New MTB Apparel From 100% - Interbike 2016

Sep 21, 2016 at 16:40
by Mike Kazimer  
Interbike 2016

100% is expanding their reach into the mountain bike world for 2017 with the launch of their new line of apparel that was developed with input from the Giant Factory Off-Road team. There are three different collections, the R-Core, which is the downhill line, along with the trail / all-mountain oriented Celium and Airmatic.


100 2017 apparel
100 2017 apparel

Aircraft Helmet

100%'s Aircraft full face maintains the same sleek design as last year, but it's now equipped with a MIPS liner, a feature that's becoming more and more common in new helmets. The low friction liner lets the inner shell of the helmet slide along it during a crash, movement that's intended to reduce the amount of rotational energy that reaches the brain. The carbon-shelled Aircraft helmet is available in seven different colors, and retails for $450.


100 2017 apparel
100 2017 apparel

Airmatic Jersey

100%'s Airmatic collection is aimed at all-mountain riders, with a relaxed but not overly baggy fit for the jersey and shorts. The polyester jersey is longer in the back to keep it from riding up when you're hunched over the bars, and there's an internal goggle wipe for clearing away the mud and fog.

Those are the important details, and in person the new kit looks very nice, but I had to laugh out loud when I read the product description in 100%'s catalog. The jersey has an “enduro-quality fit for comfort and performance,” and an “engineered neckline for added style and comfort.” Enduro quality fit? What does that even mean? And in my mind, engineering is best left for designing things like rocketships and bridges, not necklines. Meaningless marketing lingo aside, the navy/white Honor Jersey and the grey/teal Fast Times jersey retail for $59 USD.

100 2017 apparel
100 2017 apparel


Airmatic Shorts

The Airmatic shorts have a clean and simple look, with a stretchy back panel for pedaling comfort, and zippered pockets so you don't lose your wallet and keys out in the middle of nowhere. Velcro straps are in place on each side to fine tune the fit, and a hidden snap keeps them securely in place. The $129 price includes a detachable liner short


Celium Jersey

The Celium jersey uses a lightweight polyester/elastane blend to help wick away moisture, and has small laser-cut perforations on the back panel for even greater ventilation. Like the Airmatic, it has a drop tail design and an integrated glasses / goggle wipe. Colors: heather black, burgundy / black. MSRP: $69 USD.

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Celium Shorts

In keeping with the Celium line's lightweight and breathable theme, the shorts have perforations on the inseam and back panels to help keep with ventilation. Rather than using velcro, the fit around the waist is adjusted with a small elastic cord. A detachable liner is also included. Colors: black tie-dyed, Cone Zone (orange). MSRP: $169 USD.
100 2017 apparel


100 2017 apparel
100 2017 apparel

R-Core DH Jersey and Pants

The $139 USD R-Core DH pants are constructed from 600D polyester to help them survive the encounters with the ground that can accompany downhill riding and racing. A tapered cut keeps the cuffs from getting tangled or caught by chains and chainrings, while a stretchy panel around the knee provides room for pads. There are also R-Core DH shorts that use the same material and colors, but obviously only cover to just below the knee.

The matching jersey was also designed specifically with downhill riding in mind, with a looser fit to accommodate pads as well as the contortions that go along with rocketing through the woods. MSRP: $59 USD.

100 2017 apparel
Need goggles? 100% had a massive array of styles and colors on display.

100 2017 apparel
The same goes for gloves, everything from minimalist, barely-there designs to thicker, fall/winter riding gloves.


MENTIONS: @ride100percent




101 Comments

  • + 116
 I most likely won't buy this stuff, as I'm not a huge fan of 100% stuff in general, but ATTENTION ALL OTHER APPAREL COMPANIES: PUT ZIPPERED POCKETS ON ALL SHORTS!
  • - 1
 Yeh bought a pair of their gloves and the silicone cane off the finger tips after the first ride!!! Ridiculous, the developed holes in the fingers after a couple of months, really bad quality, have been using Thor gloves for over a year and they still look nearly new!
  • + 5
 @ctd07: that's a name I haven't heard for sometime... do they make mountain bike gear or are they dirt bike gloves?
  • + 1
 @Jokesterwild: They are full line MX company. Parts unlimited is distributers.
  • + 4
 @Jokesterwild: MX gear, but exactly the same thing when it comes to gloves, most companies have the same gloves listed in the mx and mtb sections of the sites. I find mx brands to better quality generally. Both gloves have been lightweight, no padding, slip on gloves from each brand, so a very accurate comparison only I paid half the price for the Thor gloves
  • + 37
 @ctd07: Indeed, this shouldn't happened, we appreciate your feedback. Could you please send us an email to info@ride100percent.com? We would love to hear more about your misadventure. Thank you
  • + 12
 @ride100percent: Classy!
  • + 1
 @ctd07: Thor make the best riding gloves on the planet in my opinion, they are really high quality meaning you get a super durable glove and the fit for me is bang on.
  • + 2
 @nik-h: Can't agree more! I've used and killed some MTB-specific gloves over the years - BUT I've a pair of Thor S9 ACs in red!
Used and abused on downhill tracks - as a bike messenger - even while kayaking i used them! They're still in pretty good shape - leather grippy as new - only the color has a bit of fading from the sun. Gut a small hole during a crash - the hole never was getting bigger. I simply love these gloves! Together with the TLD XC gloves a benchmark item! Goodlooking - best quality - fair priced! Even James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson would love them...
  • + 27
 @ride100percent: Id like to man up with my tail between my legs and apologize 100%, after some research due to this thread ive realised they were actually one industries zero gloves that failed so hard, I always thought they were your brand for some reason, they looked so similar... Again muchos apologies!
  • + 2
 Been rocking my 100% gloves for almost two seasons and they are finally starting to die lol their goggles have been really solid too i've definitely been impressed
  • + 1
 rideitclothing.com Generously sized pockets with zips
  • + 29
 100% does it again. Making sick looking gear!

Seriously, most other companies need to learn a thing or two from this company when it comes to making killer looking MTB gear.
  • + 10
 Love the fact that the company is on this forum and is actually posting and LISTENING to riders comments. Both good and BAD. I don't own any 100% products, but large props in my books for actually listening to constructive consumer comments and encouraging them to reach out so they can fix or improve faults. Unlike so many other companies that bury their heads in sand and hoping problems will "go away", this company actually seems to care what the riding community thinks. Well done, 100%!
  • + 4
 @Petemoss: Thanks for the love, appreciate it.
  • + 0
 @ride100percent: No problem. THANK YOU for showing concern and being open to constructive criticism. One sees so much on this forum about poor customer service when dealing with all measure of products, companies. Hear is hoping that 100% stands by their customers and is willing to go that extra mile. Your presence and comments here tell me you will. Wink
  • + 1
 @Petemoss: That's the goal.
  • + 5
 Love the 100% stuff since I got introduced to it by friends who ride moto.
No goggle I tried (that includes all the high end competition) fits as well on different helmets I owned (Rampage carbon, D3, SE3) and they just look sick!
But I was a little surprised to only see one color for the DH gear (Jersey/Pants), would love more to choose from! Besides that probably going to own a pair at some point.
And the gloves do wear fast, but they do offer a perfect fit.
  • + 4
 @MalleCommencal Great to hear! For the gear it is the only option available at the moment, but stay tuned with us come spring...
  • + 5
 I rather like the Airmatic in the Navy/White. Might have to try some of that out. When will they be released?
  • + 5
 They should be available now.
  • + 8
 The full line is available now, visit ride100percent.com/mountainbike/mens-all-mountain
  • + 1
 @ride100percent Bought some iTrack gloves from you all about 4 months ago. I absolutely love the look and feel of these gloves, but the stretch material around the wrist started to tear away from the body of the glove after only a couple of rides. Started out by pulling on the 100% tab at the wrist when putting gloves on, but it seems like that's what is causing the stretchy part to tear. Don't know if this is an issue with these gloves in general, but just wanted to let the company know in case it's a problem that hasn't been addressed.
  • + 2
 Hi @stolenface88, same thing as we said earlier, this isn't a known issue and it may come from pulling too hard on a slightly too small set of gloves? Please send us some photos and as much details as possible to info@ride100percent.com and someone will take care of you.
  • + 1
 I have a full downhill R-core gear i just can say that is the worse mtb gear i ever had!! The jersey is so thin that if you had a body armour under it will cling.. Very sensible jersey, i don't want to know how it will look after a crash, poor poor material! About the shorts all can i say they are nice ventilated but the material is getting unravel because is rubbing against the knee pads..

Pros: the gear looks good, nice colours, nice ventilated
Cons: pretty expensive, poor and thin material, very tight on the body ( not made to wear over a body armour)

In conclusion, not worth it! @ride100percent
  • + 1
 Hi @cismasandrei, we appreciate your feedback, and we are sorry to hear your experience wasn't the one expected. We would love to hear more about it and the issues you had with the gear. Could you please send an email to feedback@ride100percent.com and give us more details and photos if needed? Thank you.
  • + 1
 I own two pairs of gloves and the 1st camd spart after 1 month of riding. I was upset, but crc refunded me strsight away. The 2nd pair has no issues do far. Even though i had a bad experience i would still buy again as they look and feel great.
  • + 1
 Unfortunately manufacture defects still happen despite having strong quality control. Good to hear you are sticking with us @angel13 !
  • + 1
 Hey @ride100percent , I love your gear!

I tried on a pair of your Airmatic gloves and loved them but I am now having trouble finding a Canadian store with them near me or online.

Also there is only a dealer locator, not a store locator on your site.
  • + 3
 @bikerider0985: If you head over to our Canadian distributor's website - Orange Sport Supply www.orangesportsupply.com/dealer-locator you can search dealer by brand, and you should find one close to you. If they don't have the exact product you want, you can always request any 100% dealer to special order your model. We hope this helps, thank you.
  • + 0
 Have been using their goggles since they first came out for DH and enduro (real enduro on a KTM) and they have taken some serious use and abuse and just plain fit my face and helmets the best. The gloves are light and with light comes lower life span... The helmet will be checked out as soon as I finish off my d2 and fox carbon.
  • + 1
 I bought some racecraft goggles and they have been mechanically better than anything else I have had. They fit very well and deal with moisture incredibily well. Nose clip comes off a bit too easy and the mirror coating just wears very fast. never saw a sticker saying they were Enduro quality fit but maybe the next pair will be up to scratch. ;-)

At this point I guess I will be replacing them with the same.
  • + 4
 @jgottya1 @Travel66 Thanks guys, appreciate the love here. Let us know what you end up getting, the Aircraft should definitely be on your list for next summer, especially now that it comes in MIPS!!

@Travel66: Could you please email us some photos of your lens issue, it shouldn't happen. Have you used anything else than the goggle bag to clean the lens? You can send us some feedback and everything else at info@ride100percent.com and someone will take care of you.
  • + 1
 @ride100percent: will do! Cheers
  • + 1
 I tried some 100% gloves and the quality was crap. The threading came out after about a month or two.

Moved over to Dakine and am super impressed w everything from the gloves to their new comfy knee pads.
  • + 1
 @ride100percent if you guys could make it so your liners would actually stay in the helmet instead of coming out around the edges that would be great. Other than that minor annoyance, I love the helmet.
  • + 1
 Hi @divaythe, thanks for the info, could you please email us at info@ride100percent.com with more details? We would love to see what's your issue is. (Photos, comments, story). Thank you!
  • + 0
 Had the aircraft helmet this season and will not buy another sadly. The helmet looks awesome I think but for the price it seems to be lacking the craftsmanship of other helmets with the same price and lower. Didn't smack my head too hard this season so can't comment on the durability.
  • - 1
 Thats interesting you said that. I thought the exact same thing. I have a Bell Full 9, and recently checked out an aircraft., and i just wasnt very impressed with the overall quality of the helmet for the price. Theirs wasnt anything "wrong " per-say, it just wasnt as well built,and didnt look as protective as the full 9. Witch i have to say is my benchmark full face helmet. I honestly will never buy a different dh helmet.Its phenomenal. But my impression of the aircraft doesnt have anything to do with my fondness for my bell. It just didnt feel like a 400 plus dollar helmet.
  • + 22
 Hi @JacobSpera, thanks for your feedback. Our Aircraft helmet meets the same standards as other competitors in the industry, and we are on the same quality of production if not higher at similar price point.
We are here to listen and and we would love to hear more about your experience, what makes you think you won't be with us next year, what you dislike/like about the Aircraft. Could you please send us an email to info@ride100percent.com? Thank you
  • + 22
 @ride100percent:

Email sent.

HIGH quality customer service right there. Glad to see a company that is open to views from their consumers Smile
  • + 2
 @ride100percent:
I bought your aircraft at the beginning of this season. I crashed pretty hard 2 weeks ago and cracked both the helmet and a Leatt 6.5 carbon. The aircraft is awesome, amazingly cool in Colorado summer, I think it moves more air than aD3. The helmet deformed on the inside and the rear cracked. Any chance of a replacement?
Either way, I highly recommend this helmet. It took a serious crash and my skull is still intact
  • + 6
 @COSrider: The Aircraft is the most ventilated helmet on the market, with 25 vents and channels, so yes it is certainly cooler than its competitors. Good to hear you walk away from the crash without any damage to your head or body, the helmet did its job! We have a crash replacement policy, please email us at info@ride100percent.com.
  • - 2
 @ride100percent: I have some additional information to share with you guys. Having the aircraft helmet, from the past three rides, i would say it is ok, but the paint started to chop pretty easily without any crash.. The paintjob definitely should be improved.
Regarding the gloves- yes, i can confirm that their quality is not really good. As some forum user`s here shared that the silicone on their fingers has gone within a few rides and the gloves started to come into parts...
Compared to my thin Royal gloves i am really not satisfied from your gloved durability.
In terms of your googles- they`ve been awesome. Running them more than an year and all is good.
I can also send you an email if you want to. This would not stop me to keep an eye on your brand. Keep up the good work.

Additionally, i am pleased from your company, as you do listen your consumers( us ) which is pretty impressive.
  • + 2
 @ride100percent: thanks for getting back to me! Helmet absolutely worked. Impact was hard enough to break the neck brace (it broke vertically through the collar,not crumple zone), I'd say the aircraft did its job!
  • + 1
 @JacobSpera: woooooooow
  • + 1
 @zixs: Please do! And thank you for your honest feedback, we are listening and ready to help. Please send us a report as detailed as possible to info@ride100percent.com.
  • + 4
 These look awesome but....... 169$ for shorts ?????
  • + 0
 Yeah or you can get cheaper ones and tie dye them yourself
  • + 2
 I always like such posts. Its Just Great to see that prices Go sky high even for citizens of countries believed to have larger income. You Just cannot understand economy. Another crisis awaits ????
  • + 2
 @kenk: yeah man
  • + 5
 Trousers are cheaper than shorts ????
Where is the logic in that???
  • + 2
 I thought that too - Also how is a Jersey almost half the price if DH pants and nearly $70? The pants seem fairly complex multi panel affairs but the jersey is literally a $4 polyester top thats been printed with a design.

All bike clothing is expensive nowdays though so its not a jibe at 100, fox etc are all the same. It would cost over $800 to put a full kit inc helmet together - closer to $1000 inc shoes and pads!

Love the helmet though and the gear does look grear, I always invest in the best helmet possible, rather be a little sweaty than damage the mush up there.
  • + 3
 @Racer951: helmets I totally agree. The research and all that. But clothing. Can there be as much innovation in a top? But they give the price in $. You can bet it's the same in £. As with all my bike clothes. Wait until it's on sale. Or shop at moto shops for jerseys and tshirts.
  • + 0
 @HRMeadows @Intensevp @Racer951: Indeed, it is an interesting question. I invite you to download our catalog to learn more about each product, or simply visit: www.ride100percent.com/mountainbike/mens-all-mountain to compare them one by one. (below the slider, left button "learn more" above the product) What differs in price is technicity, complexity, and choice of materials = durability.

To name just a few, here is some high quality feature our top of the line Celium Short offers:
- Lightweight polyester/elastane 4-way stretch construction
- Fully welded seams for maximum riding comfort.
- Cohesive shock cord adjustable waist closure for optimal fit.
- Hidden Snap Closure offers a clean look.
- Zippered pockets for security of essentials.
- Inseam & back laser perforation for increased airflow.
- TPR back tab for pulling or hanging ease.

All mountain shorts also come with a premium anti-microbial CyTech chamois, which obviously add up to the package and pricing compare to the R-Core DH pants.
  • + 2
 @kenk: usa wage growth has been terrible in last decade. Like china, usa manipulates its #s via stimulus. Unemployment rate doesnt include those that have already received all their checks(1 year worth maybe) and are now jobless and without unemployment $.
Luckily, usa has become more energy indp via fracking so gas has been low which helps low-mid income=more toy $
  • + 1
 @ride100percent: could you please also provide the (actual) inseam lengths for your shorts? I know it's 'a bit late' to write this, but still, for the future, it'd be much easier to get a good fit for riders that don't exactly fit the molds, while it's just a number for you guys.
  • + 1
 @Primoz: You have just posted on a thread from 2016?
  • + 1
 @Racer951: Indeed i have. Since you saw this, maybe the company rep will as well Smile
  • + 2
 Definitely going to give their goggles a shot for my next pair after Spy did me dirty. Those speckled ones on the bottom row just made my pants tight.
  • + 1
 @bikesoverbritches Nice to hear. Let us know what you end up getting!
  • + 1
 The Aircraft is a amazing helmet saved my head in may, hit a tree head first around 30mph didn't even have a headache .
THANKS 100%
  • + 3
 A sweet looking trail lid please 100%
  • + 1
 @ride100percent: Do you have a "poor dad spent all his money on his kids activities who don't mountain bike" leaving him with no money...line of gear?
  • + 0
 Hi @bizutch: There is no age to be sponsored, just some requirements to meet, please visit www.ride100percent.com/rider-support to apply for rider support.
  • + 1
 @ride100percent I owned my first 100% gloves & tees @sea otter classic and ever since I'm rockin it. the guys from the booth are friendly..
  • + 1
 Good to hear, keep it rockin' then! Smile
  • + 1
 100% makes some really sleek and sick looking stuff, but I still can't deny that their first and second was probably their best looking kits.
  • + 1
 That off white and flo yellow helmet was the first thing to catch my attention when I visited their booth. Solid gear and great color combinations.
  • + 2
 LONG SLEEVES SUBTLE STEALTH LOGOS AND PUB FRIENDLY COLOURS PLEASE!
  • + 2
 So easy to customize! Just add your favourite word!

100% Endurbro!
  • + 2
 Just bought a full new kit from these doods.
  • + 3
 Yes! Welcome to the 100% Family @oruwu Smile
  • + 1
 @ride100percent: You guys need any additional social media ambassadors? ;-)
  • + 2
 is this the surf wear section up by accident?
  • + 0
 But no display of the most Enduro thing ever to Enduro?
Where are the Speedcraft.
  • + 3
 Enduro isn't dead. You can always check our website ride100percent.com/speedcraft or our facebook page, we have some photos of the new Speedcraft on our booth.
  • + 1
 I cannot find the stuff on the website. Weird
  • + 1
 @TheLongMan You need to select "Bike", then first menu on the left: Products > Bike Gear - Men's Downhill, All Mountain, etc... or just visit: ride100percent.com/mountainbike/mens-all-mountain
  • + 1
 @ride100percent: thanks a lot! Looking forward to buy some of this in the winter Smile
  • + 1
 @TheLongMan: Let us know what you end of getting!
  • + 1
 @ride100percent: would be betting on the supra pants!!
  • + 1
 The helmet design is awesome,one of the most beautiful on the market
  • + 1
 if 100% did a helmet with a clip on jaw, i would buy it!!!
  • + 1
 other big brands... beware... nice looking stuff!!
  • + 1
 That white helmet. Want!
  • + 1
 Do it when they come in stock! Smile
  • + 0
 We stock 100% in our store....total sport!!
  • + 1
 Thank you!
  • + 1
 Nice lookin stuff!!
  • + 0
 Bib style? You my be on the wrong website.
  • - 2
 Next please
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