We love riding. For us, cycling is about being in the moment, about friendships, flair, and pushing your limits. It guides you to - sometimes literally - breathtaking places. Like the unforgettable mountain tops or those secret, never seen before areas in your city. It’s a way of life that, once it fully grabs you, will never let you go.
With Banana Cycling we want to merge these elements that for us express everything great about cycling with fashion, high quality fabrics, and an excellent fit at a highly affordable price. We want you to feel just that little bit more excited and proud to be a cyclist once you put on our clothing and get ready for your ride.
We are Banana Cycling. Premium cycling apparel wrapped in Dutch Design. Suit up and join the ride!
The past 2 years have been awesome. We learned a great deal from launching our first collection and everything that came with it, pre- and post launch. From working closely together with our suppliers to intensively testing our products, chosing the right materials and implementing customer feedback. And with Alba Optics and BMC we met some great partners along the way. But most importantly, we had a lot of fun doing it!
With the Pro Series we created a super lightweight, high performance cycling kit for summer conditions. Both jersey and bibshort are cut out of premium quality Italian fabrics to ensure perfect breathability, fit, and comfort.
We’ve tested multiple samples against various conditions for countless kilometers. We used our own feedback, the feedback of our friends, and our community for further improvements and optimization in design and comfort. We are truly very happy and excited about this new collection.
The Pro Series is production ready!
- Super lightweight Jersey (125g for size L)
- Great breathability (mesh on side jersey, fabrics front and back jersey and used in bibshort)
- Highly comfortable aerodynamic fit (no seams on front, flatlock seams in jersey and bib, second skin, grippers, longer short sleeves, cutout collar, aerodynamic zipper, high quality supportive pad, low profile and cut free shoulder straps, low profile & high comfort leg gripper, printed labels)
- Water resistant pocket for phone, cards and keys (4 back pockets in total)
- Dutch Design
- Top quality Italian fabrics
- Handmade in Europe by the great craftmanship of an Olympic gold medal manufacturer
At Banana we believe a bib should be black. So black it is. Pitch Black, to be precise. With white, low profile and cut free shoulder straps.
Designed in the land of cycling, responsibly handmade by an Olympic gold medal manufacturer in Europe. This kit packs a ton of features that will let you smash your limits while smiling from ear to ear. Available in four vibrant colors. Cut in an aerodynamic fit. For men and women. Choose your armor, suit up, and join the ride.
The Banana Cycling Pro Series comes in two variants, individually tailoring towards either male or female cyclists. We will connect with you upon closing of the campaign to understand which Set you would like to order!
Designed to match the Pro Series and with our Dutch heritage in mind, these socks are made of premium quality fabrics for maximum comfort. Highly visible - even at high speeds and in bad weather conditions - and available in the color Royal Orange.
Our jerseys run a bit smaller than the ones you might be used to. This is because they are made to fit like a second skin. So make sure you take a good look at our sizing table and get the right size. Our experience tells us that this is in most cases one size up. So if you are used to wear a size M with similar products, get a size L this time.
The bibshort has a compressed fit and runs normal. Choose the size you normally get with similar products.
After the campaign is successfully closed, we get back to you about sizing so you can tell us which size you would like to order.
No middlemen for Banana. We sell directly from our manufacturer to you. This means that we can offer our products at a highly affordable prize whilst maintaining the same high quality standards as the leading high-end industry brands.
To ensure top quality clothing, we partnered with one of the best sports clothing manufacturers in the world. This apparel manufacturer has over 25 years of experience in multiple sports disciplines. It created the armor of choice for numerous Olympic gold medal winners and other professional athletes.
We are very proud and confident in working with them in creating an exciting new cycling brand that offers premium quality apparel at an affordable price.
All our clothing is designed in the Netherlands, the home of cycling, and responsibly produced in Poland.
Risks and challenges
We have a well balanced and experienced team that is enthusiastic and truly committed to delivering awesome cycling apparel for you to enjoy.
Our partners are selected against our high-quality standards and company fit. To further build these relationships and ensure a smooth production process, we contact and visit our partners on a very regular basis.
We launched our first collection at the end of Spring 2017. After the experience of a great first year in which our debut collection was very well received and we have created some very exciting partnerships, we are confident that we can deliver the new Banana Super Series on time and against our high quality standards!
That said, some things like custom delays will always be hard to predict but we left some wiggle room when we designed our roadmap.
In any case, we’ll make sure to update you on our progress on a regular basis.
For now, many thanks for having taken the time to take a look at our project. We are excited to take this next big step in our journey together with the Kickstarter community and hope that you will be a part of this too, and join the ride.
Besides on our offline playgrounds, you can find us online too! Check out our blog and social channels on Instagram and Facebook and make sure to follow us for the latest information and more cycling inspiration.
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