Neo Classic Podium Jersey by Biehler
Velo Insider Rating
The Neo Classic Podium jersey is a very unique piece of kit from German brand Biehler. With quality and performance of this level, you might wonder why you haven’t bought one already.
PROS: We love the cut and fit of this jersey, it’s lightweight and performs at the highest level.
CONS: Price may be too high for some.
Quality and Comfort
The fabric choice alone shows how much quality has been put into creating this Neo Classic Podium masterpiece!
With a mix of different lightweight fabrics, you can see how much effort has been put into creating a very unique jersey for serious riders looking for the ultimate performer.
The jersey features a race cut design ‘constructed for pro race team position’, and it shows as you hit the drops and get down low. The jersey sits flat against your body with no ruffling or flapping of fabrics, and the arms sit firmly in place allowing you to ride without any distractions.
Both the arms and waistband feature generous sized elasticated grippers which do a superb job at keeping everything in place. The waistband gripper and body length make this one of the best jerseys we’ve ever worn for staying in place while riding.
The fabric choice also provides maximum comfort against your skin. The body features a smooth material which is both comfortable and aero, while the arms feature a mesh design for maximum ventilation.
The three rear pockets have been reinforced and angled at either side to make access as easy as possible. Overall the jersey has many features which show off how much of a quality item this really is.
In all riding situations, this jersey performs extremely well. In warmer temperatures, the jersey wicks away moisture very well and allows your body stay cool, no matter what effort you are putting in.
The Podium jersey is designed for those who like speed and who like to ride hard. It’s the perfect ‘go-to’ summer jersey for when you want to perform at your best, achieving those all important KOM’s and PR’s.
No matter how you ride, the Neo Classic range of jerseys provide you with maximum performance, comfort and reliability to keep you performing at your best. You even get 50+ UPF protection too!
Another performance feature is the reflective details on various parts of the jersey using anthracite reflector fabrics to keep you safe in low light conditions. They look subtle and don’t stand out too much in daylight conditions.
Size and Fit
The Biehler range of jerseys have a very unique shape to them with a high back to the low neckline and a low rear waistline, something we love about the Podium jersey!
The size on review is a small and fits true to size for an aerodynamic jersey. Small chest size fits 92 – 95cm. As you can see in the photographs, this is a very slim fitting jersey designed for performance and racing.
The body length is very good, providing plenty of coverage fo your rear as you ride, and allowing you to easily reach those three rear pockets while out on the road. The sleeve length on the Podium jersey is perfect, with a nice modern look as it sits just above your elbows.
There are no loose areas of fabric to flap around while riding and the whole jersey fits extremely well in line with their sizing chart. If you want it to be a little more relaxed then size up!
Value for Money
Priced at €145.00 (£128 / $166) the podium jersey is a premium product with a price to match. The quality is what you would expect from cycling clothing associated with a German brand, it’s precision made with a lot of features for your money. The price may be too high for some, but we love the unique look of their jerseys and would recommend you consider their clothing based on the quality & performance… before the price.
The Neo Classic Podium jersey looks fantastic on the road, it stands out in it’s own uniqueness and performs every bit as good as it looks. Biehler are a superb brand providing some pretty impressive kit, we recommend you take a look at their kit and see for yourself.