Friday, 30 October 2015

TGIF: Scottish Winter Cap Review by Washingmachinepost & something very warm is upcoming

courtesy washingmachinepost

We are very excited to have a review on our Scottish winter cap by Brian Palmer of the washingmachinepost. Brian lives on the Isle of Islay in Scotland and it is a most fitting review.

Thanks Brian.

Article here.

Scottish Winter Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling

Sneak peek of our new cap.
Something very warm is upcoming...

photo Red Dots Cycling

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

New North Star winter cap: 100% Italian wool warmth

North Star winter cycling cap
All photos: Red Dots Cycling

Are you looking to get ready for Winter cycling? An essential part of every cyclist's kit is the cycling cap. Cold weather is unforgiving and our winter caps are forgiving. The North Star cap is made from 100% Italian wool tweed... handsome and warm!

Both sizes (S/M & M/L) now back in stock.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

TGIS: Proudly working with Lone Wolf Cycling & Le Domestique and Scottish winter caps are back

Le Domestique winter cap
photo Red Dots Cycling

We're embracing winter...

Our Le Domestique and Scottish winter caps are restocked in both sizes and now available from our online shop.

We produced a final round of the popular winter caps for our friends, Lone Wolf Cycling. And we are happy to announce that a new design is upcoming...

Friday, 16 October 2015

TGIF: New Lanterne Rouge Cycling Cap & Custom pink polk dots

Lanterne Rouge Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling

We firmly believe the last place rider in the Tour de France deserves special distinction. Introducing our new Lanterne Rouge cycling cap! 

Bernard Hinault (first) & Gerhard Schonbacher (lanterne rouge),
1979 Tour de France

He may be the last place finisher but to hang in every stage and finish before the time cut, well he's as just important as the first guy. The Tour de France organizers admired that rider since 1903. The name hails from the red lanterns that used to hand from the caboose of railway cars. It means the last placed rider, not of failure but is a symbol of success. We believe it's the French way;  love for the tough underdog and always fighting to the finish. 

For the lanterne rouge can be payday. He will be invited to the many post Tour criteriums as these criteriums pay the riders to participate. For an unknown, lowly paid professional rider, in those days - it could be very lucrative for this rider to come last and make double his salary in a couple weeks. There was plenty of drama in the back of the peloton with riders racing for the coveted last place spot. Riders would hide behind cars, they'd hide behind bridges just to lose a few seconds and take last place.

Svein Tuft was the first Canadian rider to win the honor in 2013 knowing how to suffer, getting over the mountains and not quitting the Tour.

We proudly present the Lanterne Rouge made from Linen/cotton in the color porto. Embroidered lanterne rouge design to signify that you will never quit!

Our latest custom cap for Brian's little girl...

Thanks Brian and you're welcome!

Friday, 9 October 2015

TGIF: Ride Hard! The new Flahute Cycling Cap.

Flahute Cycling Cap
photo: Red Dots Cycling

Flahute: Riders who perform with love for the tough northern classics with dangerous cobbles and chaotic weather imaginable in bike racing. 

Flahute racers are a tough breed here are some of the greatest: Merckx, Buysse, Van Steenbergen, Van Looy, De Vlaeminck, Schotte, Hinault and Kelly. Predominately they are Belgian, love the foul weather, inhuman roads and win the northern classics.

We have created a unique cap in honor to all Flahute racers and to all cyclists who honor the "hardest of the hard men" of cycling. Attention to detail is important as we used a vintage blue linen/cotton reminiscent of the early Belgian national jersey color...

Merckx flying the Belgian blue jersey,
1974 world championships, Montreal.

Are you tough enough? We think so...

Flahute cycling cap, now available here.

Friday, 2 October 2015

TGIF: Cheering Tifosi for Il Lombardia

We'll be cheering:
Tifosi Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling

We are looking forward, cheering like Tifosi, to Sunday's final Monument... Il Lombardia!

This great Italian Monument is nicknamed, the Classica delle Foglie Morte (the Classic of the falling leaves). This will be the 109th edition favored for the punchy climbers. The Tifosi (the cycling mad fans) will be cheering their heroes on the epic climbs: Madonna del Ghisallo and the incredibly steep Muro di Sormano (1.7km, max grade: 25%)...

We'll be cheering like Tifosi!