400-Mile Bike Short with New Integrated 14mm Ceramico™ Pad
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The 2014 400-Bike Short has the new Patent Pending Integrated 400-Mile Ceramico™ 14 mm Pad. This pad floats and stretches which means it can be used as a race piece in a triathlon. On the bike, the pad stretches with the short and follows your skin as it moves with every pedal stroke, eliminating the friction that can cause irritation or rashes.
This 11-panel bike short has a Carrera™ Piqué Abdomen panel to hold in your midsection and to give you bit more breathability in front, just above the pad. The shorts are rather high-waisted and the drawstring-elastic band comfortably bring the top and sides of the short up higher than other brands thus offering more abdominal support and a more slimming look and feel.
One of the great features of this short is what it does not have....it does not have elastic leg gripper, eliminating the tight binding around the thighs.
Made of Forza Compressor™ (see Fabric Facts), this short stays down and in place on the legs and also features Liquid Mesh™ to keep you cool. It has three pockets (one on each leg and one in back) that fit cell phones, smart phones, fuel packets, and most sunglasses. Curvilinear™ seamlines, contrast flatstitch, and the 400-Mile™ Pad make it the most comfortable bibshort on the market, regardless of price.
Emilio gave these shorts and bibs the "400-Mile" name from product testing consisting of 400 miles over 4 days. His logic was that many shorts feel fine for 100+ mile rides. The real question is how does that saddle feel when you get on the bike the next morning for another 100 miles...and the next morning? This was the inspiration for the design, the pad, and the name.
It also features a solid black Liftfoil™ center panel for more comfort and durability!
We added the Liftfoil™ panels in the center for a number of reasons:
- To improve the durability. Yes, this fabric is more durable, which is important in an area where rubbing occurs against a saddle and where some people's thighs rub together.
- To keep the modesty panel, well, modest. This fabric is not diaphanous at all (meaning not see-through). Something we all appreciate not involuntarily seeing on others.
- To make this trishort faster in non-wetsuit races. Liftfoil™ is our swimskin fabric. The Liftfoil™ Speed Trisuit is made entirely out of this swimskin fabric. The addition of these panels on the front and back not only makes this trishort faster, but they eliminate any adverse affects when worn with a wetsuit.
400-Mile Ceramico™ Pad Dimensions:
Max Thickness: .55" (14mm)
Min Thickness: .05" (1.25mm)
Total Length: 13.75" (35cm)
Front Max Width: 6.125" (15.5cm)
Waist Width - most narrow point: 5.375" (13.5cm)
Back Max Width: 9.25" (23.5cm)
Small: 9" (22.75cm)
Medium: 9.25" (23.5cm)
Large: 9.5" (24cm)
XLarge: 9.75" (24.75cm)
Small: 15" (38cm)
Medium: 16" (40.5cm)
Large: 17" (43.25cm)
XLarge: 18" (45.75cm)