Condor Race Socks

Condor Cycles have released a new model of sock just in time for summer, this time tipping a nod to the cool euro styling seen on PRO racers within today’s peloton. Their lightweight-tech white sock features a simple striped contrasting rear logo (available in both black and red, perfect to pick the coordinating colour to your S-Works heel cup!). In a longer incarnation of their previous sock, the race model boasts a 7cm long cuff section, perfect for those looking to enhance their bronzed pins for uber-euro points. 

Priced at £8.99, I can confirm from the featured pictures that even after a decent 40 wash cycle, the socks came out like new. A welcome piece of information for those prone to heavy washing of their kit. The midfoot section is crafted from a meshed version of the microfibre yarn, improving ventilation to this part of the foot, along with ease of moisture transfer – bound to a nice bit of respite on those hot summer days in the saddle. The toe and heel area offers a thicker blend of fabric, resulting in a comfortable and secure fit.

The socks are available in-store now, in two sizes, a S/M & M/L. Alternatively, those non-London residents can ping the good folks at Grays Inn Road an email or phonecall and take advantage of friendly mail order option. Another nice sock staple to add to the summer riding wardrobe.

Hackney GT

At the recent Vicious Cross Race, I had the pleasure to meet Russ Jones, godfather of ‘Hackney GT’. Hackney Globe Trotter is a collection of really cool ideas, manifesting themselves in fashion, design, cyclewear, and sick musical events, with the emphasis on style and fun. Head on over to his website for some fresh mixes and links to radio shows, events and the shop where you can cop some sick jerseys. Below is Russ’s natty looking CX bike. HOT! 

Wearing It Well….

Some very nice t-shirts kicking about recently, show your true cycling colours and cop one for the summer. Click the pix for the links…
Howies ‘First or Last’
Howies, the small but mighty clothing company from Cardigan Bay has come up with a very nice 80’s inspired tour t-shirt, available in mens or ladies fit…
Condor ‘Crank’
Condor offer an old school crank diagram tee, for a shade under £15…. bargainous!

Gage+DeSoto ‘Dead Flowers’
American super designers Gage & DeSoto have teamed up with NYC brand Dead Flower to create this gnarly artwork of Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor duking it out in 1964 up the Puy de Dôme. Fresh as hell!

Rapha T-shirts
Like Howies, Rapha offer a ladies and mens cotton t-shirt. Slim fitting with the usual heavyweight quality factor of a rapha jersey. Very nice indeed…