THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGES OF CYCLING JERSEYS
When it comes to high-quality features and sophisticated technologies, there are hardly any limits to manufacturers of cycling clothing these days. However, the focus is always on: breathability, moisture management and ventilation through the targeted use of functional fibres - especially in cycling jerseys. And anyone who has ever ridden a longer tour in a clammy cotton T-shirt knows how important it is that sweat is quickly transported away from the body.
This is the only way to maintain comfort. Our range of high-quality cycling jerseys does just that - and more: premium cycling jerseys also impress with their light weight, low air resistance and cycling-specific fit. On the road bike, aerodynamic cuts are preferred; on the mountain bike, comfortable jerseys made of resistant fabrics that can withstand contact with a branch or a rock.
CYCLING JERSEYS: WHAT MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE?
To feel dry all over, the tops are made of a special functional material that wicks moisture very quickly to the surface. Polyester is almost always used for this. The synthetic fabric is very easy to care for, durable and hard-wearing. The functionality of cycling jerseys is sometimes supplemented by a small amount of elastane to increase the stretch of the jerseys.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A CYCLING JERSEY?
- Sleeves: Short-sleeved cycling jerseys or models without sleeves at all are ideal for summer and for training or competitions in the gym. However, those who rest their forearms on the handlebars while riding may prefer a long-sleeved shirt, as the fabric protects the skin from pressure points and abrasions.
- Pockets: The famous "three back pockets" are standard on most cycling jerseys: after all, energy bars or gels for long tours need to be able to be stowed away well without hindering you on the ride.
- Zip: High-quality cycling jerseys have a zip at the front, preferably running along the entire front. This way you can open or close your jersey as you wish, depending on the weather and circumstances.
- Moisture transport: The functional fibres quickly transport perspiration from the inside to the outside. There it can evaporate unhindered and your body climate stays in the green zone.
- Thermal cycling jerseys: Warming thermal cycling jerseys with a windproof membrane protect you from cold wind.
HOW SHOULD A CYCLING JERSEY FIT?
When deciding whether a cycling jersey should be tight or loose-fitting, it's not just a matter of appearance. Every type of cycling has different requirements for a jersey. In cycling racing, where speed is the primary concern, you should go for a jersey that is close-fitting. Many cycling jerseys of this type are also equipped with zips of different lengths so that they can be put on quickly and easily despite the tight cut. The zip also allows the jerseys to fit tightly around the neck so that no air pockets can form during the ride.
For the same reason, many models have a wider arm and back cuff with silicone attachments or made of elastic material. They fit perfectly in all critical places and seal the jersey against the wind. On the other hand, if you are looking for a jersey for mountain biking, you should go for a looser cut jersey. In many disciplines, freedom of movement is more important than aerodynamics.
THE BEST CYCLING JERSEY FOR EVERY SEASON
Your road bike and your jerseys know no seasons. As long as or as soon as the road allows it, you can slip on your jersey and start your next bike tour. At Keller Sports you will find the ideal jersey for your bike sport for men and women for any time and any weather. Here's what you should look out for:
Cycling jerseys for the winter
There are special cycling jerseys for the cold season that are equipped with good insulation against the cold and wet. Warming fleece or models made of high-quality merino wool are ideal for training on cold days.
Cycling jerseys for summer
On hot summer days, sleeveless cycling jerseys for men and specific cycling tops for women are very popular. To protect against sunburn, many models also have integrated UV protection.
Cycling jerseys for the transitional period
During the transitional season, a short-sleeved jersey can often be combined well with sleeves or cycling waistcoats for the right weather protection.
HOW (OFTEN) DO YOU WASH A CYCLING JERSEY?
Intensively used sportswear such as cycling jerseys should be washed after each use. A cycling jersey can be washed in the washing machine without any reservations. Use the gentle cycle with a maximum temperature of 30 degrees and use mild detergent - but never fabric softener, as this contains surfactants that can damage the function and material of your jersey.
CYCLING JERSEYS ONLINE AT KELLER SPORTS
To find the ideal equipment for you, our cycling jersey shop offers you a huge selection of premium products. Top brands like Alé, Assos, Castelli, Craft, Gore Wear, ION, Maloja, Pearl Izumi, POC and Scott offer performance-oriented cycling jerseys in all popular sizes and colours. Also look out for our cycling jersey sale, where premium models are often available at particularly attractive prices and quite conveniently in our online store.