Along with their 2019 Levo, Specialized have rocketed out some mountain biking apparel that’s pretty darn rad. More specifically, this is smartly-crafted, lightweight, breathable, and durable stuff. Fashionable? Sure—riding a bike shouldn’t mean pioneering new levels of dorkitude. But above all, this is gear that holds up to hard use, and it functions seamlessly so that can you focus on the thing that matters most—the trail ahead.
M E N ’ S C L O T H I N G
- LODOWN GLOVES
Comfortable and lightweight, these gloves fit like a second skin. They also feature grip-enhancing silicone printing on the fingertips, a durable, single-layer suede palm, and full-wrap fingertips for max durability.
- ENDURO COMP 3/4 JERSEY
Specialized made this ¾ sleeve jersey from VaporRize™—an environmentally-friendly fabric that’s constructed from recycled S.Café® coffee yarns that dry quickly and stave off body funk. The fabric also protects you from the sun with its Deflect™ UV 30 treatment. And with a Relaxed Fit, it’s comfortable without bellowing, “I’m just here to race!” at the top of its voice.
- AMBUSH HELMET
Coverage where it counts. Ambush is the lightest and most ventilated extended coverage helmet available. All the boxes are ticked here: multi-density EPS foam liner, micro-indexing, tilting visor that plays nice with goggles and stays where you set it, easy one-handed fit adjustments, comfortable padding, and it’s available in eight colours, ranging from Darth Vader conservative to whatever classification Acid Pink Fade belongs to.
- MOUNTAIN TALL SOCKS
VaporRize™ yarns are durable and highly effective at moisture management, so jungle rot is not an issue here. These socks are lightweight and comfortable, yet they feature a reinforced Y-heel and toe box, so you won’t blow through them anytime soon.
- Low-key, high performance. With tacky their SlipNot™ 2.0 rubber compound and lugs that are engineered with traction pins in mind, the 2FO Flat 2.0 shoes offer plenty of grip. Important, but subtle, features include the ergonomically designed Body Geometry sole, captured foam inserts that blunt the evil rocks inflict upon your feet, and air mesh uppers that breathe well and dry out remarkably quick after creek crossings.
- ENDURO GLOVES
Burly, full-fingered gloves that fit like, ermm, a glove with their pre-curved, articulated fingers. Fully-wrapped fingertips add durability, while a Clarino® synthetic leather palm keeps your hands from getting bunged up when, or if, you hit the deck.
W O M E N ’ S C L O T H I N G
- ANDORRA LONG SLEEVE JERSEY
Durable, breathable, and quick-wicking, we made this jersey from our VaporRize™ fabrics and it features a strength-boosting knit construction. The Andorra also incorporates a women’s-specific fit that’s purposefully designed to be relaxed, airy, and with plenty of room for pads and light body armour.
- WOMEN’S LODOWN GLOVES
Featuring proportional sizing for a woman’s palm width and finger-length, these gloves are all about the fit. Comfortable and lightweight—they fit like a second skin. They also feature grip-enhancing silicone printing on the fingertips, a durable, single-layer suede palm, and full-wrap fingertips for increased durability.
- ANDORRA PRO SHORTS
These shorts feature a clean design that’s super light, breathable, and durable out on the trail. The outer-shell is made from our lightweight VaporRize™ stretch- woven fabric that moves and flexes with you on every climb, descent, berm, and drop. Strategically-placed laser perforations, meanwhile, cover ventilation, and centre-back waist adjustment tabs allow you to fine-tune the fit. And for the kicker, bonded, zippered pockets are within easy reach to keep your valuables from escaping mid-ride.
- WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN TALL SOCKS
VaporRize™ yarns are durable and highly effective at moisture management, so a swampy foot isn’t going to be an issue here. These socks are lightweight and comfortable, but they also feature a reinforced Y-heel and toe box, so you won’t blow through them anytime soon.
Source: Specialized Bicycles