Chrome Gears Up, Spot On Urban Riding Apparel For Spring

chrome de haro urban windbreaker

With the current season providing dry weather every other hour or so, a varied collection of cycling clothing can make all the difference for ride enjoyment. Chrome’s on the ball with their spring line, a compilation of gear that garbs from torso to feet.

For the not so enjoyable weather, they have the water resistant De Haro Windbreaker, which comes with a rear stow pocket, two way zipper, and mesh panels on the side to keep the air flowing. It brings enough fashion to the mix to count as urban wear, but keeps it technical with a windproof nylon ripstop fabric and cycling fit (aka longer arms and torso for ideal coverage when hunched over). I’m still getting heavy use from the Endura Urban Collection jacket, but this looks to be a worthy contender. Available in black and cranberry for $95.

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chrome mason crew merino wool blend chrome union riding jersey v neck merino blend

The Mason Riding Jersey is designed for use as a casual riding jersey. A 90% merino wool blended with 10% nylon should give it all the essential fabric qualities of a riding piece, serving to both wick sweat and keep the smell of sweaty human at bay. It’s available in v-neck and crew for $70 in black.

chrome union shorts

The Union short has been out for a while, though Chrome has had some supply issues in the past. Regardless, they’re back and they’re technical. Water resistant, they get all the features like a seamless crotch, quick drying fabric, reflective detailing, four way stretch and snap pockets in the rear. Available in charcoal for $80. A word of warning: they’re slim fitting, so if you’re beefing up for the crits, they may get a little tight.

chrome truk pro clipless shoe

Released a month or so ago with details, the Truk Pro is Chrome’s latest clipless shoe. Designed as a high end urban shoe for a mixture of on/off the bike use, it gets a flexy recessed SPD sole, cordura outer, and grippy outsole. We’re currently have a pair in for review. After a month of use, they’re fantastic and have held up to the elements, being about as flexy as can be expected with a nylon plate jammed through the sole. On the bike, they’re plenty stiff enough to mash through town and off the bike there’s no lack of compliments from the fashion-centric crowd. Pricing is $95 in grey and black.

Comments

Mindless - 05/01/13 - 8:40pm

Damn hipsters. Get the heck off my lawn.

Mike Hare - 05/01/13 - 9:49pm

Have a previous version of the clipless shoe. Kinda bummed out with the release of this one. The ones I have are stiff as a carbon fiber plank and very uncomfortable to walk in although they are okay on the bike. Can’t really justify dropping another $100 just a few months later for what this shoe should have been in the first place. Yeah, I’m a cheapskate but that’s just the reality of retirement.

Frank - 05/01/13 - 10:35pm

How flexy do you expect an SPD shoe to be? Bearing in mind that anything more than a tiny amount of flex would render it unuseable on the bike.

dale - 05/01/13 - 10:42pm

Not bad. Does the jacket come with a beard?

vectorbug - 05/02/13 - 12:44pm

Made in the US (like the giro commuter stuff)?

Velo - 05/02/13 - 2:10pm

Let’s wear ninja clothes, close our eyes, hold hands, and imagine cars will see us!

Shazza - 05/03/13 - 7:30pm

I emailed Chrome asking if they would ship to Australia 4 months ago. Never got a reply.

Darin - 05/04/13 - 8:03pm

I am a huge fan of keen pedal with the spd option. They are comfortable I wear them at work (elementary school) all day. Plus when you buy from keen or a keen approved store they have a year warranty, I’ve gotten probably three free replacements. My last pair they didn’t even take the faulty pair. Big fan.

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