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Ray Hudson talks 2023 Radium

Upgraded and improved simplicity is the name of the game for FLY Racing in 2023. The new bicycle-specific Radium line from FLY Racing takes the tried and true technology and upgrades features to keep racers in mind on race day. We sat down with long-time racer and FLY Racing rep, Ray Hudson, to get all the deets and ideas behind the new 2023 line of race gear.

Photo via FLY Racing // Rider: Barry Nobles

Legs are our motor, and we all want the pants protecting them to be as comfortable and durable as possible. The 2022 Radium line did exactly that, but as always, FLY Racing took it to the next level to improve the durability and longevity of the 2023 line.

“Last year, we went to a little lighter-weight material. It’s super comfortable, it breaths well, and even on those hot days, you have airflow coming in. Some improvements from last year to this year with the 2023 version, were we reinforced the knee. We put some vinyl patching around the knee and got rid of some of the vent holes down there, just areas that tend to snag or get caught on something and tear, so we patched up the knee, and it has a nice look to it, but it will also help with durability.”

Hudson also elaborated on the changes to the youth sizes as they look to beef up the durability.

“We’ve refined the lower part of the leg and tapered them down as well as getting rid of the mesh on the back of the little kid pants. You know, flat pedals are sharpening up so kids’ feet aren’t slipping but mesh and sharp pedals don’t tend to mix. Really the biggest change from last year to this year is we’ve refined the pant, especially in those youth sizes.”