This newer model has the Patent Pending Integrated Forza-Fino Ceramico 4 mm Pad. The Forza Trishort is by far one of the single most popular tri shorts in the world. It is the foundation which started the entire compression industry dating back to 1997, when De Soto Sport was asked to test compression fabrics for the Dupont Textile Company.
The Forza Trishort has solid black Liftfoil center panels for comfort and durability! De Soto added the Liftfoil panels in the center for a number of reasons:
1) To improve the durability. Yes, this fabric is more durable, which is important in an area where rubbing occurs against a saddle and where some people's thighs rub together.
2) To keep the modesty panel, well, modest. This fabric is not diaphanous at all (meaning not see-through). Something we all appreciate not involuntarily seeing on others.
3) To make this trishort faster in non-wetsuit races. Liftfoil is De Soto's swimskin fabric. The Liftfoil Speed Trisuit is made entirely out of this swimskin fabric. The addition of these panels on the front and back not only makes this trishort faster, but they eliminate any adverse affects when worn with a wetsuit. This short is regular rise and sits high on the hips.
The Forza Compressor legs have no binding gripper elastic on the bottom, so they are more comfortable on long rides, yet they stay in place and have the 3-inch double-legband. Your hamstrings and quadriceps will thank you for the incredible support. The entire Forza Trishort is sewn with a proprietary flat stitch which provides increased aerodynamics and durability over the life of the product. It is made of Forza Compressor and is great for non-wetsuit races. Swim, bike, and run in comfort without changing.
This item is not designed for repeated use as a swim suit in a chlorinated pool.
XS 8.5" 21.5 cm
S 9" 22.75 cm
M 9.5" 24 cm
L 10" 25.5 cm
XL 10.5" 26.75 cm
XXL 11" 28 cm