Albabici selects the best from Nalini’s 2013 offerings for American riders.
Yes, more innovation, style and performance from the renowned apparel maker
OXNARD, Calif. and CASTEL D’ARIO, Italy – The 2013 Nalini Summer Collection of cycling apparel features another stunning lineup of Italian designed and crafted jerseys, jackets, vests, bibshorts and accessories, highlighted by such technical innovations as “Quick-Burst” sleeve removal, compression jerseys and bibshorts, and lightweight fabrics, announced Albabici President Gianluca Caliari.
The Nalini 2013 Summer Collection is imported to the U.S. exclusively by Albabici of Oxnard, Calif. (www.albabici.com). All Nalini apparel is designed and manufactured 100 percent in Italy.
Nalini (a Moa Sport brand) has a 40-year tradition of outfitting the best bike racers in the world. For 2013, seven teams in the pro peloton – Cofidis, FDJ, Movistar, Robobank, Lampre, Astana, and Euskaltel Euskadi – will be riding in Nalini/Moa team apparel. This experience of equipping the best – and most demanding – riders in the world provides Nalini with the know-how to craft the best cycling apparel for recreational riders and amateur racers alike. Here’s a closer look…
NALINI Men’s Jerseys and Jackets
Twelve summer Nalini jerseys, vests, and jackets will be imported by Albabici. A trio of short-sleeve tops headline the jersey offerings: the Brionia, the Osmunda, and the Cyperus.
New for 2013, the Nalini Brionia is part of Nalini’s compression line. A model of simplicity and style, the Brionia is made with an ultra-light polyester compression fabric that, when combined with its slim fit, improves muscle performance and inhibits lactate acid build up. The Brionia also features a hidden 30cm zipper, three rear pockets, and printed silicone grippers on the hem and sleeves; a reflective transfer aides visibility. Available in Black or White; sizes S-XXXL. MSRP: $200.
Also new for 2013 is the Nalini Osmunda, a slim-fitting, medium-weight jersey with tasteful Nalini graphics and unique 3/4-length sleeves, ideal for riding in those late spring “in-between” temperatures. The Osmunda also features an anatomical fit, full-length zipper, three back pockets, and a hem silicone gripper. Available in Black or Light Blue; sizes S-XXXL. MSRP: $135.
Showing off unique, compelling Nalini graphics, the Cyperus combines aesthetic appeal with technical performance. The Cyperus features sleek “Raglan” sleeves, silicone hem gripper, 25cm front zip, regular fit (roomier than Nalini’s slim fit), and Moa’s proven MantoDry breathable polyester fabric. Available in White, Red, Blue or Green; sizes S-XXXL. MSRP: $105.
Two other new jerseys are also worth noting — the Nalini Juncus and Camedrio, both stylish short-sleeve jerseys also made with MantoDry fabric – ideal for warm summer days. The Juncus features fitted sleeves, three pockets, rear mesh insert, two-way full-length zip, Velcro-fastened central pocket, and Nalini regular fit. Available in White, Red, Grey or Black; sizes S-XXXL. MSRP: $140.
Another example of crisp Nalini graphic design is the visually compelling Nalini Camedrio, another standout made from MantoDry fabric. It features three back pockets, full-length zip, bottom hem silicon gripper, and reflective inserts. Available in Black, Red, or Light Blue. MSRP: $120
Once again, Nalini offers a unique convertible lightweight jacket/jersey — perfect for brisk summer mornings that often require a jacket. For these occasions, the new Nalini Guarana is the ideal solution. Medium weight and windproof, the Guarana can be converted from jacket to short sleeve jersey in an instant, thanks to Nalini’s Quick-Burst system. Other key features of the Guarana include full-length zipper, stretch-fabric short sleeves, wind and UV protection, anti-abrasive collar insert, hem silicone gripper, sleeve pockets, even a microfiber cloth for glasses. Available in White; sizes S-XXXL: MSRP: $300
For high-speed descents or an unexpected drop in temps, the Nalini Kombu ultra-lightweight, packable vest is loaded with unique details and features. Made of Pet polyester fabric from recycled plastic bottles, the Kombu features an opening to access jersey pockets, full-zip with internal windproof flap, anti-pilling, reflective accents, stretch mesh back insert. Available in Black or White. MSRP: $140
NALINI Men’s Bibshorts and Bibknickers
Leading Nalini’s 2013 bibshort offerings are the Citiso and the Alcyone. Citiso bibshort utilize a tight-fitting, ultra-light compression fabric and is the sidekick to the aforementioned Brionia jersey. The Citiso delivers a snug, light-compression fit, and the comfort of Nalini’s new Series 4/100 Carbon Pad. Other features include breathable bib straps, UV protection, reflective trim, and silicone leg grippers. The Citiso is a top-quality bibshort for demanding, serious riders. Available in Black; sizes S-XXXL. MSRP: $260
The Nalini Alcyone is a lightweight bibshort constructed from one of Nalini’s most innovative fabrics: Xtra Life LYCRA Newport, with offers light compression, lasting shape-retention and UV protection. The Alcyone also features silicone leg grippers, 4-needle stitching, reflective trim, and extra-thin straps. Comfort is assured with the proven Nalini PTN HF TRAF pad. Available in Black, White, or Red; S-XXXL. MSRP: $140
Adding to Nalini’s unrivaled value in bibshorts is the new Scirpus bibs. Made from the latest Lycra Sport fabric, the Scirpus feature a regular fit, breathable mesh braces, Jacquard silicone hem gripper, 4-needle stitching, and the always-comfortable Nalini PTN HF TRAF pad. Available in Black, White, or Red; S-XXXL. MSRP: $105
The award-winning Nalini Geranio, recognized by Bicycling magazine in 2010 as the Best Bibshort Under $100, is back, too. The lightweight Geranio features a cycling fit, mesh insert, and silicon leg grippers – and a choice between the PTN9 NAT and SGP gel pads. Available in Black, White, Grey, Red, and Blue. MSRP: $96.
NALINI Lady Apparel
Nalini is also tuned in to the demands of women riders. The 2013 Nalini women’s collection features the same technology, quality construction, and fashionable style as do the men’s selections.
For 2013, Nalini is offering a several new women’s bibshorts and shorts. Two deserve special mention, the Mandragora bibshort and the Pictor short.
The Mandragora is arguably Nalini’s finest lady bibshort ever. Constructed with Lycra Sport fabric, the Mandragora utilizes an open-strap design to more comfortably fit the female torso — a rare feature in women’s bibs. Comfort is also enhanced by a seamless crotch section and Nalini UCN Lady TRAF pad. Other key features include UV protection, coated-plastic hems, and contrasting 4-needle stitching. If you are a serious woman cyclist, the Nalini Mandragora is your bibshort. Available in Black; sizes XS-XXL. MSRP: $145.
For lady cyclists who prefer shorts, consider the Nalini Pictor. Crafted from lightweight Lycra Sport fabric, the Pictor features a snug fit, UV protection, abrasion-resistant crotch fabric, Jacquard silicone hem gripper, and reflective strips. The pad is Nalini’s proven Nalini UCN Lady; comfort assured. Available in Black, White and Light Blue; sizes XS-XXL. MSRP: $148.
The Nalini Kalancoe sleeveless cycling suit is a head-turner that shouts Italian style and fit. Crafted from Xtra Life LYCRA Newportfabric, it features same-color 4-needle stitching, UV protection, reflective accents, silicone hem grippers, and Nalini’s SGP Lady Micro gel pad. A dazzling piece. Available in Black, White, Red and Blue; sizes XS-XXL. MSRP: $156
Nalini’s lady jersey offerings are impressive, too, including the fashionable and functional Nalini Sibirica short-sleeve jersey. Showing off a stylish Nalini script, the Sibiricafeatures Raglan sleeves, silicon hem gripper and a trio of back pockets. Available in Black, White, Red, Pink, Blue and Light Blue; sizes XS-XXL. MSRP: $98.
Also of note is the graphically daring Nalini Linum short-sleeve jersey that features unique nation-specific artwork highlighting America and Japan. The wow-factor graphics grace a top-performing jersey: fitted sleeves, MantoDry fabric, full-length zip, silicone hem gripper and three back pockets. Your group ride will never be the same. Available designs in Japan and USA; sizes XS-XXL. MSRP: $125.
In addition to bibshorts, shorts, jerseys and jackets, Nalini also offers a complete line of pro team replica gear, and accessories, including shoes, baselayers, underwear, gloves, socks, arm and leg warmers, shoe covers, and head covers.
One accessory deserves special mention — the new Nalini Croton glove with convertible windproof protection. The Croton employs a built-in finger cover that protects the fingers from cold air. In warmer temps, the cover can be folded away. Other features include a leather padded palm, ventilation holes, reflective trim and easy-off pull loops. Sizes S-XXXL. MSRP: $95.