For 2020, Alé is making an ‘eco’ line of kit, with jerseys and bib shorts made largely using recycled materials.
On the gravel side, the brand is offering kit with features aimed at practicality, with a bib-jersey combination with up to ten pockets for carrying all manner of odds and ends.
Alé is now making garments that incorporate graphene too, which apparently offers anti-static, antibacterial and thermal regulating properties. The kit also makes use of textured fabrics for improved aerodynamics.
Watch our video for all the details on Alé’s new kit from brand rep Claudia.
Matthew Loveridge (formerly Allen) is an experienced mechanic and an expert on bike tech who appreciates practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he likes bikes and kit of every stripe, and he's tested a huge variety of both over the years for BikeRadar, Cycling Plus and others. For a long time Matthew's heart belonged to the Scott Addict, but he's currently enjoying Specialized's sublime Roubaix Expert and having a torrid affair with a Giant Trance e-MTB. At 174cm tall and 53kg, he looks like he should be better at cycling than he actually is, and he's ok with that.