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Primal goes back to the 1980s with limited edition cycling jersey

Mind your eyes! Primal releases new 1980s inspired jersey and socks

British company Primal has gone back to the 1980s for inspiration for its latest limited edition jersey, the £50 Wuz-Zappenin.

“Our designers have been inspired by the outrageous shapes, colours and floppy disk generated fun from the era of big hair, big style and even bigger cell phones,” says the company.  

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“We personally love the new retro clothing and hope to see more people that aren’t afraid to show off some personality in the peloton.” 

The bold and colourful clothing is a new limited edition range and features the Wuz-Zappenin jersey (pictured above) and matching Get in Shape and Knock Out socks.

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The Wuz-Zappenin jersey costs £50 and is made from a SpeedPro fabric which is designed to be breathable and keep you dry cycling/throwing shapes in hot weather. It’s available in six sizes. It also has an SPF 35 treatment. 

The fit is based on the shape and cut of one of Primal’s Sport Cut Jerseys, a bit more relaxed than a race jersey. There are raglan sleeves, three rear pockets and a full-length YKK zipper. 

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The Get in Shape and Knock Out socks costs £7 a pair and are also made from a fabric intended to keep your tootsies cool and dry. They have a 6in cuff. 

The new clothing is available now from www.primaleurope.com 

David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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DavidC | 7 years ago
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Retro: for when you've run out of ideas and the deadline is fast approaching.

Pop will eat itself. If contemporary culture keeps falling back on retro culture, eventually there will be a generation with no culture of its own to become nostalgic about, the retro feedback loop will collapse, and everyone and everything will be grey.

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Veloism | 7 years ago
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Rad! It's a real shame that they decided use to their 'fat banker' cut instead of a proper race fit...

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mike the bike | 7 years ago
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I was around in the eighties and, for the life of me, I cannot recall anyone not in the care of the community wearing stuff like this.  I think they just make it up.

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sithlord | 7 years ago
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This jersey is amazing ordering now, I will be the first to wear in Mallorca.  I genuinely think this is cool, so bored of black, red stripes etc.  YAWN!!

 

Great work Primal ordering now!

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pants | 7 years ago
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I think it looks great, good to see companies using colours rather than the standard black.

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wycombewheeler replied to pants | 7 years ago
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pants wrote:

I think it looks great, good to see companies using colours rather than the standard black.

 

surely there is something between black and vomit?

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lambylamby replied to wycombewheeler | 7 years ago
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wycombewheeler wrote:
pants wrote:

I think it looks great, good to see companies using colours rather than the standard black.

 

surely there is something between black and vomit?

 

for a mere £50 extra rapha does a vagina pink top.

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Dnnnnnn replied to wycombewheeler | 7 years ago
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wycombewheeler wrote:
pants wrote:

I think it looks great, good to see companies using colours rather than the standard black.

surely there is something between black and vomit?

A bit queasy...?

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pants replied to wycombewheeler | 7 years ago
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wycombewheeler wrote:
pants wrote:

I think it looks great, good to see companies using colours rather than the standard black.

 

surely there is something between black and vomit?

 

something like the dhb blok is probably somewhere between the two haha. My opinion is that with the exception of Cancellara* no one really looks cool in skin tight lycra, so one might as well try and have a bit of fun.

 

 

*example

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Mark Cantwell | 7 years ago
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I would wear the socks, I think you would need to be a proper strong rider to get away with the jersey though.  Or be riding a 1980's retro bike.

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Dnnnnnn replied to Mark Cantwell | 7 years ago
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Mark Cantwell wrote:

I would wear the socks, I think you would need to be a proper strong rider to get away with the jersey though.  Or be riding a 1980's retro bike.

The socks are nice but the jersey a bit much. There seems to be a lurid 80s/90s cycle-fashion revivial going on at the moment - dayglo everything next!

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