The new Assos SS.neoPro Jersey in US national livery makes me feel like Evel Knievel when I wear it on a ride. This is a good thing. For those who know me, I am not one to flaunt colors or logos on my clothing, but the design of the Assos jersey appealed to me from the moment I saw it in Switzerland last summer. The US design, as well as the four other designs from France, Italy, Germany and the UK, are all quite stunning. They are simple and elegant in the way they convey national pride. All five jerseys are made from¬†100% recycled P.E.T. bottles. The beauty of the material is its ability to wick moisture away from the body when you heat up. Then, when you cool down, the process reverses, keeping the moisture in, and in turn, keeping your body warm. It is meant to be used in temperatures ranging from 65 to 90 degrees fahrenheit. I’ve used it in warmer temperatures, up to 102 degrees, and I can verify it is totally appropriate for a very hot summer day. It feels light and minimal on the body, yet has all the functionality you’d expect from a top notch jersey. The fit is slim, and as is usual for Assos, works perfectly when you are on the hoods or in the drops. ¬†Assos calls the neo.Pro their entry level jersey, yet it feels completely top of the line. The SS.neo.Pro Jersey is an amazing opportunity to get a taste of Assos quality and fit at an entry level price. And, if you opt for the US national style, maybe, just maybe, you’ll get to channel your inner Evel Knievel.