Gear Break: Nopinz PRO-1 jersey and base layer, new Vision Metro track handlebar, the Ekoï Ottimo and Carbon 28 glasses… Now available! fizik: Go wide to go far with our W-I-D-E shoe range, new Oltre Race and Sprint: Bianchi expands its aero and all-rounder families and discover Campagnolo casual collection.
Nopinz PRO-1 Jersey and Base Layer Chuck Peña PEZ sez: Nopinz is probably a brand unfamiliar to North American PEZ readers. It’s certainly a brand that was previously unknown to me. That’s because it’s a UK-based brand in the town of Barnstable in the district of Devon — but they do worldwide shipping. The genesis of the brand was the Speed Pocket — Blake Evans’ idea of enclosing a race number in a transparent pocket for less drag instead of pinning on a number that can flap in the wind (not to mention putting pinholes in the fabric of expensive jerseys). From there, it became about making all things aero: skinsuits, jerseys, bibs, socks, overshoes, jackets … you name it.
Nopinz PRO-1 Jersey – £89.99 As jersey design/construction goes, the PRO-1 Jersey is fairly “simple” and straightforward: Back panel
Front panel that’s two parts connected by a full-length YKK zipper (the gold standard of zippers)
Bottom panel that’s a wraparound gripper with a silicone pattern on the inside
Set-in, raw cut sleeves
A mock neck collar (interestingly not a low-cut/no collar that’s common in the pro peloton) The PRO-1 Jersey design/construction is readily apparent when turned inside out Three […]