Salopette Dottore Grid Skin Black
Grid Skin Bib Shorts Black
The Q36.5 Grid Skin cycling Bib Shorts make use of a newly developed 4D printing technology GRDXKN® to integrate a protective skin into the bibs that can protect your skin when you suffer an unexpected crash.
The Q36.5 Gridskin cycling Bib Shorts have been developed using an innovative process and technology to protect the rider’s skin in the event of a crash. The newly developed 4D printing technology GRDXKN® enables us to print a protective structure into the fabric of the material. This printing technology turns common fabrics into smart textiles. In fact, the material properties of the GRDXKN matrix have been successfully tested in crash simulations up to 100 km/h. The fine textiles used are reinforced and padded while remaining particularly light and flexible. This integrative system promotes rear ventilation of the printed areas, offering maximum comfort with a significantly higher level of protection and security. The clothing equipped with GRDXKN® can be washed normally. The Gridskin Bib Shorts are another example of our continuing focus on a more eco-sustainable approach since they are made from 100% recycled material. We have revamped the UF Knit44 fabric in order to have it made from fully recycled material Most recycled fabrics use only a recycled yarn for polyamide and stick with a virgin yarn for elastane. In our new development of the UF Knit44 ECO we have chosen only 100% recycled yarns. These bib shorts are also distinguished by the updated pre-shape cut that we’ve employed to provide the most ergonomic fit to enhance not only performance but comfort. Thanks to our detailed research into body mapping with a focus on reducing the number of seams, we have been able to place our panels in ways that support the muscles during the pedal stroke. Improving the fit and feel of the bibs, we have introduced a laser cut finish on the waist area, further reducing the need for problematic seams. The raw cut of the leg cuffs adds to the level of comfort thanks to the clever finishing that eschews the use of silicone while still ensuring the leg band stays in place. The method eliminates hot spots and pressure points. The lumbar support panel made from high density stretch woven fabric augmented with silver thread actively improves stability and body alignment during the pedal stroke. The straps have been made light and breathable while still offering exceptional support. For the saddle and the chamois interface, we are using a new proprietary pattern to improve the saddle/chamois intersection. Our innovative pattern eliminates the central seam which typically causes pressure and discomfort while on the saddle. The new pattern replicates the contact surface of the saddle and is made with a molded fabric that adapts naturally to the different typology of saddles. To increase comfort in the pelvic zone, an anti-stress cut allows more freedom of movement and no pressure points. The chamois uses a new three-dimensional SuperMoulded-Anatomic construction that better follows the anatomy of the human body and offers augmented comfort during the ride. The foam padding has been calibrated according to the scheme of variable densities and thicknesses in the perineal, ischiatic, genital and gluteal zones resulting in an extremely sophisticated tuning of its overall comfort. The chamois uses a unique molding technique that produces smooth variations in the thickness of the padding, markedly improving the contact with the rider’s skin.