Skip to content



Men's Clasico™ Integrated Pads

Elevate Your Saddle Comfort Experience!

 400-Mile™ Clasico™ Pad and Clasico ™ Integrated Pads - The pad is the short. The short is the pad. Instead of just sewing a pad into the short, we create the short by sewing the fabric to the pad all the way around the perimeter with no seams where you sit.  De Soto pioneered this concept of design in 2012. It has proven to be extremely comfortable and preferred by customers. These pads stretch in all directions and completely eliminate all seams between your body and the saddle. All pads offer antibacterial properties that will not wash out.

You might notice the our pads are shaped differently than other brands. This is to accommodate a forward-rotated pelvic position when on a steeper seat angle bike triathlon, time trial bike, gravel bike, or aggressive road bike.  Even with steeper seat angles look at photos of the top triathletes, and grand tour riders. You will see they are all very forward on their saddles when they are going hard.  With the introduction of Split-Nose saddles, traditional pads do not work as well as ours.  

All our pads are made with a proprietary foam that floats when it gets wet. The fiber absorbs very little moisture.  More importantly, these pads are designed to be comfortable when they are wet.  Makes sense, right?  We swim, then bike, then run....ideally without changing.  When cycling, all pads will get wet just from sweat, especially in hot and humid conditions.  

When you combine our shorts with our Saddle Seat Pads, your comfort experience is elevated beyond what you could have ever imagined.

We advise hang-drying all of our triathlon and cycling shorts. All foam pads share the same technologies but have a gender specific cut to create the best fit possible.

  • Forza Shorts (thickness 4mm)
  • Riviera Shorts and TriBibs. (thickness 7mm)
  • 400-Mile™ Bibshorts and 400-Mile™ Bike Shorts (thickness 14mm)



  • Forza Clasico (thickness 4mm)
    • Max Thickness: .157" (4mm)
    • Min Thickness: .05" (1.25mm)
    • Total Length: 11.25" (28.5cm)
    • Front Max Width: 4.5" (11.5cm)
    • Waist Width - most narrow point: 3.5" (8.5cm)
    • Back Max Width: 6.5" (16.5cm)

  • Riviera Clasico (thickness 7mm)
    •    Max Thickness: .275" (7mm)
    •    Min Thickness: .05" (1.25mm)
    •    Total Length: 11.25" (28.5cm)
    •    Front Max Width: 4.5" (11.5cm)
    •    Waist Width - most narrow point: 3.5" (8.5cm)
    •    Back Max Width: 6.5" (16.5cm)

  • 400-Mile™ Clasico (thickness 14mm)
    •    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)


Free shipping on orders over $49 within the USA.