There’s no such thing as bad weather. With the right kit and a bit of preparation, you can ride your bike comfortably outside no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. While some might prefer to spend their winter hours sweating away on a home trainer, or to just go into hibernation and avoid the bike altogether, getting out in the fresh air will help keep you sane and motivated through the darkest and coldest months of the year and ensure you are in much better shape come spring.
That’s precisely what Shimano was thinking when it developed its Autumn/Winter S-PHYRE range of apparel for this season.
The S-PHYRE range consists of a windproof jersey, base layer, bib tights, shoe covers, socks and gloves, all of which are designed to keep the warmth in the elements out.
The S-PHYRE Windresistant Jersey incorporates 37ºC Temperature Regulation technologies with Anatomic 3D construction to deliver exceptional fit, aerodynamics, and cold weather versatility for off-season training comfort. MicroVents offer active ventilation without added weight or aerodynamic penalties.
Super-flexible #5V zipper allows the jersey to conform to the rider even in cold weather. Water-repellent membrane and coated fabrics guard against changing weather conditions. Thermal air space created by the brushed fleece quilted interior surface offers comfortable warmth. Flat-finish cuffs are system engineered to work with S-PHYRE gloves, and a rear reflector panel for low light conditions rounds out the package.
A critical tool for cool to cold weather riding, the S-PHYRE Winter Baselayer is the perfect starting point for a layering system that helps deliver maximum power and control. The S-PHYRE Winter Baselayer utilizes 37ºC Temperature Regulation technologies with Anatomic 3D construction to assist the rider in maintaining optimal body temperature in cold-weather conditions across a wide range of exercise intensity levels.
Anatomic 3D design integrates dual-surface, seamless engineered-knit technology with an integrated mesh back vent panel allows excess body heat to escape for optimal temperature regulation.
Anatomic 3D design combines with complementary 37ºC material technologies to create the ultimate cold-weather training bib tight. Strategically placed proprietary windproof and water-repellent neoprene outer surface, thermal insulation core, and brushed fleece inner surface produces a 3-in-1 barrier garment that protects the rider across the changing conditions encountered during off-season training.
Double zipper structure provides easy “nature break” access. Flat-finish cuffs match perfectly with S-PHYRE Thermal Shoe Covers. Moisture-wicking bib section aligns with the Heat Control vent panels on S-PHYRE Baselayer and S-PHYRE Windresistant Jersey. The system engineered solution for cold weather training, riding, or racing.
S-PHYRE Insulated Shoe Covers take advantage of our SHIMANO Fusion Concept System Engineering and Anatomic 3D design knowledge to construct a cold-weather cover that interfaces perfectly with S-PHYRE footwear.
Flexible, one-piece, pull-on design delivers optimized waterproof protection and comfort in cold and wet training conditions. An added bonus of creating shoes and shoe covers as a system is that the Boa dials are readily accessible and adjustable without removing the covers, making mid-ride fine-tuning easy.
System engineered for a seamless interface with SHIMANO S-PHYRE RC9 and XC9 footwear. The S-PHYRE Toe Shoe Cover features an adjustment port that perfectly matches the Boa dial on S-PHYRE footwear for instant, on-the-fly adjustment. These versatile toe covers deliver cold weather protection and packability during changing weather conditions.
At SHIMANO, we have studied for decades how the hand-to-glove-to-shifter/hood interface should function. We understand that the more flexible and more seamless a glove can be, the better. S-PHYRE Winter Gloves feature our Advanced 3D pre-curved design pattern for the most conforming fit possible.
The softest, yet most durable, palm material combined with a flexible PrimaLoft insulated shell, optimally connect your hand to the rider cockpit controls. The same close-to-hand performance as the S-PHYRE Summer Glove, with the warmth and protection required for cold weather riding; the feel and control you want in every condition.
What if a sock could make a shoe function better? With S-PHYRE Tall Socks, it can. By looking at the shoe/sock interface and applying our linkage effect approach, S-PHYRE socks combine thermoregulation, comfort, ankle roll stability, and heel slip-resistance with an extra-tall cuff that’s guaranteed not to droop.
Asymmetrical structural weaving of proprietary yarns provide guide rails for proper foot alignment through the entire 360-degree crank rotation. They look great with S-PHYRE shoes, and work even better.
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