road jerseys

Merino wool, gingham accents and a few reflective strip, too – the Café du Cycliste brings these elements together on the Violette jersey (1, $164, cafeducycliste.com) from its men’s collection. Forward Cycling Goods, a Vancouver-based women’s cycling apparel company, makes the J’aime jersey (2, $110, rideforward.com), which mixes a bit of Paris with a bit of a sailor look. It’s made in California and 10 per cent from its sale goes to Bikes without Borders. The print on the Rapha + Liberty Souplesse jersey (3, $230, rapha.cc) comes from the luxury department store Liberty of London. While the looks are sharp, the polyamide and elastane fabric make this women’s jersey a performance piece. For the Course M-2 jersey (4, $220, louisgarneau.com), Louis Garneau went to the velodrome with the Montreal-based aero testing company Alphamantis. They tested seam patterns and settled on one that reduced a rider’s aerodynamic drag (CdA) by six per cent.


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