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Giordana Competitive Cyclist Team Long Sleeve Speedsuit $0.00
Speed is the key.
A time trial is about speed and speed alone. And unless the temperature is in the triple digits, you're going to benefit from a long sleeve skinsuit. That's why we worked with Giordana to design both a short sleeve suit and the Competitive Cyclist Team Long Sleeve Speedsuit.
For the bulk of speedsuit's construction, Giordana used its Shield Endurance fabric. This material is has a fabric weight of 240g/m2, making it a certified Power Lycra. Essentially, this means that the fabric features a high thread count that's capable of supporting the muscles of the body. As a result, the body is 'shielded,' pun intended, from the fatigue-inducing effects of the muscle oscillation that's derivative of road vibration. Additionally, Shield's high thread count makes it incredibly soft against the skin -- think of your bed sheets if you need a point of reference. You'll also find that the high amount of threads per square inch make the fabric quite the efficient moisture manager.
Just as importantly, the aforementioned doesn't reduce your flexibility within the suit. So, you'll be able to remain stretched out on the extensions comfortably. And due to its dense polyester yarn, Shield Endurance also provides opaque coverage, even in white, and carries a UPF rating of 50+. The speedsuit's grippers are made with breathable, perforated AeroFix Pro. This smooth material doesn't snag your skin, and lays almost perfectly flat. This means that your aerodynamic profile is minimized, equating to watt conservation and shear speed.
In the speedsuit's highest-friction area, the inner-thigh and seat panels, Giordana stepped up the protection level with the Zaffiro fabric. This material is a durable, abrasion-resistant Power Lycra material that reduces friction during the pedal stroke. Manufactured using a a multi-filament polyamide, power Lycra yarns, and the latest SUPER 40 generation weaving technology, Zaffiro is a high-density, compact, and four-way stretch material that's particularly suitable when comfort and abrasion-resistance are a priority.
The suit's chamois is one that Giordana touts as being the most advanced in the industry -- the Cirro O.F.. We don't deal in absolutes, but we can say that it's the first chamois we've heard of with Aloe Vera particles directly infused into the threads of the microfiber. Aloe is not only a natural bacteria fighter, but its implementation in the fiber provides a cooling effect that protects and heals during activity. Below the skin layer, the Cirro has a 4mm-thick pad of waffled-texture expanding memory foam. The texture aids in ventilation by moving moisture to the perimeter of the chamois where accelerated evaporation can occur. The final layer of the chamois is a thick section of hand-sewn open cell padding with recessed channels for pressure relief.
The speedsuit has a full-length invisible zipper that makes entry and exit of the suit a little easier. Additionally, Giordana installed a lay-flat race radio pocket on the small of the back.
The Giordana Competitive Cyclist Team Speedsuit is available int the Competitive Cyclist Team colors and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.