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Royal Racing 2018

Posted by Matt | January 5, 2018 | Leave a comment

Royal Racing 2018
I’ve always thought of Royal Racing as being ‘a bit too gnarr pour moi’, but I think I may have been wrong.

Over on VitalMTB, they have just published a short article on Royal Racing’s 2018 clothing range and the more I look, the more I like. It turns out that the Royal Racing range is much more all-round than I expected.

Now, being honest, I have a lot of MTB clothing. So much so that I’m currently going through and throwing out the stuff I don’t need (well, actually I think I’ll try eBay first). I just have so much, with my main gripe being that not a lot matches. What I seem to end up with is black shorts (my Intrepid Mission shorts excepted), teamed with a wide motley of tops – short sleeve mostly, with the intention of covering up with a shell when the weather is bad.

What I’ve always wanted, but have been too wary to try, is a properly matching outfit or two.

Two things have stopped me: cost (of course), and – importantly – a wish not to appear as too much of a fanboi. But I guess I just need to bluff it out on that score.

Anyway back to Royal Racing. Now I look more closely at their range I notice first off that it’s pretty well priced. VitalMTB quote RRP dollar prices but 50-95 dollars for shorts and 30-50 dollars for tops is a good starting point and UK prices are similar in GBP (sadly). Then, the quality and cut of the clothing looks pretty good too.

I particularly like the Impact short in either black or orange, teamed with a sky blue Impact jersey, which to my eyes looks much more ‘trail-y’ than ‘downhill-y’. With orange Core gloves, this would be a great outfit with plenty of technical features. Or, maybe red Core shorts, teamed with the blue Heritage jersey with blue Quantum gloves?

Either way, maybe it’s worth closer investigation? Or maybe D’Andy has a view that will damn the whole sartorial idea? (notice I’m not saying if it’s a positive or negative view that’s required to provide the damnation, btw!).

Anyway, head over to VitalMTB for some decent product photos and more information…

Filed under 2018, News in January 2018


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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