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Shimano debuts S-Phyre clothing

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Shimano's S-Phyre line of clothing is built with high-performance and racing in mind

Shimano's S-Phyre line of clothing is built with high-performance and racing in mind (Image credit: Shimano)
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The gloves are built for warm weather riding and to maximize aerodynamics

The gloves are built for warm weather riding and to maximize aerodynamics (Image credit: Shimano)
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Matching your socks and shoes gives you 2.7 more watts

Matching your socks and shoes gives you 2.7 more watts (Image credit: Shimano)
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The S-Phyre socks are designed to work in unison with S-Phyre shoes

The S-Phyre socks are designed to work in unison with S-Phyre shoes (Image credit: Shimano)
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Two colors are available for the bibs

Two colors are available for the bibs (Image credit: Shimano)
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The bib shorts are padded with a shock-absorbing winged chamois

The bib shorts are padded with a shock-absorbing winged chamois (Image credit: Shimano)
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Jerseys feature a full-length zip and a minimal collar

Jerseys feature a full-length zip and a minimal collar (Image credit: Shimano)
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Subtle, classy detailing is a Shimano trademark

Subtle, classy detailing is a Shimano trademark (Image credit: Shimano)
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The jersey is available in two colors

The jersey is available in two colors (Image credit: Shimano)
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Seamless shoulders and 3D construction provides a second-skin fit

Seamless shoulders and 3D construction provides a second-skin fit (Image credit: Shimano)
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The line-up includes a jersey, bibs, skinsuit, gloves, shoes and socks

The line-up includes a jersey, bibs, skinsuit, gloves, shoes and socks (Image credit: Shimano)
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3D construction keeps the palm thin while compression panels on the back are designed for wrinkle-free fit

3D construction keeps the palm thin while compression panels on the back are designed for wrinkle-free fit (Image credit: Shimano)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

In 2016 Shimano announced the S-Phyre concept for performance footwear. Now in 2017 Shimano expands the S-Phyre concept to include race clothing. WorldTour team LottoNL-Jumbo will race in S-Phyre custom clothing and footwear this season.

As power generation is hard enough, riders don’t need to lose watts to the physics of aero drag, friction or overheating. S-Phyre is engineered to limit these losses, Shimano claims.

Armed with knowledge from bike fitting and performance studies with professional riders, Shimano's clothing – jerseys, bib shorts, skinsuits, gloves and socks - aims to maximize the efficiency at the contact points between clothing and skin.

The clothing

S-Phyre jersey and bib shorts: The jersey features seamless shoulders with a 3D construction to reduce shoulder wrinkles. Shimano logos are all low-key on the black and yellow jerseys. The S-Phyre bib shorts feature a shock-absorbing winged chamois, integrated woven leg grippers and high-thread count weave patterns on the inner thighs to minimize friction between the shorts and the saddle.

S-Phyre skinsuit: A single-unit construction with lightweight, second-skin fabric, the skinsuit also has seamless shoulders to straighten airflow and reduce drag.

S-Phyre glove: The spring/summer glove is an aerodynamic extension of the jersey, minimizing drag with a pull-on design.

S-Phyre socks: Released in 2016 along with S-Phyre footwear, the socks have two little cushioning pads on the top of the foot, plus ventilation and slip resistance on the sole and heel. Plus, you know, they match the shoes.

Availability

Shimano S-Phyre skinsuits, jerseys, bib shorts, gloves and socks will be available at selected S-Phyre premium stores from mid-February. Shimano S-Phyre footwear is already available in stores. Pricing has not been determined.