“Qualitative cycling gear with a difference.”
In 2013, and after 30 years of stitching high-performance custom cycle clothing for professionals, Alé used its technology, experience and passion to launch its own consumer clothing brand, bringing to market high quality cycling clothing with a difference. At the time, the majority of the available cycling kits offered mostly muted, ‘sensible’ colours.
Wanting to bring something new and fresh to cycling, Alé entered the market with a strong fluo look that it’s now known all over the world. Since then, the cycle wear company has been injecting a fresh spectrum of much-needed bright colour into the world of cycling, for professionals and amateurs alike, with neon yellows, vivid greens and hot pinks – and it hasn’t looked back.
While beautifully hand-stitched chamois and perfectly fitting jerseys that stand out from the crowd are the bedrock of Alé clothing, they make every item of cyclewear a rider could need, for every season, including jackets, gilets, skinsuits, gloves, socks – and even kits for triathletes.
Alé’s trademark, fluo colours, are added to the best technical fabrics on the market to produce garments with a unique and bold finish. Like some of the greatest cyclists of all time, the brand embodies a true cycling passion by boldly pushing boundaries
Although Alé provides a wide variety of clothing options for all cyclists who prefer bright colours, when the brand launched, they knew that their dazzling hues would resonate especially well with women. The female team Alé BTC Ljubljana, born in 2011, becomes in 2020 the first Italian team that enters the UCI World Tour.
Working with cycling professionals has not only helped to put Alé firmly on the map, but it also provides the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from riders who are putting the kit through its paces in the ultimate test. This continuous collaboration to improve products allows Alé to put technical excellence first, blending performance with style.
Wear Alé and you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd. Unless, of course, the crowd’s wearing classic Alé colors too – and then you’ll be part of Alé’s vision, to unite all dedicated cyclists with a stylish look. Picture the annual Granfondo Alé La Merckx, for example, at which thousands of riders gather amid the sights of Verona, with its gothic architecture and rolling green pre alpine pastures.
But Verona isn’t simply home to Alé’s annual Gran Fondo – it’s also the brand’s motherland. Its production unit can be found hard at work just 30km south of Verona city, where some of Italy’s most talented tailors stitch high quality fabrics are made to perform in even the toughest cycling conditions.