Fresh Threads

Ladies first. Vanderkitten, Clothing for Women Who Kick Ass, is a cycling-inspired clothing company, established in March 2005 by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Verrecchia and Jennie Vanderlaag. The company recently unveiled a new website that features their complete 2007 product line. In addition to casual tops, hoodies, and hats, Vanderkitten offers technical cycling shorts and jerseys in bold, yet feminine prints.

Hoss Technical Gear has added Ponderosa Knickers to their line of functional and affordable cycling clothing. Based on Hoss’ popular Ponderosa Shorts, the Ponderosa Knickers offer urban and/or trail riders the versatility and additional coverage of a 3/4 length design. Ponderosa Knickers feature an integrated CoolMax chamois liner, an adjustable bungee cord closure on the legs, six pockets. Available in black, grey, and beige in sizes small through XXXL. MSRP: $69.95. Check out for more info.

For the third consecutive year Primal Wear will be offering officially licensed Tour De France merchandise. For 2007 Primal will have men’s and women’s T-shirts, caps, visors, track jackets, women’s cut T-shirts, sweatshirts and polos. 2007 marks the first time in Tour history that the race will start in London. To commemorate this historic event Primal will be offering London depart caps, visors, T-shirts and sweatshirts. All items are available in small through XXL. Primal Wear tells Dirt Rag that they’ve just started to ship orders to bike shops nationwide (TDF items will not be offered on Primal Wear’s website).