Let’s go back to 2010 and remember some of our favorite cycling apparel trends. Everywhere you’d look, there were bright colors on the bike and on clothing, seen as a revolt against people taking themselves and the sport too seriously. This trend spilled into road bikes and road cycling apparel, as the average kit usually bordered on garish. Years removed from bright pastels and highlighter yellow, we have what we think is the perfect balance of understated and expressive: the Contender Shazam Kit. This includes the Giro Contender Shazam Chrono Expert Jersey.
The Giro Contender Shazam Chrono Expert Jersey is based on the Giro Chrono Expert Jersey. The nylon-lycra blend belongs to the Giro Renew Series, which uses recycled nylon and polyester used form reclaimed fishing nets and other ocean debris in conjunction with premium Italian fabrics. The Chrono Expert Jersey manages to still be durable, comfortable and long-lasting, a perfect match to our “bolt from the blue” ethos.
Giro starts with a full-length zipper, high-performance fabric and matches it to three storage pockets, plus a fourth zipper pocket. Mesh side panels, raglan sleeves, and reflective elements nicely accentuate the lightning bolt pattern
The Giro Contender Shazam Chrono Expert Jersey is available in six sizes (XS-XXL). Fit is near-Italian and geared toward compression, with just a touch more roominess than the likes of Assos, Giordana, or Q36.5. See our complete Contender Shazam kit in men’s and women’s versions HERE.