First came wetsuits, then came goggles, swimwear and now cycling apparel from high-performance brand ROKA sports, who released its training and racing collection this week. The line, which is priced at about a Rapha-level, features three jerseys, bibs, shorts with women’s and men’s options, plus unisex accessories. In addition to cycling apparel, ROKA will soon release triathlon apparel and running shoes.
One interesting thing to take note of in the Pro Cycling collection is the sizing options. Jerseys run from extra small to extra large, with a “tall” option available for small, medium and large to accommodate those with longer torsos. Although we cannot vouch personally yet, it sounds like the sizes skew towards the European fit so tend to run smaller. Men’s jerseys are all available in the acid lime or cyan color way; the women’s are only available in one color option, a variation of magenta/grey/white.
Here’s what’s in the new ROKA line.
Pro Race Jersey ($190)
A “race day” (read: form-fitting) jersey with a raw-edge sleeve and a focus on aerodynamic fabrics. All ROKA’s jerseys feature three seven-inch pockets in the back plus a water-resistant “communication pocket” for your phone.
Pro Summer Jersey ($150)
Lighter material for hotter days.
Pro All-Season Jersey ($140)
ROKA says this jersey is built for year-round wear, and suggests pairing it with a base layer or jacket on cooler days.
Pro Bib Short ($250)
Double knit, compressive fabric with an ergonomic chamois that contains anti-microbial carbon yarns. The leg openings are void of a hey-sausage-legs silicone ring, and instead stay in place with a silicone print.
Pro Short ($230)
Same engineering and performance as the bibs, sans straps.
Pro Wind Block Jacket ($150)
A windproof, water-resistant jacket with four-way stretch knit fabric.
Pro Wine Block Vent Vest ($120)
Also windproof and water resistant, with a full zipper and mesh back to control heat.
Accessories, which are all unisex-sized, include arm warmers ($40), knee warmers ($50) and full leg warmers ($60).
Find the whole collection here: Rokasports.com