Adidas Adizero jersey/bibshorts
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.