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Rapha Launches New Drag-Reducing Aero Jersey

Thanks to a its slim-fitting race cut, Rapha has launched a new drag reducing, aerodynamic Pro Team jersey for 2015.

Developed in collaboration with Team Sky, the new jersey utilizes the top section of Rapha’s one-piece Aerosuit – to optimize the “aero” effect for the upper body, while maintaining the versatility of a traditional jersey.

By using a new stretchy fabric on the front of the jersey, Rapha was able to relocate the seams behind the shoulders, while also giving the rear pockets a more form fitting profile in order to further reduce extra drag.

In addition, the sides of the jersey, tail and the interior of the pockets have been constructed using a mesh material for added breathability, while the whole jersey has been treated with a special heat-reflecting technology – called Coldblack.

The jersey is available in black, green and coral red.

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Overview

PROFESSIONAL AERODYNAMICS

Designed in collaboration with Team Sky for competition at the very highest level, Rapha’s new Aero products deliver the lightest and most streamlined apparel yet. Three years in development, the Aero Suit and Aero Jersey are versions of products initially created for the riders of Team Sky. Responding to the Team’s request for the lightest and most aerodynamic jerseys and shorts; minimal construction and tailoring combines with lightweight fabrics and proprietary components.

PRO TEAM AERO JERSEY

A high-performance racing jersey, which is lightweight, durable and cut for an aggressive position on the bike. Shoulder seams and pockets – the two main contributors to aerodynamic drag – have been reconfigured. Combined with a new high-stretch fabric that allows the seams to be moved behind the shoulders to create a smooth plane across the back of the jersey. The refashioned pockets fit flush against the torso when empty to continue this plane down the back. Mesh side panels and tail provide breathability, and the fabric is treated with coldblack™ technology.

 

 

http://pages.rapha.cc/stories/aero

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