Cycling’s history has been plotted by a number of great battles and victories, for each of these wins there was a jersey. From the simple stripes of the Brooklyn Chewing Gum Team to the iconic outlandish styling of Team Mapei each of these jerseys have defined cyclings culture beyond the victories. But there is more to a good jersey than just styling. In order to explain what we mean by this we thought we’d show you some of the main features of our jerseys and why we believe they are integral to the perfect style and performance on the road.
A truly great jersey has to fit properly. With this in mind our jerseys are cut to fit close to the skin, race cut, with longer sleeve length sitting on trend with the pro peloton. But don’t be fooled that this type of jersey is just for racers. The closer fit has many benefits beyond aero advantage when forcing yourself into a headwind. A closer cut actually offers more comfort and breathability, allowing the jersey to act as a second skin preventing any build up in moisture.
Our jerseys are made from high quality Italian lycra throughout. The front panels are made from a highly elasticated lycra, which pulls the jersey across the torso ensuring the closeness of the fit, whilst the back of the jersey consists of a open weave lycra to provide better ventilation. The rear fabric is also slightly stiffer to provide more support around the pockets , keeping your valuables firmly in place without pockets sagging or items bouncing around during hard efforts.
One other noticeable feature that runs throughout our range of jerseys are the elasticated grippers. These can be found at the bottom of all of our jerseys and around the end of our sleeves. These comfortable bands hold the jersey in place without causing any discomfort to your stomach, lower back or arms. The high grip elastic arm bands also keep your tan lines immaculate throughout the summer.
But even though there is more to a good jersey than just styling, at the end of the day you have to be proud of what you're wearing. We believe that the experience of cycling is enhanced when you feel proud with what you are riding and what you are wearing. The clothing you wear can inspire you to ride that double century, chase that Strava KOM, or even just take to the open roads for the first time. Cycling should be inspirational and aspirational, that's why we make the things we make.
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