MOA Sport have combined stylish, comfortable designs and materials with cutting edge clothing technology since 1970 to create a cycling brand now known worldwide – Nalini.
Nalini began life as the brain-child of ex-professional cyclist Vincenzo Mantovani who after a long cycling career, including a silver medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, turned his hand to entrepreneurship with the aim of producing high-quality cycling sportswear. Nalini’s small workshop based just south of Verona grew quickly and assuredly driven by Mantovani’s determination and ambition. In the space of a few years, Nalini had become both a market leader and an innovator in the area of technical sportswear.
Tragically, Vincenzo Mantovani was killed in a freak plane crash in 1989 leaving the legacy he had started some 20 years earlier in the equally capable and talented hands of his younger brother Claudio. It is under Claudio’s inspired leadership that Nalini has grown, based on traditional values but strongly oriented in technology, to become one of the leaders in the Pantheon of cycling technical apparel and a brand synonymous with quality.
Nalini’s international appeal and high quality design is reflected in its uptake amongst teams at both World Tour and Pro-Continental level with Team Astana, Team Colombia and Cofidis riders all clad in the Italian brand for 2015. As such, Nalini has contributed to riders achieving success at the pinnacle of the sport with victories in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia two major achievements few clothing brands can lay claim to.
Over the years, Nalini’s range has been developed using real riders in real life conditions to rigorously test their products and ensure they completely fulfil the requirements of both professional and amateur cyclists alike. This attention to detail has culminated in the exclusive Summer 2015 ‘Label’ collections.
The Nalini Black Label range features unique design details and fabrics geared for performance and protection. New for Summer 2015, Nalini have introduced the Aeprolight selection, designed to cater for a cyclist’s needs even in the hottest of temperatures. Nalini’s Hot MOA Mantodry fabric is distinguished by its high breath-ability and light weight feel and promotes quick transpiration of sweat to maintain regular body temperature. With simple black and white colouring throughout, the Black Label range cuts a smart, classic yet bold design.
The Nalini Blue Label range is inspired by the high-paced world of criterium racing and represents Nalini’s most stylish offering to date. Clean design marries race functionality throughout the collection culminating in comfortable yet performance oriented garments. Highlights include the Mentore and Aventino short sleeve jerseys which both use Nalini’s wool MOA medium Merino wool to yield garments with an exceptional fit and a pleasantly soft feel.
Nalini’s Red Label range is the collection for the everyday cyclist. Influenced heavily by both the Black and Blue ranges these garments skilfully blend comfort with performance and functionality to perfectly provide for keen amateur or social cyclists. Technologically advanced fabrics meet prominent design and characterise a range of garments suitable for all seasons and all weathers.
Nalini’s women’s range is encapsulated by the Pink Label lines specifically created to meet the needs of women cyclists. Combining stylish and flattering designs with vibrant colouring the Pink Label range is suitable for everyone from racing cyclists to Sunday morning cruisers. The Pink Label range features shorts inserts which are uniquely contoured to the female anatomy to give unparalleled comfort whilst the fabrics work to wick away moisture, keeping you fresh in the saddle and helping to eliminate sores and chafing.