Spotted: Clothing brand Rocday bring fashion to the trails

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Earthy tones, modern designs and high-end fabrics spotted at Eurobike 2018 from Polish clothing brand Rocday. Hiding outside in a very modest stand, I was drawn in by the jersey on display and on closer inspection found it to be one of the (if not THE) nicest pieces of clothing I’ve seen here so far. The designs are simple, the colours are toned down and the entire range compliments itself as opposed to that ‘full kit’ look. Fashion aside, these jerseys are really lightweight and flexible without losing the solid, bold look of an everyday shirt. I’d put them somewhere in between a technical tee and an actual jersey.

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Jerseys you can wear everyday

A wide range of colours and designs spread over both long and short sleeved jerseys, you’d be hard pressed not to find something you like. All the jerseys are made from high-end technical fabric that is strong, breathable and moisture wicking. The fabric is put through a special Swiss antimicrobial material treatment called Sanitized® which enhances all-day freshness.

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‘We are mountain bike riders’ – a company slogan to relate to

The jerseys feature an extended body to keep your back covered when hunched over a bike, are flexible for comfort and include slightly longer sleeves to meet with elbow pads for those who wear them. For those who don’t, you can extend your T-shirt tan. A soft neck line and an inner goggle wipe complete the design.

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Lightweight and heavy shorts available in a full range of colours
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Extended leg to meet with knee pads

The shorts come in two styles, Roc and Roc Lite. Roc Lite are lightweight comfort designed for mountain and trail riding, but also great holiday shorts (they actually say great to wear to the beach after a ride, but how often does that happen in the UK?). The Roc shorts are heavier duty with added stretch, and are aimed for bigger mountains and enduro riding. Both styles have waist adjustment straps, deep pockets and a drying hook.

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How handy!
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Prototype jacket on display

Along with a wide range of socks and gloves Rocday also had a prototype jacket on display so we know there’s more to come from them. Currently only available direct from their website for the UK with plans to get a distributor.

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Everybody likes fresh socks

 

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

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