The most sensitive point of contact between a biker and his bike is on the saddle. This point determines whether a ride becomes a pleasure or pain. For this reason, special attention should be paid to high quality when buying cycling shorts.
Only a relatively small piece of fabric is needed for cycling shorts but still they are among the most technically demanding and sophisticated pieces of clothing. The demands on fit and comfort are enormous. The processing must be of high quality to ensure functionality and durability.
Of course, different models must meet different requirements. Cyclists are tall or small, light or heavy. There are cycling shorts for women and cycling shorts for men. You sit on different saddles in different riding positions for racing, biking, or touring. And needless to say – the pants should look good.
The aim is not to feel the cycling shorts when riding out! But what features does the perfect model need? One requirement is that the pants fit properly – preferably like a second skin. The perfect pants must guarantee maximum freedom of movement without restrictions and pressure or chafe marks. A specialized magazine wrote on this topic:
“CREATING THE PERFECT CYCLING SHORTS IS A GREAT CHALLENGE, BUT YOU CAN SUCCEED – IF THE SEAMS ARE AS FLAT AS POSSIBLE AND THEREFORE DO NOT IRRITATE THE SKIN. IDEALLY, THE SEAMS ARE MISSING IN THE SENSITIVE AREAS COMPLETELY”
That’s right! We manage to produce bikewear without seams. Highly elastic materials are welded with the unique hotBOND® ultrasonic technology. Using special machines, the fabrics are melted on the surface and welded together forming very flat joints. These joints are not only comfortable to wear, but also more tear-resistant and durable than conventional seams.
The hotBOND® technology is not only used for cycling shorts in various models and lengths as well as for bib pants but also for tight cycling jerseys.
A small hotBOND® running collection is available, too.
The hotBOND® collection is manufactured and finished exclusively in Austria.
The advantages of hotBOND® can be felt much better than described.
It is best to just try it out for yourself.
Special attention should be paid to the right seat pad. In the first place, the seat pad should comply with the cyclist and his or her subjective feeling of well-being. However, the intended use also plays an important role. Important factors are the seating position and the time spent on the bike. We have optimized our pads over many years and continue to bring suitable seat pad concepts for the different areas of application on the market.
Density: 120 kg/m³
Strength: 14 mm
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Strength: 16 mm
Density: 80 kg/m³
Strength: 12 mm
Density: 60 kg/m³
Density: 110 kg/m³
Strength: 9 mm
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