Upright Cyclist 12.5oz jeans

Riding Denim trousers built with gusset crotch, reflective internal panels

New city cycling clothing company Upright Cyclist has just released its latest take on the commuter jean – the 12.5oz Riding Denim. The jeans are made from Cone denim, sewn in Los Angeles and have a new cut and burlier material than the company's first jean.

Company founder Philip Siegert is a former bike messenger, art school student and online clothing retail executive. He said the new new 12.5oz jeans have enough room in the thigh for muscular cyclists, but are tapered slightly towards the ankle to keep the cuff away form the chain.

The jeans have large reflective stripes on the rear of both legs, which can be seen when they are rolled up.

They're available now for US$119 in sizes 32, 33, 34 and 36in waist, all of which have a 34in inseam.

The new 12.5 oz Riding Denim jeans have reflective panels on the inside of the legs

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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