One of the things I rate most highly about the MarathonMTB.com team is the impact experience has on performance. This comes through in the riders’ attitudes at races, and in the equipment they choose to do so. The SUGOI team jerseys are no exception.
The short sleeve RS jersey is as racey as they come. It’s light weight and breezy to the max, its Euro tight and it has a small hole sewn into the middle, rear pocket for your race radio or iPod. I’ve found it exceptional on hot days and I like the way the waist area doesn’t move around on techo trails.
The long sleeve ‘Evolution’ jersey is made from a nice fleece that adds warmth without bulk. Team Manager, Mike Blewitt, describes it as your best friend in cold weather. He’s right. While Sydney has been experiencing winter in summer recently, this jersey has been getting quite a flogging. This one also comes in women’s sizing and is quite possibly the best fitting women’s winter jersey I’ve owned.
If you’re stuck for Christmas presents, consider jumping onto the MarathonMTB.com site and look for the small ‘shop’ link near the top right corner to place an order. The prices are quite reasonable as the jerseys were custom made, and it’s satisfying to support an Aussie company who are doing good things for biking. The sizes are on the small side, which means there are a lot of smaller sizes hoping to find some bodies to cling to. Knicks are available too.
Photo: Bill Hatcher