Le Col used for most demanding rides in the world

Some people ask about the race, others about the bike and kit I take with me …

By far the most important is the kit, it needs to last and see me through to the very end!  and serve as much weather conditions as possible without taking too much, every gram counts in a bikepacking race.


Le Col have been kind enough to help me out in some of my crazy quests all over the world and for this I am truly grateful. I have ridden all sorts of apparel but when I received my first ever Le Col package I remember noticing the quality straight away. From the fabrics used to the finishing it was impressive indeed.  I received it one week before the Singlespeed 1000 kms road race from Vézelay (France) to Barcelona (Spain).  I took one of my older bib shorts with me, just in case … but it stayed in my saddle bag, the Le Col bib short was so comfortable I didn’t need to switch.


In September I went to the Race to the Rock, a 2.300 kms offroad MTB race from Adelaide to Ayers Rock.  Once again I took only bib short and shirt with me.

Hour after hour in the saddle and the clothing was performing faultlessly. The clothing fits and if you cycle a lot or are in the saddle for long periods nothing can be out of place at all.

If something isn’t 100% this can lead to many uncomfortable situations arising and possible injury.  The clothing was perfect, it had a cooling effect in the heat and yet warm enough during the colder evenings and nights …


I would recommend Le Col to all cyclists no matter what discipline you ride, unfortunately forgot/lost my shirt in the outback.


Many thanks to Le Col

for the support.


Gunther Desmedt –

December 23, 2016 by James Emery
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