Setatech patent pending by Breva Cycling is the first silk protective fabric specifically designed by Breva for cyclists. An innovative study conducted by Breva to rethink silk, the oldest fiber in the world, and combine it with the advantages of nylon 6.6.
Setatech is a windproof and drip-proof jacket designed for the most demanding cyclist, who does not want to feel the unpleasant sensation of synthetic materials in contact with the skin, when after a climb the wind cools the sweat.
Setatch offers a new alternative: silk gives a pleasant sensation, because it is a natural fiber, made up of the same biomolecules that our skin is made of. Extremely light, it dries quickly and gives the athlete a feeling of maximum comfort.
This is where Setatech comes from, from this alchemy of the material, from this union between silk, a thousand-year-old fiber with unsurpassed functional characteristics, and latest-generation technological materials.
WHY DID WE USE SILK?
Silk has unique functional characteristics in terms of insulating capacity and is therefore able to maintain body temperature constant, protecting against temperature changes.
In addition, silk offers a unique experience in contact with the skin, because like wool it is composed of proteins, the same biomolecules that make up our body.
And then the lightness, because being very light, the silk is not only pleasant, but also dries very quickly.
This is why we at Breva believed that this ancient and precious fiber was an ideal element to improve the performance of athletes in cycling, allowing them to think only about what they love: pedaling in total freedom.
Why is silk not widespread in the cycling clothing sector?
The first reason is commercial, as the costs of silk are much higher than those of synthetic fibers. Breva, however, can bear these costs thanks to its distribution model, which provides for direct sales via the web, without fees for intermediate steps.
The second reason is technical, because silk has a number of limits: it does not have adequate levels of toughness, it does not have a high color fastness and it does not stand the temperatures necessary to make it windproof and water repellent. Breva has overcome these three constraints by combining silk in the weaving phase with a very light latest generation nylon 6.6 fiber. Furthermore, it has developed a production process specifically designed to provide for cold passages that do not alter the characteristics of the silk.
Flexi Woven elastic fabrics are produced with woven technology, a production process based on the interweaving of two orders of threads perpendicular to each other.
It is an innovative textile technique that allows you to create high quality technical materials capable of guaranteeing unique and constant performance over time: reactivity of materials, compressive capacity and surprising lightness.
The technology used for woven fabrics is currently little used in cycling, because it is very expensive. Breva is able to offer it thanks to a distribution model that provides for the exclusive sale via the web channel, without the intermediate passage costs of the traditional channel.
Flexi Woven fabrics have a high elasticity. This result is obtained thanks to the high elastomer content, the type of weave and the fine yarns used.
This means that Flexi Woven materials perfectly follow the movements of the body, even during the most agitated phases of pedaling.
Flexi Woven fabrics have excellent compression performances. In fact, they reduce the muscle vibrations responsible for fatigue and this allows to increase the precision and efficiency of the athletic gesture, offering a quick recovery of physical fitness.
Flexi Woven fabrics guarantee quick drying, as extremely thin.
INK JET TECHNOLOGY
Breva Cycling uses only materials printed with digital technology.
The materials used by Breva Cycling are printed with a digital inkjet printing technique, it is a technology widely used for the printing of Como silk, the territory from which the Breva project has its origins.
This technology has slower production times than the classic transfer printing but offers high levels of quality in terms of color rendering and definition of the print.
Furthermore, between the nylon fabric and the acid dye used there is a chemical bond which avoids the flow of the dye on the elastic part of the fiber and consequently does not give rise to smudging on the profiles of the print.
Superior print quality.
Digital printing ensures superior color rendering and unsurpassed print definition.
Digital printing allows a chemical bond between the fibers and the dyes, with an exceptional color fastness.
In sublimation printing, on the other hand, the dyes do not stick to the elastic part of the fiber and sliding on it, they cause a smudging effect of the colors. This becomes extremely visible in the presence of strong color contrasts, for example in the black and white variants.
Excellent performance and aesthetics.
Fabrics printed with digital technology do not undergo the thermal shock of sublimation printing, and can therefore maintain excellent elasticity without sacrificing an unparalleled premium image.