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Development team tested.
Hincapie Sportswear developed the Vector Bib Shorts with direct input from its race team riders. These 'pros-in-training' have been wearing this bib for its race-proven construction, advanced fabric technologies, and body molding fit. So what this really means is that the apparel gets tested in the most demanding conditions by team riders, ensuring that the final product is up to Hincapie's strict standards. For us, we get to rest assured the apparel we receive is built to hold up through all of our biggest races and rides of the season.
Hincapie engineers used a combination of AT2 Tour Lycra Power and AT2 Transition Lycra to construct the Vector. Both of these materials were incorporated into the shorts because of their supportive, moisture wicking, and aerodynamic properties. AT2 Tour Lycra was used for the leg panels, as it's a polyester and Lycra Power yarn blend that provides a supple feel. The AT2 Tour blend ensures that you benefit from the smooth feel and wicking properties of polyester, while maintaining the supportive fit and aerodynamic edge of Lycra Power. Additionally, the weight of the fabric gives it compressive support that reduces muscle fatigue and helps promote positive blood flow. And while it's not enough to technically classify the Vector as a compression piece, the effects are still noticed.
Strategically placed, moisture-wicking AT2 Transition Lycra panels were used throughout the shorts to reduce surface drag. And to keep the Vector from migrating when pedaling, Hincapie's sleek, no-elastic and no-gripper Dimplex Lycra leg bands securely and comfortable hold it in place. The bib portion is constructed from Diamond Mesh to ensure plenty of breathability. It's also optimized to transfer moisture to your jersey for a dry and comfortable core.
Hincapie's seamless Pro chamois was selected for the Vector due to its advanced anatomical shape, wicking properties, and extended coverage. The insert's outer-layer is constructed from a soft elastic fabric with both antibacterial and anti-static treatments in order to reduce friction and promote high moisture transport. Below this layer, breathable open cell memory foam inserts provide comfort by conforming to your body.
The Hincapie Sportswear Vector Bib Shorts are available in sizes Small through XX-Large and in the color White/black.