buying a pair of Reebok's w/ a Swoosh on them
  • 1 0
 Grownups Paying loads of money to wear huge logos, flashing brands, hahhahaaha, thats just unbelievable.
  • 1 0
 So... they make a 'light weight' cool kit and then only release it in blackwhich is hot AF.
  • 1 0
 Ok guys, check here blackbirdspirit.com
100x better! this brand is very young but promises to become big quickly!
  • 4 2
 Just NO.
  • 5 3
 Nike + Fox = Please
  • 13 1
 asked no one ever!!! Big Grin
  • 3 2
 Oh come on.. Troy Lee shouldn't lower its value partnering with adidas
  • 1 0
 Nice, but I'll have to wait till I find some adidos ones down the market
  • 1 0
 Having the logos on there, quadrupled the price, or more. Ouch.
  • 1 0
 Does the complete kit come with a complimentary Buckfast water bottle?
  • 1 0
 Bring back the Fender Crawler please Adidas Big Grin
  • 1 0
 TRIII POLOSKI TRI PO TRI POLOSKI google tri poloski for reference
  • 2 2
 Kinda stupid. Plus pretty ugly, over priced. Soccer is cool but mtb dont need 3 stripes everwhere. I like tld. Cool company.
  • 2 0
 uhhh, Thanks! lol
  • 1 0
 If Eugene Hutz mountain biked, he'd wear this.
  • 1 0
 Gymshark for mountain bikers ????
  • 1 0
 This brand has a bad image in the UK. Basically all the scallies wear it.
  • 1 0
 its a little early for April fools isn't it?
  • 1 0
 Adidas ruined 5.10 and now they will do the same to TLD.
  • 1 0
 I think of puking and giving away my TLD clothing
  • 1 0
 Adds Adidas and shoots the price up for 235 euros for pants. Uhuh.
  • 2 3
 snobs kit.....my pockets don't go that deep....and it won't make me ride any faster!!
  • 2 1
 My Adidas
  • 3 3
 Skinny size line. Fat people ride too you know! ????
  • 1 1
 What’s all the fuss about this gear..? It’s butt f***in’ ugly...
  • 7 8
 Prolly the best looking kit out right now.
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