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~Alternative designs for cycling clothes~

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single...jersey"

-Lao Tzu (during his little known cycling phase)

Welcome to Spokes jerseys! I hope you will find this initial design to be a nice change of pace from the bulk of the jerseys out there. I ride, but I don't race. I love my bike, but I'm neither Lance nor Landis and don't really want to try and look like them while riding. About a year and a half ago I was looking around for bike clothing and found that most fell into a few categories: 1) cycling team reproductions, 2) jerseys advertising something, 3) the boringly simple, and 4) the simply zany. These were, by and large, well-made, quality items, but none really interested me on a visual level and I found myself asking: "Aren't there any other options?"

Spokes is my answer to that question. You are a click away from seeing the product of much thought and consideration here at Spokes world headquarters (better known as my apartment in Berkeley, CA), oodles of exploratory sketches, and a lovely struggle to learn enough Adobe Illustrator and HTML code to muster through. The jerseys are being manufactured for me by a great, California based, private label manufacturer that specializes in high-end cycling clothes. The fabric is a wicking polyester and the graphics are fully sublimated, so the jerseys will look great and perform beautifully for years to come. They are made in a Club fit--a great cut that is just conforming enough to stay out of your way and to keep their fluttering in the wind to a minimum, while not being so tight that only a zero percent body fat professional cyclist will feel comfortable in them.

This initial production run of 200 jerseys is tiny by industry standards, but HUGE for me. Each jersey is hand stamped and numbered. I love wearing mine on my evening loop up in the Berkeley hills, and I hope you will too. Thanks for taking the time to stop by for a look and I hope you'll let me know what you think.