2020 has been a tough year for us all, but if you came into spring with a load of training under your number belt, the loss of events and (in some areas) ongoing lack of access to swimming pools has been a “real pisser” to quote Ginnie, our very own Iron-distance triathlete.
We work with a host of the world’s best long-distance triathletes – including Lucy Charles-Barclay who had been one of the favourites for glory in Kona this October, Ironman world record holder Tim Don, as well as Daniela Bleymehl, Nils Frommhold and Kim Morrison – and we’ve been watching them make major adjustments to their training schedules to adapt to you-know-what. Onwards and hopefully back towards normality in 2021 for the race scene.
To help our triathletes perform to their highest abilities in the world’s toughest races, we developed the QDC (Quick Dry Cool) range in close collaboration with the aero experts Drag2Zero. However, it’s not only our pro triathletes who have access to our world record beating kit, we also offer amateur racers access to the fastest gear in tri for the day you can toe the startline again.
Tested to the max by our triathletes, the credentials of the Endura Drag2Zero QDC products are proven at the highest level. The latest evolution of the premium suit features the exclusive SST™ technology, which is so fast that cycling’s governing body banned it and has been raced by Endura’s triathletes to multiple titles. We also offer a mid-level QDC suit with the same spilt front design that provides a gateway into Endura’s advanced technologies for the ambitious enthusiast looking to take performances to the next level without breaking the bank.
Silicone Surface Topography suits use an exclusive, patent pending technology that we developed in close collaboration with Simon Smart of Drag2Zero® and validated by the world’s top road riders on the UCI WorldTour and record breaking long distance triathletes. SST™ is the result of years of R & D, studying airfl ow in wind tunnel in conjunction with the development of ground breaking new production methods to bring theoretical ideas to real world riding. Strategically positioned 3D chevrons positively affect airflow around the body, reducing drag at the speeds relevant to the target rider
The QDC D2Z Tri Suit with SST (men / women) is the pinnacle piece in our triathlon range is a garment that’s at the bleeding edge of aerodynamic clothing. The UCI might have banned SST for road racing, but still legal to race in the slightly more technologically open triathlon world. The suit deploys a range of fabrics to help you slice through the air with Surface Silicone Topography (SST™) sleeves for aero optimization. Comfort is maintained by using a high wicking main body fabric that uses coldblack® technology to reduce heat build up whilst providing UPF 50+ protection and mesh side panels to help manage body temperature. A Continuously Variable Profile, high stretch QDC Tri Series pad with exclusive water expelling DisperseFoam™ ensures comfort in the saddle, whilst selectively bonded seam construction eliminates chafing. A bonded, flush rear pocket and gel wrapper pocket on back thigh help you tuck away extra fuel and behave responsibly out on the course.
The QDC Drag2Zero Tri Suit brings many of the benefits of the SST suit to a more affordable price-point, but without skimping on features. It borrows the two piece design of its sibling for real world convenience as well as high wicking main body fabrics and mesh side panels that dry quickly and help manage body temperature. Ribbed sleeve fabric reduces aero drag and the suit also utilises the same Continuously Variable Profile tri pad with DisperseFoam™ Easy access rear split pocket
We also offer a selection of triathlon gear as part of the #EnduraCustom range, let us help create a stunning, custom designed tri suit. With low minimum orders and short lead times, our tri range can make you look smarter whilst smashing your PBs.