Custom designs, ultra light weight kits, aero fit, club fit, even printable base layers. It’s all here in our round-up of some of 2016’s most exciting cycling jerseys. Have a look and tell us what you think of these new fashion statements in the comments section below.
Canari Pinnacle Jersey: Brand new from the veteran custom cycling kit maker is the Pinnacle Jersey. This aero cut top uses a special textured fabric to better disperse perspiration. Manta fabric on the sleeves and side panels is UPF 50 and form fitting. Perhaps most impressive, though, the Vista, California-based company makes all its jerseys in house, giving them total control over the finished product. Canari also sells matching Pinnacle bibshorts, as well as similar in-line product if you’re not trying to outfit an entire team. Custom turn times are 5-6 weeks, and design help is free. All you need is a logo and an idea to get started. | Pricing starts at $100 | Learn more at www.canari.com
Canari Custom Jersey: Canari has 30 years experience making cycling clothing, which means just about anything is possible when it comes to custom designs.
Canari Custom Clothing: You can even get custom cycling caps from Canari.
Pearl Izumi BioViz: After spending extensive time studying how car drivers see and react to cyclists, Pearl Izumi came up with the BioViz line of apparel. The idea is that in daylight fluorescent colors convert UV light into additional visible light, drastically increasing the distance at which a cyclist is seen. For low-light and night riding, Pearl Izumi focused on bio motion, where reflective markers were strategically placed on the clothing to work together to alert drivers that the object ahead is a human on a bike. | Price for pictured P.R.O. SS Rain Jacket: $150 | Learn more at pearlizumi.com
Pearl Izumi Speed Shop: When every second counts, Pearl Izumi’s Speed Shop designed jerseys are the choice. Using lessons learned from its relationship with the BMC WorldTour team, these jerseys are designed for superior aero efficiency and all-day comfort. Special fabrics help keep you cool and protected from the sun. Anatomically cut sleeves mean no flapping in the wind. A broader-than-normal size range helps assure a near-custom fit. | Price for P.R.O. LTD Speed Jersey: $150 | Learn more at pearlizumi.com
Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Escape Jersey: Recognizing that not everyone who clips into a set of road pedals is worried about watts per kilo or Strava KoMs, Pearl Izumi has launched its Escape collection. It’s geared toward riders who want modern high-performance cycling wear, but don’t want to look like they’re headed to the local Wednesday Worlds hammer fest. The classically styled P.R.O. Escape Jersey is form fitting and utilizes In-R-Cool fabric to enhance skin cooling. A full length zipper helps you cool down on hot days, while three rear pockets, plus a bonus pocket provide ample carrying capacity. | Price P.R.O. Escape Jersey: $140 | Learn more at pearlizumi.com
Endura FS260-Pro SL Lite SS Jersey: Scotland-based Endura’s top tier jersey has a true second skin feel. The cut is snug and form fitting, meaning no shoulder or sleeve flap even on the windiest of days. Lightweight fabric wicks moisture away from your skin, while the close cut sleeves and rear panels deliver UPF 25 sun protection. Three rear pockets provide room for food, cash and a phone, while the full-length zipper lets you open up when the pace hots up. | Price: $125 | Learn more at www.endurasport.com
Endura FS260-Pro SL Lite SS Jersey: The sleeves utilize silicone internal cuff grippers to keep them firmly in place.
Showers Pass Spring Classic Jacket: Heretofore, Showers Pass has focused more on hardcore cycling commuter wear. It just made sense given their Portland base of ops where riding a bike to work is just what you do. But now they’ve broadened their scope to include the racer crowd. Meet the Showers Pass Spring Classic Jacket, a top that’s been rain gear of choice for the Katusha pro cycling team. Among the key features is a lightweight, breathable hardshell that’s waterproof and has four-way stretch material in the side panels, which helps provide a snug, aero fit. This weather beater also packs down small enough that it’ll easily fit in a jersey pocket when not in use. | Price: $289 | Learn more at www.showerspass.com
Showers Pass Spring Classic Jacket: Team Katusha approached Showers Pass asking if they wanted to pay the team $100,000 to use their jackets. The Portland company said no, and the team is still rocking their jackets.