28 September 2011

Mark the Start of Cyclocross Season in Style

It's that time of the year again. Ahhhh, cyclocross season: where hard-core roadies tempered from a summer full of road racing try their hand at the dirty side of the sport, mountain-bikers bunny-hop the barriers with ease, and rabid fans ring cowbells and offer frothy beer hand-ups while heckling their favorite riders. Whether you show up to race, ride, or revel in 45 minutes of lactic-acid-building anaerobic threshold, it's important to pack a towel and a clean change of clothes after the mud, sweat and gear-thrashing is through.

Our friends at Crossbikereview.com have offered up the WC Ciclo-cross T-Shirt by Retro Image Apparel as an appropriate way to display your love of the sport. Product review below.

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Scott Mares from Crossbikereview.com says:

NOTE: this review was based on the 2010 Olive color. 2011 brings us back to BLACK!

We Liked:

So we got the shirt in the mail and one of the first things that we noticed was how soft it was. This will be a pleasant surprise if you are use to getting t shirts that don't have that silky feeling to them. So this was a score on the actual shirt itself. So with the softness and the color combined the shirt has a slight sheen to it. I am also happy that the shirt is preshrunk. I cant tell you how I hate getting a shirt and loving it only to pull it out and cant wear it because it shrunk 2 sizes... AAAArrrrrggggg.
Next we took a good look at the graphics. I am very happy with what is on the shirt. Even though the graphics are "Distressed" there is a lot of detail in the print. Some times when you distress the graphics you lose the detail.

We Didn't Like

You know there is really nothing not to like about the shirt that we got. But with that said I would be interested in having more of a color selection for this print. maybe a baby blue for the ladies that love cyclocross as much as we do.

The Final Say

So the bottom line is that this is a cool shirt to have in your dresser. Going out to the races you can show your love not only to the sport of cycling but you can set your self apart from the heard with this "back in the day" cyclocross shirt. There are very few cycling t shirts out there let alone a cyclocross one. Good job Retro!

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1965 World Championships Ciclo-Cross Cycling Jersey by Retro
NOTE:  Want a 'cross jersey you can wear DURING a race or training ride?  Look no further:  just in time for the 2011-2012 cyclocross season, Retro Image Apparel has released the 1965 World Championships Ciclo-Cross Cycling Jersey (shown right).

New and improved for 2011, Retro Image Apparel jerseys now offer improved fit, brighter sublimated graphics and a softer, rapid-wicking high-quality Euro Mesh fabric.  BicyclingHub.com staff love this design, are certain you will find the jersey very comfortable, and are proud to award it one of our STAFF PICKS.

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