The lightweight Shredder kit offers comfort, style and performance for everyday riding.
ESTIMATE RETAIL: R570
Made from Coolmax fabric which has both moisture-wicking and breathable properties the Shredder Jersey is designed to fit like a T-shirt but perform like a technical garment. I would say the fit is not ‘lycra-racer’ type and certainly not overly baggy – it is an athletic fit. A tagless neck and stretchable round collar enhance the comfort levels. The back of the jersey is cut slightly longer in the tail – think hydration pack compatibility. There is a single, central pocket with a waterproof zipper. The fabric feel is light and minimalist but it is quite robust – whilst riding I did snag it as I was tucking around a tree, with no tearing or damage done. The combination of soft fabric and functional fit gives the Shredder Jersey a good range of mobility which is exactly what I like. It is available as a regular sleeve length (tested) option for the more XC inclined rider and a three-quarter length sleeve for the trail rider. The eyewear lens cleaner on the inside of the side panel is a neat touch. THE TAKEOUT: Light, breathable and robust. The fit of this Shredder Jersey is excellent.
ESTIMATE RETAIL: R770
The Shredder Shorts are a lightweight and minimalist riding short which impressed me immediately. The cut is slightly longer in the leg and slimmish around the knee which reduces the chance of snagging. The crotch is also at a snag-free height. The lightweight material which features a few ventilation holes on the legs keeps things cool and comfortable. The two zippered pockets are staggered and just about big enough to carry the essentials like eyewear, gloves, a big smartphone, identification and beer money. A double button fastening system is unobtrusive and pretty bulletproof. The shorts have two waist adjusters which have some neat attention to detail by the way of trimmed corner edges, so there is no scratching or chaffing when crunched over. A button and loop system secures the inners to the shorts. Sometimes the inners on riding shorts can be so bad they are almost a ‘throw-away’ item. These inners are minimalist yet very comfortable, with additional padding on the sit bones. The shorts are available in seven size curves. THE TAKEOUT: Great mobility without being too stretchy. A well-priced, excellent riding short for trail, down-country and fun marathon outings at a price that won’t break the bank. More titanracingbikes.com
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