Adi­das Adizero jersey/bib­shorts

£100/£120, adi­das­cy­

Cyclist - - New Gear -

ou might recog­nise the Adizero moniker from the Ger­man com­pany’s other sports port­fo­lios, or in­deed from the first-gen­er­a­tion jersey fea­tured in Cy­clist is­sue 24. ‘Adizero is a con­cept orig­i­nally stem­ming from per­for­mance run­ning footwear, which has now been ap­plied across other cat­e­gories,’ says prod­uct man­ager Nel­son Mad­lang­bayan. ‘Our aim is to pro­duce the light­est prod­ucts in class, but ones that per­form as you’d ex­pect – so no dura­bil­ity is­sues or com­pro­mises else­where.’

At 65g for the medium jersey, which has evolved into a racier cut than its pre­de­ces­sor, and 99g for the medium bib­shorts (both fig­ures con­firmed by our of­fice scales), Adi­das has def­i­nitely de­liv­ered on the light­ness stakes, and while longer-term test­ing is needed to con­firm the dura­bil­ity claims, ini­tial im­pres­sions of qual­ity con­struc­tion and fit are ex­cel­lent. The ma­te­rial does feel al­most pa­per thin to the touch, but feels ‘nor­mal’ when worn, and thanks to the UVpro­tec­tion Sofileta Ly­cra used, this 164g out­fit isn’t go­ing to re­sult in your own per­sonal ver­sion of Froome-sun­burn­gate.

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