Forza Bibbed Tri Short w/ fleece Invisipad
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In 2011, we brought you an entirely new concept: the Forza Tri Bib™. We trademarked the name for another really cool product we invented.
Not quite lean enough for our low-rise trishorts? Are you super lean, but just do not like anything tight around your waist? Are you simply used to training in bibbed cycling shorts and would prefer to race in them as well? Our Forza Bibbed Tri Short is the answer! It is high enough to hold in your mid section and obliques and offer all the support and compression that you get in our other Forza Tri Shorts! You will look slimmer and be more comfortable in our Forza Bibbed Tri Short!
The Forza Bibbed Tri Short is made of Forza Compressor™ body and legs with Compressor™ double legbands. Your hamstrings and quadriceps will thank you for the incredible support. It also features our Invisipad™, a quick-drying, thin, unobstructive, fleece tripad suspended from the inside to offer support and comfort without the appearance of a pad. The Abdomen Panel is Carrera™ Piqué, which offers support, yet is stretchy enough to pull down for quick bathroom breaks.
This piece has 3 pockets; 1 on each leg and 1 on the center back.
If you love our Forza Trisuit, and love the comfort of our 400-Mile Bib Short, this the perfect item for you to train and race in!
This item is not designed for repeated use as a swim suit in a chlorinated pool.
Small: 10" (25cm)
Medium: 10.5" (27cm)
Large: 11" (28cm)
XLarge: 11.5" (29cm)
This product review is from Dan Empfield of slowtwitch.com. "Whether it is the Forza Tri Bib, or the Riviera Tri Bib, this is the most versatile garment for training I own. I run in this, I nordic ski in this, and of course this is the garment when I race a tri. Partly, I guess it's because when you get to a specific age the specter of the gap between the bottom of the tri top and the trishort is not a pleasant one. Unless you have the physique to pull it off. Which I do not."
- What is the SPF/UPF rating for this product?
To date, in the USA there are still no federal regulations for SPF, or UPF ratings in clothing.
Although many manufacturers list SPF/UPF ratings on their clothing tags, they are doing so in a very biased and unwarranted manner. You see, there is not yet an accreditation process to regulate these claims in the USA. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), together with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) are currently exploring the many outside influences on fabrics, such as salt and chlorinated water, stretch, and durability to determine a standard for clothing in relation to sun protection.
So, if a company sells you on their SPF/UPF rated products and says you do not need to wear sunscreen, they will be lying to you just to make a sale.
That said, our fabrics have been tested for their effectiveness against UVB rays by an independent organization. The Skin Cooler fabrics we created block 75% of UVB rays. This is why we recommend you wear sunscreen underneath these products. It is crucial to keep in mind that a sunscreen's SPF/UPF rating refers only to its ability to protect skin from UVB radiation, the rays that cause sunburn. Because we know that UVA damage can be just as insidious, it is essential for the health of your skin that you use a sunscreen that contains the UVA-protecting ingredients of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and/or avobenzone.
We have had all our fabrics tested by an independent testing service and they found that our Forza Fabric blocks 75% of UVB rays.