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The speed of Cali.
Though it's a relatively young race, California has already attracted three separate generations of the world's top fastmen to compete for the Assos ToC Sprint men's JerseyClubGear. From Cipollini to Cav and now Sagan, California's sprints have been a showcase of who's who in sprinting's past, present, and will continue to be a dominant force in years to come. Though we may not have the turn of speed of the Lion King in his heyday, the Assos replica lets us contest our own county line sprints like the peloton's fast twitch royalty.
This jersey's hallmark is its exceptionally lightweight, almost mesh-like fabric. It's designed to keep riders cool and in-focus over the gruelingly hot climbs of Southern California's mountain ranges whether they're suffering to hang on to a narrow GC lead or turning the screws on a group ride. Its fit follows suit, striking a balance between race-aero tight and fondo loose to provide a streamlined profile that remains comfortable through mid-week hammer fests and weekend double centuries alike. As such, the ToC Sprint jersey is poised to hold court on a front-row hanger as a versatile essential in your daily cycling kit decisions.
- Ride like Sagan in May with the California sprint jersey
- Summer weight fabrics breathe easily and dry quickly
- Reinforced pockets stow essentials without sagging
- Regular fit is streamlined without constriction
- Q & A
Great Quality, Great Look
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
I'm comparing this to my red Assos Mangussta which I like a lot after 3 years, especially the "click fit" and rich colors. But after just 1 outing, I thought I'd write an early review of this TOC Sprint because it's special. The two are different. The TOC is about 1.5" longer and similarly wider across the collar opening. The Mangussta seams are curvy, the TOC's more straight. The TOC puckers in front when in a tuck, the Mangussta does not (much). The TOC looks exactly like the photo when worn - unmistakably waisted and more stretchy. But what surprises me most is that it's a head-turner, probably because of the green. I don't go looking for double-takes, and I don't think I get that many in my Mangussta. But I liked how the TOC Sprint looked in the mirror and on my first ride I noticed lookers almost from the moment I stepped on the bike. The TOC Sprint is not as technical as the Mangussta, but is very well designed and made and is one good looking jersey. I hope all of you that snapped up black jerseys are enjoying blending in with the asphalt and tree bark; I'm enjoying the looks I'm getting in this beautiful green. Recommended.