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  • Intelligentsia Racing

    Intelligentsia Racing is an elite bike racing outfit with a passion for animating races with their distinct personalities, stunning rides, and unmistakable racewear.

    The Team was assembled to target the Red Hook Crit, a track bike championship series held on short technical circuits, which features events in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona, and Milan. The designs are inspired in part by the exceptional, value-driven naming sponsor, Intelligentsia Coffee, and their striped coffee cups, and the RHC’s four distinct locations. Each race ‘suit has its own unique design with Brooklyn and London now available in the shop.

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  • Intelligentsia Racing

    Intelligentsia Racing is an elite bike racing outfit with a passion for animating races with their distinct personalities, stunning rides, and unmistakable racewear.

    The Team was assembled to target the Red Hook Crit, a track bike championship series held on short technical circuits, which features events in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona, and Milan. The designs are inspired in part by the exceptional, value-driven naming sponsor, Intelligentsia Coffee, and their striped coffee cups, and the RHC’s four distinct locations. Each race ‘suit has its own unique design with Brooklyn and London now available in the shop.

    Shop Now arrrow
  • Intelligentsia Racing

    Intelligentsia Racing is an elite bike racing outfit with a passion for animating races with their distinct personalities, stunning rides, and unmistakable racewear.

    The Team was assembled to target the Red Hook Crit, a track bike championship series held on short technical circuits, which features events in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona, and Milan. The designs are inspired in part by the exceptional, value-driven naming sponsor, Intelligentsia Coffee, and their striped coffee cups, and the RHC’s four distinct locations. Each race ‘suit has its own unique design with Brooklyn and London now available in the shop.

    Shop Now arrrow
  • Intelligentsia Racing

    Intelligentsia Racing is an elite bike racing outfit with a passion for animating races with their distinct personalities, stunning rides, and unmistakable racewear.

    The Team was assembled to target the Red Hook Crit, a track bike championship series held on short technical circuits, which features events in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona, and Milan. The designs are inspired in part by the exceptional, value-driven naming sponsor, Intelligentsia Coffee, and their striped coffee cups, and the RHC’s four distinct locations. Each race ‘suit has its own unique design with Brooklyn and London now available in the shop.

    Shop Now arrrow


The Story

How did Intelligentsia Racing get started? After his victorious 2016 season at the RHC series, Colin Strickland decided to start fresh. Colin brought together an impressive team and group of companies that produce the finest products in their respective industries; Pinarello bicycles, Giordana cycling apparel, Phil, Enve, Rotor, and of course Intelligentsia Coffee.

And how did it go down in Brooklyn at the team’s first get-together and the 10th anniversary of the race that started the Red Hook Crit series? The best person to answer this question is team founder and RHC’s 2016 champion, Colin Strickland. Watch below.





The Kits

The All-Road Kit

The first of the new clothing delivered to the Team was their training kit. The perfect all-rounder, the All-Road’s design parallels the FR-C Pro kit’s ideaology; fast, light, race-ready and so comfortable/rad it’s also your go-to for every day on the bike. The look came from a close collaboration between Colin and Matt Thompson Design Co. Powder blue and yellow combine with a bright orange Intelligentsia ‘fresh roasted coffee’ logo, white and dark grey with a hexagonal fade and stripes. Fresh roasted FR-C Pro All-Road - order up!




Brooklyn No. 10 Speedsuit

Inspired by the iconic Brooklyn Cycling Team (the main team sponsor was Brooklyn Chewing Gum and made, of all places in... Italy) and of course Intelligentsia Coffee's stripes. The original Brooklyn design had stripes but not nearly enough. So we added more. The original red, white and blue colors were changed to Intelligentsia Racing's colors of orange, white and powder blue. Stars carry through all of the series' designs because 1.) they're part of Intelligentsia's logo and 2.) stars and stripes, of course!

The Brooklyn Kit

Just like the skinsuit, but it’s a kit! The Brooklyn kit features the Vero Pro jersey, our most relaxed fitting style, with a super comfortable and high quality fabric perfect for touring and training, and our Scatto Pro bib short. This bib is made for race day with a high compression fabric, tall 7cm leg bands, and our Cirro chamois. And don't worry, no stripes were lost in the making of this kit.

London No. 3 Speedsuit

London's calling and it needs more stripes! Stripes on stripes inside the Union Jack to be specific. The team's white and black striped design starts from the flag of the U.K. and also evokes the infinite streets and crosswalks a commuter sees in the busy capital city. The Intelligentsia Racing canary yellow accents are a nod to the royal lineage of England... and also street signs.

The Intelligentsia Illuminated Cat, with its 3 eyes and dangling tongue, makes an appearance over the stars on the shoulders and on the back. And while it reminds us of Jagger and that famous Stones logo so iconic to England, it's also just a cool looking cat.