Carbon, carb off.
In recent years, we've come to realize that all things are improved
with carbon, even apparel. Case in point is the TYR Carbon 9in Men's
Tri Shorts. By integrating carbon into the fabric, TYR made the Carbon
softer, cooler, and more breathable than standard triathlon gear.
all comes down to three key components: moisture management, comfort,
and stretch. The nylon fibers of the fabric lend themselves to the first
two of these characteristics, as the material is lightweight and soft
to the touch. Accordingly, it pulls moisture away from the skin to the
quick-drying surface of the material. As a result, you not only benefit
from a dry, protective layer, but your skin also remains dry and free
from moisture-induced chafing. Meanwhile, the spandex provides four-way
stretch, enabling complete freedom of movement. This engineered stretch
nearly eliminates friction, bolstering the overall comfort and
performance of the Carbon.
Because they could, TYR also included inserts along the side panels
in order to increase stretch, ventilation, and moisture management.
These panels have been constructed from a blend of nylon, polyester,
Lycra, and carbon mesh. Carbon? Yup. Not only does it possess natural
anti-static properties, but it is also a major combatant of moisture.
Additionally, carbon is naturally antimicrobial, which means the fabric
maintains consistent temperature regulation while keeping you dry,
comfortable, and free from odor.
TYR cut the Carbon with a medium-rise and a nine-inch inseam.
Accordingly, you receive ample coverage, which promotes muscle support
and skin protection. Additionally, the leg openings feature a beaded
silicone gripper, replacing the common, restrictive elastic gripper
systems. As a result of, the shorts are free from rubbing and pinching
over the quads and hamstrings.
To take comfort levels even further on the bike, TYR included its new
Carbon AMP chamois. This insert features a stretchable construction in
order to support and follow all of your movements in the saddle. TYR has
also constructed the AMP from different densities of foam, with most of
the support resting in the middle of the chamois. So, the insert
supports your body where it needs it in the aero position, not where it
doesn't. Through this construction technique, TYR has been able to
create an anatomic shape for the chamois, eliminating chafing, bunching,
and pinching. To deal with friction between the skin and the surface of
the insert, TYR rounded out the construction with a bacteriostatic
fabric at the chamois' surface to fight off the microbes that cause