Nalini Dyneema kit review: Quality gear with a secret weapon

We put the abrasion-resistant Dyneema Kinetech Protekt material to the test in a crash simulation

Nalini Dyneema jersey
(Image: © Future / Tom Wieckowski)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Nalini Dyneema is good quality, performance cycling kit that I enjoyed using. The Dyneema Kinetech Protekt material is definitely abrasion-resistant and can add protection on the bike in the event of a crash.


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    Stylish and comfortable bib shorts and jersey

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    Added abrasion resistance can help keep you safe


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    Slightly odd fitting jersey neck

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    High RRP

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Tech Specs: Nalini Dyneema bib shorts and jersey

Nalini Dyneema jersey

(Image credit: Future / Tom Wieckowski )

Price: Jersey: £185 / $235 / €215 - Bibshorts: £235 / $300 / €274
Weight (M):  
Jersey: 126g  Bibshort: 165g
Jersey: S-2XL Shorts: M - 2XL

Dyneema technology and material entered the cycling arena several years ago though the origins and history of Dyneema stretch back a lot further than that. DSM, the Dutch multinational corporation and title sponsor of Team DSM, is the inventor of Dyneema which is an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene material. Though Dyneema is currently owned by Avient which is a speciality materials company. Dyneema material has been used in the past by Team DSM, whilst Santini released some 'fall proof' bib shorts using Dyneema back in 2017. 

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Testing scorecard and notes
Design and aesthetics Possibly too understated for some, but I really like the stylish, dark coloured aesthetics 9/10
FitMy size medium sample fitted perfectly, the neck could be a slightly better fit 8/10
ComfortTotally comfortable, no issues whatsoever from jersey or shorts 9/10
StorageThree pockets on the jersey, ample space, no zippered pocket but it's no deal breaker 8/10
ValueA fairly high retail price, Kinetech Protekt material is not the cheapest however if it keeps you safe it may be a price worth paying7/10
Overall ratingRow 5 - Cell 1 82/100

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Tom Wieckowski
Tech writer

Tom joined the Cyclingnews team in late 2022 as tech writer. Tom has over 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic with 5 or so of those being spent running an independent workshop. Tom has ridden and raced bikes from an early age up to a national level on the road and track and has ridden and competed in most disciplines, even the odd bit of bike polo. Tom is as happy tinkering away in the garage as he is out on the road bike exploring the Worcestershire lanes.