Interbike 2012: Sugoi’s RSE Road, RSX Mountain Bike Clothing Gets Tech-tastic

2013 Sugoi RSE road bike bibshorts and jersey

Sugoi’s top level RSE road bibs/shorts and jersey get revamped with new materials and chamois, and the RSX mountain bike kit gets super lightweight shell shorts and a cold-feel jersey.

Above, the RSE’s leg and arm openings have MAP elastic bands, which has a slightly abraded surface on the inside to make it grippy without a thick silicone band. Cut is tight, aimed at the serious roadie. Also available in black shorts with white leg bands and a white jersey.

Edges and a few other sections use bonded hems for a smooth, seam-free finish that won’t chafe. The rear radio pocket is bonded and has a mesh cover.

The bibs and shorts come padded with their new FXE chamois. It uses a thin gel layer (directly under the white part) with a lighter, less dense foam (gray) over it that’s shaved to shape rather than compression molded. Cover is seamless with a dimpled, perforated top foam to aid breathability.

Retail is $180 jersey and shorts, $230 bibs.┬áThese have a women’s equivalent, and, along with the RSX below, are available in January.

2013 Sugoi RSX mountain bike shorts baggies and jersey with Ice-Fil cooling technologya

Top level RSX mountain bike kit uses Ice-Fil for the primary jersey material (blue). It’s a xylitol-infused fabric with a flatter weave to help dissipate heat and has a cooling effect on the skin’s surface. It’s more about comfort than true performance benefits, but it helps the mind game.

2013 Sugoi RSX mountain bike shorts baggies and jersey with Ice-Fil cooling technologya

Cut is semi-fitted and has a bonded pocket on the back. Inside soft panel to wipe your sunglasses on the left, too. Retail is $100, and it’ll also be available in white and black.

RSX baggy shorts have an ultra lightweight shell material with a bonded hem at the legs so there’s no seam rubbing your thighs. Mesh panels on the front vent air into the Ice-Fil liner to help keep you feeling cool. Snap/zip closure with elastic back section and BOA system to snug up the waist. $180. Also available in a gray/blue combo.

 

Comments

Matt - 09/25/12 - 4:08pm

Haven’t we learned not to make white bibs by now?

Xris - 09/25/12 - 9:18pm

You just need to learn to not crap yourself during a ride.

Michael - 09/26/12 - 2:20pm

White bibs are a big no no…

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