Solo Cycle Clothing has signed on with World Wide Access to have its cyclewear range stocked and sold in the United States. Solo produces a range of superbly-designed high-end cycle clothing which has long appealed to discerning American cyclists. So much so that when international cycling star Lance Armstrong opened his 18,000-square-foot bike shop in Austin, it stocked Solo gear, reported Highbeam Business.
The Solo design team openly declares its mission: to produce the most beautiful cycle clothing in the world. The centrepiece of the Solo range is the Classique cycling jersey, reminiscent of the classic jersey styles of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and inspired by the great riders, the grand tours and the cycling culture of that golden era.
Often compared to high-end cycling jerseys from Rapha and Assoss, the Solo Classique jersey appeals to the cyclist who doesn’t particularly admire the ‘moving billboard’ look of modern team kit and who appreciates the older style; simple and powerful designs which demonstrate that less is more.
Solo is represented by distributors in 14 countries world-wide, but not in the United States. “We have established solid markets in Asia and Europe but realised we needed a different model to reach people in America,” explains Paul Mason, founder of Solo Cycle Clothing. “World Wide Access will make it easier for American customers to find and to buy their favourite Solo gear.”
For us, developing the American export market would have been an expensive and time-consuming process. World Wide Access gives us a better way.”