Assos Equipe RS Aero jersey review

Assos has gone aero with its Equipe RS jersey, deploying wind-cheating textiles, a closer fit and some neat detailing that ought to make it very fast

Assos Equipe RS Aero
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Assos’s new aero jersey doesn’t come with wind tunnel data but it fits superbly, has proper road jersey-sized pockets, is lightweight and incredibly comfortable. It’s a pity the reflective strip is peeling to slightly in what is otherwise a very classy look.

Reasons to buy
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    Close fitting

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    Good quality construction

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    Performance textiles

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    Good looking

Reasons to avoid
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    Reflective strip peeling

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The story of how Assos’s founder, Toni Maier, discovered more than 40 years ago that Lycra was faster in the wind tunnel than both wool and naked skin (that’s another story) is well known.

So it’s surprising that Assos does not claim any wind-tunnel testing for the RS Aero jersey particularly when its competitors and fellow WorldTour team sponsors Rapha and Endura, brands which also sponsor WorldTour teams, lead their marketing with theirs.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.