There’s a couple things that makes or breaks cycling, and kit is at the top of that list. It may be a big ask to stomach the cost of the Specialized SL Pro jersey and bibs, but trust me, nothing about the product will disappoint you. Fit is paramount for any kit. Make sure you measure yourself well and compare it to Specialized’s measurement chart. I’ve found the fit is designed for a lean cyclists body, but the amount of possible stretch in the materials leaves some room. To give you a point of reference, I’m 6’2, 160lbs and the medium bibs and jersey fit me perfectly. In fact, it’s the most comfortable kit I’ve ever owned.
The chamois is great. I have no complaints after training rides and even a 13 hour mtb race. It will keep you happy and satisfied all day. The jersey though, that’s the shining star. The material they used is fantastic. It is super comfortable whether you’re wearing a base layer or not, and it looks great. The pockets are tight and stiff against your back keeping your gear in place, but perfectly accessible. The 4th zipper pocket is a great touch too.
The kit is perfect. They thought of every detail. Its light in its feel, aerodynamic and you will forget you are even wearing it before you’re warmed up. Move over Castelli and Assos, Specialized just joined the top ranks.