Fashion Show: Exciting new cycling jerseys for 2016

Custom designs, ultra light weight kits, aero fit, club fit, and more

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This affordable, but not ignorable, top combines five materials, each serving a specific performance purpose. Lycra across the shoulders and low-profile collar enhance aero efficiency. Three compact rear pockets, plus a hidden waterproof pocket provide ample carrying capacity. The full length zipper lets you open up when the pace heats up. Close cut sleeves deliver a sleek fit and have built-in silicone impregnated reflective material to keep you safer in low light conditions. The bright yellow doesn't hurt, either. | Price: $115 | Learn more at https://www.pactimo.com

Pactimo Summit Speed Jersey: This affordable, but not ignorable, top combines five materials, each serving a specific performance purpose. Lycra across the shoulders and low-profile collar enhance aero efficiency. Three compact rear pockets, plus a hidden waterproof pocket provide ample carrying capacity. The full length zipper lets you open up when the pace heats up. Close cut sleeves deliver a sleek fit and have built-in silicone impregnated reflective material to keep you safer in low light conditions. The bright yellow doesn’t hurt, either. | Price: $115 | Learn more at www.pactimo.com

Geared specifically for fall and winter riding, this new jersey from Pactimo utilizes breathable Ardente winter fabric that delivers a soft brushed-back layer of warmth against your body. Visibility enhancing reflective RFLX material is built into key areas of this 3-pocket jersey, and the full-length YKK zipper is easy to manipulate even with gloves on. | Price: $125 | Learn more at https://www.pactimo.com/shop/alpine-thermal-jersey-men-s.html

Pactimo Alpine Thermal RFLX Jersey: Geared specifically for fall and winter riding, this new jersey from Pactimo utilizes breathable Ardente winter fabric that delivers a soft brushed-back layer of warmth against your body. Visibility enhancing reflective RFLX material is built into key areas of this 3-pocket jersey, and the full-length YKK zipper is easy to manipulate even with gloves on. | Price: $125 | Learn more at www.pactimo.com

Boulder, Colorado-based Panache Cyclewear continues to pump out eye catching styles. But there’s more to the new Speed Jersey than just good looks. This competition-focused top has an aero, close-to-body fit, plus a gripper band on the sleeves to keep wind flap at bay. Other features include wicking main fabric for comfort, stretch side panels for improved fit, and a full zip for easy hot-day ventilation. | MSRP: $135 | Learn more at www.panachecyclewear.com

Panache Speed Jersey: Boulder, Colorado-based Panache Cyclewear continues to pump out eye catching styles. But there’s more to the new Speed Jersey than just good looks. This competition-focused top has an aero, close-to-body fit, plus a gripper band on the sleeves to keep wind flap at bay. Other features include wicking main fabric for comfort, stretch side panels for improved fit, and a full zip for easy hot-day ventilation. | MSRP: $135 | Learn more at www.panachecyclewear.com

At just 80 grams, Panache’s V-Lab (or Victory Lab) is the Colorado apparel maker’s lightest jersey. It’s actually about half the weight of a normal cycling top. The woven fabric means less overall material needed and a hydrophobic treatment repels water (as you can see in the photo), so sweat evaporates quickly. That means even more weight savings. Fit is slim and trim (think skinsuit tight), making this Panache’s top-tier race day option for maximum aero advantage. There’s also a matching set of bibshorts with all the same features. | Price: jersey $350, bibs $450 (available March 1)

Panache V-Lab PT Jersey: At just 80 grams, Panache’s V-Lab (or Victory Lab) is the Colorado apparel maker’s lightest jersey. It’s actually about half the weight of a normal cycling top. The woven fabric means less overall material needed and a hydrophobic treatment repels water (as you can see in the photo), so sweat evaporates quickly. That means even more weight savings. Fit is slim and trim (think skinsuit tight), making this Panache’s top-tier race day option for maximum aero advantage. There’s also a matching set of bibshorts with all the same features. | Price: jersey $350, bibs $450 (available March 1)

These unique printable base layers offer the function of a non-print base layer, but are a lot more fun. Normally the printing process compromises such light weight fabric, but Panache says that after an extended R&D process, it sorted out the optimal ink, heat, and pressure to not compromise the function of this delicate fabric. | Price: $65

Panache SL Base Layer: These unique printable base layers offer the function of a non-print base layer, but are a lot more fun. Normally the printing process compromises such light weight fabric, but Panache says that after an extended R&D process, it sorted out the optimal ink, heat, and pressure to not compromise the function of this delicate fabric. | Price: $65 | Learn more at www.panachecyclewear.com

The jersey’s fabric is light enough to be worn on hot days, but can also be layered with a base layer or wind vest when the temperature starts to drop. Features include a tapered neck opening, lightweight and breathable fabrics, center front zipper, mesh side panels, three cargo pockets, a secure zip pocket, and reflective accents for safety. | Price: $180 | Learn more at https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/collections/chrono/mchronoprojersey.html

Giro Chrono Pro Jersey: The jersey’s fabric is light enough to be worn on hot days, but can also be layered with a base layer or wind vest when the temperature starts to drop. Features include a tapered neck opening, lightweight and breathable fabrics, center front zipper, mesh side panels, three cargo pockets, a secure zip pocket, and reflective accents for safety. | Price: $180 | Learn more at www.giro.com

Giro’s new line of road kit is designed to deliver performance for cyclists of every level, from diehards who demand all-out excellence to weekend warriors seeking affordable elegance. The look straddles the line between Type A racer and low-key casual wear.

Giro Chrono Pro Jersey: Giro’s new line of road kit is designed to deliver performance for cyclists of every level, from diehards who demand all-out excellence to weekend warriors seeking affordable elegance. The look straddles the line between Type A racer and low-key casual wear.

Sweden's POC has added a line of club-fit-friendly jerseys and bibshorts to its growing line-up of road bike apparel. The new Fondo line is more about the all-day adventure — with a few coffee stops along the way. Emphasis is on fit and design cues are more casual with location-specific colorways that honor iconic cycling locales Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Napa, California, and New York City (pictured). Notice the Big Apple zipper pull. | Price: $130 | Learn more at https://www.pocsports.com/

POC Fondo Jersey: Sweden’s POC has added a line of club-fit-friendly jerseys and bibshorts to its growing line-up of road bike apparel. The new Fondo line is more about the all-day adventure — with a few coffee stops along the way. Emphasis is on fit and design cues are more casual with location-specific colorways that honor iconic cycling locales Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Napa, California, and New York City (pictured). Notice the Big Apple zipper pull. | Price: $130 | Learn more at www.pocsports.com

Each jersey has a zipper pull that pays homage to the place it represents (wine bottle for Napa). The bibshorts’ chamois is designed to accommodate a more upright riding position.

POC Fondo Jersey: Each jersey has a zipper pull that pays homage to the place it represents (wine bottle for Napa). The bibshorts’ chamois is designed to accommodate a more upright riding position.

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 all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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