Weight weenies may have traditionally focused their attention on shedding unnecessary grams from their bikes, but now they can cut weight from their kit as well thanks to the new range of Adidas Adizero clothing.
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Bib shorts are not traditionally an area where we’d look to shed weight, but Adidas is confident that its 99g Adizero Evasus shorts, with their TMF seat pad, will still be able to offer enough comfort for longer days in the saddle. The shorts, which are available for £120, come with bonded bibs and laser-cut trailing edge hems in order to shed weight and improve aerodynamics.
The matching jersey is also staggeringly light, with Adidas claiming a weight of only 65g for the Adizero jersey. Available in either black or purple and also featuring trailing edge hems for improved aerodynamics, this is not simply a mesh jersey of the ilk seen each year during sweltering days in the mountains in the Tour de France. In fact the front panel is made form a ripstop material to keep the wind off your chest, while the mesh is left to the rear of the jersey.
The Adizero jersey retails for £100, certainly not cheap, and you can see how it measures up against other featherweights in our lightweight summer jersey test in the 15th July issue of Cycling Weekly.
Completing the Adizero jersey will be a set of ankle socks which are set to be available in late summer. We haven’t got any details on these quite yet, but if our arithmetic serves us correctly, they should hit the scales at 36g.
Head over to Adidas Cycling for more details.