2017 Howard Grotts Team-Issued Specialized SL Pro Short Sleeve Jersey: Medium - Lightweight - World Champ Stripes / Red / White (MINT+)
This is a team issued Specialized SL Pro jersey worn by Howard Grotts. I bought this from Howard Grotts himself at the Durango Devo Bike Swap. It's a true pro team version, evidenced by the sponsor logos on the back of the jerseys (the SL Team color is available for purchase to consumers through Specialized, but it does not have any sponsor logos). Sponsors include Roval, Retul, Ceramicspeed, & Supacaz.
The Specialized SL Pro is their flagship racing jersey, and the consumer version retails for $200. It's intended as a skin tight fit. High tech fabric wicks amazingly well, and feels like air conditioning once you start sweating. Click Here for more technical info & size chart on the SL Pro
Specialized says: "You wanted the best, and our SL Pro Jersey gives you the best. It represents everything that we know how to do with a cycling jersey, so you can expect a surreal, ready-to-race fit, premium fabrics, a thoughtful construction, and all of the performance features you could possibly dream of. This is SL Pro.
"From start to finish, we spared no expense and thought of every detail down to the stitch. For the construction, we used our venerable VaporRize™ knit fabrics that provide the optimal blend of moisture management and durability. Not only this, but the materials used have an incredibly soft hand against the skin for all-day comfort on the road. And compared to the rest of the SL line, this jersey has some unique features, like our Cold Fabric technology that reduces the surface temperature of the dark fabrics to keep you evenly cool while under the sun and a welded "cuffless" sleeve design that improves your aerodynamic profile and overall comfort.
"Of course, you'll also find convenient features like three rear pockets, a zippered sweatproof pocket for housing your electronics, and a full-length front zipper, but you'll also get our Form Fit that makes the SL Pro jersey feel painted on. This detail ensures that the jersey predictably follows all of your movements in the saddle, without leaving any material bunched or flapping in the wind."
Nearly new, worn in just one ride. The only signs of use are the size tag being removed, and some VERY light dirt (not grease) marks. These are so light they wouldn't show up in photos (I have not attempted to wash). Otherwise, perfect. ZERO dirt, pilling, stains, torn seams, etc.
- Size: Size tag removed, size Men's medium via size comparison to our Medium with tag (use link above for size chart)
- Chest (pit to pit): ~49cm
- Length (back of collar to bottom of tail): ~71cm
- Red and white, with world championship stripes on collar and cuffs