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Le Col and Wahoo announce indoor cycling clothing

New collection is designed to keep you cool and comfortable on the turbo – and we all might be spending more time on the turbo soon

British cycle clothing company Le Col has teamed up with fitness device brand Wahoo to launch two collections of indoor-specific kit. The timing is opportune because... well, you know why!

If you've ever done any sort of indoor riding you'll know that the challenges are to stay cool and reasonably dry, and to remain comfortable in the saddle.

With that in mind, Le Col and Wahoo say that they've used lightweight fabrics that offer a high level of moisture management, and sculpted seatpads.

Both the Ride Real collection and Collective Edition collection feature a Pro Air jersey, sleeveless jersey, long sleeve warm-up jersey, bib-shorts and cap. The difference between the collections is in the finish, the Collective Edition being the more colourful option; fabrics, features and prices are the same.

The clothing is made in Italy and is available in both men's and women's versions.

Pro Air Jersey £120

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The Pro Air Jersey uses a 3D mesh fabric that's designed to wick sweat away from your body.

"Wearing this jersey will leave you feeling cooler than working out in bib shorts alone," says Le Col.

Sleeveless Indoor Training Jersey £100

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The sleeveless jersey is made from a lightweight polyester/elastane fabric with a rectangular perforated structure designed to maximise airflow and dry fast. You get a full length zip and a large pocket at the rear.

Indoor Bib Shorts £150

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The Indoor Bib Shorts bib shorts have laser-cut holes on the thighs to maximise ventilation and a Dolomiti Pro Gel seatpad that's said to be optimised for indoor training.

Long Sleeve Warm-Up Jersey £130

Le Col Wahoo indoor range long sleeve jersey (1)

The Warm-Up Jersey features a brushed-back Lycra that's designed to provide protection from cold air, which might come in handy if you're heading out to the garage, say. Le Col says that this one will double-up for outdoor rides.

For more information go to https://lecol.cc/pages/le-col-x-wahoo 

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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jacknorell | 3 years ago
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Warm up jersey for £130 or a 3 pack of remote control power outlets for £20...? 🤣

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RobD | 3 years ago
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Yeah I don't really mind brands finding a new niche to fill, but this is one I really don't get. Why wouldn't you just wear a lightweight/hot weather base layer which surely does the job this is supposed to do? (and are also available in some cool designs if you're that bothered) - Oh and the 'warm up jersey'' has to be the early April fools part no?

I can perhaps see the point of some extra breatheable shorts, but even so, these don't seem like they go far enough to warrant them over anything else. Each to their own though, they must think they'll sell.

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bike_food | 3 years ago
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Doesn't look very aero, and no reflective touches, not for me

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edhawkins | 3 years ago
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Made in Italy?! kiss

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bigbiker101 | 3 years ago
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WOW.... only for the rich and stupid in my humble opinion, I use Sports Direct gym tops, something like £7 each

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EddyBerckx | 3 years ago
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£270 for clothes to work out in in the shed vs old clothes that you have anyway?

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Stebbo replied to EddyBerckx | 3 years ago
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What a rip off. Some of these 'premium' brands are taking the pee.

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HoarseMann replied to EddyBerckx | 3 years ago
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There probably is a market for the 'soul cycle' spin class types, who don't own a bicycle (I do actually know someone who fits that description, they do exist!)

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Richard_pics | 3 years ago
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So a base layer you wear undersomething, on top, without something on top. Marketing Genius.

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Curly replied to Richard_pics | 3 years ago
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Plenty of mugs out there!smiley

Gel Pad! your gonna sweat ya bollox off cheeky

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fukawitribe replied to Curly | 3 years ago
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Curly wrote:

Gel Pad! your gonna sweat ya bollox off cheeky

Why ?

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Curly replied to fukawitribe | 3 years ago
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fukawitribe wrote:
Curly wrote:

Gel Pad! your gonna sweat ya bollox off cheeky

Why ?

Ive tried the Dolomiti Gel pad before,and in hot weather on the road you do sweat more down in the gentleman region, Gel is not as breathable as a foam pad.

So on the Turbo indoor its far hotter, hope this helps  1

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fukawitribe replied to Curly | 3 years ago
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Tah - gel pads vary and had really sweaty foam ones too, and it sounds like they're (maybe) tweaking this one - but if they're starting from a crap place to begin with that's going to make it harder. Cheers for reply.

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