News | Troy Lee Designs 2015 Apparel & Protection
Troy Lee Designs launched their 2015 helmet collection last week and now follow suit with the apparel and protection line up. The iconic brand tends to be a trendsetter in the industry and the huge 2015 collection definitely sets it apart. Aside from tweaking the colours and patterns they have added several new products. Below is the press release with all their biggest ever product line! For more details and prices, visit their website: troyleedesigns.com/bicycle/
The Skyline collection is Troy Lee Designs most popular selling riding kit, the world
over. The classic all mountain kit has always been our mild kit, but with the addition
of the “SPEEDA” shorts you can kick up the vibrancy a notch. NEW for 2015, is Youth
Skyline, available in 2 color ways of shorts and 2 jerseys. The biggest news in the
Skyline lineup is the brand new Women’s Skyline Short, we enlisted World
Champion and MTB hall of famer Leigh Donovan to help with the fit of this new
short. We also added some long sleeve Skyline jerseys for the ladies, combined with
new colors and patterns as well.
We’d be lying if we said we weren’t nervous about last year’s launch of the all-new
ACE collection, only because it was a bit of a departure for what TLD is known for.
Those nerves certainly settled once the performance XC kit started making its way
into dealers and customers. It won numerous gear shoot-outs and awards and
quickly became a favorite for a new type of rider. For 2015 we continued with the
new fit and construction of ACE, but we have added an extensive collection of lycra
base layers to accompany the outer layers and are continue to develop and test
more pieces in this category
TLD ‘Wheels’ Collection
What is “Wheels”? It is our casual ride gear. Probably in between an E-bike and
Endur-bro rider category…It’s a casual fit similar to board shorts and a tee, but more
technical construction, that can take some riding abuse. Super comfortable riding
apparel with a TLD sportswear twist.
Ruckus was completely redesigned last season, with an all new fit on the jersey to be
a bit more tailored, still using the popular 3/4 cut sleeve, and more breathable poly
blend for the long day in the saddle. Same for the Ruckus short, our most full
featured trail short that would be the short perfectly slated into the “E” word genre,
if we used that word. Some small hidden refinements in construction to the Ruckus
short for 15′ and it comes standard with the TLD premium inner liner, that is
detachable of course, full waist adjusters, zipped front pocket, inner thigh
ventilation zip ports, single snap waist enclosure with YKK zipper.
Another long standing part of the TLD bike line up, that went through a total
redesign in 2014, we rebuilt this kit from the ground up, including a new short and a
completely new pant. It was so popular in early testing 2 years ago, we noticed most
of our racers getting back into riding and racing in pants, due to the versatility of the
pant, lightweight, incredible fit and durability. “I think it’s cool to have so many
riders getting back into pants, we have even tested these Sprint pants with our
motocross team, and it has helped development with our moto line as well, our
designers really listened to the athletes, I love wearing these pants” said company
founder, Troy Lee. Sprint kit is the default performance kit for the bike park, gravity
racing, free riding, BMX and more, with the addition of more youth Sprint, we are
looking after you groms too.
3 jackets have been introduced into the line, to suit all needs. From the lightweight
and packable Ruckus jacket, that comes with a built in hood for the really horrible
days, to the thicker, warmer commuter hybrid Transit jacket, to the super light
windbreaker of Ace.
The TLD protection line has undergone a major overhaul, with five all new models
being unveiled for this season, including the T-bone-II, a long awaited revision of
TLD’s first MTB specific knee guard. This will be very popular for the “E-word”
riding, since it’s rugged enough to take a digger on the trail, light enough to throw in
your pack and adjustable enough to fit any sized leg with the adjustable straps.
Semenuk: Long time TLD rider and 2x FMB World Tour Champion Brandon
Semenuk has wanted TLD to make an aggressive pad for dirt jumping, shuttle runs
and freeriding for years, and Troy Lee Designs finally answered his requests and
spent the last year developing this new pad. A CE certified impact cup is encased by
a very subtle Semenuk themed (pics of his Mustang, newspaper headlines, etc)
abrasion resistant liner. They work great under pants – the guys have been racing
and riding this guard with the new Sprint pants all winter and loving it
The Method is an all-new take on the 2-part knee guard system TLD has offered in
the past. A polyester mesh knee gasket that can be worn by itself on an easy ride,
but throw on the bomb proof plastic shield, made of honeycomb polyethylene
plastic and is CE certified.
Panic: Another completely new knee guard for 2014, this one is a 5-strap application
and is a longer knee guard with great shin and knee protection, pre-curved guard
for a fantastic fit, also CE certified.
E-Lite elbow. Another completely new guard, this one is a ergonomically designed
ultra thin slip on elbow guard, using a lycra sleeve with a co-polymer pad exterior
that also has memory foam to protect your elbows in a crash, or grazing a tree.