Alpinestars Hyperlight, Drop and Manual Jersey and Shorts

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Alpinestars is a brand that is well known for quality, innovation and style. They have a huge following in the world of motorcycle road racing and I have personally owned several pairs of Alpinestars motorcycle boots and leather jackets for years. In the early 90′s, Alpinestars made several different bicycle products (from shoes and clothes to handlebars and even bikes) and back in the day, my favorite pair of mountain bike shoes were Alpinestars System 6′s.

Times changed, however, and Alpinestars got out of cycling completely (at one point) to focus on the moto side of their business. But the attraction and crossover appeal was too strong to stay away for long. Until very recently, gravity super star Greg Minnaar rode in Alpinestars apparel for years. We here at Mtbr recently tested their Manual Shorts and Drop Jersey and found their quality and comfort and fit to be truly superior.

For 2013, Alpinestars continues to innovate and create and expand. I was shown several new products for the coming year and it is obvious that they take the cycling game seriously. In this video, Nic Sims shows us some highlights including the Hyperlight Jersey and Shorts, the Drop Jersey and Shorts and the Manual Jersey and Shorts. Also shown are the Gravity Gloves and the Aero Gloves and more, all newly updated for 2013.

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Hyperlight Jersey

  • 3/4 length zip jersey
  • Vent panel down side
  • Open vent under arm
  • 2 pockets and zip secure stash pocket
  • 2013 “Stella” version for women’s



Hyperlight Shorts

  • XC rider
  • Lightweight material
  • Vent panel in front
  • Deep pockets
  • Adjustable waistband


Drop Jersey

  • All-Mountain Freeride jersey
  • Airy and lightweight
  • Hidden pocket for mp3 with loops for headphones
  • Vent panel down chest
  • Low neck collar
  • Vent panel across shoulder and back
  • Available in a long sleeve version
  • Optics wipe panel on inside


Drop Shorts

  • Light short
  • Air mesh removable liner
  • Rip stop on bottom of short
  • Mesh panel with hidden zipper vent panel
  • Waist pockets
  • Adjustable waistband
About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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