The hallmark of speed and style.
The Capo 2016 Rosa Speed Jersey is back for another year of streamlined speed, with intricate styling upgrades making for a lively addition to your kit. Building off last year's iteration, the 2016 Rosa Speed Jersey retains its notable pink, red, and grey hues for eye-catching brilliance, but with a crosshatching pattern that's sure to turn heads as you blast down your favorite stretch of tarmac. We may be a bit biased when it comes to our Competitive Cyclist collaboration pieces, but we'd gladly pit this jersey against the best in the business, in terms of fit, function, and sheer originality.
For the mainstay of the 2016 Rosa's composition, Capo used Micro Quattro fabric for its airy-light feel and exceptional moisture management. Not only does this material breathe better than many nylon/Lycra blends on the market, but it also speeds up evaporation with its dimpled structure. Essentially, this dimpled construction lends extra surface to the jersey's exterior, pulling moisture across a wider area, where it can readily evaporate as you sustain an unrelenting pace through oppressive heat and humidity. As a bonus, it's also UV-resistant and antimicrobial for optimal protection from bright sunshine and odor-causing microbes. Moving 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 where it's needed most.
Seeing that Capo placed an almost obsessive level of refinement into fabric selection, it followed suit in tailoring the 2016 Rosa's anatomical fit. The 2016 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 or excess weight slowing you down.
Borrowing proven tech from Capo's jerseys, the 2016 Rosa employs a lockable full-length zipper. Although a relatively tiny detail, the lockable zipper makes customizable ventilation a one-handed affair. Simply place the zipper where you want it, flip the zipper pull downwards, and reap the benefits of extra ventilation—all without worrying about it migrating during rapid movements. Increasing storage capacity, three generously sized rear pockets handily carry riding snacks, tools, and compact riding jackets. And like the icing on the proverbial speed cake, the silicone hem gripper retains a secure fit when you're descending rapidly or overtaking other cyclists on the road.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Item #CAP005F
- Q & A
not great but really good
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium bib / Large jersey
The quality is noticeably different from previous Competitive Cyclinst Capo kits, but overall it's a very nice kit for the sale price. Looks great in a group ride and fits well. I opted for a medium bib and large jersey because of the short length at the front of the jersey.
- Size Bought: Large
I'm 6' 2" and 165 lbs so often difficult to get a snug fitting jersey while getting sufficient length in the torso area. This jersey not overly long in torso but fits fine (size L). Big fan of the sleeves being a bit longer than normal. Purchased matching bibs and fit is great but had to send back due to sloppy stitching. CC immediately shipped out new bib to replace defective one....couldn't have asked for better customer service.
Not the best kit I have purchased but well worth the $.....100%satisfied. Would absolutely purchase same kit in different color scheme.