A good cycling jersey is part of your basic cycling equipment. Those who have gathered experience in the field of cycling know how important it is to wear a cycling jersey with an appropriate fit which keeps your body dry and protects you from the sun in summer and from cold temperatures in winter. At Bobshop you will find cycling jerseys with the most different of features: short sleeve jerseys, sleeveless jerseys, long sleeve jerseys or simply functional shirts – in our online shop you will find a huge selection of jerseys for any cycling discipline, for men, women, kids and for any season.
Functionality and fit – the essentials of cycling jerseys and bike shirts
What makes a good cycling jersey? Today, producers do not face any limitations concerning features and technologies. What is important above all is a good moisture management. Especially on long and demanding cycling tours, no matter whether on your road bike or mountain bike, it is crucial to wick perspiration away from the body and thus to maintain a pleasant and dry comfort. Polyester is very well suitable for cycling jerseys as it quickly transports perspiration and dries quickly. In addition, the synthetic fabric is extremely easy-care, durable and sturdy.
Apart from being wind shielding and breathable there are further characteristics and features which make a good road bike jersey or MTB jersey:
- An extra-long back which serves as kidney protector.
- Vents or mesh inserts for a good ventilation.
- A water resistant and dirt repellent DWR treatment (Durable Water Repellency)
- A full-length or short zip, possibly lined with a wind shield flap and featuring a chin guard. As the zip serves for ventilation during the ride camlock zips are really convenient.
- Usually a three-compartment rear pocket and possibly a small safety pocket
- A wind shielding stand-up collar.
- Reflective elements which enhance visibility and safety in low-light situations.
- Elastic (silicone) hem and cuffs which make sure the jersey stays well in place without sliding during the ride.
The right fit is another crucial criterion when choosing a cycling jersey because if the jersey restricts you or doesn’t stay well in place the most state-of-the-art technologies and the most expensive materials will be of no use. If you already know your body measurements the decision between a tight Race fit and a casual fit is foremost subject to your personal preference. Basically you distinguish between tight fitting road bike jerseys and wider MTB jerseys.
Road cyclists appreciate a tight fit with low air resistance. An elastic material is perfect which snugs your body without restricting your freedom of movement. For MTB cyclists, above all unrestricted freedom of movement is essential and sufficient space for body armour, which is why usually the fit is wider. The material is rather sturdy so it is protected from being damaged by branches or stones. In our online shop the icons “fitted“ and “relaxed“ inform you about the fit of the garment. Jerseys without icon are neither specifically tight nor wide, they are perfect training jerseys for all. Generally a cycling jersey should always feature a cycle-specific fit which means that the jersey adapts to the body and its movements when the cyclist takes on a cycling posture. Jerseys with Raglan sleeves and preshaped sleeves are very popular among cyclists.
Cycling jerseys which draw attention – exclusively at Bobshop!
For many fashion oriented cyclists the style aspect of a cycling jersey meanwhile is just as important as functionality. Trendy cycling jerseys for men, but above all cycling jerseys for women as well, are available in different colour combinations, patterns and graphic prints.
At Bobshop you will find the most beautiful cycling jerseys:
- feminine pastel shades, flashy neon colours and classic black-white-red
- funny and colourful prints
- plain, single colour and puristic designs which emphasize functionality
- Retro style for cycling nostalgics. Historic design is combined with modern fabrics.
Very popular among our customers: our broad selection of pro team cycling jerseys. Both replicas with comfortable fit or high grade, close fitting pro lines - we offer nearly all pro teams and consistently complement our pro team cycling clothing by the team clothing of the current season, the national champions and national teams, as well as the official classification jerseys of the grand tours.
In our cycling jersey set offers you will find cycling jerseys or cycling jackets with matching cycling trousers at a convenient price! The sets of the same collection line match in terms of design and functionality. The maxi-sets consisting of several pieces consist of cycling jersey, cycling trousers, cycling cap, cycling gloves and cycling socks. With the sets and maxi-sets you do not only save money but you also save time because you are dressed perfectly extra-fast without having to engage in a long search.
The right cycling jersey for every season, for men and women
Cycling jerseys for women apart from their colour differ from cycling jerseys for men mainly in their fit. Women-specific jerseys are usually slightly fitted at the waist and create more feminine silhouette.
Cycling jerseys for men and women are mostly short sleeve jerseys. On hot summer days sleeveless jerseys and women-specific cycling tank tops are very popular. Cycling jerseys basically are made from a lightweight functional material and often feature highly breathable mesh panels or vents.
During the mild transition period a short sleeve jersey can be perfectly well combined with arm warmers or a cycling vest. When temperatures drop even further long sleeve cycling jerseys for women and men are the first choice. Long sleeve jerseys are made from warm Winterpolyester and feature a soft fine fleece interior. On cold winter days you can wear long sleeve winter cycling jerseys underneath a winter thermal cycling jacket.
Enough of words, pleas engage in the variety of cycling jerseys at Bobshop! You are sure to quickly find what you desire!