When we set out to create Velocio, we knew it had to be different, to set itself apart. The fit, feel and performance of our clothing relies on very deliberate choices in fabric technology. Read through the features of these choices and there are recurring themes: light weight, softness, breathability, softness, windproof performance, softness, moisture management. Also, softness. (Yeah, it’s that important to us.) Whether its BioCeramic Polyester, Polyamide, wool, DryYarn and so on, we were relentless in finding a collection of materials that would simply work better for every cyclist.
We visited Italian mills and employed the “soft-o-meter”- Kristy’s calculated rub between the fore-finger and thumb, a highly specialized admission test, before we asked for larger swatches for more testing, more consideration. At Italian mills like 2emme and MITI, we poured through swatches of sample fabric choices until we found the materials we have now. Every product we make was designed from the ground up to be better than anything else we’ve seen in cycling clothing. From the Velocio Leg Band to the soft Alcantara zipper garages, every detail was looked at, every option considered, every fabric tested.
Moreover, we developed Velocio Fit, a proprietary design pattern to support a rider while cycling. Performance matters, whether it is at the highest levels of sport or in the enjoyment and longevity of a great casual ride. Velocio Fit takes a rider’s shape and movement and maximizes the places where compression helps support muscles to reduce fatigue, where chamois and trim choices minimize the contact points to reduce discomfort and where little details like leg grippers and zipper pulls optimize every touch point for better connection and a nicer feeling piece of clothing.
Finally, when choosing fabric and design technology we chose options to make Velocio clothing look beautiful, to carry a different feeling about it, a more beautiful finish so the sublime performance and fit from technological fabrics are married to style.
The result is clothing that is the vangard of cycling technology, clothing that looks smashing, and clothing that will make every ride better.
Velocio Leg Band
We called upon the experts at M.AR.C, the experts in all things elastic and grip, to create our answer to the pinching leg grippers of old . Made of a 4.5cm band of lycra and printed with an ultra soft silicone on the inside, the Velocio Leg Band finishes the edge of our bibs, shorts and knickers with extraordinary comfort and just enough grip to keep them in place all day.
All of our bibs, shorts and knickers use a custom top-of-the-line chamois from the specialists, Cytech. Their Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) is known the world over for it’s exceptional performance and comfort. Our chamois is anatomically designed and extensively tested for all day comfort, wherever your bike may take you.
Premium Italian Lycra
We’ve developed a relationship with MITI, the makers of the finest lycra in the world. We’ve sourced their premium level lycra for all of our shorts. This high gauge (think high thread count Egyptian cotton, if these were sheets) material provides a supportive and compressive feel that is proven to enhance performance through muscle support. It’s compact knit is never see-through, yet is light and breathable. Durable? Um, yes. 2,000,000 cycles on a Martindale Test kind of durable.
Strategically placed reflective trim details and logos throughout our collection aids in visibility on the road.
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