Royal Racing – Interbike 2011

by Brian Mullin on September 20, 2011

Royal Racing had some pretty cool new stuff on display, and they have upgraded a few old standbys and added a slew of trick pieces of apparel. The All Mountain series got some input from the infamous Mark Weir, and they have the new MW365 Bamboo Jersey and MW365 Shorts (shown above), which are feature laden and should be comfortable for normal forays out for a bike ride or sitting down for a post-ride dinner. The MW365 Bamboo Jersey uses a bamboo and polyester fabric mix, has three back pockets, a zippered stash pocket, and comes in three colors and six sizes. The MW365 Shorts use a four-way stretch Bioflex lightweight material, and internal waist adjustment system, zippered stash pocket, a snap and hook front closure, come in black and six sizes. I am really looking forward to trying this set of gear out, since it looks very comfortable, stretchy, durable, with a long cut, and have a simple and classic styling.

The new Neo-Glove looked pretty sweet in the blaze yellow color, and the all around, all season and All Mountain gloves has quite a few features wrapped up into a great package. The Neo-Glove has a neoprene padding on the knuckles and cuff, sticky fingertips, micro fiber wipe panel on the thumb, single layer palm with a heel patch, a robust hook and loop closure and a Lycra section for finger expansion. The trick Neo-Glove look like the hot ticket in the Royal Racing glove line for this year.

Garret Buehler has been rocking the new Turbulence Jersey and Turbulence Shorts (shown above on the left) this year, and the set is designed and created for the freerider, as they are tough, baggy, comfortable and highly adjustable. The long-sleeved Turbulence Jersey uses the four-way stretch Luminar Performance fabric on the main body, and has two-way stretch mesh sleeves and a nice standup Lycra collar. The Turbulence Shorts use a mix of the four-way Bioflex Plus and Canopy DWR stretch fabrics, and has a waterproof internal back panel, rear neoprene yoke, wicking mesh liner, double snap waist closure with their TPR waist adjustment, tons of pockets and a removable key and pass lanyard. The jersey comes in two colors, and six sizes, while the shorts come in two colors and six sizes.

The new Drift Jersey and Drift Shorts (shown above on right) are made for both the All Mountain and Freeride rider. The long-sleeved Drift Jersey uses a quick-drying polyester, has an asymmetrical design, and is a pretty basic and simple classic design. The tough Drift Shorts use perforated 600D nylon Cordura fabric for maximum ventilation and durability, wicking mesh liner, waterproof internal back panel, double snap waist closure with their TPR waist adjustment, and a plethora of pockets. The jersey comes in two colors, and six sizes, while the shorts come in three colors and six sizes.

The new Race Jersey and Race Shorts (shown above on the left) are their old Blast series that has been updated and tweaked for more functionalities in the race world. The Race Jersey has excellent venting, and is tailored for racing with their Grid Flow polyester fabric. It has a standup Lycra neck and Lycra cuffs, padded forearms panels, side and pit mesh venting, and a neck panel meant for a Leatt brace. The Race Shorts use Sonic Perf 450D fabric for the body, four-way stretch panels, quick-drying mesh liner, rear venting, dual hook and loop waist adjuster, and lower back and coccyx padded rear panel. The jersey comes in three colors, and six sizes, while the shorts come in three colors and five sizes.

They also added some jackets to their lineup, and they all looked pretty cool, with lots of features and functionality. The new additions are the year-round Alpine Soft Shell, the waterproof Matrix Jacket, the Hexlite Jacket and the Cutter Shirt. Lastly, they have the new Membrane Series, which is primarily a base layer system, and will help extend the seasons and make riding in inclement weather more enjoyable. It includes the Membrane 3/4 Bib, Membrane Bib Short, Membrane Short, Membrane Base Jersey, and Membrane Base Layer Knee and Arms warmers.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: