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New adiZero jersey weighs just 65g, according to Adidas

Adidas is launching what it’s calling ‘the lightest every cycling jersey’, the adiZero jersey weighing in at just 65g.

“The adidas adiZero jersey sets a new benchmark for innovation in cycling apparel, as the lightest top ever to be released to the market,” says Adidas. “Constructed in a sharp solar blue with lightweight mesh materials, the adiZero jersey is designed to make light of the hottest of days in the saddle, keeping a rider cool whether cruising along a sizzling straight, or climbing the harshest of gradients.”

That’s the PR spiel. For comparison, Castelli’s Climber’s Jersey, specifically designed to be lightweight, has a claimed weight of 91g – not that 26g is going to make a whole lot of difference to your speed.

Adidas say that it’s so light it can float on a helium balloon. Well, yeah, although that does look like a pretty large helium balloon in the picture rather than one of those you get down the fair.

The adiZero jersey, which won a gold award at last year’s Eurobike trade exhibition, is made mostly from a lightweight mesh material that’s designed to be highly breathable and fast drying. The front panel is said to be more windproof while the shoulders and arms are stretchy for a close fit.

The full-length front zip is the lightest full cam-lock design that YKK make while the back pockets are angled for easy access when you’re riding.

“The British Cycling version has also been used extensively by the team during elite competition, and will be worn in upcoming international road competitions,” says Adidas. “This pro-cycling insight was instrumental in ensuring the highest quality of design and construction.”

The adiZero cycling jersey will be priced at £120 and will be available from 1 June 2014 at www.adidas.co.uk.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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McTag [57 posts] 2 years ago
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And yet the sleeves will still flap around in the wind.

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AleBeRiding [13 posts] 2 years ago
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Will you need to apply your sun lotion all over with this one to avoid a repeat of Froome's testing of Sky's mesh suit?

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pants [238 posts] 2 years ago
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Thank god someone have finally made this jersey, to think for all those years I've been struggling going uphill purely because of the heavy jerseys that I was wearing.

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bikebot [2016 posts] 2 years ago
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For the British market, will they make matching arm warmers?  35

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6654henry [56 posts] 2 years ago
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pants wrote:

Thank god someone have finally made this jersey, to think for all those years I've been struggling going uphill purely because of the heavy jerseys that I was wearing.

+1

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Mr Agreeable [172 posts] 2 years ago
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Looks perfect for smuggling peanuts.

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chokofingrz [407 posts] 2 years ago
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As a bonus feature you'll also have the lightest wallet in your group.

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Northernbike [229 posts] 2 years ago
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so it costs £120 and is designed for hot days: If they've made this top in blue and white hoping to sell alot of them in Yorkshire they should definitely have a word with their market research people.

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macrophotofly [204 posts] 2 years ago
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McTag wrote:

And yet the sleeves will still flap around in the wind.

Good spot - Hardly form fitting on the arms is it?

The colour and lightness would have been good here in Japan but its going to need to be a heck of lot more form fitting for the 50kg guys overtaking me on every hill here....

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The _Kaner [843 posts] 2 years ago
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Body length looks far too long at both front and back on the model...would be down at my knees...and what are the pockets like when loaded.....For this reason....I'm out....