Gear of the Day: Pearl Izumi Team Speed Mesh Jersey

Limited edition pro style top identical to USA Pro Challenge leader's jerseys

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This aero road jersey is the same top the leaders of the USA Pro Challenge will be racing in.

Want to wear the exact same style jersey as the leaders of the USA Pro Challenge bike race — and have the svelte figure to match?

Check out Pearl Izumi’s Special Edition Team Speed Mesh Jersey. This stealthy (and very snug fitting) full zip top will be for sale exclusively at the seven-day stage race that kicks off Monday in Aspen, then winds its way around Colorado, before finishing next Sunday in downtown Denver.

Colorado-based Pearl Izumi is the race’s official jersey sponsor, providing jerseys for the leaders of the GC, points, climber, best young rider, and most combative competitions. Staffers from Pearl Izumi will be on site all week, doing on-the-spot sublimation just before the day’s award winners head onto the podium. Category leaders will also wear the Special Edition Team Speed Mesh Jersey in the ensuing stage.

This aero jersey was developed through Pearl’s Speed Shop program, working with the BMC racing team to craft a piece that has the performance and durability to stand up to the rigors of professional racing. (Check out our Pearl Izumi factory tour to see the sublimation process in action.)

There will only be 50 of these jerseys available to the public. MSRP is $200 with sizes from Small to XXL. And judging by our test jersey, unless you’re at mid-season race weight, you’ll want to size up.

Gear of the Day: Pearl Izumi Team Speed Mesh Jersey Gallery
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Pearl Izumi Team Speed Mesh Jersey

The USA Pro Challenge leader's jerseys will be made on sight, just ahead of each day's podium presentation.
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Pearl Izumi Team Speed Mesh Jersey

Sleeves are cut tight to maximize aero efficiency.
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Pearl Izumi Team Speed Mesh Jersey

Only 50 were made for public sale. MSRP: $200
About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and Peru among many others. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in January, 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and edited a book on cycling tips. When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Lisa.


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