The cycling website, “The Happy Athlete” recently tested the Salopette Dottore L1. This website shares with it’s readers only the very best health news, sports products, technologies and training strategies. Their aim is to help both the weekend warriors and elite athletes with their decisions about what kit to buy and how to get the most out of the sport.
Director, Dr. Joseph A. Sheppard reviewed our product and wrote: “The Q36.5 Salopette L1 Dottore is a superior advancement in garment technology that will not only improve your performance, speed, your recovery and reduce stress on the musculature and cardiovascular systems, it is also as comfortable as a second skin. There’re so many advancements with the fabric and technology of these bibs which simplified my decision for the additional of them becoming an essential part of my cycling future. They have an ergogenic bib short which can be worn all day, any day no matter the terrain. While I have always preferred the elastic band to keep the bibs in place, the newest hi density proprietary fabric allows for this elimination of the elastic band grip. This specific fabric allows a Raw cut and surface finish that hugs and grips the skin without the use of any silicone whatsoever. Probably the most thing I was excited about was the graduated compression.
The Bibs have four levels of compression that stimulate optimal venous return. Within the fabric, is a silver thread that is woven with in the fabric that has multiple properties that include antibacterial, reduced conductivity and electromagnetic smog.
This fabric has a hydrophobic ability which reduces the water along with an increased drying time I do feel that the Chamois is one of the most important aspects of the bib not only comfort but undersurface protection.
The fusion chamois is sewn and molded within the padding to optimize the fit/comfort and reduce pressure on the perineum.
Advancements in the overall fabric has reduced the need for panels giving ergogenic pattern. This patterns support the musculature in a way that not only compresses and stabilizes the muscle while improving venous return through the graduated compression”.
The Salopette Dottore L1, whose name refers both to the Salopette L1’s nickname “the Teacher” and the almost mythical and sometimes notorious figure in professional cycling: the personal doctor. This version fine-tunes and augments our Salopette L1’s ergogenic philosophy in ways that have turned this piece of Equipment into being the definitive all-purpose, all-day, any-day, high performance cycling bib short that is the future of competitive cycling.