The 2022 Contender Shop Kit Is Here in Time for Spring

The 2022 Contender Shop Kit Is Here in Time for Spring

Written by Contender Bicycles, on April 21, 2022

A new Contender Kit typically drops every March, and clearly being in late-April, we've received a number of questions wondering when the kit will drop. We're happy to say that patience paid off, and the new 2022 Contender Shop Kit has arrive just in time for sunny skies and warmer temperatures.

Order the new 2022 Contender Shop Kit HERE, or come by the shop and find exactly what you’re looking for.

2022 Contender Shop Kit ryan riding enve bike

The 2022 design continues the colors we've come to know and love, just cleaned up a bit. We've removed a bit of branding to make way for a hint of purple alongside a bit more red and white. These are small changes to allow riders in previous-year kits to mix and match pieces as they wish, but we are excited for these changes the kit's cleaner overall look. 

We are happy to pair with Ale this year for a majority of the 2022 Shop kit to offer up some of the best cycling apparel we've found. The Ale-made Contender PRR Short Sleeve is a popular choice for its breathability, flatlock stitching, and shorter collar. We found it perfect for long days in the saddle when you want all the ventilation you can get. Alongside this is the Contender PRR Wind Vest, made for cooler temperatures and imperfect weather. PRR apparel pieces all have a close-to-body cut that feels best in the saddle, with a soft hand feel.

Shorts are separated into two lines: Classic and PRR. The classic shorts are a bit roomier in feel with a thick, comfortable chamois. The unisex and women’s PRR bib shorts are a bit more compressive overall, with a closer fit to match the PRR jerseys. PRR bibs feature a unisex or women's version of the Ale 4H Shammy, a supportive chamois we've used for all-day rides and short events alike. All shorts feature flatlock seams and elasticated leg grippers, while the bibs get wide, laser-cut straps that spread out pressure nicely.

2022 contender bicycles shop kit

Also available is the 2022 Contender Shop Classic Jersey, Women's Classic Jersey, and Long Sleeve Jersey, all of which use the same supplier as many of our best-selling jerseys. Fit is more relaxed when compared to the Ale pieces.

Any questions about the 2022 Contender Bicycles Shop Kit? Give us call during business hours, or send us an email any time to

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1 comment

  • Hi Ryan and Peter—Jay George checking in from Boise.

    Great kit, I’ll be getting set up for sure. Just wanted to let you know that Contender shows up as a small business on trygoodbuy, a company that allows people to shop their values. They’re a Boise based startup and my daughter works there so I’m trying to help get the word out. Here’s there link:

    If I can help in any way let me know.
    Thanks for keeping the positive energy going!
    Take care, ride strong!

    Jay on

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