Santini had a couple of additional Giro D’Italia jerseys alongside the usual winners’ fare on show at the Taipei Cycle Show.
First up is a jersey celebrating the start of the race in Belfast. This pro level jersey should arrive in stores soon, in the lead up to the start of the Giro.
The second, limited edition, jersey celebrates stage 12, when the Giro heads through the Northern Italian wine-producing heartland of Piedmonte – or, as Santini are putting it, ‘Strada del Vino’, which is a race we can definitely get behind.
This limited edition Santini jersey celebrates the Giro passing through Piedmonte’s wine region
The other garment from the Santini stand to catch our eye was the Reef short-sleeved jersey, the company’s latest technical garment. It’s made using an exclusive fabric called Tempo, which is much like that used on Castelli’s wildly popular Gabba jersey. It is highly water-resistant yet breathable, with decent wind-resistancy to boot.
The new Reef jersey promises water resistance, wind-proofing and breathability
The Reef was developed by Santini with input from their pro-sponsored team, Belkin. The sleeves have super close fit deep cuffs, and the cut is the aero race shape of Santini’s traditional pro level jersey.
What we like most about the reef is its full complement of features; reflective piping, a massive reflective high-vis strip and a deeply dropped tail. If we had one criticism of the Castelli Gabba it was the lack of high-vis details, which Santini has most certainly got right there. Santini says the Reef is designed to be worn on its own or on top of its top level Photon aero jersey, so in effect, the Reef is somewhere between a jersey and a gilet.