The launch of the One Industries bike range has been highly anticipated since the company signed the most famous family in downhill, the Athertons (along with Marc Beaumont, they form the new GT Bicycles team). We finally got the lowdown on the full One Industries 2013 range at Eurobike.
With the vast knowledge One Industries have developed during their time in the motocross world, it’s no surprise to see some direct crossover products, as well as some that borrow technology and manufacturing techniques from that world.
This lightweight top is taken straight from One Industries’ supercross line-up, and uses a four-way stretch, multi-panel design in a bid to create a more tailored cut. The cuffless sleeve is designed to help avoid any discomfort and bunching.
There are two designs to choose from – Noise black or Noise orange – and the jersey will set you back £39.99.
Reactor jersey and shorts
The Reactor jersey is designed to be a summer top, thanks to the varied mesh panelling used to help shed heat. In theory, then, it should be a great downhill jersey, especially paired with body armour underneath.
The Reactor shorts have been piloted to numerous downhill podiums all around the world. The tough, 300D poly-dobby and electric mesh construction is paired with a 1000D Kordura material through the crotch area. There’s a full mesh liner inside, and closure comes courtesy of a ratchet style buckle, allowing for easy adjustment.
One have been smart and ensured there’s some storage aboard these downhill orientated shorts, with a zipped pocket in the rear to stash keys and cash.
The Reactor jersey costs £34.99, the Reactor shorts £89.99.
If you have a keen eye you might have noticed that these have been Dan Atherton’s shorts of choice during his gravity enduro assault this year.
The lightweight shorts are feature-packed, and include two zipped ‘micro pockets’. These are designed to be much smaller than standard deep hip pockets, to help avoid annoying flapping when they’re stuffed full. The tighter, more limited pockets will still fit the essentials. Inside one of the pockets lies an optic wipe, and in the other you get routing for you MP3 player. There’s also a small stash pocket at the rear, which is zipped too.
The multi-panel, four-way stretch outer offers two zipped vents on the inside of the lower thigh, to help dump heat. Inside sits One Industries’ very own removable padded short liner, in a bid to boost all-day comfort.
The Intel shorts will set you back £89.99.
If you’re looking for something a little more all mountain, the Sector shorts could be for you. Constructed from a lightweight, four-way stretch ripstop material, the design includes well thought-out mesh panels to help with heat management.
There’s a single zipped pocket on the hip and one on the rear, offering just enough room for the essentials. Tucked inside is an optic wipe, as well as routing for an MP3 player should you want to ride with music on.
The cut is fairly short – sitting roughly around mid-knee – to help with more comfortable all-day pedalling. To further help with time in the saddle, the Sectors also come with a removable padded short liner.
Pricing is set at £69.99.
The Interval jersey offers a more casual cut and look while still maintaining many technical aspects found on pricier garments. The short sleeve, crew neck T-shirt cut is constructed from an antimicrobial, moisture wicking polyester. Near the hem sits a sewn-in optic wipe for those all-important glasses or goggle cleans.
Graphics-wise, there’s nothing too lairy here, so finish your ride at the pub and you won’t stick out like a sore thumb.
The best bit is the price. For £30, there should be a lot of bang for your buck here.
EXO short sleeve jacket
These more understated, less ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ protective jackets seem to be becoming more popular. This short sleeve offering uses perforated lightweight EVA foam to take the knocks. All the padding is held in place by the stretchy mesh jacket, with cutaways under the armpits to help with ventilation.
The padding isn’t removable, which means it might not be possible to use the jacket with a neck brace in certain circumstances. But thanks to the minimal bulk, braces may well still sit over the top without any real issues.
The EXO jacket is priced at £64.99.
Conflict knee pads
The compression moulded EVA foam knee cup uses a pre-curved, perforated neoprene construction to help keep things comfortable and, most importantly, stay in place.
The Conflict knee pads use a double Velcro strap to help keep things secure, and if you’re looking for more coverage there’s a knee/shin combo where the shin section is sleeved.
The basic Conflict knee pads, with neoprene protection
The Conflict knee pads cost £49.99, while the knee/shin protectors cost £64.99.