The flying Frenchman, Cedric Gracia, has today announced another company that he is involved with. Únic is aimed at bringing riders custom mountain clothing at affordable prices.
If you’ve been looking through you mountain bike clothing wardrobe recently and thought about adding an injection of something new, then Cedric Gracia’s latest company could be who you want to contact. Únic, the word for ‘Unique’ in Catalan, is the latest brand that CG hast started to work with this year, and the aim of the company is to make custom clothing easy, fast and affordable.
The Únic website hosts its own custom clothing editor featuring templates that users can then customise to suit their styles. Custom options vary from template to template, but at the very least users are able to add their own name/team name, country flag, sponsorship logos and choose your own colours.
Once your design is finalized the patterns are then sent to Únic’s own factory in Poland where they will be custom made to your requirements using high-performance, lightweight and breathable materials. Check out the customization process in the following video.
Currently, Únic is offering custom shorts, jerseys, trousers and base layers for men and women, with a plan to add kids’ sizing in the near future. In a recent meeting I had with company owner Joonas, there was also talk of adding other clothing items to the range at a later date too.
Únic also plans to make its custom clothing available to as many riders as possible with pricing that is similar to many off the shelf brands. A full custom kit including both a jersey and shorts will cost around €199, shorts only €109, trousers €119 and jerseys will cost €89.
- Complete riding kit: €199
- Shorts: €109
- Trousers: €119
- Jersey: €89
- Baselayers: €79
Below is the Únic press release with more details.
After two years of research and development we are excited to announce the launch of a new custom wear brand: Únic. Together with Cédric Gracia, we are proud to have created high-tech clothing as well as an easy online customisation tool. Únic was inspired by mountain biking lovers in Andorra and gets its name from the Catalan language, meaning unique.
Únic offers high-tech and top-quality mountain bike wear that is fully customisable. On the website unicwear.com you can choose from many designs and personalise them. Apart from selecting your very own unique colour combo, we go one step further by giving you the choice of adding your name, country flag and logos. Creating bespoke clothing takes only a few minutes as we provide an easy and intuitive personalisation tool.
Have you ever found a jersey that you fancied, but wished it was in a different colour? Do you struggle to find matching clothing which complements your bike? We give you that freedom of choice. We want you to be ÚNIC.
Únic produces outstanding and one of a kind clothing designed by you, teams or families as we offer sizing and fit for men, women and kids (coming soon).
Unlike other brands offering custom clothing, Únic does not have a minimum quantity order. You can buy just one item of clothing and we will produce it from scratch according to your preferences. We design and manufacture our products in Europe for each individual order.
Únic produces shorts and trousers, long and short sleeve jerseys, as well as second skin base layers. All clothing is made from high quality fabrics that are breathable, lightweight and high-wicking, yet durable and resistant. Customisation does not end with the design – we also give you the choice of three jersey fabrics: UniPro, mesh and UniCotton.
Shorts and trousers have tapered pockets with one hand adjustable YKK zips and an additional internal water repellent and impact protective pocket for the mobile phone. Jerseys have a small pocket for your lift pass or credit card plus a microfibre cloth for cleaning your goggles.
Únic is not only a brand but a philosophy of being true to yourself while doing what you love. Craftsmanship and innovation are our focus points. We do not compromise on quality as all custom details are applied straight into the fabric. In this way we make sure that the graphics cannot wash out or fade away, while the fabric remains breathable.
Cédric Gracia, Únic’s co-founder, was involved in every step of research and development. Thanks to his experience and knowledge, as well as numerous months of testing under various conditions, Únic offers technical yet extremely comfortable MTB wear.
“During my career I used and tested plenty of various clothing, but I have never found anything that would be close to perfection. Únic is my answer to the market’s needs. Custom clothing is finally quick and easy to design without compromising on its quality. Both jerseys and bottoms are the most comfortable I have ever tried and provides high-tech solutions. I spend 18 months to find the perfect fit and I am confident to say that Únic products are a game changer.”
Cédric Gracia, Únic ambassador and co-founder
Ready orders are uniquely packed and shipped to any country in the world with FedEx Express, which offers a quick, reliable and traceable service. Shipping is free on all orders over 100 euros. UnicWear.com offers purchasing in EUR. For your convenience, the website is available in English, Catalan, Spanish and French.
Price Europe (tax incl.): kits from 199€, jersey 89€, shorts 109€, trousers 119€, base layer 79€.
Price rest of the world (tax excl.): kits from 161€, jersey 73€, shorts 89€, trousers 97€, base layer 65€.
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