Adidas adistar jersey and bib shorts review

Adidas have revamped their road kit for 2014, and it’s a marked improvement.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

So with a huge price reduction and an updated design, this adistar kit has us really excited. There’s not much to fault, apart from the chunky chamois pad, but that’s only if we’re nitpicking. The pad settled down after a few rides, and became as unnoticeable as the rest of the outfit. We really appreciate kit that just gets the job done, and doesn’t remind us it’s there, and that’s exactly what the Adidas adistar kit does - The fact that it looks great is a bonus.

Reasons to buy
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    Race fit

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not much

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Adidas have teetered on the edge of Cycling clothing for some time. Despite sponsoring British Cycling and previously Team Sky, they’ve never taken a full step in to the apparel market. That’s starting to change now though, and last year Adidas released the expensive predecessor to this kit. The long-sleeve adistar jersey was formerly priced at £190, very much at the top end of the market and battling with some serious competition. It did well, although we considered it overpriced.

After a good - albeit pricey - start last year, we were very excited about this updated kit, with the jersey now priced at only £110. That’s an £80 price cut in one year! I’d be a little bit upset if I’d bought the last iteration of this jersey. The shorts are now similarly priced, at £120.

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