YOU GET TO CHOOSE — AERO OR TRADITIONAL FIT
This jersey is available in either an aerodynamic (Aero) form fit or a roomier and more Traditional fit. See details below.
Designed for riders who want a jersey with naturally UPF 50+ fabric and extra-roomy rear pockets with bottom bellows, making it a great choice for a variety of adventures and long days in the saddle.
Incorporating an overall sleek design aesthetic, the Ascent Aero includes a tapered collar with a lower set point in front for increased comfort, especially when fully zipped. We also used a YKK semi-auto lock zipper, which features a textured rubber pull for better gripping.
The biggest advantage of a locking zipper is the ability for the wearer to singlehandedly unzip and open their jersey for venting. Merely flip the pull up to unlock the zipper. Then, with one hand, the jersey can be pulled open. Flip the pull back down to lock the zipper pull in place.
The pocket design features a stretchy and more durable opening and an innovative bellows at the bottom that expands when stuffed with larger objects. And to facilitate more comfort and less binding when in the riding position we removed the waist gripper from the front half of the jersey.
Meet THE DESIGNER
I visited Marble and the Crystal Mill last summer while on a mountain bike trip to Carbondale and Aspen. I rode out to the Crystal Mill and walked around the old processing site in the middle of the town where huge Marble blocks still sit as an homage to the history of the town. Marble is known for the “Yule” Marble as it’s known due to the quarry’s proximity to Yule Creek. The marble was discovered in the 1870’s and the town incorporated in 1899 when the quarry began exporting large amounts of marble.