DMT RS1 Shoes Review - Thunderhead Alliance

DMT RS1 Shoes Review

In recent years pros have been demanding ever-lighter fabrics to race in at the Grand To urs in the height of summer. Previously the solution was to perforate existing fabrics but this caused ventilation to come at the expense of protection (and modesty – Google ‘Chris Froome’s 2014 mesh skinsuit’ to get an idea). In the Cima kit, Sportful claims to have negated the compromises associated with hot weather gear. ‘Tinkoff helped develop Cima last year,’ says Paul Whitfield of C3 Products, Sportful’s UK distributor. ‘They wanted the jersey to offer more coverage than our UltraLight jersey but still provide excellent moisture management, so we employed a new stretch-woven polyester.’

Sportful says it’s denser than the open-mesh Ultralight fabric but the jersey neckline is cut lower, allowing similar ventilation. ‘The bibshorts have the advantage of a doublelayer rear panel – a lightweight polyester sits next to the skin to wick moisture, while a Lycra top layer channels airflow, ’ says Whitfield. This Lycra panelling also encompasses the crotch, while an ‘aero-stretch’ mesh wraps the leg to help ventilation. It’s a bit on the see-through side, so be sure you’re thorough with your leg shaving.

Source : Cyclist