There have been certain performance innovations in the recent history
of professional cycling (for example the mania for replacing steel ball
bearings for those made of ceramic in hubs, or the “unusually long” bib
shorts of a certain Yankee rider in the early 2000s) which, when first
spotted by hawk-eyed journalists chatting with mechanics outside team
hotels the Friday before a Classic, appear to be the exclusive domain of
maniacs, obsessives and garage dreamers, but which within a few years
have spread like a virus through the peloton and down across the amateur
Q36.5 works at this particular leading edge of innovation: pedaling, watching others pedal, and at the same time dreaming of how the experience of high performance cycling will, in the future, “feel different”. And it is to this dream that Q36.5’s new salopette, IL DOTTORE,
a fine-tuned and augmented version of the Salopette L1 (Q36.5’s
original product and genesis of the brand’s raison d’etre) belongs.
- New straps: a new minimal tubular strap construction makes these the most breathable straps with quick drying time and an increased comfort sensation.
- Lumbar support panel: on the back, the Dottore features a lumbar support panel, that is a high density woven stretch fabric augmented with silver thread which works actively to improve stability and body alignment during the pedal stroke.
- Muscle support: the ultimate ergogenic garment: designed so that all panels and fabrics are tuned to support specific musculature groups during sporting activity. This gives the Dottore an extremely snug but not constrictive feel and increased stability during the pedaling motion.
Il Dottore – the name is a reference to both the
Salopette L1’s nickname of “the teacher” and to the almost mythological,
sometimes notorious, figure of the professional cyclist’s personal
doctor – fine-tunes and augments the Salopette L1’s ergogenic philosophy
in the following ways to become the definitive all-purpose, all-day, any-day, high performance cycling bib short of the future of competitive cycling.