Feature: RST cycle clothing from Milk Race Winner Chris Walker

The core values that have made RST the UK’s fastest growing and best-selling motorcycle brand have been applied to the RST cycle clothing collection.

Just like the motor cycle collection RST cycle clothing has to be the highest performance, best fitting and offer the best possible value. RST designer Chris Walker is an former professional cyclist (he won the Milk race Tour of Britain in 1991), sales director Johnny Towers was an elite racing cyclist and Cycle Division manager Gareth Hewitt was an elite cyclist based in Italy, so you can imagine the small development team knows what is required to take RST cycle apparel to the same level as our Moto clothing range.

The RST cycle collection has been in development for the last 18 months and has been expanding ever since, using the highest quality Italian MITTI fabrics.

As well as producing our own stylish RST ranges we also produce custom club/team clothing. We have a growing portfolio of custom clothing customers which started with the Out of the saddle cycling club, founded by the successful cycling duo Russ and Dean Downing. Below is a look at a range of garments from RST’s Cycle Division clothing range.

RST Combi thermal winter jacket
As we know, being cold on a winter training ride makes the ride seem to go on for much longer than it should. That’s where the Combi thermal jacket can help you cope through the winter months.

Features of this jacket include the front panel (chest and sleeve) being made from a wind and water proof, yet breathable membrane. The rear of the jacket uses a thermo cube borgini back panel for sufficient breathability. The jacket also has 3 rear pockets with 1 zip for your valuables.

RST Combi light long sleeve thermal jersey
The Combi light is a Lightweight space-saving jacket, with just as much wind stopping benefit as the Combi Thermal, ideal for cold weather without the bulk of a full windproof jacket featuring 3 rear pockets 1 zipped.

The materials used for the combi light jacket is a Thermo cube borgini brushed polyester to rear, with a technical atom wind/showerproof material across chest, collar and arms to the front.

The parameters of the membrane – water column min 10,000 mm, breathability min 15,000 g/m2/24hod.

RST Premium line short sleeve race jersey
A great fitting, super value, performance cycling jersey. A two-sided elastic fabric containing LYCRA® fibers developed for high-quality sportswear. It is used in the production of jerseys and accessories which can thus boast excellent ability to maintain a consistent body temperature. The fabric has a high inner pile which makes it very comfortable to wear. Also available in ladies fit.

RST Premium line rain jacket

Very few cyclists like getting wet in the saddle. That’s why a good quality breathable rain Jacket is essential, manufactured from Sinaqua waterproof and breathable membrane. Also featuring elasticated cuffs and waist for an anatomical fit. Scotch lite reflective piping to front and rear aids visibility on those wet grey days. The jacket also features Velcro side panels for a tapered fit. RST woven label on the neck and inner storm flap provides some subtle branding. The RST rain jacket is also easily packable so you can fit it into your rear pocket.

RST Premium line bibshorts
You can’t compromise on a good set of cycling shorts. RST premium line bib shorts feature a stronger elastic permeable knit with POWER LYCRA. It perfectly fits to the body while ensuring unrestrained movement, fabrics include Shield and Ceylon (by M.I.T.I – Italy), mesh bibs, silicon leg grip, and a top of the range Italian TMF pad insert.

Composition: 80%PES, 20% LYCRA POWER
Fabric weight: 240 g/m2
RST also includes a ladies specific bib short in their cycle clothing range.

RST polar Fleece winter gloves
Manufactured from a 3 layer breathable polar fleece material, extra Long Roubaix lycra cuffs to keep out the chill , anti-slip Silicone coating on palms and fingers provides plenty of wet weather grip. Ideally suited to temperatures from 0 to 10C.

These are just some examples and colors available of the RST cycle apparel. Full range of the premium line and RST racing team replica clothing is available at www.cycledivision.co.uk as well as the full range of Trigon bikes and accessories which the 2012 team will be using for the up and coming season.