Q36.5 Salopette L1 Essential Bib-Short

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The Salopette L1 is the original garment, conceived in early 2013 concurrent with the founding of the brand. After 20 years of experience at the highest level of the industry, it represents Luigi Bergamo’s very personal vision of the future of cycling and expresses the mission of the brand.

 

The Salopette L1 is an extreme piece of cycling clothing, it feels like no other bib short in the history of modern cycling clothing has felt, jettisoning the norms of the industry (2-panel or 8 panel construction, moulded or sewn chamois, knitted fabrics). Put it on and its extremely compressive and supportive fit, fruit of long research into high density woven fabrics – as well as the radically new single panel cut, immediately increases your proprioceptivity. Ride it sensitively and it will become your teacher, elastically guiding your pedaling motion, reducing muscle vibrations and supporting your lumbar muscles.


UNIQUE PATTERN

the Salopette L1 Essential is inspired by neither the 2-panel (Descente) or 8-panel (Assos) concepts which have dominated since the mid-80s, but is cut according to an entirely new Ergogenic Patternfor the astute calibration of support for different muscular groups during exercise, all with minimal use of seams (and none frontal facing, for increased aerodynamics). 

 

UNIQUE FABRIC

the Salopette L1 Essential is built entirely from one Italian 6.6 polyamide woven in 4 different densities used at different points of the design for maximum athletic efficiency. The greatest density (Modulus Force warp 510, weft 620) is used in the lumbar panel of the shorts where it works actively to improve stability and body alignment during the pedal stroke as well as reducing muscle fatigue. All other panels are similarly calibrated, in co-ordination with the unique minimally paneled pattern of the shorts, to actively support the rider during activity: sensitive riders will notice the sensation of ease of movement, as the motion of the legs are guided by the particular Vectorial Elasticityof the garment.   

 

The threads used for the fabric undergo a water-repellence treatment before being woven (so as to maintain their ‘natural’ structure), improving drying time as well as resistance to water making the bib shorts a particularly good riding choice in wet weather.

 

Differently to the traditional knitted fabric used for most top-end bib shorts, the extraordinarily high-density nylon 6.6 structure used in the Salopette L1 Essential allows for maximum robustness at a lower weight, as well as a significantly longer product life.

 

UNIQUE BRACES

the Salopette L1 Essential is constructed with an entirely new proprietary Tubular Brace Systemwhich provides a softer and more anatomic fitting and removes all seams from contact with the body for greater comfort.

 

UNIQUE CHAMOIS

the Salopette L1 Essential is the first bib short in the world to use both sewn and thermo-moulded padding technologies in a single chamois, fusing the best of both into a single design: 120kg highest density open cell foam is cut and sewn for the perineal (front) area, where the most flexibility and breathability is required while ‘smooth’ multidensity thermo-moulded pads are used for the ischial (rear) area, where flexibility is at less of a premium, compared to support and padding.

 

UNIQUE LEG GRIP SYSTEM

the use of the traditional elasticated leg opening (which can bother riders in moments of maximum exertion) is eliminated entirely in favour of a softer treated polyamide-elastane gripper sewn into the inner side of the opening.   Weight: 160g.  Result of the design, not an objective.



Please note that the choice of extremely dense lightweight materials means that the Salopette L1 Essential improves with use and will reach, and subsequently maintain, its optimum comfort condition after approximately 10 washes.  We recommend washing the bib shorts before their first use.

 

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Review Date - 12th December 2017
  • Comments - Q36.5 is a bit pricey but the stuff is well made/generally thought out. Wish I could design a bib....Would rather give these 3.5 stars but there is a lot of potential. Fabric/compression is great. Light weight and they dry SO QUICKLY. Pad is thicker than I like and too tight in the nads but I bought a second pair because the other brands I tried on sucked even more... Swinnerton service has been *excellent* btw. Seriously.
  • Would you recommend this product? - Yes
  • Display Name - Mark

December 12, 2017
Q36.5 is a bit pricey but the stuff is well made/generally thought out. Wish I could design a bib....Would rather give these 3.5 stars but there is a lot of potential. Fabric/compression is great. Light weight and they dry SO QUICKLY. Pad is thicker than
  • Overall
  • Fit
  • Quality
  • Value for Money
  • Review Date - 28th April 2017
  • Comments - First Q36.5 item I purchased a year ago. Very different and very, very good. The woven fabric and construction are like no other shorts. Just bought another pair so I never have to ride in anything else!
  • Would you recommend this product? - Yes
  • Display Name - John

April 28, 2017
First Q36.5 item I purchased a year ago. Very different and very, very good. The woven fabric and construction are like no other shorts. Just bought another pair so I never have to ride in anything else!
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