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Tough test for favoured fibers

Mar 31, 2015

UK technical sports apparel brand dhb offers athletes a performance boost from LYCRA® SPORT fiber in its new Triathlon range. It has drawn on long experience of the cycling apparel market to enter this demanding multiple sports category with state-of-the-art full and two-piece suits.

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Triathlons are for the fittest of the fit. The combination of cycling, running and swimming is a relentless test of skills and endurance – and a severe test of the materials in garments worn by competitors.

dhb – which describes itself as “passionate about the exhilaration of being outside and enjoying sport” – has chosen high-tech fabrics incorporating LYCRA® SPORT from Italian manufacturer Carvico-VITA® for this new venture. They are finely engineered to ensure optimum muscle compression to enhance performance and speed recovery.

The lightweight, compact fabrics offer complete freedom of movement and are smooth and soft on the skin. The additional incorporation of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibers ensures long-lasting shape retention and protects against the deteriorating effects of pool water and sunscreen.

The new dhb Triathlon range is exclusively available from Wiggle. For more information visit


The LYCRA Company Huw Williams Director, Activewear and Outdoor - EMEA +41 22 770 4035