From one of South Africa’s better-known cycling kit companies, we test a vest, jersey and knicks.
A relative newcomer in Australia, but certainly not to cycling, that’s the Ciovita story in a nutshell.
Founded in South Africa in 2016, ‘Ciovita’ -–a combination of Italian and Latin words that translate to ‘Life in Motion’ – has indeed rapidly developed and been in a blur of motion over the past seven or so years.
Other than an impressive and ever-growing selection of kit, the company is also known for replacing ASSOS as major partner of the famous Epic (Global MTB) series and revered (Absa) Cape Epic mountain bike race in particular.
While Ciovita offer a wide range of gear suitable for MTB and gravel cycling, they also produce a stack of specific all-weather road wear, and that’s what we are reviewing today.
Enjoying an August test ride of the latest Trek Domane in the crispy Southern Highlands of New South Wales, it was definitely a day for longs, and possibly a base layer as well. The cool conditions were absolutely perfect for something we’ve never seen before so far as cycling kit goes, a cycling-specific puffer vest. The puffer style vest was ultralight and super warm … it’s highly recommended for those wanting to keep warm on crisp morning rides. It was the Apex Contego Gilet 2.0. Finished in a golden brown colour named ‘Rust’ the vest fitted snugly and did an absolutely sensational job of keeping Bowral’s cool morning air at bay.
This gilet really […]
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