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Strike a balance.
We don't have to tell you that there's a world of difference between triathlon and cycling shorts. Sure, they're both tight and have a chamois, but one requires just riding and the other requires running, swimming, and riding. That's why it's crucial for your shorts to be designed with a multifunctional approach like the Louis Garneau Tri Elite Course Shorts.
To strike the balance between comfort and aerodynamics, Garneau constructed the Tri Elite Course shorts from its Lazer Rev fabric. This material features a knit that has a high percentage of Lycra fibers in its composition. This means that you'll experience more muscle support in comparison to heavy polyester blends. Why is this important? Well, more support translates to less muscle movement from road vibration, and thus, less muscle fatigue. Additionally, even though the Tri Elite Course isn't a designated compression piece, you can still expect a slight improvement to blood flow, correlating to a reduction of lactic acid buildup. Even better, Lazer Rev has been designed to retain its shape after expanding for body conformity. So, the fabric's shape, fit, and compressive qualities don't run the risk of degradation. And to keep the heat at bay, Garneau also treated the shorts with its Coldblack finish. This finish forces the sun's heat to be reflected away from the shorts instead of absorbing it like most fabrics. So, you can ride on the rivet during summer races without running the risk of overheating.
So, you might be asking where aerodynamics come into the fold? Well, this a two part story, with Chapter One being the materials, and Chapter Two involving the construction. Moving along these lines, Garneau designed the Tri Elite Course shorts with a minimal number of seams. Not only does this minimize the possibility of abrasion, but it also creates a smooth, laminar air flow over the legs. So, you'll notice that the inner leg features a seamless design, and that the hems of the legs have been laser-cut. Together, drag is reduced, and unwanted compression and chafing have been eliminated.
For further comfort, the shorts feature Louis Garneau's own, TriElite chamois. This chamois, developed with Beveled Edge Molding, uses a minimally surfaced, preshaped design that moves in unison with your body. After all, a non-conforming insert is a leading cause of abrasion. So, to guarantee obedient flexibility, the TriElite chamois uses a variable-density, perforated memory foam that's been shaped objectively towards every direction of movement and pressure. And unlike other forms of variable-density padding, the TriElite shape ensures that height transitions flow smoothly from region to region. This means that pinching and chafing are nearly eliminated. Keep in mind that this is a tri-specific chamois, and in accordance to its application, Garneau made sure that the insert is highly breathable, and most importantly, quick drying. So, you'll experience a smooth transition from water to saddle, and from the saddle to the pavement. All the while, you don't have to sacrifice pressure relief to the genitals and sensitive nerves for comfort in your run. However, Garneau didn't stop there, instead, it incorporated the medically-used Crabyon fabric. This antibacterial, therapeutic material adds comfort to raw, chafed, and even burned skin.
The Louis Garneau Tri Elite Course Shorts are available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black.