From a distance, Club Ride’s new Bolt jersey might look more like a vintage fashion gem than a technical mountain bike jersey. But upon further inspection the casual top is revealed to be chock full of technical features, and performs much better than grandpa’s button-down would on the trail.
The lightweight, slightly stretchy RideDryWear material is very wicking, stays pretty dry, and keeps the usual stench to a minimum. It still needs to be washed after one of those sweaty outings, but will give mingling at the local watering hole post-ride a fighting chance.
Tailored more for summer weather, especially if you’re in a warmer clime, the Bolt also features mesh vents that run down the entirety of both sides of the jersey. Up front, Club Ride’s standard Air2Flow zipper/button combo allows front ventilation to be fine-tuned as well.
Club Ride’s Air2Flow zipper and button closure
One mesh-lined, zippered rear pocket features a media port, and holds a smartphone with room to spare. The two snap-button breast pockets are as functional as they are fashionable, easily holding beef jerky and/or handkerchiefs.
Overall, the Bolt isn’t short on trail performance by any means, so if its style suits your fancy you won’t be disappointed.