Ale Formula 1.0 Bib Shorts
Ale Formula 1.0 Bib Shorts
Ale Formula 1.0 Bib Shorts offer great value and performance, with trademark Ale fit and ergonomics. The lightweight fleece fabric offers extra warmth compared with standard shorts, ideal on their own or paired with leg warmers. Soft fleece fabric to ensure maximum comfort Ale '4H' chamois Security Reflex seams for visibility Soft elastic in the bottom leg Ideal to be used with leg warmers Weight: 200 grams Performance Road: Yes A great pair of performance bib shorts perfect for chilly spring and autumn rides giving added warmth to the upper legs and core. The soft fleece material traps warm air providing an insulating layer against the cold. Worn on their own or paired with leg warmers these shorts will give you fantastic multi season use.You'll find reflective inserts on the leg raising your profile to other road users as light fades to darkness.Ale '4H' chamois. The Ale '4H' chamois seat is constructed from elastic micro-fiber with padding strategically positioned in the contact points and features a central relief channel to avoid stress on nerve endings. For the best comfort and support padding density is calibrated for unbeatable comfort; high density 90 kg/cm2 padding is used where it's most needed in the ischiadic and perineal zones. This pad gives the very best combination of comfort, wicking, breathability and is also incredibly fast drying to ensure the utmost protection against shocks and stresses of the road.
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Alé (pronounced similar to Allez, and not like Ale) is an Italian clothing brand located in Castel d'Ario, Lombardy, which began life as recent as 2013. It's parent company APG has much experience in manufacturing performance cycle wear since 1986, for companies such as Nike, and kit for teams such as Discovery and Motorola. Sister companies include DMT (cycling shoes) and (Mario) Cipollini bikes, so it's to say they know what they are doing. Their product ranges are aimed at road cyclists, and manufacturing still takes place in Italy, as opposed to using far eastern factories. The colours used in their garments tend to be bright (and possibly a touch garish in some cases!), but have proved popular amongst European cyclists. Wiggle were one of the first retailers in the UK to stock the Alé ranges, which are slowly gaining a reputation for being expensive yet quality garments.
To find out more about Alé, please visit https://www.alecycling.com/en/, or you can read a piece that Cycling Weekly wrote upon visiting their factory in Italy.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!