Louis Garneau Course Elite Bib Tights - Mens - Mens - Road Bike Shop
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Louis Garneau Course Elite Bib Tights - Men's - Men's
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Pairing warmers with our favorite bib shorts is what most of us prefer for fall riding, but when the icy weather really settles in, a lightly insulated pair of bib tights becomes a mainstay in our cycling wardrobe. Louis Garneau developed its Course Elite Bib Tights with several of its top element-blocking fabrics for cold-weather rides, which means that you're able to stay warm, dry, and comfortable throughout all of your winter training sessions. For the bulk of the Course Elite's leg panels, a fabric known as HeatMaxx was employed. This is a Roubaix-type material with a smooth outer-surface and a brushed micro-fleece lining. It's also a stretchy fabric that strikes a fine balance between keeping you warm and not restricting movement with bulky materials. A second layer of HeatMaxx was added to the knees, which provides additional warmth and ease of movement at this flex point. The material's composition works to keep your legs warm, while at the same time, ensuring that you stay dry through its exceptional wicking capabilities. For additional protection against the elements, Garneau strategically placed its Super Light Dry material to the tights' front and back panels. Super Light Dry provides a light layer of wind and water-repellency through its stretchy, yet breathable, polyester composition. For the bib tights' uppers, Garneau used a blend of its Power Mesh and Carbon-X Mesh. These fabrics introduce a heightened level of ventilation around your torso for general breathability, while also providing a great deal of stretch and adaptability to the straps. The tights feature nine panels in total, stitched together with friction-minimizing flatlock seams. Garneau included its 5Motion insert with the Course Elite bib tights. This chamois uses a 3D, pre-shaped wing design that moves in unison with your body. After all, a non-conforming insert is one of the leading causes of abrasion. So, to guarantee flexibility, the 5Motion chamois uses a variable-density, pe...