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Vardena


Full Carbon and Carbon Ceramic Cycling Wear



100 % Engineered and Manufactured in Italy for High Performance



Bike Lovers - CEO Message



Dear bike lover, first of all please let me thank you very much for your kind interest in Vardena.


This name is probably new to you unless you have been riding between the north of Italy and Switzerland where the mountain of Ardena is located, or if you used to watch Pro Races like the “TreValli Varesine”, the “Giro di Lombardia”, the “Tour of the Alps” or the “2008 Varese Cycling World Championship” won by Alessandro Ballan (with his truly beautiful Wilier Triestina).


A territory which I call “Land of Champions” with over 100 Years of Cycling History but also a beautiful and hard Training Field for many riders.


I personally was a junior pro rider in Italy during the late 90’s and early 2000, which was a time for truly interesting developments of the hardware (frames, wheels, gears and ball-bearings, …) that moved from steel to aluminum and titanium to magnesium then carbon monocoques. These technology improvements all focused on increasing performances and allowing riders extra power.


The same innovations were not happening on the clothing side or software side of cycling. The only changes were the printing styles and how breathable fabrics could be.


During my studies of mechanical engineering at the Politecnico University in Milan, I came across studies of fluid-dynamics, thermodynamics and aerodynamics and also researches for garments and their materials for astronauts to be used in the aerospace field, an environment in which pilots must perform in really extreme conditions inside the cockpit of jets or spaceships and therefore all the focus of their software equipment was to provide proper thermal regulation along with fatigue reduction thanks to the application of special composite materials.


This was when I started thinking that my dream of creating a new generation of cycle wear could come true. I set about finding a facility in my own home city Varese that could produce this gear, one able to actively reduce muscular fatigue while riding (without compression).


Vardena was Born !



An Italian brand to produce the world’s first full carbon cycling wear. My development originated from a special carbon composite material originally used in the aerospace sector.


It is now with real pleasure that we announce the opening of the Vardena global website and our online store where you can find the complete range of our carbon-C6 and carbon ceramic cycling jerseys and bibs and where you can also follow all our new developments.


We also produce customized cycling apparel so please contact us to study your cycling team or cycling kit needs.


With Best Regards,


Eng. Federico Simone - VARDENA Founder & Global CEO.


Aerodynamic Carbon Fiber Technology - Vardena Aerodynamics



All Vardena jerseys and bibs are completely handmade and designed in Italy following sophisticated engineering processes based on the most refined knowledge of fluid dynamics in order to maximize the athlete’s aerodynamics while on the saddle.


This way, Vardena garments maximize the ability of the athlete to penetrate the air while riding, a fundamental characteristic to save power when cycling and to reach higher speeds, since the aerodynamic resistance increases with the power to the square of the speed of advancement.


The Aerodynamic Resistance in Cycling



The cyclist in movement inside a gaseous fluid is subject to a force called aerodynamic resistance. The “system” cyclist plus bicycle, whose perpendicular dimension to the motion of advancement is predominant compared to the others, falls into the cases of aerodynamics of bluff bodies. Substantially the cyclist going through the air exchanges with it some forces on the surface of separation between the fluid and the body due to the viscosity of the air. The result of all these exchanged forces is the aerodynamic resistance or drag, applied in a determined point called center of pressures. The entity of the aerodynamic resistance strongly depends on the speed of advancement of the cyclist and on the front surface directly exposed to the air, a variable that depends on the position taken in the saddle.


Generation of The Swirling Trail Zones



The air, because of its viscosity, by passing the body of the cyclist, loses energy and through the mechanism of separation of the flow lines generates as its output what is called a recirculation zone.


In the boundary layer area in output, due to the lower passage section available, the speed of the separated flow will be greater and consequently its lower static pressure will be less than the corresponding upstream generating like this the whirling motion of the trail.


This pressure difference between upstream and downstream of the cyclist body generates the aerodynamic resistance to the point that in advancing a whirling trail is produced with negative pressure. As a matter of fact, the cyclist, by advancing through the air, generates a force that deters from the rear contrary to its motion due to the negative pressure in its trail.


Vardena Aerodynamic - Patch-Work Construction



The width of the trail depends on the point in which the fluid is detached from the body (separation point), the location of this point depends on the nature of the wall boundary layer (laminar or turbulent), which in turn depends on the surface’s finishing.


Especially with the increasing forward speed, it is important to maintain the wall boundary layer turbulent because this condition, in the bluff bodies, is capable of delaying the release of the fluid from the body, creating a smaller trail width and consequently a lower aerodynamic resistance.


Fundamental to ensure this nature of the boundary layer, and reduce the trail, is the targeted placement of the surface roughness of the materials in the various areas of the apparel.


Specifically, it is very important to have a “Patch-Work” construction of the clothing, where the roughest part is positioned where the first contact occurs between the uniform and the air.


A practical example of this type of aerodynamic solution is golf balls that having a series of dents on the surface, maintain the turbulent boundary layer flow, postponing the flow detachment in a very backward position of the ball surface, reducing the size of the rear trail and consequently the aerodynamic resistance, allowing the ball to travel a greater distance in flight.


Super Heat Dissipation - Optimised Breathability



The athlete’s body acquires heat from the outside environment mainly through irradiation (due to sunlight) and convection (due to the movement of air). So far the main technical textiles have offered an optimized breathability with the primary purpose of keeping the athlete dry, which is crucial for comfort.


Vardena, thanks to the high thermal conductivity inherently present in its technical Carbon Fiber and CarbonCeramic yarns, while maintaining optimum breathability also maximizes and provides an extreme dissipation capacity of the heat automatically by the fabric itself.


The athlete, even in the most extreme conditions of heat, has in fact a greater feeling of comfort, minor body temperature elevation and consequently lower sweating, optimal conditions to maximize the performance.


Muscolar Fatigue - Lactic Acid Reduction



Increasing The Athlete’s Muscular Performance



Cycling is a sport where the athlete performs intense and prolonged physical strain often in high temperature conditions. Vardena focuses on designing technical clothing aimed to delay the onset of fatigue during stress and increasing the athlete’s muscular performance.


Vardena’s micro technical yarns in carbon fiber have high conductivity characteristics that highly improve the electrical performance of the human body by promoting blood circulation and consequently the regular supply of oxygen to the muscle cells during exercise, thus delaying the lactic acid accumulation and providing considerable support to the improvement of the athlete’s performance during stress peaks.


Vardena’s special fabrics with carbon fiber also prevent the harmful electrical charges present in the atmosphere from discharging on the body, reducing the likelyhood of muscle contractions, cramps and fatigue.


The antibacterial properties of the carbon micro yarns guarantee the protection of the skin, eliminate the risk of allergies and also providing a shield against electrosmog and UV rays.


Zero Inerzia



The force of inertia is that force that arises when a body is subject to acceleration or deceleration.


The inertia depends directly on the entity of the acceleration and the mass of the body and is always opposite to the direction of the body’s acceleration, opposing itself like this to its motion.


FI=M * A


Vardena, relying strictly on mechanical engineering design standards, produces its clothing as lightly as possible in order to offer the athlete the optimal conditions to achieve maximum acceleration.


Carbon Ceramic



Comparable to the development of super cars and the aerospace sector, vardena tries to reach new boundaries beyond the most advanced technological possibilities, constantly focusing on supporting the athlete’s muscular performance. We are very pleased to project you directly into the future with Vardena carbonceramic technology. The world’s first and only cycling bibs and jerseys to be completely created with a combination of formula1 and aerospace originated technology.


The new carbon ceramic kit includes the following features: Extreme Heat Dissipation (Over 70 % higher than other fabrics). Extreme Lactic Acid Removal. Extreme Sun Shield. Further Lightened in Weight. Maximized Muscular Rotational Freedom thanks to the new All Directional Elasticity Fabric. Full Carbon Legs with Inner Super Matt CarbonCeramic Composite. Rear CarbonCeramic Heat Dissipators. Visible CarbonCeramic. Vardena Tricolore. Cover Bag with Zip.


Vardena’s Carbon Ceramic Kit



All new features are specifically engineered to further boost the cyclists performance actively while pedaling (without compression) and further reduce the accumulation of muscular fatigue.


Manta Pad



The chamois pad has been taken to a new level called MANTA. The New Vardena MANTA Chamois is the World’s First Seamless Half-Moon Pad which Independently works on Left Right Ischial Bones, featuring also a Central-Channel engineered to further allow blood-flow and eliminate numbness.


It removes any kind of friction, realized in Open Cells technology for an even more increased breathability and Quick Dry reaction with super-soft-touch surface created with carving technology.


Vardena MANTA pad has Double-Density up to 120 kg/m3 for ultra comfort and to completely damp the frequencies trasnmitted by the road.


It is a Word’s Top Class Pad which improve stability and wearability on the saddle on both disciplines Road Bike and MTB all in one.


And excellent also for long distance ride.

Vardena


Full Carbon and Carbon Ceramic Cycling Wear



100 % Engineered and Manufactured in Italy for High Performance



Bike Lovers - CEO Message



Dear bike lover, first of all please let me thank you very much for your kind interest in Vardena.


This name is probably new to you unless you have been riding between the north of Italy and Switzerland where the mountain of Ardena is located, or if you used to watch Pro Races like the “TreValli Varesine”, the “Giro di Lombardia”, the “Tour of the Alps” or the “2008 Varese Cycling World Championship” won by Alessandro Ballan (with his truly beautiful Wilier Triestina).


A territory which I call “Land of Champions” with over 100 Years of Cycling History but also a beautiful and hard Training Field for many riders.


I personally was a junior pro rider in Italy during the late 90’s and early 2000, which was a time for truly interesting developments of the hardware (frames, wheels, gears and ball-bearings, …) that moved from steel to aluminum and titanium to magnesium then carbon monocoques. These technology improvements all focused on increasing performances and allowing riders extra power.


The same innovations were not happening on the clothing side or software side of cycling. The only changes were the printing styles and how breathable fabrics could be.


During my studies of mechanical engineering at the Politecnico University in Milan, I came across studies of fluid-dynamics, thermodynamics and aerodynamics and also researches for garments and their materials for astronauts to be used in the aerospace field, an environment in which pilots must perform in really extreme conditions inside the cockpit of jets or spaceships and therefore all the focus of their software equipment was to provide proper thermal regulation along with fatigue reduction thanks to the application of special composite materials.


This was when I started thinking that my dream of creating a new generation of cycle wear could come true. I set about finding a facility in my own home city Varese that could produce this gear, one able to actively reduce muscular fatigue while riding (without compression).


Vardena was Born !



An Italian brand to produce the world’s first full carbon cycling wear. My development originated from a special carbon composite material originally used in the aerospace sector.


It is now with real pleasure that we announce the opening of the Vardena global website and our online store where you can find the complete range of our carbon-C6 and carbon ceramic cycling jerseys and bibs and where you can also follow all our new developments.


We also produce customized cycling apparel so please contact us to study your cycling team or cycling kit needs.


With Best Regards,


Eng. Federico Simone - VARDENA Founder & Global CEO.


Aerodynamic Carbon Fiber Technology - Vardena Aerodynamics



All Vardena jerseys and bibs are completely handmade and designed in Italy following sophisticated engineering processes based on the most refined knowledge of fluid dynamics in order to maximize the athlete’s aerodynamics while on the saddle.


This way, Vardena garments maximize the ability of the athlete to penetrate the air while riding, a fundamental characteristic to save power when cycling and to reach higher speeds, since the aerodynamic resistance increases with the power to the square of the speed of advancement.


The Aerodynamic Resistance in Cycling



The cyclist in movement inside a gaseous fluid is subject to a force called aerodynamic resistance. The “system” cyclist plus bicycle, whose perpendicular dimension to the motion of advancement is predominant compared to the others, falls into the cases of aerodynamics of bluff bodies. Substantially the cyclist going through the air exchanges with it some forces on the surface of separation between the fluid and the body due to the viscosity of the air. The result of all these exchanged forces is the aerodynamic resistance or drag, applied in a determined point called center of pressures. The entity of the aerodynamic resistance strongly depends on the speed of advancement of the cyclist and on the front surface directly exposed to the air, a variable that depends on the position taken in the saddle.


Generation of The Swirling Trail Zones



The air, because of its viscosity, by passing the body of the cyclist, loses energy and through the mechanism of separation of the flow lines generates as its output what is called a recirculation zone.


In the boundary layer area in output, due to the lower passage section available, the speed of the separated flow will be greater and consequently its lower static pressure will be less than the corresponding upstream generating like this the whirling motion of the trail.


This pressure difference between upstream and downstream of the cyclist body generates the aerodynamic resistance to the point that in advancing a whirling trail is produced with negative pressure. As a matter of fact, the cyclist, by advancing through the air, generates a force that deters from the rear contrary to its motion due to the negative pressure in its trail.


Vardena Aerodynamic - Patch-Work Construction



The width of the trail depends on the point in which the fluid is detached from the body (separation point), the location of this point depends on the nature of the wall boundary layer (laminar or turbulent), which in turn depends on the surface’s finishing.


Especially with the increasing forward speed, it is important to maintain the wall boundary layer turbulent because this condition, in the bluff bodies, is capable of delaying the release of the fluid from the body, creating a smaller trail width and consequently a lower aerodynamic resistance.


Fundamental to ensure this nature of the boundary layer, and reduce the trail, is the targeted placement of the surface roughness of the materials in the various areas of the apparel.


Specifically, it is very important to have a “Patch-Work” construction of the clothing, where the roughest part is positioned where the first contact occurs between the uniform and the air.


A practical example of this type of aerodynamic solution is golf balls that having a series of dents on the surface, maintain the turbulent boundary layer flow, postponing the flow detachment in a very backward position of the ball surface, reducing the size of the rear trail and consequently the aerodynamic resistance, allowing the ball to travel a greater distance in flight.


Super Heat Dissipation - Optimised Breathability



The athlete’s body acquires heat from the outside environment mainly through irradiation (due to sunlight) and convection (due to the movement of air). So far the main technical textiles have offered an optimized breathability with the primary purpose of keeping the athlete dry, which is crucial for comfort.


Vardena, thanks to the high thermal conductivity inherently present in its technical Carbon Fiber and CarbonCeramic yarns, while maintaining optimum breathability also maximizes and provides an extreme dissipation capacity of the heat automatically by the fabric itself.


The athlete, even in the most extreme conditions of heat, has in fact a greater feeling of comfort, minor body temperature elevation and consequently lower sweating, optimal conditions to maximize the performance.


Muscolar Fatigue - Lactic Acid Reduction



Increasing The Athlete’s Muscular Performance



Cycling is a sport where the athlete performs intense and prolonged physical strain often in high temperature conditions. Vardena focuses on designing technical clothing aimed to delay the onset of fatigue during stress and increasing the athlete’s muscular performance.


Vardena’s micro technical yarns in carbon fiber have high conductivity characteristics that highly improve the electrical performance of the human body by promoting blood circulation and consequently the regular supply of oxygen to the muscle cells during exercise, thus delaying the lactic acid accumulation and providing considerable support to the improvement of the athlete’s performance during stress peaks.


Vardena’s special fabrics with carbon fiber also prevent the harmful electrical charges present in the atmosphere from discharging on the body, reducing the likelyhood of muscle contractions, cramps and fatigue.


The antibacterial properties of the carbon micro yarns guarantee the protection of the skin, eliminate the risk of allergies and also providing a shield against electrosmog and UV rays.


Zero Inerzia



The force of inertia is that force that arises when a body is subject to acceleration or deceleration.


The inertia depends directly on the entity of the acceleration and the mass of the body and is always opposite to the direction of the body’s acceleration, opposing itself like this to its motion.


FI=M * A


Vardena, relying strictly on mechanical engineering design standards, produces its clothing as lightly as possible in order to offer the athlete the optimal conditions to achieve maximum acceleration.


Carbon Ceramic



Comparable to the development of super cars and the aerospace sector, vardena tries to reach new boundaries beyond the most advanced technological possibilities, constantly focusing on supporting the athlete’s muscular performance. We are very pleased to project you directly into the future with Vardena carbonceramic technology. The world’s first and only cycling bibs and jerseys to be completely created with a combination of formula1 and aerospace originated technology.


The new carbon ceramic kit includes the following features: Extreme Heat Dissipation (Over 70 % higher than other fabrics). Extreme Lactic Acid Removal. Extreme Sun Shield. Further Lightened in Weight. Maximized Muscular Rotational Freedom thanks to the new All Directional Elasticity Fabric. Full Carbon Legs with Inner Super Matt CarbonCeramic Composite. Rear CarbonCeramic Heat Dissipators. Visible CarbonCeramic. Vardena Tricolore. Cover Bag with Zip.


Vardena’s Carbon Ceramic Kit



All new features are specifically engineered to further boost the cyclists performance actively while pedaling (without compression) and further reduce the accumulation of muscular fatigue.


Manta Pad



The chamois pad has been taken to a new level called MANTA. The New Vardena MANTA Chamois is the World’s First Seamless Half-Moon Pad which Independently works on Left Right Ischial Bones, featuring also a Central-Channel engineered to further allow blood-flow and eliminate numbness.


It removes any kind of friction, realized in Open Cells technology for an even more increased breathability and Quick Dry reaction with super-soft-touch surface created with carving technology.


Vardena MANTA pad has Double-Density up to 120 kg/m3 for ultra comfort and to completely damp the frequencies trasnmitted by the road.


It is a Word’s Top Class Pad which improve stability and wearability on the saddle on both disciplines Road Bike and MTB all in one.


And excellent also for long distance ride.

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