Both Rapha Pro Climbers jerseys I have, have too much material around the lower torso area, which leads to sagging pockets, and a front waist section that ripples into loops of cloth. I like how light and thin it is, but the fit is lame. Also, the quality control from Rapha is shockingly bad; I compared 3 supposedly identical jerseys (same model, year, and size), and the difference in the size of each section was incredible. Entire centimetres different. The guy working there seemed as shocked as I was.
So, I am looking for alternatives which are as light as a Rapha Pro Climbers jersey, but actually properly race fit.
I have an Attaquer jersey which fits well, but it is way too thick for mid summer riding...
But otherwise Sportful and Castelli do some good aero stuff, it's just a question of choosing the right size (M for me).
I like the look of the Parentini stuff, and will be doing a review on their top of the range aero kit shortly.
Does anyone know of jersey brands that have a deep-V neck like track racing tops?
I cannot deal with regular collars and the tops of zipper material that irritate my windpipe.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Caste ... =univ&sa=X
I´m built like a GC contender: 187cm 68kg and the jersey fits me like no other have done before. Like its been painted on, even on my spaghetti straw biceps.
cyclespeed wrote:Yep, the Castelli Aero 4 and 5's are quite low necked
Just be aware that the 5.1 is proper low neck (love it, it's the only jersey I wear fully zipped all the time) but the 4.1 does have a bit of a conventional collar. It's better than most others fully zipped, but still more comfortable 1cm down.
TheDarkInstall wrote:Oddly, it seems quite hard to find a lightweight race fit jersey that actually fits properly...
I recently became aware of that many companies make the same jersey in 2 different cuts: (1) club cut that is pretty loose but is aim at riders that are a little overweight. Almost all the cycling events that provide their own jerseys for obvious reasons use the club cut. (2) race cut, this are the ones that fit well and is the cut you see in the pro peloton. For what you want it seems you have to get the race fit jerseys.
All the brands mentioned in this thread have also jerseys with race fit size. My preference is for Santini but the others also pretty good.
Of course the fabric is price related so what you paid will make a difference here. Design jersey will be heavily discounted this time of the year. I have just ordered "Stelvio" jersey from Santini from Wiggle in sale for about 60 dollars.
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