It’s no exaggeration to call X-Bionic the most tech-heavy clothing manufacturers in cycling. If you like your bike kit to come with a good read, then get your hands on a piece from X-Bionic and you’ll be able to cancel your morning paper for the next few days while you digest the rush of technical terms that’ll be thrown at you.
The Swiss company have put so much research and development into their products it’s not completely mad to wonder what’s left to discover about bike clothing. But as every rider knows, what it says on the packaging doesn’t matter if the kit doesn’t cut it when you ride. Fortunately, X-Bionic’s kit lives up to the hype and more as we discovered testing it last year.
While we focused on winter-facing products during the, er, winter, we’re focusing on some of X-Bionic’s summer range for the RCUK100 and it’s no less engrossing than its cold-weather siblings. While The Trick Jersey’s bright orange colour might not be your first choice, the jersey may well prove to be with X-Bionic employing some of their smartest technology. The Trick is named after the temperature-regulating technology of the same name that keeps you cool by heating you up prematurely. If that sounds confusing, there’s a full explanation in our review of The Trick bib tights here.