Alpinestars Stratus MTB Gloves
Alpinestars Stratus Mountain Bike Gloves
These Stratus Gloves from Alpinestars are mid-weight, technical gloves made of windproof and water-resistant softshell fabrics for ultimate all-weather performance. The silicone printed palms, fingers and thumbs ensure you get superior grip whilst the moisture-wicking thermal lining keeps your hands warm and comfortable on cold days. Customised Fit These durable gloves also feature Velcro wrist closures for a secure, customised fit and pull tabs on the cuffs to make it easy for the gloves to be put on/taken off. They also have external fleece microfibre zones for wiping away any sweat or dirt and reflective detailing to aid visibility in low-light. Mid-weight, technical gloves Water-resistant and windproof softshell fabrics Moisture-wicking thermal lining Silicone printing on palms, fingers and thumbs Velcro wrist closures Pull tab on cuffs Reflective detailing External fleece microfibre zones
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Founded in 1963 in Asolo in Italy by Sante Mazzarolo, Alpinestars began life as a hiking and ski boot manufacturer, which diversified to include motocross and road racing ranges shortly after. Incidentally, the name derives from the English translation of the flower Stella Alpina, which was local to the Italian company's headquarters. The company have sponsored numerous motorcycle word champions, such as DeCoster, Roberts, Doohan and Marquez. It wasn't until the 90's when the company began to produce non footwear products for riders, such as gloves and jackets. Their history in cycling began in the early 90s with a range of mountain bikes, which featured a distinctive raised chainstay, which followed on through the seat tube and attached onto the downtube for strength and stiffness. This range ceased in 1996, but to this day Alpinestars produce ranges of clothing and protective gear for mountain bikers. In 2004, Alpinstars concentrated on the gravity based disciplines of off-roading, and the following year had success with Greg Minnaar winning the UCI DH World Cup.
Currently employing nearly 500 staff worldwide, their products have been tried and tested at the highest level. For more information on their cycling products please visit http://www.alpinestars.com/cycling, or to find out more about Alpinestars, please visit their history page or article on Wikipedia.
About Chain Reaction Cycles
This product is for sale at Chain Reaction Cycles, one of the largest online cycle shops in the world. Opening in 1985, and starting off as a small independent bike shop in Ballynure, it moved to Ballyclare in 1989 and is now based in Doagh (all in Northern Ireland). In addition to regular local service, Chain Reaction Cycles (or CRC as it is often abbreviated to) established itself as a mail order business via advertisements in bicycle magazines; this continued until 1999 where it launched it's now famous website at ChainReactionCycles.com. Their blue themed website stocks around 90,000 products ranging from MTB & Road cycling equipment, to triathlon, BMX and running kit. As per several other leading bike shops, Chain Reaction produce their own product ranges, under brands such as Brand X. To this day CRC sponsor many cycling events, and due to the company's size and efficiency are able to offer very competitive pricing on cycle equipment. In 2016 Wiggle acquired Chain Reaction Cycles, although the two websites continue to operate independently of each other, both with their own distinctive branding and product ranges.