Pro Team Long Sleeve Aero Jersey
In developing our Pro Team kit, Rapha’s designers and a group of WorldTour riders tested new skinsuit designs in a wind tunnel. They found aero gains with a dual-fabric construction – smooth-faced fabrics on leading panels, a textured fabric on trailing edges – and these refinements are now incorporated into the Pro Team Long Sleeve Aero Jersey.
The textured mesh helps air transition from a laminar flow to a turbulent flow – simply put, the low-pressure wake behind a rider is reduced, lowering the overall drag on the rider’s body. The form-fitting cut ensures no fabric is caught in the wind, and the main panels are cut from a brushed-back material for insulation in cool weather. The jersey’s three rear pockets are mesh-lined for ventilation, and the valuables pocket now features a heavy duty Vislon zip. The front zipper’s placket is thicker than in previous versions, keeping the hardware at the zip's base from snagging on bib shorts. Raised logos feature on the left sleeve and right rear pocket.
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Pro Team Thermal Bib Shorts II
Fleece-backed shorts have long been a kit bag essential for pros who find themselves racing and training in cold conditions through the early and late season. Pair with leg or knee warmers for incredible versatility and essential protection from the cold. Building on the success of our popular Pro Team Thermal Bib Shorts, this updated version provides even greater comfort and improved protection against the elements.
Made of the same windproof and water-resistant front panels as our Pro Team Winter Tights, the shorts have a membrane inserted to help keep water out, and a fleecy inner that wicks away sweat better and provides a warm feel on skin. The shorts have the same size-specific dual density pad as the Pro Team Bib Shorts II, perforated to hold less water for more comfort on wet rides, and shaped for riding on the rivet with more support for your seat bone. With a slightly longer leg than the Pro Team Bibs II, and a higher cut on the bibs to stop drafts creeping up inside your jacket, these are perfect bib shorts for winter riding.
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