For aficionados of cyclocross, the best season of the year is here. Tan lines are out. Belgian freckles are in. Tread choice becomes a weekly concern and you better have remembered to grease the threads on those toe studs when you screwed them in last winter...
Last year we visited the Irvine round of the Scottish cyclocross series to find out what’s driving the growth in grassroots racing and find out a bit more about the branch of cyclesport where everyone wants to win, and no one cares if they lose – check it our here.
For the ultimate cyclocross experience, there’s still time to get training for the legendary Scottish series races on the Isle of Mull. Held in the grounds of a castle overlooking the wild Inner Hebrides of Coll and Tiree, it’s a very special place to go and ride ‘cross as we found out one stormy weekend a few years ago.
The Endura range is packed with items that will enhance your race day. From warm-up to tape, we’ve got a few suggestions for kit that need to be in your kit bag this year.
Endura Custom – producing club and team kit has been at the heart of what we do for over 25 years now. Our Livingston, Scotland based factory produces over 50,000 garments every year and we’re constantly working to improve our gear, using the latest innovative production techniques and tweaking garments as a result of rider feedback to enhance fit, feel and performance.
Cyclocross riders whose season’s take in colder conditions will be keen on the FS260-Pro L/S CX Encapsulator Suit which features a toasty inner and our Encapsulator pocket to keep your numbers immaculate. With at least one national title under its belt already, this suit is hot to trot.
The Endura Custom range features Pro SL Jersey and Bibshorts based on the kit we make for Movistar Team and Cervélo Bigla for the WorldTour but which are equally at home when tyres are narrow and knobbly. A full range of accessories are available – including our new custom socks and team bags designed for racers. Pester your club secretary to switch to Endura Custom now – you could be riding it before the season finishes. Find out more here.
With seasons of experience of racing behind us, we’ve a few suggestions for you from our off-the-peg range too – things we’ve found that we always pack when race day comes around.
Pro SL Primaloft Gilet
Pop a Pro SL Primaloft Gilet over your skinsuit when you jump on your rollers for warm-up and you’ll soon be up to racing temperature. Roll to the line and pass it to your pitcrew and it’ll be there to pop on straight after the race to help to keep your core warm whilst you cool down.
A bit of an unsung hero in our range, the Fishnet Baselayer’s 3D kit reduces contact with the skin and is seam free for a chafe free race experience. It hold insulating air between you and your kit when you want it and you can dump it out by opening up your skinsuit’s zip when you don’t.
MT500 Waterproof Trousers
Pop the MT500 Waterproof Trousers on during your recce laps to keep your pins dry. They’re immensely breathable thanks to our amazing ExoShell60 fabric, so no boil in bag effect when you get some race efforts in.
Hummvee Lite Gloves
We’re not sure if Danny MacAskill has raced cyclocross, but his signature line of Hummvee Lite Gloves are our secret tip for colder weather races. Pared down design and a world class fit means that they’re like skinsuits for your hands. Zero padding in the palm makes for excellent bar feel. Also, super-stylee.
Pro SL Primaloft Socks
Think Primaloft is just for puffer puffer jackets? Think again. We use Primaloft’s Gold/Silk blend in our flagship socks for a real winter treat for your feet.