takes on many guises both in aesthetics and design, the basic function
of controlling your body temperature during your ride remains constant.
On a ride that can last several hours the outside temperature will often
change dramatically, so choosing a jersey that will handle the
conditions of the ride is essential. This could involve denser fabric
with long sleeves for greater insulation on colder rides or thinner
cooler fabrics with short sleeves for warm summer rides. It goes without
saying that the fabric should have technical attributes that allow body
sweat to wick away to keep you dry.
Apart from fibre properties and sleeve lengths you will find a vast
array of zip configurations to allow you even greater flexibility in
ventilation, thus helping to maintain your preferred temperature during
your ride. You will find jerseys with full zips, half zips, quarter zips
and no zips, it’s really up to the end user as to which they prefer.
Zips can also add to the aesthetics of the biking shirt but furthermore
they control the way the jersey’s collar stands up to protect your neck
in from the sun in summer or seal in body heat in cooler weather.
Because of the body position maintained when cycling the jersey is
designed with a longer cut at the back for better coverage while riding.
Cycle Jerseys are usually form fitting to be more aerodynamic meaning
if you’re a little overweight you might be wise to move up a size, fat
guys and lycra really don’t look cool. The pockets of a cycling jersey
should be on the lower back of the garment to allow easy access on the
move. Reflective trims are also recommended for night riding.