From hard-tails to full-suspension, aluminium frames to carbon, 26-inch wheels to 29ers, tubeless tires, to bluetooth shifting – the world of mountain biking is constantly being revolutionized, and Mons Royale is adding to the momentum.
Our revolution comes in the form of apparel, specifically high performance Merino MTB jerseys.
The beauty of mountain biking is that the best trail features come from nature itself. No trail builder can craft that steep, but grippy rock slab, rhythmic root section or the decaying, old tree stump that’s just waiting to be jumped. A rider’s favourite trails are usually those that Mother Nature has helped to carve in some way.
Mons Royale encapsulates this idea in our mountain bike jerseys, because we believe that the best comes from nature. Our jerseys are constructed using Merino wool, which boasts a long list of benefits for naturally better performance on the trails.
It all goes back to Merino sheep. Living in the high alpine, these animals thrive in extreme summer and winter climates. Their wool has evolved to keep them warm and dry in the cold, while simultaneously regulating their temperature when it gets too hot. Plus, Merino fibre has a natural structure that prevents bacteria from sticking to it, making it an anti-odour powerhouse.
I guess in a way, Merino sheep are just like us – they too love to spend time in the mountains. This is why their wool is perfectly evolved for this environment.
This means that farmers ensure their sheep live by the Five Freedoms. ZQ Merino is traceable to the exact farm from which it came, it’s mulesing-free and the farms are consistently audited.
Using ZQ Merino in our mountain bike jerseys demonstrates our commitment to making a great product, the right way. We began making winter baselayers because we saw an opportunity to create performance apparel with a disruptive edge. We wanted to fill a gap in the market and now, we’ve set our sights on another gap – naturally better, mountain bike jerseys made from natures highest performing natural fibre, Merino Wool.