AW FABRIC TECHNOLOGY
On top of offering comfort for long hauls in the saddle, Raglan sleeves and a set-in design work together to reduce wrinkles, cutting down on air-resistance and making it that much easier to keep riding hard.
STRATEGIC MATERIAL PLACEMENT
The front of the jersey is outfitted with wind-resistant panels to keep you warm, and water-repellant fabric on the back protects you from splashing water, mud, and showers.
Constructed with highly breathable fabric that is both moisture-wicking and quickdrying, forming a synergistic combination to keep your temperature where it needs to be.
Subtle reflective elements keep riders safe whether they’re training after the sun has set or already in the saddle before it rises.
The end product is the sum of its parts. SHIMANO FUSION CONCEPT Autumn/Winter products are created from the finest technical fabrics available. Each material is selected based on the exact performance characteristics required by the rider and the riding conditions.
NEXT GENERATION METALLIC THERMAL TECH
Next Generation METALLIC THERMAL TECH’s larger surface area works to reflect infrared radiation released by the body. That radiation in turn warms up the layer of air between the fabric and the skin, helping to keep the temperature inside the clothing warm and comfortable.
The new soft-textured surface also helps prevent the fabric from clinging to the skin.
When water vapor released by the body enters a complex cluster of molecules inside the BREATH HYPER yarn, the molecules expand and create energy. This energy in turn generates heat, resulting in the characteristic BREATH HYPER warming effect.
By warming the core, BREATH HYPER promotes blood flow to the hands and feet
— areas that are vulnerable to the cold. It lso draws moisture away from your skin to reduce the chilling effects of sweat.
DRYSHIELD boasts two essential properties that help to maximize cyclist comfort. First, it’s waterproof to prevent rain and splashes from permeating the fabric. And second, it’s breathable so that moisture from perspiration can be effectively released. Stringently tested in realistic wet weather conditions, DRYSHIELD lets you ride in the rain without the discomfort of accumulated sweat. Stay dry and comfortable when the weather turns bad.
STAND OUT FROM THE PACK
When you’re riding in low light, to be seen is to be safe. To make you more visible to others, SHIMANO developed a new series of high-visibility accessories. These new shoe covers, and other cold-weather products come in bright neon yellow and incorporate reflective material to grab the attention of other road users.
SHIMANO COMFORT LAYER FABRICS
The skin contact side of this engineered knit fabric surface features a concave-convex pattern. The convex texture is made from a non-absorbent fiber that keeps the skin dry, while the concave surface employs an absorbent fiber that wicks perspiration and quickly disperses it.
PORON® XRD™ is a high-performance impact-absorbing material that can be fabricated for use in a variety of applications. Absorbing over 90% of energy from impacts at high strain rates, it offers excellent compression-set resistance. Incorporated into sporting apparel, it provides wearable protection against injuries caused by impacts. Breathable, lightweight, and soft, PORON® XRD™ follows the body’s contours to support ease of movement and a wide range of motion.
3M™ THINSULATE™ INSULATION
The unique microfibers or fine fibers that make up Thinsulate insulation work by trapping air molecules between you and the outside.
Primaloft® Gold Insulation Eco is the go-to choice for adventurers looking for protection in extreme conditions. Microfibers trap body heat to make this the most thermally-efficient synthetic insulation available, with waterrepellency that insulates even in the wettest weather – maintaining 98% of warmth when wet. These unmatched thermal properties also feature breathability, packability and outstanding softness. Created using 55% post-consumer recycled fibers, consider this the pinnacle of insulation performance and environmental stewardship.
GORE® WINDSTOPPER® PRODUCTS
Products made with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabrics are windproof and deliver maximum breathability to keep you comfortable in cool and windy weather. The windproof, yet simultaneously breathable membrane blocks the wind and lets vapor out, reducing windchill and the risk of overheating at the same time. A durable outer fabric treatment provides you the additional protection of water repellency.
HIPORA® GLOVE INSERT
HIPORA® has solved the biggest problem inherent in the conventional waterproof film. HIPORA® has the secret in the unique polyurethane coating technology. That is, Numerous number of micro pores (abt. 9 billions/1 inch 2) of the minimal size (ø 0.1-3 μ) are placed all over the polyurethane coated film.
They shut out water from the outside but allow moisture-warm steam from the body to escape. When the body perspires from strenuous work on exercise the perspiration can easily escape leaving the wears feeling comfortable.