After months of researching, designing and manufacturing, PBK Clothing has officially launched.
The range consists of a collection of cycling gear to suit any rider whether that is for racing or leisure. Core jerseys with a plain but elegant design come in several colours, alongside a selection of fashionable jerseys for those of you seeking style and comfort coupled with performance. Whilst the padded bib shorts remain more subtle in their colours and appearance, and don’t compromise on quality.
We’ve done a Q&A with the people behind the brand to find out all things PBK:
- Question: Where is the PBK Clothing range manufactured?
We can hand on heart say that our clothing range is 100% Italian made – all of the manufacturing process takes part in a family run factory at the foothills of the Alps in the Italian region of Piedmont. Famous climbs such as Mt Mucrone, Mt Camino and the sacred mountain of Oropa are both breathtakingly beautiful in scenery and wonderfully cruel on the legs and lungs as the testing roads snake up the mountainside! The region is a regular host to the Giro d’Italia, creating generations of hardy cyclists who find their way into the professional ranks.
Rich history in textiles coupled with generation after generation growing up around cycling has created a region worthy of cycling pilgrimage. Couple this with innovation and development of new fabrics and ideas and we’re confident we have found the best place to develop our clothing brand.
- Question: How long was the manufacturing process?
The manufacturing process only really takes a few weeks, and our factory is incredibly efficient at creating products on a short timeline. What takes the time is narrowing the product in on the concept of perfection. Re-designs, sampling, testing, tweaks to the fit, different pads, rinse and repeat each time our testers have had significant time with the product.
The products have been so refined over the last year that we are confident they will be loved in both style and quality. We’ve focused on even the small things such as fore aft pad placement as well as the more obvious decisions like sleeve lengths, type of pad used and fabric choices.