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TYR Competitor 9in Tri Shorts $0.00
For the competitor within you.
Triathlon shorts play by a simple set of rules. Basically, the closer to a 'next-to-skin' fit, the better. The reasons for this are numerous (aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, comfort), however, most manufacturers fail at at least one of these criteria. Not so with the TYR Competitor 9in Tri Shorts. In fact, TYR developed these shorts to both excel at and accommodate all three disciplines of triathlon.
For the bulk of the Competitor Tri shorts' construction, TYR used a blend of polyester and spandex. Why these two fibers? Well, polyester is easily the most versatile fiber in sports apparel. Case in point is the venerable Lycra material. It provides a supportive, yet non-constrictive, structure, while remaining soft-to-the-touch. Additionally, with the elasticity of the added spandex content, the resulting material is granted a four-way stretch. So, your freedom of movement is guaranteed, regardless of the discipline at hand. You'll also find that, when combined, this material is quite efficient at managing moisture. So, whether it be water or perspiration, moisture moved away from the skin and transported to the quick-drying surface of the fabric. As a result, you remain dry and comfortable over the two land legs of your competition.
In terms of fit, TYR designed the Competitor Tri shorts for competitors, meaning that it's ready for endurance racing. It features a comfort beaded silicone leg hem, a stretch-woven drawcord, and an ample, nine-inch inseam. As a result of the latter, the shorts experience more surface area coverage, which results in an increase in both compressive support and resistance to wetsuit chafing.
Furthering this level of comfort, TYR included its new Competitor AMP chamois. This insert features a minimalist construction as to provide enough support for the bike leg without inhibiting comfort in either the swim or run. And because of the swim, TYR also designed the Competitor to be water-resistant and quick-drying. So, you won't be racing soggy after T1.
For storage of your race nutrition, TYR has also included a zippered rear pocket.
The TYR Competitor 9in Tri Shorts are available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black, Black/red, Black/green, Black/grey, and Navy/red.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
What community has to say
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Used mainly for... running. The slight compression effect is great durin bike to run transition. But I have used it without hassles for 10k running races. I recommend it (plus... I bested my 10k PR twice this year using these shorts!)