On the other hand, sometimes a fella’s just gotta look snazzy…
Here’s the bike:
And the new winter jersey:
Oh, yeah… Now that’s a nice mix of Hi-Viz and Awesome! To tell you the truth, I’ve been waiting on something like this for some time now… I can understand the whole “Hi-Viz” craze, especially in the cloudy, often crappy, autumn weather we have here in Michigan. What I hated, at least until now, is that all of the clothing is just bright and usually very boring. The Therminal Long Sleeve Jersey, is the perfect marriage of cool and “Hi-Viz” though. ‘Bout time.
I’d do a full write-up, but when it comes to Specialized’s cycling clothing, every piece I’ve ever owned (and I own a lot) has fit well, worn fantastically (I have cycling shorts going on three years old that still look fantastic and perform even better). I haven’t even worn the new jersey yet (I did try it on) and I can tell you without a doubt, it will exceed my expectations. Specialized’s stuff is, simply stated, that good.
To date I own: Four pair of cycling shorts (2 RBX Pro, 1 RBX Comp and 1 BG Comp), one jersey, one Element 2.0 jacket, 1 outer rain shell (my wife’s), and one Element 1.o jacket (my wife wears that one most of the time as well, she runs a little cooler than I do), three pair of cycling gloves, 1 pair full finger cycling gloves and an under the helmet winter cap. Add that up and you’re looking at a whole lot of money and I’ve only ever had a minor problem with one cycling glove, and that was replaced.
So, if you have a Specialized bike and some extra disposable cash, and then a little more disposable cash, pony up for anything you can afford. Specialized’s cycling wear is well worth the cheese.