The most important investment in cycle sport is your shorts. We wanted to offer the best structural and performing garment we could; So our mission to build the Énergie Elite bib short began with a trip to TeoSport in Italy, a truly innovative research and production facility for cycling performance. They make the most important component of any bibshort, the chamois. Supportive, 4mm Poron inserts are at the core of the Endurance insert. They perfectly match the placement of your pelvic sit-bones and rest on a honeycomb layer of vented foam. This layer has staggered depth foam and places more padding (10mm) and foam density where you need it most. Next to your skin, you have a thin layer of breathable/wicking padding that can move independently of the base. This friction free system offers comfort and support for all day riding. This chamois was used in all three Grand tours in 2016. Good enough for us.
For 2017 our Énergie shorts use a single Carvico Lycra®. A Hard wearing lycra with anti-abrasive properties is used next to the chamois and on the inside of the leg where wear is most prominent. this lycra will reduce saddle movement and slide thus enhances rider stability. For the rest of the garment we chose an aero Power Lycra. The textured finish permits the air to flow faster over the body and gives a light compressive support to muscles in motion. The short panels are computer cut to match the rider when in the cycling position. The end profile is clean, with structured panels shaped for optimal muscle support and least pedalling resistance. All are 4-needle-flat stitched for durability and a chafe-free, finish.
The bib brace is another dual-material affair, with supportive straps combining with a lighter stretchy mesh panel to help keep them in position and are pre-curved to help ease breathing. The Logo-ed, leg grippers, finish the classic looking short with style and comfort. The Italian grippers are wider at 70mm and softer for 2017, the light and effective silicone is secure and won’t dig in to the skin.
Our Énergie performance shorts have NO COMPROMISE on quality and will match ANY bib short on the market, at any price. These are your new ‘best’ shorts.
Trim : Polyester 82%, Elastane 18%