Named after the company’s president and founder Louis Garneau makes clothing, helmets, shoes and cleats for cyclists, and has been doing so for 25 years.
The man himself, Louis began his career in the cycling industry racing bikes on the road and the track, winning over 150 races in his career and going on to win the Canadian Championship in the Individual Pursuit.
But in 1983, Louis and his wife Monique Arsenault turned their attention to the needs of the cycling community at home in Canada when they began working on the development of high performance cycling apparel out of Louis’s father’s garage.
In just over a year they had moved to a larger premises and employed five staff. Four years later, the business was situated in a 32,000 square foot building, employing 118 staff. That same year, Louis Garneau began manufacturing cycling helmets, the original predecessors to the helmets worn by pro tour riders today.
Range of Louis Garneau Cycle Clothing
Louis Garneau products are all about rider comfort, performance and style. Blending advances in materials and technology with intensive R&D testing, Louis Garneau creates clothing that performs to the highest standards required by the likes of pro sponsored riders.
Products are designed specifically for where riders intend to use them. Road cyclists benefit from Lightweight aerodynamic fabrics and construction, while mountain bikers can ride confidently knowing that Louis Garneau’s range of jerseys and shorts will save their hide.
Every layer is taken care of, from the base layer, right down to socks and gloves, and lightweight jackets for protection when the rain comes in.
Louis Garneau Helmets
In 1988, Louis Garneau created their first cycling helmet, a design that would go on to help define the company as a world leader in protective apparel. By 2002, helmet design and research into aerodynamics had come a very long way. Louis Garneau was the first company to hit the world cycling market with a legal super-aero TT helmet, designed to shave seconds off a rider’s time racing in TT events at the highest level.
Helmets today, are tested and constructed to meet international regulations, so you can ride comfortably knowing that your dome is in good hands.
Shoes & Cleats
When it comes to your feet, Louis Garneau gives you the support you need to get the most out of every turn of the pedal. The latest in shoe and cleat technology saves you precious energy, keeping you locked to the pedal, whether you are flying along in the peloton, or hitting the rough stuff on the trail.
Louis Garneau on BikeExchange
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