Here is some news I wasn’t expecting !! I don’t know if this has been communicated somehow, but I found out by accident, so let me share it…
It’s said that Nike will stop with their cycling line !! Let me state that again, no more cycling goods from Nike !
I don’t get this… not that I can’t understand it, it still strikes me very odd ! Nike has always been the brand that exists in almost every sport and with the success Lance Armstrong had during the Tour de France their clothing line was fixed with good advertising ! Lance even got involved in the design of sveral products and now this ? Even his LiveStrong organisation has cycling clothing made by Nike !! Of course Lance has more focus on running these days, but why change a winning team ( in my personal opinion ) ?
The ‘good’ side of the story is that Trek would take over a big part of the product line but under their brandname… I don’t know if this is really the case, because I got it through word of mouth. But Trek doesn’t have the same amount to offer that Nike could.
But getting back to the sad part of the story, not that I am a real top cyclist, I do own several cycling clothing ! And let’s get one thing straight, bike clothing has to be very comfortable with a high quality so that it will not interfere with the actual bike ride you are about to make.
And that’s where Nike comes in… all the different brands I have tried and own, nothing feels as good as my Nike jersey and Nike cycling socks !! It’s all in the details… the jersey is of the finest material I’ve used so far, light, comfortable and still it regulates my body very good. The zipper is invisible, the slider is very small and has no annoying brand mark plate on it and the box ( at the bottom of the zipper ) is also very small, unnoticeable and most importantly doesn’t scar the bike pants !!
And the socks, well I just don’t feel them when I’m riding, that’s something I can’t say about other brands.
But then again like I stated, I’m no expert and it are all just my personal views… but if you still have the chance, buy a jersey and see for yourselves. I was hooked from the get-go !
Currently still available online : Nike and LiveStrong.