THIS ONE’S FOR THE RACERS
RedWhite launched in 2014 with the goal of producing bibshorts for long distance riding. We offered a single product, called The BIBS. A bibshort that has since helped so many of our customers ride ultra-distances in comfort. For many, The BIBS became their benchmark determining a great long distance bibshort. However, our customers wanted more.
A RACING CHAMOIS
We took the best elements from the chamois in our long distance bibshorts , The BIBS, and made some changes to create a racing chamois. The RACE chamois is lightweight, dissipates heat extremely well & remains plush enough to help you get through hot & hard rides.
1) GREATER HEAT DISSIPATION :
We took our standard long distance chamois and introduced perforations throughout the top fabric to create a dimpled surface. This increased the real surface area of the chamois, creating an efficient heat dissipation surface. The RACE chamois functions as a heat sink, drawing heat away from the skin that comes in contact, helping you race more comfortably.
2) LIGHTWEIGHT & LESS BULK :
When you’re racing, you want your chamois to move effortlessly with your body. The RACE chamois is lighter and less bulky than The BIBS chamois. We achieved this by utilising a high-density foam that is 30% less dense and 16% less thick than the ultra-high density foam used in the identical middle layer of The BIBS chamois.
3) PLUSH :
A big challenge we encountered was making The RACE chamois lighter and less bulky without sacrificing the plush ride that a RedWhite BibShort is well known for. Every chamois we use is constructed of 3 foam layers :
- The Base Layer – identical in density and thickness to The BIBS chamois. Gives our chamois its “oversized” & generous feel.
- The Mid Layer – formed using a high density foam that is 30% less dense and 16% less thick that the ultrahigh-density foam used in the same location on The BIBS chamois. This layer gives The RACE chamois is racier character in comparison to The BIBS.
- The Top Layer – identical in density and thickness to The BIBS chamois in order to maintain the same plush feel. Is perforated to create a dimpled surface for better heat dissipation.
Buttery soft Hand-feel
The result is a chamois that is lightweight and moves more easily with you in comparison the our long distance bibshort. The heat dissipating perforations also gave The RACE chamois its buttery soft hand-feel. Its almost pleasurably when we got our hands on the first production ready prototypes and ran our fingers along the dimpled surface.
PREMIUM FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION
The RACE uses the same great Italian fabrics we used to construct The BIBS. The luxury lycra & lightweight UV protective mesh are produced by MITI in Urgnano, Italy. These fabrics are cut and stitched together using a high-density flatlock stitch. RedWhite only uses the finest threads from RAMA Cucirini of Italy.
SILICONE MICRODOT GRIPPER
The RACE uses the same oversized Silicone Microdot Gripper as The BIBS. Its a gripper for the 21st century cyclist. This oversized gripper uses a thicker piece of nylon-based lycra that’s impregnated with hundreds of silicone microdots. The result is a fabric that feels as natural and as breathable as lycra, yet one that grips your thighs firmly, ensuring your bibshorts stay in place during a hard sprint towards the finish.
The Silicone Microdot Gripper works on the principle of surface area. Each dot by itself only imparts a very small amount of friction on your thigh. However, combined, the hundreds of microdots create a massive surface area that strikes the perfect balance between high-friction & comfort. The gaps of lycra between each microdot allow heat and moisture to evaporate easily, a far cry from the days of flipping your grippers up to prevent buildup of sweat underneath them.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO “THE BIBS”?
The RACE is identical in Fit, Construction, Fabrics & Sizing as our long distance bibshort – The BIBS. The only differences are :
- The RACE uses a lightened and race-focused chamois.
- The RACE mesh is White instead of Red.
COMPANY WEBSITE : http://www.redwhite.cc
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION : http://www.redwhite.cc/the-race/
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