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LYCRA® technology

Conquest and LYCRA® - Function and Form

At Conquest, we work with the best fabric manufacturers in the industry. All Conquest Cycle Wear Bib Shorts are LYCRA® XTRA LIFE, LYCRA® SPORT and LYCRA® SPORT ENERGY certified.

These three LYCRA® fibres are engineered specifically for athletic apparel and the fabric used in both our Core and Performance bib shorts consists of a composition of all three. We know many of you appreciate the technical aspects of Conquest cycling products. You can learn more about the specific characteristics of each fibre below.


  • Resists degradation from perspiration, chlorine and oils that may be found in suntan lotions and creams keeping you and your bib shorts looking and feeling good.
  • Engineered to last 5-10 times longer than ordinary LYCRA® fabric, it resists bagging, sagging to provide you with an improved long lasting fit.


  • LYCRA® SPORT fabrics are engineered specifically for sporting activities that require a combination of lightweight and breathable garments, and that offer muscle support and freedom of movement. Every fabric holding the LYCRA® SPORT fabric certification is tested to meet demanding standards for elongation, fit and recovery power.
  • Provides lasting fit and style for sports gear and help athletes taking part in a wide variety of demanding sports activities.
  • The LYCRA® SPORT certification is a guarantee that this fabric can reduce muscle vibration by offering improved support which decreases muscle strain and improves your athletic performance. 
  • Importantly this fabric offers UV protection and is rated to UPF50+ to protect you from harmful rays.


  • This fabric incorporates a higher and more consistent compression power and comfort that high intensity athletes crave.
  • Maintains the right balance between fabric compression power, freedom of movement and outstanding comfort.


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