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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.

Q36.5 SALOPETTE L1 DOTTORE BIBS

I have pedaled tens of thousands of miles with my essential ASSOS S7 Bibs. Before I consider changing to a new line, I researched and searched the web for my newest demo and I have found my Bibs for 2018 and beyond. They are called the Q36.5 Salopette L1 Dottore. 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 bibs feel different than all the bibs I’ve used for quite an awhile, and it is that the Vectorial Elasticity concept and the Ergogenic pattern together allows for a truly intelligent alignment of the mid, CORE and legs improving the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems at the same time. The Dottore L1 feels almost like a second skin allowing for a full and complete optimization of physiological systems responsiveness as this occurs via the blood circulation and muscular contractions. I also noted key recovery and performance responses from the graduated compression not only reduced overall fatigue, improved endurance but decreased muscle soreness post workout. The cost for the Bibs is around $294 which is reasonable when you consider all the advancements in fabric and innovative technology. 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 and is as comfortable as a second skin. It is one of my Top Picks for 2018. 

THE FEATURES

  • Ergogenic design for all purpose, all day and any day
  • 4 levels of graduated compression stimulating venous return
  • Durable Water Resistant for water protection and faster drying times
  • Fusion Chamois for maximum comfort and protection
  • Vectorial Elasticity for maximal compression and stimulation of muscular contractions
  • Silver threaded for electromagnetic protection and antibacterial properties

THE PROS  

  • Reasonable priced at $294
  • Graduated compression for improved performance and decreased recovery times
  • Ergogenic pattern the supports musculature contraction and stabilization
  • Durable and fast drying fabric
  • Comfortable and form fitting chamois
  • Both antibacterial and environmental damage protection properties 

THE CONS

  • None 

THE BOTTOM LINE 

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 and is as comfortable as a second skin 

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