Heritage

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KALAS is a leading proprietary manufacturer and distributor of custom cycling apparel in Central and Northern Europe. Born 25 years ago out of a passion for cycling, the company has a rich cycling heritage and prides itself on top quality, product innovation and outstanding customer service. World Champions, Olympic Winners, National Teams, many other Professional Teams and thousands of recreational cyclists in many countries worldwide proudly wear KALAS.

KALAS products are characterised as being top quality at a fair price. Production is carefully controlled using the latest manufacturing technology, which is complemented by the craftsmanship of vastly experienced seamstresses. Despite sustained growth KALAS remains a family-owned company, dedicated to supporting the local community of Tabor at its headquarters in the Czech Republic. The entire operation is based “under one roof”, using only the finest fabrics imported from Italy and Switzerland. Continuously searching for innovations and new ways to improve products and services, KALAS work closely with professional sportsmen and renowned research institutions, such as the Technical University of Liberec to create clothing that meets the highest requirements for functionality and comfort.

KALAS are proud to deliver outstanding customer service and reliability. Average delivery times on custom designed cycle wear is half the industry average, and minimum order quantity of just five items makes it possible for individuals to afford the luxury of creating top quality cycling kit in their very own bespoke design.

KALAS create customised products for other sports as well as cycling and deliver high quality “white label” production for the retail trade. Corporate clients include: Budweiser Budvar, Marks & Spencer, Škoda and Subaru. Teams supplied by KALAS include: the British National Cycling Team, the Czech National Cycling Team; Wanty-Groupe Gobert or Euskadi Basque Country Murias - the Spanish continental team, among others. KALAS are also the Official Kit supplier to Six Day London.

KALAS was born out of a passion for cycling. Čestmír Kalas, a former Czechoslovak cyclist and successful coach of several World Champions, knew that training on its own would not be enough to maintain an Elite standard of cycling in Tabor - the Mecca of Czech cycling. Funds were needed to support the work of the local cycling club. So in 1990 Mr Kalas set about making clothing for cyclists as a way of raising those funds. The vision of a determined cycling fan was realized two decades later when the company he created became the leading manufacturer of cycling clothing in Europe.


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