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Interbike 2012: New kits, colors, and looks from Capo

By:
James Huang
Published:
September 26, 2012, 4:41 BST,
Updated:
September 26, 2012, 5:41 BST
New for 2013 from Capo is the GS-13 kit, featuring a form-fitting race-style cut, carbon-infused fabrics, and a unique non-stretch harness at the top of the bib shorts.

New for 2013 from Capo is the GS-13 kit, featuring a form-fitting race-style cut, carbon-infused fabrics, and a unique non-stretch harness at the top of the bib shorts.

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This article orginally appeared on BikeRadar.

Capo's entire cycling kit range is divided into three collections so that buyers can more easily identify the type of fit and level of technology included. The top-end GS features the most aggressive fits and cutting-edge fabrics; the mid-range Super Corsa is geared toward everyday race use with advanced performance and snug fits but more reasonable price points; and the Corsa blends Euro-inspired styling and hard-working synthetic fabrics with slightly more casual cuts.

Highlighting the GS range for 2013 is the new GS-13 kit, built with a highly cycling-specific fit that incorporates longer sleeves for a little extra coverage but a very short front torso to eliminate bunching when hunched over the drops. ColdBlack panels in the jersey that are said to reflect most of the sun's rays are combined with liberal amounts of very open mesh to help keep riders comfortable in hot weather.

Down below, the GS-13 shorts feature a compressive fit for muscle support plus laser-cut leg openings dressed up with silicone gripper tape bonded to the inside. Interestingly, Capo has built the bib straps with a surprisingly stiff and non-stretch upper harness that supposedly lends more support than more conventional straps. As usual for Capo, the GS-13 also includes a multi-density, multi-thickness stretch chamois from Cytech that in this case is specifically geared toward long days in the saddle with higher-density padding than is typical.

Suggested retail price for the GS-13 jersey is US$200 while the matching shorts are US$250.


 

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