Aero short sleeve jerseys

mcrdave
mcrdave Posts: 501
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
As the current fashion is all about the aero apparently. Anyone seen any nice jerseys with longer sleeves, more pro cut ala Rapha Pro Team but not £120? The Sky one is kind of the same but don't want a 'team' kit if poss.

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  • Buy a size smaller and do it up.
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  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    That's one approach! Won't the sleeves be even shorter then? And I won't be able to get in the pockets? I think getting a size that fits might be better.
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    That's one approach! Won't the sleeves be even shorter then? And I won't be able to get in the pockets? I think getting a size that fits might be better.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    If you want it 'aero' surely you wouldnt want pockets ?
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    I think I want the Rapha Pro Team jersey (which has pockets) so might just have to cough up the dough.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Whats 'aero' about it ? Its a nice jersey no doubt - but £120 seems a tad excessive.
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    Theres nothing more aero than a skinsuit :wink:
  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    Castelli do something with aero 'dimples' and there is the Assos SS jersey but really just pedal harder imo
    M.Rushton
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    It's more the cut of it. I'm a skinny git but 6ft 2, so a need a medium / large jersey but they're normally baggy on the shoulders, arms etc so this new cut should fit me better.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    For £120 you could have a normal jersey tailored for you !
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    V True Cougie
  • pianoman
    pianoman Posts: 706
    Why not give your money to a British company, and buy an Endura Equipe jersey? They're easy to find for around £60 as they were quite late to the market last summer and didn't get snapped up because people don't tend to think of Endura in the same vein as Castelli, Assos etc.

    As for "pedal harder" well if this thread was about saving a bottle cage worth's of weight then I'd be the first to agree with you (weight weenies DO MY HEAD IN) but once you get over 20mph the last thing you want is a jersey flapping around. Given that even small sizes hang like parachutes on me in most jersey ranges, the Endura Equipe has been a godsend.

    Now if only they did a skinsuit :idea:
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    Exactly Pianoman,

    It's not a weight saving / speed gaining thing, it's more the annoyance and more importantly chopper-esque look of a flappy jersey.

    Thanks for the Endura tip, will investigate, they do make really nice kit.
  • pianoman
    pianoman Posts: 706
    It's not a weight saving / speed gaining thing, it's more the annoyance and more importantly chopper-esque look of a flappy jersey.

    Not to mention the fact that it's a bit embarrassing to ask for an "XS" jersey when you're 5'10 :lol: (Well I'm only a 34 inch chest)
  • Sudor
    Sudor Posts: 33
    I'd recommend Castelli aero race (bib short is v comfortable also) but go for a larger size than you'd normally take as they're a v close fit. PBK may still have some sale bargains left.
    see: -

    http://castelli-cycling.com/it/products/detail/252/
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,459
    the shutt vr team jersey is good one. with the team jerseys i bought they also made adjustments after i pinned it.
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  • pianoman
    pianoman Posts: 706
    I've just come across the new Castelli range. Look at those fiery colours...........and the price :shock:
    http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/Product/211 ... jersey.asp

    New range is here: http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/

    As there's a few Castelli aficionados on here I thought it best to post the link to see what you're missing out on. Looks like they're trying to rival the Assos Chronosuit too by the looks of things :P
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    cougie wrote:

    +1 for that skinsuit... I bought it as back up to my club one.

    The Endura kit is very good, our club kit is the same.
    Don't buy a size too small, as it'll end in tears... But don't get sucked in by Rapha, either...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Jeez - castelli - 140 quid for a dodgy design ! Can I buy shares in these companies ? That's got to be a fantastic profit margin.