37°C
TEMPERATURE
REGULATION

5 CONDITIONS
FOR 4 SEASONS

Definitions of seasons differ dramatically based on where and when you ride.
The ideal apparel for a “spring ride” in Majorca or Atlanta varies significantly from a “spring ride” in Stockholm or Vancouver.
While a “summer ride” in Singapore may require a different apparel approach than a “summer ride” in the Canadian Rockies.

At SHIMANO, we understand that a day in the saddle is better described as Cold, Cool, Variable, Warm, or Hot.
These 5 conditions combine with whatever fluctuations of wind speed, moisture type, solar intensity, or humidity level nature has to offer.
This is why we define and develop apparel based on 5 core riding conditions rather than the traditional 4 seasons.
Apparel engineered for real riding conditions, no matter where you live, or what season the calendar says.

COLD
COOL
VARIABLE
WARM
HOT
  • HEAT
    RETAIN HEAT
  • MOISTURE
    MINIMIZE MOISTURE
  • AIRFLOW
    BLOCK WINDCHILL
  • HEAT
    REGULATE HEAT
  • MOISTURE
    REGULATE MOISTURE
  • AIRFLOW
    REGULATE AIRFLOW
  • HEAT
    DISSIPATE HEAT
  • MOISTURE
    EVAPORATE MOISTURE
  • AIRFLOW
    MAXIMIZE VENTILATION
Designed to keep riders warm and protected. Built for Cold, Cool and Variable temperature conditions riders encounter during the colder and transitional months of the year.
Packable items and adaptive technologies offer versatility for variable conditions and changes in riding intensity.
Designed to keep riders cool and comfortable. Built for the Hot,Warm and Variable conditions riders encounter during the warmer and transitional months of the year.
37°C
TEMPERATURE
REGULATION

Research has proven that 37°C is the optimal core body temperature for riders to deliver power and remain comfortable.
Regulating rider body temperature across Hot, Warm, Cool, Cold, and Variable weather conditions and varying intensity levels is uniquely challenging.
SHIMANO 37°C is designed as a year-round system to help optimize rider comfort and efficiency.

SHIMANO 37°C utilizes unique combinations of strategically placed ventilation,cooling technology and high-moisture-wicking fabrics, lightweight insulation, and
wind/water blocking materials – combined with SHIMANO Dynamic Layering – to maintain the optimal body temperature.

SOLAR
PROTECTION
EVAPORATIVE
COOLING
MOISTURE
MANAGEMENT
INTEGRATED
VENTILATION
HEAT
MANAGEMENT
DYNAMIC
LAYERING
SOLAR PROTECTION

Advanced technical fabrics reflect the sun’s heat to keep riders cooler and protect from UV rays during long days in the saddle.

EVAPORATIVE COOLING

Beyond wicking, the correct materials, placement, and construction are key to regulating temperature and keeping riders comfortable.

MOISTURE
MANAGEMENT

High-technology fabrics and biological dynamic patterning combine to control sweat and move excess moisture away from the body, keeping riders dry.

INTEGRATED VENTILATION

Strategically placed vents and rider-controlled zippers offer cooling solutions for the rider at speed.

HEAT MANAGEMENT

Fabric technologies and construction disperse heat in critical areas to maintain core body temperature and optimize performance.

DYNAMIC LAYERING

Utilize innovative materials to create multiple additive solutions each working in harmony to maintain the rider’s optimal core temperature.

SHIMANO COOLING CONCEPT
SHIMANO COOLING CONCEPT

SHIMANO Cooling Concept works to harness the natural cooling effects of evaporation and convection by engineering the materials and construction of our jerseys to take advantage of air flow generated by riding – aiding in the Biological Optimization of the rider.

AREAS OF HEAT CONCENTRATION

HIGH-MOISTURE-WICKING FABRIC IN STRATEGIC PLACES

Air flow from riding can reduce the skin temperature on the chest and the back of the shoulders, helping to optimize rider efficiency.
  • WIND-GENERATED COOLING
    While cycling, the shoulder and chest areas of the body are most effectively cooled by air flow generated from a rider’s forward motion.
  • HEAT DISPERSION
    Air flow from riding can reduce skin temperature on the chest and the back of the shoulders helping to optimize rider efficiency.
SHIMANO DYNAMIC
LAYERING FOR
5 BODY ZONES

SHIMANO FUSION CONCEPT's Dynamic Layering System combines our extensive knowledge of the rider experience with our System Engineering philosophy to build apparel that works for riders across all weather conditions, intensity levels, and each of the body’s 5 zones.

  • • An apparel system to help cyclists be comfortable and efficient.
  • • Apparel engineered with technologies to adapt to the temperature and condition fluctuations of riding.
  • • Apparel utilizing fabrics, construction, and features that accommodate changes in riding intensity.
  • • Apparel which can pack and unpack at a moment’s notice for the unexpected.
  • • Apparel System Engineered for the unique cycling and physiological requirements of each zone of the human body.
  1. ZONE1
    HEAD:
    COMMAND CENTER
    KEY FUNCTIONS
    Oxygen and Fuel Intake,
    Sight, Heat Regulation,
    Decision Making
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    INTERACTION
    Heat, Cold, Wind,
    Moisture, UV
  2. ZONE2
    TORSO:
    POWER GENERATION
    KEY FUNCTIONS
    Energy Generation, Primary Heat Generation
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    INTERACTION
    Heat, Cold, Wind,
    Moisture, UV
  3. ZONE3
    HANDS:
    CONTROL CENTER
    KEY FUNCTIONS
    Steering, Braking, Shifting,
    Linkage to Bike, Adjustments
    of Bike & Apparel
    KEY FUNCTIONS
    Vibration, Heat, Cold, Wind,
    Moisture
  4. ZONE4
    LOWER BODY:
    DRIVE
    KEY FUNCTIONS
    Power Generation, Stability,
    Linkage to Bike
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    INTERACTION
    Vibration, Heat, Cold Wind,
    Moisture, UV
  5. ZONE5
    FEET:
    POWER TRANSFER
    KEY FUNCTIONS
    Power to the Pedals, Linkage
    to Bike, Control
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    INTERACTION
    Vibration, Heat, Cold, Wind,
    Moisture
SHIMANO DYNAMIC LAYERING FOR 5 BODY ZONES