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Three New Mountain-Bike Clothing Lines Supply Trail-Worthy Style

Check out the latest offerings from Ripton & Co., Pit Viper, and Rapha.

By Cindy Hirschfeld July 5, 2021 Published in the Summer/Fall 2021 issue of Aspen Sojourner

From technical jean shorts to cargo bibs, three new mountain-bike clothing lines let you ride with flair.

Last year, Aspen-based Ripton & Co. started offering its throwback Jorts—cutoff “performance” shorts made of proprietary soft and stretchy denim—and has barely been able to keep them in stock since. Available in five shades of blue and in a hemmed version, too, Jorts are made for mountain biking but easily fit into any aspect of mountain life.




Known for its edgy sunglasses, Pit Viper launched a line of technical mountain-bike wear. The local link: Aspenite Whit Boucher, the brand’s head of apparel design. The High Speed Off Road collection includes unisex downhill pants, shorts, and jerseys plus men’s and women’s tanks, with practical details like wicking fabric, laser-cut thigh vents, and adjustable waistbands.



Rapha, the high-end British cycling apparel maker, introduced its first set of mountain biking–specific clothing and accessories in early June. Find jerseys, bibs with cargo pockets, hip packs, and more from the Performance Trailwear Line at Rapha’s pop-up in Aspen through September 12 (315 E Hyman Ave).

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