Cadence Reviews

Cadence Exon Denim - Reviewed and Rated by Urban Cyclist

The Exon’s are cut with a nicely tapered leg, just slim enough so there’s no need to roll up one leg, hipster style. The seat is reinforced with a second fabric layer. Reflective back patch on the belt line. The denim’s high Lycra content makes them stretchy and comfortable to ride in.

Cyclist review the Pinehurst Jacket

Cyclist review our Pinehurst Jacket

Little known fact: Cyclist was very nearly called Cadence, and weren’t it for the might of Disney lawyers (who looked to deny us a trademark because Disney has a disc jockey penguin character called DJ Cadence), you could well be reading this on cadence.co.uk.
Only probably not, as cadence.co.uk is a website all about learning to drive something called ‘cars’. Alas, I digress.

This Cadence is a cycling apparel company from San Francisco, and here are two of its latest pieces of kit. First up, the jacket.

Key to clothing is fit, and fit is a subjective thing. However, there are some useful, relatively objective terms when it comes to cycling kit, and ‘race fit’ is one.
It’s a label applied to the Pinehurst, and one I think describes it well.

The Cadence Pinehurst jacket is made from the type of windblocker, parachute-esque material that has a tendency to flap about mercilessly unless the fit is snug.

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So thankfully with the Pinehurst, the fit is. I found little excess material and as such the jacket was suitably aero. And quiet.

As a consequence, though, there’s little room for error as there’s no stretch to the fabric, and given its lightweight nature (127g size medium) I needed to pair it with a stretchy softshell jersey underneath for colder days, making the fit rather on the tight side.
A size larger for deep winter use would be more ideal.

There are too many clear or black jackets out there (although this is also available in dark grey), so the olive green and fluoro highlights were a nice touch.

Everything else was suitably in order too. Quality zippers from YKK, a large breathable back panel, comfy cuffs, and the whole thing folds into its own pocket, with nifty little tabs and bungee to mount it under your saddle or elsewhere about your bike.
Unlike many jackets that claim to be packable, the Pinehurst, genuinely is, easily fitting into a jersey pocket with no flailing arms or bulbous shapes.

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The downside? Despite being wind resistant the Pinehurst isn’t particularly water resistant. There are no taped seams, and the back is mesh, which though nice and breathable – and good at minimising the Michelin Man ‘blow up’ effect that happens when going fast – is in no way water resistant.

The whole thing is DWR coated, but from experience such treatments do fade.
Crucially how good you think the Pinehurst is depends on when and where you ride it. For really nasty weather there are hardier lightweight jackets out there.

However, as a temporary, genuinely stowable layer for early morning starts, extra layer for descents or as a lightweight safeguard to being caught out, the Cadence Pinehurst lightweight jacket is jolly decent, and its racy fit and high breathability make it an excellent hard-miles or sportive companion.

Cadence Collection Digits Gloves

Cadence Digits Review by Cycling Weekly

Paul Norman February 20, 2017
We've tested the Cadence Digits gloves. They're a mid-weight full-fingered design perfect for early-spring temperatures
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Product Overview
Overall rating:
Cadence Digits gloves


Close-fitting gloves with lots of stretch
Grippy silicone palm print
Touchscreen friendly
Bright colour

No padding
Not super-insulating or windproof
Tend to bunch
No reflectives

Cadence Digits gloves Manufacturer: Cadence Price as reviewed:£29.00
Cadence Collection’s Digits gloves are made of mid-weight Cordura fabric. They’re designed to add some warmth in cooler conditions while not impeding use of controls. The palm and fingers are printed all over with a black silicone pattern so they’re very grippy and I didn’t find my hands slipping around, even on wet rides.

Cadence also includes ‘screen touch’ pads on the tips of the index and middle fingers and thumb so that you can operate touch screens and bike computers while wearing them.
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There’s plenty of stretch as there’s 20 per cent Lycra included in the weave, so the body of the gloves and especially the cuffs fit really closely, although I did get some bunching across the palms.

Being woven, the Digits are not windproof although they will keep out a draught, making them good for mild days rather than really frosty conditions. The synthetic fabric stays pretty warm even when wet. You don’t get any padding in the palms, but the silicone print does add a modicum of cushioning.

The fluoro yellow colour adds a bit of visibility, but there are no reflective components to help when riding in low light and at night.

The Cadence Digits gloves are reasonably priced, pocketable and a good addition to a spring cycling wardrobe.


A nice mid-weight pair of full-fingered gloves for spring conditions, although you do not get any padding or windproofing.

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Coming hot out of California to bring succour to everyone shivering through winter, Cadence has its sights set squarely on the European market, and they’re off to a bright start with these winter gloves and overshoes — literally. This is weapons-grade brightness, y’all.

The Cadence Sherman overshoes encourage you to cut your own cleat holes
The Cadence Sherman overshoes encourage you to cut your own cleat holes
Looking at the Sherman Shoe Covers, our first question was 'where’s the cleat hole?' It turns out you cut your own based on individual cleat needs, and they promise no fraying… interesting. They’re made from a four-way mix of Cordura (56%), Lycra (32%), elastic (7%) and nylon (5%), and promise to keep your feet warm through winter.

The Cadence Digits gloves have integrated touchscreen panels and grippy palms
The Cadence Digits gloves have integrated touchscreen panels and grippy palms
We’ve also got the Digits Gloves, again in hi-viz yellow, which are designed to keep hands warm while allowing full finger movement. The thumb and fingers have integrated touchscreen panels (if you must swipe and tap mid-ride) and the palm features a silicone printed pattern to provide extra grip. They’re made from a mix of CoolMax (40%), Cordura (40%) and Lycra (20%)

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Cadence Deep Winter

Cadence Collection tackles winter with cold and wet weather clothing
Paul Norman January 11, 2017
Full range of cold and wet weather gear from the US brand

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Being based in California, you might think that Cadence Collection would just be focussed on warm weather gear. But this year it’s also got an extensive collection of kit for cold weather cycling.

This includes hi viz green variants of its Digits gloves, priced at £29.00 and Sherman shoe covers at £26.00. The shoe covers are also available in black, while the black variant of the gloves adds 40% merino wool to the mix for additional warmth.

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For milder conditions, they can be coupled with Cadence’s fleece leg warmers (£68) and arm warmers (£49), while the Bleek thermal bib tights at £199 are made of Windblocker softshell fabric that is windproof and water resistant. They come with Santini’s NAT seatpad which has gel inserts and have fleeced back and braces for additional insulation. Cadence also sells a fleece neck gaiter at £24.00 and merino wool socks at £22.00 for additional warmth.

Cadence is ready for the cold snap

Jackets and jerseys are designed to cater for different levels of cold riding. They start off with the fleeced Reel Camo and Minus race fit long sleeved jerseys at £139. There’s also a short sleeved variant of the Minus which includes merino wool content, currently discounted to £79.

The Pinehurst jacket is a race fit wind and water resistant lightweight shell with a mesh back priced at £129, while there’s also a gilet version called the Diablo priced at £109.

For wetter conditions, the Kenton jacket (£319) is made from a breathable three layer shell material with fully taped seams and water resistant zippers and comes with a hood with rain visor.

And for seriously cold conditions, the Ericson Insulator jacket (£219 currently discounted to £169) has a water repellent breathable outer covering its quilted Primaloft insulation.

Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/product-news/cadence-collection-tackles-winter-cold-wet-weather-clothing-307016#GLXHtR6Dl5SvSX7g.99

Cycling Weekly - Cadence jersey review

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The Cadence Burst jersey is certain to catch the eye
However, somehow Cadence has managed to make this jersey incredibly eye-catching without being over the top, with the black panels on the shoulders, back, and torso helping to balance out that rainbow of multi-coloured dots.

As a jersey rather than a canvas, the Cadence Burst jersey performs fairly well. It is best worn in hot weather, with the highly breathable fabric doing a great job of keeping me cool on recent trips to warmer climes, and if push really comes to shove with the temperature, then there’s always the full length zip to pull down.

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Cadence burst jersey fabric detail
The Cadence Burst jersey is made from a highly breathable fabric

The Cadence Burst jersey comes in what the California-based company describes as a “Club fit”, which basically means there’s a little extra leeway if you decide to go for a second slice of cake at the cafe stop, but also allows or better air flow around your torso on really hot days.

However the £99.99 pricetag does seem a little on the high side for a jersey of this ilk. The material is quite stretchy which can lead to the jersey sagging if the three rear pockets are fully laden, and you feel that much of your money is going into the look of the jersey. Certainly, if it’s function that you’re after, then there are similar jerseys out there at much lower prices.


The Cadence Burst jersey is an eye-catching jersey that is thankfully nowhere near as lurid as it first appears. It is nice a breathable with a relaxed fit, so it's ideal for riding in hot weather. However the pricetag is a little high, and it can stretch if your pockets a fully laden.

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Over the last few years the urban cycling apparel market has grown rapidly, providing cyclists with high performance clothing that to the undiscerning eye looks relatively ‘normal,’ whilst maintaining the functional values of race orientated cycling kit. Take a look back 5 years or so and the urban cycling apparel market was virtually non-existent, commuting meant carrying a change of clothes or a rather uncomfortable ride to work in tight restrictive clothing. In 2010 Cadence was one of the first cycling companies to offer a pair of jeans that were cycling specific. Their aim was to provide a pair of jeans that would stand up to mile after mile of city riding without wearing thin or restricting the movements of the cyclist wearing them. Over the last 5 years Cadence have streamlined the design of their cycling specific jeans and latest offering, the Keirin jeans, are the finest they’ve produced so far.

The Keirin jeans are made in the USA from the highest quality 12oz raw denim, not only does this add to their durability, it also means the Keirin jeans will also mould and wear around you. As the Keirin jeans wear from the daily activities of your life you’ll be left with a pair of jeans that are completely personal to you. With a wider cut in the thigh and knee , combined with the addition of 2% Lycra to the denim, the Keirin jeans offer increased comfort and flexibility whilst cycling than previous denim offerings from Cadence. One of the problems I've found cycling regular jeans is the rise tends to be too low and as you bend over to reach the bars the back of the jeans drops down allowing a chill to rise up your back. Cadence have resolved this problem with the Keirin jeans by using a high rise waist thats a touch taller at the back than the front. Also at the back the Keirin jeans have been reinforced by a double layer of denim that continues from the crotch right through to the back pockets. This solves the problem of the jeans wearing thin from constant contact with the saddle, one of the problems that originally inspired Cadence to turn their hands to making cycling specific jeans. The rest of the Keirin jeans design remains fairly inline with what you would expect from any other pair of jeans, Cadence are keen that their jeans should appear from the outside just like and other and in my opinion this is something that works really well.

I do a lot of cycling round the city, never far enough to demand full cycling kit, but along enough demanding roads to require the clothing I wear to enable me to ride my bike properly. During recent rides wearing the Cadence Keirin jeans I have never been more comfortable. The Keirin jeans really come into their own when climbing, a realisation I made one morning when I decided to put them to a real test, hill reps of a quiet city centre climb with a max gradient of 10%. Climbing both in and out of the saddle the Keirin Jeans offered high flexibility enabling me to put down the power without feeling like the blood circulation to my legs was being cut off. One of my bad habits when it comes to city cycling is to only ever use my big ring. In the past this has lead to some pretty disastrous trouser leg chewing, the narrow lower half of the Keirin jeans helps to alleviate this problem without being so tight that the jeans pull up on your leg with each pedal stroke.

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The construction of the Keirin jeans is incredibly high quality, as good if not better than any other pair of jeans I’ve worn and believe me I've worn plenty, I am a bit of a denim nerd. Their cut makes them perfect for any regular city cyclist looking to stay comfortable with out having to don the fluro commuter “I’m a cyclist” look whilst off the bike. I've really enjoyed the time I've spent so far wearing the Keirin jeans and look forwards to seeing how the raw denim will wear as a result of my adventures on my bike

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