Over the past few years, merino has been reinvented as a practical material for cycling apparel. The fabric has been refined from the bulky, scratchy weave that has accompanied cyclists for the last hundred or so years into a thin and light material with numerous advantages over synthetics. California’s Cedar Cycling are already well respected for their product philosophy, which offers an understated jersey and T-shirt, recently joined by a women’s jersey also.
Neil and Jeremy enlisted the help of Barb Howe, a Cali local ex-pro CX racer and former US national champion. Barb quit racing to study apparel design and contributed to the fit of the Cedar Cycling Women’s Standard Jersey. It features the same pocket layout and construction as the guys, not to mention the advantages of merino: it’s light and tough, feels more comfortable against the skin and has superior anti-bacterial properties.
The Women’s Standard Jersey is designed and made in California—and tested there as well. Barb and Neil shot these photos in the Oakland Hills on Pinehurst (Pinehurt) Road and Joaquin Miller Park, which has single trail that snakes through the giant redwoods. Cedar Cycling are offering a 10% pre-order discount on the jersey, simply head to their website to enter. Special thanks to Barb Howe and Neil Berrett for the photography.