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Old 05-05-2012, 05:18 PM
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Cedar Cycling - Merino wool cycling apparel made in California

A few of you have already taken notice of our little company, Cedar Cycling.

It started as a problem solving exercise in design and materials application, and evolved into a full-fledged business.

We found that within the existing matrix of wool and wool blend jerseys, none were hitting the sweet spot for us. Either the material was wrong, the construction was poor, or the fit was off, or some combination of the three.

We started in with the wool blend that almost every modern wool jersey company uses: Sportwool, now branded "Merino Perform". We found significant problems with pilling and abrasion resistance in the merino/polyester blends we tested, so we had our wool supplier swap nylon for the polyester. With the addition of some elastane for even more snapback, we had a winner.

For the trim, we went for the best available in every category. The gripper elastic comes from Italy, the pocket trim from Japan, and the zippers are from YKK US.

Then we set out to solve the construction issue - we chose to manufacture locally for a number of reasons, but primarily to ensure we were getting the quality we wanted while being able to actively manage production. There were a number of other advantages to choosing to go local, as well.

All that said, here's the products:

The Standard Jersey - merino / nylon / elastane blend:



100% Merino Wool Baselayer:



100% Merino Wool Tee:



Everything is on the website at http://www.cedarcycling.com.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:25 PM
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looks classy

Nice that you didn't simply recycle another design ethos like some other new brands...

Are the contrast colors on the shoulders going to be your signature?

Good luck!!!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:45 PM
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Nice that you didn't simply recycle another design ethos like some other new brands...

Are the contrast colors on the shoulders going to be your signature?

Good luck!!!!
Thanks! There was clear vision on design going into the project, so we didn't need to just cut'n'paste on this.

We're going to keep the vertical panels as our signature - there's another up the back. We won't necessarily always contrast them.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:50 PM
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Nice going...but pics of riders on ur cover page without helmets? Serious no-no!

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:02 PM
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Any interest in getting your stuff into a local bike shop? Or, are you already?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:38 PM
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Very nice write up

http://www.sfgate.com/style/pocketsq...nd-4058768.php
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