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Louis Garneau Course Race Short - Women's

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Comfort meets speed.

Anatomic comfort is nothing new to Louis Garneau. After all, it's been at the forefront of cycling design for nearly 30 years. So, when it came time to design a the Course Race Women's Shorts, Garneau decided to poke the boundaries of possibility. Instead of simply making a comfortable pair of shorts, Garneau instead opted to incorporate high levels of aerodynamic and breathable properties that are typically sacrificed in the pursuit of comfort.

Starting with the shorts portion of the Course Race, Garneau used its Lazer Rev fabric for the construction. 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 Course Race isn't a designated compression piece, you can still expect a slight improvement to blood flow, correlating directly 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 permits 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 Course Race 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 lazer-cut. Together, drag is reduced, and poignant compression and chafing have been eliminated.

For further comfort, the shorts feature Louis Garneau's own, patent-pending 5 Motion chamois. This chamois, developed with Beveled Edge Molding, uses a 3D, preshaped wing design that moves in unison with your body. After all, a non-conforming insert is a leading cause of abrasion. So, to guarantee an obedient flexibility, the 5 Motion 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 5 Motion shape ensures that height transitions flow smoothly from region to region. This means that pinching and chafing are nearly eliminated. Garneau also included a center channel, much like your favorite saddles, that relieves pressure on the genitals and sensitive nerves. However, Garneau didn't stop there. The insert also effectively evacuates any moisture -- another source of chafing and bacteria.

The Louis Garneau Course Race Women's Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black and Black/red.

Tech Specs

Material:
[shorts] Lazer Rev (78% polyester 22% spandex)
Fit:
anatomic
Inseam:
24 cm
Chamois:
yes, 5 Motion
Chamois Thickness:
variable
Removable Chamois:
no
Bib:
no
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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Geometry Chart

 

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Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay Length

(CS)

Wheelbase

44 44.0cm 51.5cm

51.7cm

36.3cm 72.1cm

12.0cm

72.0 deg 75.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.1cm
47 47.0cm 53.0cm

52.8cm

37.0cm 74.1cm 13.0cm 72.5 deg 74.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
50 50.0cm 54.5cm 54.0cm 37.0cm 76.0cm 14.0cm 73.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.6cm
53 53.0cm 56.0cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 78.3cm 16.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 98.6cm
55 55.0cm 57.5cm 58.0cm 38.9cm 80.1cm 18.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 100.1cm
58 58.0cm 59.0cm 60.1cm 39.7cm 82.1cm 20.0cm 74.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm

101.0cm

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Order the next size or two up

    I am 5'3" and weigh 120lbs and could not get one thigh into the Medium. This isn't just "European fit" this is "emaciated, waif fit." I mean really - come on!!!

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    Does this fit the same as the Corsa...

    Does this fit the same as the Corsa model?