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Louis Garneau Course Superleggera Kit

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Description

For those who need the very best in quality, but can't afford to waste their time searching for matching styles and colorways, the Louis Garneau Course Superleggera Kit quickly becomes the ideal choice for race-day apparel.

Louis Garneau designed the Course Superleggera jersey to be the ultimate race piece for hot weather. However, to achieve this lofty ambition, Garneau was forced to create a complex design that remains simple on the eyes. Easier said than done. So, three fabrics were used in its construction, along with a sophisticated material treatment. Starting at the body of the jersey, Garneau knew that the bulk of construction had to be lightweight, malleable, and breathable. This means that Mondo was the obvious choice for its composition. Made from a featherweight, multi-filament polyester, Mondo's knit is porous for breathability and for a high level of stretch that aids in both comfort and aerodynamics.

At the chest, shoulders, and sleeves, the Garneau went to great lengths to account for the most cumbersome variable of comfort -- heat control. Sure, the aforementioned fabric is breathable, but Garneau still added its Mesh 1001 material for a few reasons. First, it enhances the jersey's next-to-skin fit and comfort with its stretchy, microfiber composition. Second, it's been treated to wick moisture away rapidly. And lastly, its open mesh design keeps you dry while thoroughly ventilating your core. Going a step beyond, Garneau also treated the body of the jersey with its Coldblack finish. This finish permits the sun's heat to be reflected away from the jersey instead of absorbing it like most fabrics. So, you can ride on the rivet during summer races without running the risk of overheating.

To secure the fit of the Course Superleggera jersey, Garneau has taken a multi-step approach. The shoulders have been pre-shaped for added in comfort within the cycling position. At the rear hem, Garneau placed a wide signature silicone gripper that prevents shifting without adding any irritating compression. For the arms, Garneau laser-finished the hems, not only for comfort, but for enhanced aerodynamics as well. This has been further enhanced through the cuffs' Lazer Rev fabric. With a 22% spandex composition, this material provides a certified, compression-level support that aids in the reduction of lactic acid buildup, and the reduction of muscle fatigue.

Eight panels make up the short portion of the Course Superleggera bib shorts. This multi-panel construction allows for a precise, anatomic fit, as well as a strategic use of Garneau's Lycra Power, Delfino, and Lazer Rev fabrics. Used in every area of the shorts but the side panels and grippers, Lycra Power provides a high degree of muscle support and compression that improves blood circulation and increases resistance to fatigue. The Black version of the shorts keep you cool using Lycra Power with a Coldblack treatment that reflects heat, rather than absorbing and retaining it. For the side panels, Garneau used Delfino, a dimpled, nylon/spandex mesh that's quick-drying and provides exceptional ventilation and moisture management. The Lazer Rev fabric provides silicone-free grip at the lower thighs to keep everything in place.

Garneau constructed the uppers of the Course Superleggera out of Power Mesh and Carbon X-Mesh fabrics-- using Power Mesh for the lower and back portions, and Carbon X-Mesh for the shoulder straps themselves. Because it contains spandex, Power Mesh is both body-conforming and breathable -- two factors that are essential to effective moisture management around the core area. The shoulder straps are made out of Carbon X-Mesh, which, in addition to ventilation, provides gentle grip and anti-static properties.

For further comfort, the bib shorts feature Louis Garneau's own, patent-pending 5 Motion chamois. This chamois, developed with Beveled Edge Molding, uses a 3D, pre-shaped wing design that moves in unison with your body to eliminate abrasion. It also features 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 for pinch- and chafe-free comfort. Garneau also included a center channel, much like your favorite saddles, that relieves pressure on the urethra and pudendal nerve. The insert also effectively evacuates any moisture -- another source of chafing and bacteria.

The Louis Garneau Course Superleggera Kit is available in the colors Black and White and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.

Tech Specs

Bib Material:
[compressive panels] Lycra Power, [side panels] Delfino, [grippers] Lazer Rev, [treatment] Coldblack
Jersey Material:
[jersey] Mondo, [ventilation panels] Mesh 1001
Removable Chamois:
no
Chamois:
yes, 5 Motion
Pockets:
3 back
Fit:
form
Recommended Use:
road cycling and racing
Zip:
full-length
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year
Chamois Thickness:
variable

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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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Avg. ride time: 10h 32m per week
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Can anyone tell me if the upper half of...

Can anyone tell me if the upper half of the black Jersey see-thru mesh?

Avg. ride time: 4h 34m per week
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55

Unbelievable

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

This kit is absolutely fantastic. I used it on a century ride and was fresh crossing the line.