April 16, 2015 – It’s no secret pro cycling is mainly used as a marketing tool for cycling brands, but occasionally the much ballyhooed ‘developed with our pro riders’ refrain is actually true. When Lotto-Jumbo riders rolled up to recent spring races in a 3/4 sleeve jersey from Santini we got a glimpse of some actual product develop by pro team riders and now that jersey has officially been announced.
Called the Photon 3/4 sleeve, it’s the latest aero jersey from Santini and is the result of lengthy collaboration with riders from Lotto-Jumbo. The signature 3/4 length sleeve hits mid-forearm and is held in place for clean air flow by anti-slip fabric grippers. Following on the heels of last year’s aero Interactive kit Santini has been looking for aero performance in some novel ways. The Photon 3/4 has more up its very long sleeves than just aerodynamics. Despite the long sleeve the jersey is designed for hot weather, 65 to 95degrees.
A new fabric called Artico is designed to dissipate body heat and wick moisture from the body as well as block UV rays. The fabric is still soft against the skin and features bi-directional stretch allowing Santini to tailor the fit precisely. It’s finished off with hybrid carbon side panels to fight bacteria and odor, reflective accents and three full size pockets.
Santini is offering the Photon 3/4 as part of its Fashion collection, in a Lotto Jumbo team replica and in its full custom team program. MSRP is $195. For more info on all of Santini’s apparel hit up santinius.com