The popular trials brand Jitsie has been hard at work developing its new line of bicycle trials gear for the past year and we haven’t heard much out of their camp about any new mototrials apparel. But wait, just when you thought the brand had forgotten about its roots, images of the new gear began to surface.
This past weekend during the first rounds of the 2013 FIM Trials World Championships Jitsie geared up its pilots in their new duds. A few days before the opening round Jitsie Tweets ‘ Sneak preview of the Jitsie T2 Edge gear Tomoyuki Ogawa will be using this weekend…’ with a cropped picture of Ogawa’s jersey. Now that opening weekend is over and all the riders are headed home we get to scour the internet and find all the images of these guys wearing the latest and greatest designs by Jitsie. Actually scour isn’t the best word. I didn’t exactly have to do a thorough search. It was a lot easier than that. I just followed @Jitsiecom on twitter and pictures of the riders in the new gear streamed straight to my phone all weekend.
Now the next question is when can we start wearing the new gear….
Sidi: Sidi is an Italian based footwear manufacturer that has specialized in off-road and on-road motorcycle footwear for over 50 years. The Sidi Discovery Rain has been a popular off-road boot for many years and is the predecessor to new Trial Zero boot.
The Sidi Trial Zero boots are specifically designed for trials but have a very similar build to the Sidi Discovery Rain boots. The two boots are made on the same last, but have differences that set them apart. The Trial Zero boot does not come in waterproof. The Zero also has a closer fit through the ankle and calf for a snugger fit. Lastly, the Trial Zero boots do not have the shifter pad or metal toe kick.
The Trials Zero boot comes in white and black, but is only available state side in black. The Zero boot comes with a soft rubber sole, replaceable cam lock buckle system, removable arch support, cambrelle lining and soft suede inner calf padding.
The Sidi Trial Zero goes for $335 at most retailers, but we found the boot for $276 at FreestyleExtreme in the UK and shipping to the US is only $9.99. FreestyleExtreme also says shipping to the US takes 3-10 working days.