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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.

XTRA LIFE Fibre

  • 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 Fibre

  • 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.

LYCRA® SPORT ENERGY fibre

  • 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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