Assos Competitive Cyclist SS Jersey Equipe $219.99
Only the best for the best.
Within the walls of Assos' design facilities, the latest fabrics, fits, and design details are refined over and over again. This level of dedication derives from the Swiss apparel manufacturer priding itself on continuously being at the top of its class, tirelessly working to build the most advanced cycling apparel in the world. The newly released Competitive Cyclist SS Jersey Equipe embodies this spirit to the very last stitch, representing Assos' new short sleeve jersey design that's been finished off with an exclusive Competitive Cyclist colorway.
The bulk of the Competitive Cyclist SS Jersey Equipe was constructed from the new Assos Textile Lab Development - Type 151 fabric. This innovative material was designed with body temperature regulation in mind, as its composition works to transfer moisture at varying rates. When your body is hot, and your perspiration levels are high, the material reacts by accelerating moisture transfer from your skin to the fabric's quick-drying surface. Inversely, when your body cools down, the opposite effect results, where the evaporation process slows down, using body moisture as a means of retaining warmth. For additional body temperature control and increased moisture wicking, the SS Equipe's underarm panels have been constructed with Assos' highly elastic, lightweight mesh. The placement of this material provides you with both a free range of motion and enhanced breathability.
In terms of fit, the Competitive Cyclist jersey is situated between the SS.Uno_s7 and SS.Mille. This translates to a contoured fit that isn't too loose or too tight, complementing most body types and those who prefer a smoothly-stretching, supportive top over a compressive, race-cut jersey. Of course, this jersey, like all Assos jerseys, has been designed to accommodate the body within the cycling position. Accordingly, you'll find that the fit feels tight and oddly contoured while standing. However, the moment that you stretch to the hoods or get into the drops, you'll feel that signature Assos 'click,' and your ride will be guaranteed to be absent of any bunching, chafing, or pinching.
With two different fabrics, and twenty-four parts and components, comprising the Competitive Cyclist jersey, you're able to ride assured that no detail was overlooked during the design process. Examples of this become apparent when looking at the small, but necessary, features that are built into the jersey. In addition to the three lower back panel pockets, a zippered 'safety pocket' was sewn onto the right rear pocket, allowing you to stash your keys and cash, as well as to route your headphone wires through the inside of the jersey. Other finishing touches include rear reflective visibility stripes, a covered, full-front zipper, and an elastic/silicone hem at the rear.
The Assos Competitive Cyclist SS Jersey Equipe is available in six sizes from Small to TIR (which translates to XXX-Large) and in the Competitive Cyclist Black colorway.
|Leg & Knee Warmers||0||I||II|
|Height||4ft 11in - 5ft 2in
(150 - 159cm)
|5ft 3in - 5ft 6in
(160 - 169cm)
|5ft 7in - 5ft 10in
(170 - 179cm)
|5ft 11in - 6ft 1in
(180 - 185cm)
|6ft 1in - 6ft 3in
(186 - 190cm)
|6ft 3in - 6ft 5in+
(191 - 195cm+)
|XLG but wider|
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure around the widest part of your chest.
Reviews & Community
Might have to get just on Drzipgrip rec
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I love assos stuff. Mainly b/c it lasts forever. I'm tired of buying jersey/bibs that last 1 season. What a waste. I have assos stuff that will never die. Glad to know this is not the ultra race fit.
What cycling jersey is this based off? The...
What cycling jersey is this based off? The ss.Mangussta?
" situated between the SS.Uno_s7 and SS.Mille " - Would consider this as a great daily jersey, perfect fit, even for my 6'1" frame; still has a little room to move - or a pizza pie or two to hide :)
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Best jersey - period. And sporting Competitive Cyclist goodies out on the road - it's surprising how many riders give a call out and comment on Competitive and how awesome their store is - well done :) I bought two :) Sweet zipper to secure all your goodies safely.
LIves Up to the Claims
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Ok I have to admit, I have purchased a wide array of cycling jerseys from various manufacturers to accommodate varying outside temperatures I cycle in. I have spent hundreds of dollars to achieve this. Then comes the Assos Competitive Cyclist SS Jersey Equipe. I had been looking at it because of the claims of temperature control in varying outside ambient temperatures and moisture management control which keeps you warm when outside temperatures are cool and cool when it is hot out. It seemed to good to be true but I tested it and it actually works. During the summer and now in the fall in Maine I have cycled in the high 50's right into the high 80's and this jersey was comfortable throughout the temperature range. I am so impressed I am mothballing most of my other jerseys except the very best ones. Going forward I plan to add more Assos clothing to my cycling wardrobe. Yes their prodcuts are considerably more expensive but if you only need to buy one versus many to cover the temperature ranges from the 50's to the 80's it's actually a bargain. I typically wear a medium but the size chart indicated that I choose a small. I was a little concerned but the fit is really good forming and snug and is important for temperature and moisture regulation.
Body temperature regulation works. Check
- Transfers moisture at varying temperature rates. Check
- Uses body moisture as a means of retaining warmth and cooling. Check.
- Great range of motion and enhanced breathability. Check