Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear is proud to present the 2019 Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Official Jersey. There is no better way to fly up each of steepest hills in Pittsburgh than to do it wearing this jersey. The Premiere Jersey is our top-of-the-line jersey that is packed full of useful features and fits tight for less fabric flapping in the wind on the way down the hills.
The Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Official 2019 Cycling Jersey - Race Cut
- Aero Cool Body Fabric
- Tech Mesh Side Panels and Cuffs Fabric
- Full YKK Separating Zipper
- 3 Storage Pocket with a Race Cut Tapered Edge
- Silicone Bottom Hem Gripper
- Made in the USA
- Reflective Element below Pockets for Safety
This Dirty Dozen Jersey is race cut, different than previous years (we used club cut last year). If you want a trim fit, close to the body that is aerodynamic, you will want this Premiere style. It is part of our Premiere Jersey collection that was developed to address the needs of a competitive cycling team. This DD Jersey is trim fit but not tight and not binding in any way, even though it is snug, it feels invisible.
Always good for an uphill ride, the Dirty Dozen 2019 jersey is crafted from a combination of fabrics that are highly technical. The microfiber polyester yarns are knitted for the wicking sweat away and keeping perspiration away on hot sweaty days. The sleeves fit to the shoulders perfectly and comfortably. Available in sizes X-Small to 3XL and crafted with pride in the USA.
The Premiere Dirty Dozen Jersey Details - The perfect blend of aerodynamic tailoring and top of the line fabric make this jersey fit to be called elite. Designed for the cycling position, the set-in sleeves create a beautiful fit from the neck and shoulder to the bicep. This gives the Premiere Jersey an aerodynamic advantage by fitting tight against the rider's body allowing air to flow freely over the body and eliminate air pockets in the fabric.
This Dirty Dozen racing jersey was designed with two fabrics:
The Aero Tech Designs Power-Cuff is crafted from honey-comb polyester micro-mesh material. The Power-Cuff allows muscles to flex during effort but does not bind or restrict muscle movement. The cut is slightly longer so it stays in place and never looks like a muffin top. Honey-comb fabric has carbon infused fibers knitted-in to help vent heat buildup and enhance ventilation. The body is sleek and stretchy with a highly technical blend of knitted yarns. The core fabric is 94% polyester and 6% Lycra, to provide the perfect amount of stretch. This extra bit of spandex will give riders a tailored race fit but still allow for comfortable movement both on and off the bike. The fabric has highly technical polyester micro-fibers that wick perspiration away from the body and keep the garment dry and cool in all weather conditions.
Carbon fiber knitted into the fabric, to help manage moisture and keep body temperatures down, this Jersey is designed with honey-comb, carbon infused panels. The extra cooling on the side panels and arm pits create a cool garment for summertime races and hard workouts. The carbon, honey-comb textured panels start at the underarm and continue to the bottom of the jersey.
Additional visibility with 3M reflective element below the rear pocket. Another value added quality of this garment is the 3M Scotchlite™ Reflective Material which is sewn in a key location on the back of the jersey. Proudly Manufactured in Pittsburgh, Pa.
HISTORY OF THE DIRTY DOZEN - By Danny Chew
In 1983, Dan & Tom Chew and Bob Gottlieb wanted to showcase Pittsburgh's steepest and toughest hills in one ride, never getting more than 10 kilometers away from the center of the city. We searched out hills on Unites States Geological Survey (USGS) maps by counting the 20 foot contour lines/intervals. The closer the lines, the steeper the hill. Sometimes the "road" was merely steps for pedestrian traffic only. So on Saturday December 17, 1983, the first Dirty Dozen ride was held in 27 degrees F with snow flurries. Among the 5 starters were Oscar Rattenberg and Ron Reider, but only Dan, Tom, and Bob finished. Dan & Tom were deemed the two strongmen of the ride. The 5 place points system was first used in 1988 when 13 starters showed up. The 10 place points system was used in 2007 when 131 riders started, in 2008 for women, and in 2011 for men. When Tom Chew moved away from Pittsburgh in 1985, Dan Chew took over as the ride organizer. Back in the early years (the 80's) a macho attitude prevented any rider from using gears lower than a 42x24. In recent years, the ride has gotten easier due to lower gearing and several of the hills being paved (asphalted) which used to be rough cobblestone or wavy blacktop killing what little momentum the rider had. In recent years, riders have used a 39x32 gear which makes the ride much less taxing on the rider's upper body.
THE STEEPEST HILLS IN PITTSBURGH'S DIRTY DOZEN
1. Center Ave./Guyasuta Rd. in Aspinwall
2. Ravine St./Midway Dr. in Sharpsburg
3. Berryhill Rd. between Saxonburg Blvd. and Middle Rd.
4. High St./Seavy Rd. in Etna
5. Logan St. in Millvale
6. Pigg Hill/Rialto St. across from the 31st St. Bridge (Eliminated in 2012)
7. Suffolk/Hazelton/Burgess Streets on Northside
8. Sycamore St. on Mt Washington
9. Canton Ave in Beechview
10. Boustead St. in Beechview
11. Welsh Way on the Southside
12. Barry/Holt/Eleanor Streets on the Southside
13. Flowers Ave./Kilbourne St./Tesla St. in Hazelwood