Shimano Reveals 2018 Spring/Summer Apparel, Bags and Eyewear

Three New Performance Apparel Lines Debut

Explorer Collection Continues to Expand

Five New Year Models Debut

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For 2018, Shimano has unveiled several new updated and completely redesigned products in its apparel, bags/packs and eyewear lines for men and women. Across the new product ranges, Shimano continues to utilize proprietary technologies, materials and fit philosophies to benefit riders of various terrain and performance levels. Employing Shimano Fusion Concept to enhance the overall rider experience, system engineering, design, and in-depth knowledge of rider needs combine to create on-the-body products that maximize rider performance, comfort, and efficiency.

Road Performance Collection: The fusion of performance, comfort and efficiency

Specifically designed for warm weather riding, Shimano’s 2018 Performance Collection apparel emphasizes moisture management, ventilation and breathability for optimal rider comfort and efficiency in the heat. Heat Control Ventilation panels use natural airflow to pull hot air from the back, the largest heat sink on the body.

Focusing on delivering long-distance   comfort with sophisticated styling, the Evolve Line integrates elegant design with integrated technologies and hidden features. Soft yet durable fabrics, integrated temperature regulation technology, a 3D Anatomic Evolve Chamois, and Discreet Reflectivity combine to deliver performance, efficiency, safety, and refinement for endurance and mixed-surface riders.

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Performance Collection in Neon Blue

Constructed with premium fabrics, the Evolve Jersey integrates MicroVents at the chest, armpits and shoulders to deliver airflow in critical areas via a lightweight, aerodynamic solution. Its unique dual-layer Dry Touch structure acts like a built-in base layer, pulling moisture away from the rider and offering comfort without additional bulk. The Evolve Bib Shorts feature the new Evolve chamois for comfort, vibration damping and moisture management. Bonded seam construction adds comfort and a clean look while features such as an integrated storage pocket on the leg and Discreet Reflectivity elements increase convenience and safety. The new Evolve Gloves complete the line and are also designed for long distance comfort.

Following the Evolve Line, the Breakaway Line is comprised of the Breakaway Jersey and Breakaway Bib Shorts. Featuring a modern aesthetic and slim fit design with durable, moisture wicking fabric the Breakaway Line delivers excellent aesthetics, performance, comfort and value.

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Breakaway Jersey & Bib Shorts

Women's Team Jersey & Shorts

Designed specifically for women, the Women’s Team Jersey features high-quality sublimation printing with tasteful graphics and performance to match. Extra-quick drying fabric which is UPF 40+ rated, three back pockets and reflective elements ensure that it is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Featuring an embossed texture to match the jersey, the Women’s Team Shorts complete the kit. 

Explorer Collection: New apparel and bags further expand the growing segment

First introduced for Spring/Summer 2017, the Explorer Collection sees new color options across the Transit apparel line as well as an all-new Transit T-Shirt. Featuring cycling functionality with a casual aesthetic and exceptional comfort, the Transit T-Shirt integrates Discreet Reflectivity for low-light visibility as well as UV protection. 

In addition to apparel, the Explorer Collection also features the new Rokko line of All-Round Daypacks. Comprised of 8, 12 and 16 liter configurations, the Rokko is a versatile pack aimed at on- or off-road use. Designed with a sleek, stylish design and featuring ventilated Ergostraps, the Rokko comes with a removable Hydrapak hydration reservoir making it an ideal riding or travel companion. 

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Rokko Daypack

Eyewear: Five new Models for 2018

Throughout the 2016 season, LottoNL-Jumbo riders worked with Team Shimano product developers to evaluate and update its eyewear offerings. The Eyewear Collection showcases the results of this collaborative process. 

Focusing design around the requirements of cycling, Shimano’s eyewear is purpose-built for the demands of road, mountain, trail, city, and everything in between. Shimano will offer nine eyewear models in North America, including five new models. With numerous lens color options all-new for 2018, consumers can select the best choice depending on the riding conditions. Shimano lenses feature polycarbonate substrates for superior impact resistance, reduced weight and performance in a wide range of temperatures. All lenses are also de-centered for optical clarity and feature both hydrophobic and anti-scratch coatings to outer and inner lens surfaces to increase water-repellency and durability.

Ridden by Team LottoNL-Jumbo, the new Aerolite and Spark both offer premium road performance. Featuring a minimalist, frameless design, the Aerolite weighs only 28g and delivers a wide range of view. Meanwhile, the Spark features a one-piece lens offering great protection and panoramic, wide view vision. 

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Spark (L) and Aerolite (R)

The new Solstice offers pro-level performance with excellent value. Utilizing the same high-quality lenses as Shimano’s higher end models, it features a lightweight frame design and excellent field of view.

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                                  Square                                                                                   Meteor                                                                              Solstice

The new Meteor and Square blend cycling performance with sport and casual designs that are equally at home on the bike or around town. From WorldTour performance to urban styling, Shimano’s 2018 Eyewear Collection features options for every rider.