Santini Balthus Pidigi Sunrise Breathable Lightweight Windbreaker Cycling Jacket
Santini Balthus Pidigi Sunrise Windbreaker Jacket
The Santini Balthus jacket is a lightweight, windproof, breathable jacket that is designed to protect you from the elements and keep you visible on the roads. Sunrise fabric Elasticated Light Wind-proof Slightly water-resistant Zero Wind membrane Aerodynamic fit Elasticated mesh inserts
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About Santini Cycling Clothing
Santini have been producing performance road cycling gear for many decades, and like their rivals Castelli have been responsible for several world's firsts, such as creating bib shorts out of lycra rather than wool and the antibacterial fabric chamois in 1976. In 1988 they introduced the world to breathable yet windproof Windstopper garments, and to this day are constantly improving their product ranges with their carbon fabric, acquazero and interactive cycling kit. Whilst not quite as pricey as other premium brands, the Santini name is very much associated with quality. It's aimed at those professional and recreational road riders requiring performance cycling gear which won't let them down. This is further underlined by Santini's strong association with the Giro d'Italia and UCI World Championships. As a popular brand amongst UK riders, my Santini section is regularly updated with fresh deals, to help save you money on your premium cycling kit.
Ribble Cycles - since 1897!
Ribble Cycles are one of the oldest bike shops in the world, starting in 1897 in Preston, Lancashire, and are perhaps best known for their exceptional value own brand road bikes.
In 1987 (just the 90 years after forming!) they started a mail order side to their business, which helped them to expand - and as per the rest of their competition, launched their website in 2001. In order to deal with the increase in business, the company moved to Bamber Bridge, which resulted in the closure of their Watery Lane shop, and eventual upsizing to yet another warehouse in Leach Place.
In terms of actual cycling, Ribble have historically sponsored some of the most iconic riders in UK and world cycling history; Chris Boardman and Bradley Wiggins have both successfully competed on Ribble bikes. Other noted riders include the ladies Barcelona 92 Time trial team, the 1990's RT Italia race team and Steph Forrester at the Sydney Olympics. In short, they like to support the sport that they trade in!
You can read up more on Ribble's history on their website.