The Fixed Wheel is an independent boutique bike shop located in Bowral in the Southern Highlands. We are passionate about cycling and enjoy the lifestyle that our area provides with beautiful Highlands and an ethos of health and life balance.
Wrapped in our take on the Erlkoenig dazzle camouflage pattern, this limited-edition jersey is a nod to the mystique, speed, and style inherent to prototype race machines.
With a lengthy history of keeping new cars’ identities under wraps during testing, dazzle camouflage patterns continue to shroud prototype products in mystery today.
Created by British artist Norman Wilkinson, the camo pattern originated as a disguise technique that was intended to mask and protect warships during WWI. The automotive industry adopted the effect in the ’50s—dubbing the proto cars “Erlkönig” or “Erlkings”—as a way to confuse the competition and conceal new technologies.
The idea of adapting this pattern to a jersey’s graphics appealed to us on many levels, as the R&D cycles of our products mirror many of those in the automotive racing industry. Testing, testing, and more testing is what leads to better, faster equipment, and the Erlkoenig SS Jersey is our latest version of the all-around SS jersey platform.
Racing, training, or spinning out the legs with friends on the weekend, the Erlkoenig delivers. It’s constructed with our time-tested Dual Tex and Push Pull textiles, noted for their breathability, low weights, and phenomenal stretch.
A few important details we’d like to call out are the raw-cut sleeves—which create the smoothest transition possible between the jersey and your upper arms—our Triple Ramp Pockets to secure your cargo in the rear, and our just-right regularFit for day-long comfort on the bike.