Assos is known above else for their quality craftsmanship, top-notch fabrics, and wide range of kit for road cyclists. They know that mountain bikers need clothes as well, apparel worthy of the Assos name with cross country-specific qualities. The new Assos XC Short Sleeve Jersey is built for breathability during a grinding climb, but is durable enough for the trails.
Assos’s newest jersey is borne from heavy teasting on the backs of the BMC MTB Racing team. Their ultimate goal was to offer exceptional breathability and durability, and they’ve tackled it through smart design. Their Stripe fabric used thru the front of the torso uses stretchy circular knit, is quick to dry and fast to wick. Assos includes UPF35 protection and odorControl built in, with mesh added to the underarms for greater breathability. Cut is MTB-specific, and the back offers three extra-secure pockets, and a back zipper pocket on the right side.
The Assos XC Short Sleeve Jersey is available in two colorways, corfoBlue and mugoGreen, and six sizes (XS-XLG). Fit is XC-specific, meaning it is compressive but a slightly looser fit than something you’d find from the Assos road bike line.