The name truly defines the market for this aeroFit Assos jersey. Not that one needs to race in World Tour events, however one needs to have the build and jersey requirements of such a technical and optimized design in order to wear it. The aggressive postures and long hours on the bike experienced by pro cyclists while racing demand support and jersey construction that complements their body type while offering aerodynamic advantage. Needless to say the jersey also needs to be fully functional, with a zipper that easy to manipulate, pockets that are perfectly accessible and secure, and zero construction features that will irritate the body. This is the Assos Equipe RS Summer SS Prof Edition Jersey.
There are no shortcuts in getting a race jersey to perfectly conform and comply with the body of an incredible cyclist, something that comes only with years of tweaking patterns and developing fabrics that work, and truly listening and responding to feedback from the best riders on the planet. This proven race-day platform returns this year with its beloved aero fit and fresh graphics throughout while getting updated fabrics and design while providing greater muscle support from increased compression over the previous version.
The front panel uses the proven Assos circular knit miniCheck Tex, which balances breathability and moisture management duties with its highly elastic 3D knit composition. At the rear, the Stabilizer textile secures the jersey with its limited vertical-stretch alignment, especially when the pockets are loaded up. The aggressive position that speed-focused riders embrace informed the use “PushPull” material choice for the sleeves, yoke, and pockets, which needed to be as smooth and flexible as possible. If you look carefully you can see how the fabric has been aligned for the proper stretch and control required by each zone. For the all important extended, aero short sleeves, the combination of raw edge and bonded finishes create incredible stitch-free comfort and amazing hold while supporting the arm muscles to reduce vibrational movement and fatigue.
Superior details don't define an Assos jersey, they are standard, and serve to refine the design and performance while living up to the Assos nameplate. Up front is an ultralight bonded camlock zipper, which is complemented by a micro-injected neck tab that stabilizes the fabric to enable single-handed operation for manual temperature regulation. In the back Assos relies on their proven Triple Ramp pocket structure for easy access and to lock in the necessities, while advancing the hem construction with a lighter elastic on the hem that is as effective as the previous version, but saves grams and is actually more breathable as well. The blended colors are clean, and the single sleeve patterning boasts a singular, offset effect. If you have read this far and have the body for it, the Equipe RS Summer SS Prof Edition Jersey may just be your optimal, hot weather, pure performance choice this year.