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Altura launches new Podium Elite range

Check out the top end lineup for spring and summer

UK bike clothing and luggage brand Altura has launched a Performance Road Series for spring and summer 2016 that includes its new top-end Podium Elite range.

“The Podium Elite Series introduces garments offering the rider our lightest and highest performing technical attributes, featuring proprietary engineered fabrics with superior temperature regulation, comfort and performance,” says Altura.

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“The Podium Elite Short Sleeve Jersey [£74.99] is an aggressively designed, fitted jersey featuring Coldblack and Altura Draft Venting technology to keep the rider cooler and drier. 

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“The Podium Elite Bib Short [£99.99] delivers elite ride performance through the new ergonomic Altura Pro 3D pad with full carving conch construction and breathable perforations.”

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The Performance Road Series also introduces a new line of Italian engineered performance pads from Berenis, a brand that belongs to the same group as the better known CyTech - Elastic Interface.

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A multi-density Berenis pad is included in the £54.99 Altura Sportive bib shorts.


If you’re looking for bike clothing for the warmer weather, check out our buyer’s guide to summer cycling jerseys and our buyer’s guide to the best bib shorts

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 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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s_lim | 7 years ago

I've been a total snob about Altura gear in the past (too commutery), but the recent raceline/podium efforts are really smart. Looking forward to the review

Fish_n_Chips | 7 years ago

Nice colour scheme on that jersey for the podium elite series.


£74? Is it as good as the others? Seems a bit pricey for mid range Altura.

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