Ride fast. Feel good.
Placing a premium on upscale design and streamlined functionality, the Capo Women's 2016 Rosa Speed Jersey keeps you cranking at a blistering cadence without succumbing to irritation or overheating. As the first women-specific version the Rosa Speed, this stunning jersey pleases with its Italian fabrics and striking crosshatching pattern, complete with Competitive Cyclist's signature insignia. We may be a bit biased due to our collaborative efforts, but we'd gladly pit this jersey against other premium offerings, in terms of fit, function, and aesthetic appeal.
Compromising the majority of the jersey's body, Micro Quattro fabric provides an airy-light feel with exceptional moisture management. Not only does this material breathe better than many nylon/Lycra blends on the market, but it also speeds up the evaporative process with its dimpled structure. This dimpled construction lends extra surface to the jersey's exterior, pulling moisture across a much wider area, where it can readily evaporate. As a bonus, it's also UV-resistant and antimicrobial for optimal protection from bright sunshine and odor-causing microbes. Looking to the jersey's sleeve panels, Speed microfiber provides aerodynamics, quick-drying comfort, and form-fitting stretch. This advanced, channeled fabric features elastic-like bands running vertically down the sleeves, which tightly hug your arms. Under the sleeves, V-Mesh reduces perspiration build-up and maximizes airflow to prevent overheating.
Seeing that Capo placed an almost obsessive level of refinement into this jersey, it followed suit in tailoring the Rosa's anatomical fit. The Rosa's streamlined cut reduces excess flapping and drag at high speeds, yet it doesn't sacrifice freedom or mobility when doing so. Capo maintained this happy medium through using pre-shaped panels that closely contour the body in motion. Sewn together, these panels mimic a three-dimensional structure for the best possible fit without unnecessary materials slowing you down.
Using proven tech from Capo's jerseys, the Rosa employs a lockable full-length zipper. Although a rather small detail, the lockable zipper pull makes customizable venting a one-handed affair. Simply pull the zipper to where you want it, flip the zipper downwards, and reap the benefits of extra ventilation—all without it annoyingly migrating. Increasing storage, three generously sized rear pockets handily store riding snacks, tools, and extra layers. And to prevent it from riding up, the silicone hem gripper retains a secure fit when you're descending rapidly or overtaking other riders on the road.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Item #CAP005J
- Q & A
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
My wife loves this jersey. Uses it weekly and no complaints.