Custom sportswear is becoming more popular than ever. It's a means to motivate a rider and unite a team, whatever level of the athletes. Looking and feeling great lends itself to performing great, meaning custom cycling clothing is an excellent option for those looking to invest more in their kit.
It can cost both time and effort to find high-performance sportswear that delivers on all your preferences, so it helps to know what to look out for when getting started. That way, you're guaranteed to come away with cycling jerseys that deliver on quality and suit your style.
When it comes to custom cycling jerseys, here's a buyer's guide that will help.
Cycling jersey qualities
To help you achieve your full potential in the saddle, a cycling jersey must deliver on certain qualities that allow you to do so. High-performance sportswear maximises on comfort, aerodynamics, and practicality so that you can go further and faster.
Choosing the right material for endurance sportswear is a complex process. It involves weighing up multiple decisions to land on a jersey material that is breathable, quick-wicking, odour-resistant, comfortable, and cost-effective.
Here at Presca, our materials deliver on all of the above. But we have an additional focus on sustainability too. Our cycling clothing not only supports an athlete through all the demands of a ride, but it also protects the planet.
Our Grand Tour jerseys are made from the finest, lightweight, recycled fabrics, offering the highest quality with the lowest impact on our environment.
Most cycling jerseys feature a longer back and shorter front so that your back is covered as you lean forwards towards the handles and there is no excess material that bunches up at the front.
Cycling wear must be tight around the body to be race fit. It's essential to maximise on aerodynamic benefits and support your torso in the seat.
The sleeve length
The sleeve length of your jersey will depend on the climate you typically ride in, with most teams have both long and short sleeve cuts. To accommodate you during between seasons, breathable side panels for sweat-wicking are helpful, which all jerseys in the Presca range provide.
Our short-sleeved jerseys also have raw-edge cuffs. This feature is often overlooked in cycling garments and ensures comfort and avoids constriction or irritation at the arm.
Depending on your riding preferences, you might also opt for additional features in your cycling jersey such as types of pockets, hidden zips, and grip tape at the waist to avoid it riding up.
Every cyclist is different, so exploring these options is key to finding a solution that suits you best.
When it comes to custom cycling gear, your garment's look is the reason for your investment.
Striking, bold, intelligent design that reflects the personality of your team is important. Working closely with designers is the way to getting a unique style that unites you.
How Presca does custom cycling clothing
Here at Presca, we ensure you get what you want from your cycling jersey. We have a range of custom pieces for your cycling kit, all of which are fully printable, meaning you have complete control over how the end product looks.
Our design philosophy is grounded in quality, so we invest all our energy into creating products that will stand the test of time. From zips to fabrics, every element of the garment is guided by athletes and experts. We keep our core sustainability and performance principles at the heart of everything we do.
Keeping you in close communication with our designers is how we ensure that you get exactly what you want from your performance apparel and are always 100% satisfied with the end product.
To create your custom clothing, we follow a 3-step process:
Let us know you're interested in custom cycling wear and one of our designated representatives will be in touch as soon as possible.
You'll work directly with our experts to develop your vision. We don't use templates for your custom cycling jersey, and our design team continue to iterate until you're happy with the finished design.
Once your group is happy with the final design, we'll manufacture your team kit in the most sustainable way we can. Our delivery time is 6 weeks and your cycle wear will arrive directly from our factory.
Presca Cycling Jerseys
We have a range of custom cycling clothes including bib shorts, gilets, jackets, and cycle jerseys all of which can be created to reflect your team look. Choose whatever artwork, logos, and colours you like. All our products are available of which are available in male and female cuts.
Grand Tour Cycling Jersey – Short Sleeve
Our Grand Tour range features kit tried and tested by athletes at the top of their sport that your team will be proud to wear.
Our short sleeve version has raw-edge cuffs and a silicone trim elastic grip tape in the waist for comfort. The three rear pockets offer practicality, and it features specific panels for sweat-wicking and increased breathability.
This jersey is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester, so you can be confident your purchase is doing good for our planet too.
Grand Tour Cycling Jersey – Long Sleeve
The long-sleeved version of our Grand Tour jersey features all the same high-performance qualities, whilst giving you some extra protection against the breeze.
As with all our custom jerseys, it's fully printable, allowing you to create a design that reflects your team's determination.
Classics Cycling Jersey – Short Sleeve
The Classics jersey is designed for longevity. The contemporary features of a fitted shape and raw edges make it more suitable for racing. This way, you can go further in sportswear that does too.
This garment boasts eco-friendly production and is made from sustainable fabric using 100% recycled yarn. By purchasing this jersey, you save 3.1 days of drinking water, avoid 4.3km of driving emissions, and recycle 13.7 PET bottles.
Winter Cycling Jersey
Our Winter Cycling Jersey is there to support you against the elements in those colder climates. Perfect for Autumn, Winter, and Spring, it uses innovative recycled thermal fabric to provide a barrier from the cold.
The smooth brushed interior means the temperature won't get in the way of you performing at your best.
Finding the right custom cycling clothing can be complicated, so if you have any questions about the process or our products or delivery time, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Blog curated by Guy Whitby (MSC) and Ironman Athlete
Guy Whitby is a medal-winning athlete and five-time Ironman finisher. He is Presca's Operations Director and Co Founder, and has drawn on Presca's wide network of professional athletes and sports expertise to collate these blogs.