Review: Pactimo expands reflective line, refines aero cuts

Colorado clothing brand offers performance fabrics at reasonable prices by Ben Delaney / Bike Radar For spring 2015, Colorado-based clothing company Pactimo has expanded its RFLX reflective line into warm-weather pieces, and stepped up its game with some of the higher-end jerseys while still keeping pricing reasonable. The new Summit Speed RFLX jersey (US$115 / £80) uses five fabrics including Lycra over the shoulders and front panels for a skinsuit-like feel. As is the race style these days, the Summit…

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Review: Pactimo Ascent Long Sleeve Jersey Men’s

Slim-fitting lightweight jersey that's highly breathable, making it a very good choice for spring and autumn by Mat Brett / Road.cc The Ascent is made mostly from a fabric called Quattro-Lite. It's a grid-structure polyester that shifts moisture outwards well and dries quickly. Pactimo call the side panels 'mesh'. I wouldn't describe them that way. They are made from a very lightweight dimpled fabric – also polyester – that's highly breathable. With lots of air getting…

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Review: Hands On With Pactimo’s Stylish And Functional 2015 Spring Branded Apparel

You can’t go wrong with any of the new pieces. by Zach Overholt / BikeRumor.com You may know Pactimo best for their extensive line of custom apparel, but the brand known for being the first custom apparel company to offer a full-dye sublimation offers a pretty sweet branded line as well. Based in Colorado, Pactimo draws inspiration from their surroundings, their teams, and customers to create what they see as the best quality kit you can buy,…

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First Impressions: Pactimo Summit Raptor Pro RFLX Bibs

by Greg DeMuth, 2015 Pactimo Brand Ambassador Just returned from an 80 mile ride in my new Summit Raptor pro bibs.  I spent four hours in various position on my minimalist saddle, and formed some strong first impressions. To say the least, I was extremely pleased. These bibs are a redesign for 2015, and have the second iteration of the Cytech endurance anatomic chamois pad. This year’s pad is sculpted with thicker padding under the sit bones, and a deeper center channel for…

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Review: First Look – Pactimo RFLX cool weather fall clothing line

High visibility — and reflectivity — hallmarks of easy-to-spot apparel by Jason Sumner / RoadBikeReview When it comes to riding in low light conditions, neon bright clothes alone just aren’t enough. At least that’s the theory being put forth by an Australian study, which purports that cyclists are putting themselves at greater risk if they rely solely on high-visibility apparel when riding in close proximity to traffic during times of low light or at night.…

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Review: The Pactimo Fall Collection Has It All

Warm, Bright, Reflective, The Pactimo Fall Collection Has It All by Zach Overholt / BikeRumor.com As both the season and day light wind down, there is a lot of talk about lights. Indeed, lights are very important both to allow you to see and get you noticed by drivers, but clothing can also play an important role in visibility. Brightly colored threads help you stand out in the day while reflective panels make you pop against…

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Best Bike Lights for Road Cycling

Top options for urban/commuting use from BikeRadar.com Modern bike lights can be split into two main categories – lights for road/commuting use and lights for mountain bike use. It's important to be clear what type you're after, as they differ vastly in terms of light output, run time, weight and expense. Mountain bike lights are largely about power – they need to light up unlit trails in dark woods littered with rocks, roots and other…

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Review: Pactimo Women’s Ascent Long Sleeved Road Cycling Jersey

Striking looks and performance fabric make up the Pactimo Women's Ascent Long Sleeved Road Cycling Jersey by Aoife Glass / Total Women's Cycling As you’d expect from Pactimo, the brand that regularly collaborates with artists and designers on special limited edition runs of jerseys, the Pactimo Women’s Ascent Long Sleeved Road Cycling Jersey has distinctive looks, but that’s not all. If, like me, the colder wetter weather lately has turned your thoughts to what you’ll be wearing…

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