Troy Lee Designs’ UK distributors Fisher Outdoor Leisure stopped by our office this week to drop off some key 2012 pieces for testing.
On the helmet front, there’s still no sign of TLD’s long-rumoured trail lid but the classic D2 and much-lusted-after D3 carry over for 2012. They’re available in some eye-catching new designs, including the D2 Composite Voodoo with its glittery skull, roses and spider’s web motif.
We particularly like the D3 Carbon Pinstripe Blue, which looks black from a distance but is actually a lustrous deep blue. RRPs start at £199.99 for the D2 Composite, £344.99 for the D3 Composite and £425.99 for the D3 Carbon.
The d3 is troy lee’s top-end lid and it looks stunning in this new pinstripe blue finish: James Costley-White/BikeRadar
It’s not often a helmet can be described as a thing of beauty, but TLD’s new D3 Carbon Pinstripe Blue is a cracker
There’s plenty of Troy Lee’s trademark moto-style racewear to go with the helmets – the Medusa GP kit is particularly lairy, with massive skulls on the chest and knees. RRP is £49.99 for the jersey and £119.99 for the pants. At the other end of the scale, there’s the classic-looking Super Retro jersey.
The Sprint range covers the gamut of ‘gravity’ riding, from downhill racing and freeriding to enduro/all-mountain. As well as classic black and white colourways, the kit is also available in yellow/blue/black and orange/white/blue shown. RRP is £54.99 for the jersey and £69.99 for the shorts.
Turn the competition to stone with the tld medusa downhill jersey: turn the competition to stone with the tld medusa downhill jersey James Costley-White/BikeRadar
Go gory for glory – this is TLD’s 2012 Medusa GP race kit
We checked out the new cross-country/trail orientated Skyline jersey and Ace shorts (£49.99 and £84.99, respectively) at the Cycle Show in Birmingham earlier this month, along with TLD’s new lightweight Shock Doctor body armour. Samples are now on their way to our testers.
Also on show at the NEC were the Ruckus jersey and Moto, with their lairy fluorescent yellow and blue colour scheme – just the thing for extroverts and photo shoots. RRP is £54.99 for the jersey and £79.99 for the shorts, which are also available in a white women’s version.
Bring the ruckus: bring the ruckus James Costley-White/BikeRadar
Bring the Ruckus in flo yellow
On the glove side of things, it’s again mainly a case of new colours. Prices range from £22.50 for the lightweight Ace to £44.99 for the heavy-duty GP Moto. Troy Lee have loads of casual clothing too, including a range of Steve McQueen T-shirts, jackets and pullovers. Check out www.troyleedesigns.com for details and our image gallery for more pics.