As part of Capo's new ATS line, the Nico Jersey is in the presence of inspired design. It offers trickle-down fabric technology and engineering, while still addressing the maximum performance and quality befitting of the ATS delineation. But first ? what is ATS? ATS is the process of creating a jersey that defies convention. To accomplish this, Capo had to completely re-think their design and production processes from the ground up. The goal was to create a garment of superior quality, comfort, performance, and protection, therefore run-of-the-mill polyester or pedestrian blends of Lycra would not be good enough. Thus, the Advanced Technology System (or 'ATS') was born. The idea behind ATS was simple: Capo would create their next generation of ride-enhancing cycling garments by combining the most technical Swiss and Italian fabrics they could find, with the most advanced production methods available. You could think of ATS as a bit of Italian mad science; a highly polished experiment in conceptual performance textiles, not unlike the exotic supercars that might grace the show floors of the Geneva Motor Show. Except these exceptional bib shorts go beyond existence as a concept, and are available to the discerning public.Capo built the Nico Jersey around the advanced fabric concepts of the top-end Volta and Drago kits, but without using as many fabric stories or panels in the physical jersey's construction. The Nico is constructed primarily of a lightweight and highly elastic Carbon ATS microfiber (the same used on the Volta) in the main panels, and a stretch mesh in the underarms. A durable and equally elastic warp-knit fabric in the arms and back reinforce potential contact points should you ever suffer a fall. This fabric combination provides excellent freedom of movement, and helps the jersey retain a comfortable ergonomic shape at every moment during your ride. Carbon threads in the fabric assist with moisture transfer and speed its dry time, enabling the jersey to keep you cooler and dryer for the duration of your ride. Each hem and seam of the jersey is carefully folded and taped to eliminate potential irritation points, and maximize all-day comfort. The Nico is as close to a second skin as you may ever come.The Nico is finished with a Schoeller coldblack treatment which reduces heat buildup while protecting you from the sun's harmful UV rays. This makes even black fabrics cool to the touch under the hottest sun, so you can imagine how well it assists your skin in naturally maintaining a regulated temperature. Three generous back pockets store all your essentials, and an additional zippered security pocket stashes a phone or media player for your ride. The pockets are highly elastic, so you can load them down without worrying about compromising the jersey's fit or your aerodynamic profile. The Capo Nico Jersey is available in either Black or White, and in sizes Small, through XX-Large.
Nico Mattan (famous for appearing with Sebastien Rosseler in the bath naked to promote Bodysol products.................................Oh yeah, and winning Gent-Wevelgem) retires tomorrow, raced for 15 years and was always a laugh. Another of the old school going :rolleyes:Read More »
A few days ago we get this from cyclingnews.com
[B]Mattan clarifies doping comments
Nico Mattan of Team DFL-Cyclingnews has confirmed that he used illegal doping preparations in the past, but only for medical reasons.
Speaking to the press agency dpa before the start of the Drie Daagse van ... Read More »
The Belgian websites are buzzing with the news that team DFL-cyclingnews.com-Litespeed has plucked Nico Mattan off his other ride and will get him on a Litespeed Siena in 2007.
[IMG]http://users.skynet.be/dewielervrienden/Pictures/maan ... Read More »