Based in Sydney, Australia, ELEVEN vélo is to cycling clothing what the custom frame builder is to bicycles. World leaders in crafting bespoke Superfine Merino cycling wear for the discerning cyclist from the ground up [we do not ‘graphic up’ other supplier’s base designs], each of ELEVEN vélo’s products are individually made to our customer’s specification…
As a small design studio specialising in the cycling sector, ELEVEN vélo is dedicated to the idea that each and every order is unique and specific to the owner. Hands-on in everything we do, each product we design, and make, passes through our own hands before being handed to its new owner.
ELEVEN vélo’s products centre around premium ingredients with a known provenance. Our sewing shop is in Sydney, a distance from us measured in ten’s of minutes, not 10’s of hours. The Superfine Merino wool we use is from Victoria (Southern Australia), certified non mulesing, and produced to strict sustainable practices. The premium quality zippers we choose to use come from Italy, the long-lasting, high-quality threads we use are from Germany. Our Lycra is from Italy.
Pretty much everything’s on the site, sort of has to be as we send close to 75% of orders off shore, especially the team orders – we’ve only kitted out one team locally! Is there anything to add? Not really, other than we only work in Merino and don’t offer the full billboard style printing one sees with the synthetic kit; that’s partly because we have no interest in doing this sort of kit but also because Merino can not be dyesub’d or screen printed effectively. The process we use, which achieves excellent results, does not lend itself to heavily graphic’d garments, so it all works out quite nicely for us.
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