Five Bits Of Kit For The Adventurous – Cycling Essentials

Tarmac, track, trail. For those of us who like to mix it up, the ability of gravel bikes to hoover up a variety of terrain bring fresh paths for cyclists who want to stray off the beaten track. One bike to rule them all? Possibly…

As the brand that sits astride the road and MTB markets, we’re the people to come to for gear for fast and light adventures. If we were wanting to blow our own trumpets (and as Scots that’s not something that we’re totally comfortable doing), we might even point out that the launch of our MTR micro-collection – function driven, light and comfortable apparel – came way back in 2012…

The MTR range is still ahead of the game, using contemporary fabrics and clever features to produce lightweight packable kit, but our road lines (Pro SL, FS260-Pro) and MTB powerhouses (MT500 and SingleTrack) can also be cherry picked to create a trick riding wardrobe for the roads less travelled. Here’s five bit of kit for when you’re feeling #AdventureUs.

MTR Shell Jacket – whether you’re crossing a continent or hitting your local forest roads for a quick grav fix, the packability of the MTR Shell Jacket is its USP. Pared down, but still highly waterproof it uses our own flourine free ExoShell40 fabric for outstanding breathability when you’re working hard.

Pro SL Primaloft Gilet – an essential for early morning and late evening riding. Keep it to hand in a jersey pocket or handlebar bag to throw on whenever you need to keep your core warm. Before you start and whenever you stop, the Pro SL Primaloft Gilet is worth its weight in (Primaloft) Gold.

SingleTrack Bib Liners – before the rash of cargo shorts hit the market, these pocket-tastic bibshorts were quietly doing their thing for riders who wanted to go pack free, hidden away by any one of our outstanding baggy shorts. Pair them with a waterproof baggy for all day / all conditions comfort.

MTR Adventure Jersey – available with short or long sleeves, these merino blend jerseys feature a spray-proofed rear pocket system to keep your bits and bobs dry and there’s a zipped security pocket there too.

Pro SL Bibshorts – a long day on rough roads will give your contact points a battering and the latest version of our Pro SL Bibshort will help keep things as comfortable as they can be after 200km in the saddle with three pad width options for a perfect fit. The women’s version uses our DropSeat feature for hassle free comfort stops and is a firm favourite with female adventure racers who can save valuable time out on the trail whilst enjoying the comfort benefits of bibs.



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