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Aero Tech Men's Elite Padded Bike Shorts - Made in USA

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Aero Tech Men's Elite Padded Bike Shorts

The Ultimate Performer on the Longest Rides!!!

Aero Tech Designs Elite BibshortsMen's Elite Padded Bike Shorts stay in place for century rides.  It has our favorite chamois pad sewn inside.  The chamois is a high mileage luxury Carbon Air-Mesh Pad designed for professional cyclists. High end endurance chamois pad for 80-100 miles or more. Ideal for rides with long hours in the saddle.  When our founder, Cathy road her bicycle across the United States in the Big Ride Across America, this was the go to short for the daily rides that averaged 85 miles per day.  It is our best chamois pad for aching butt bones! Great reflectives included.

Elite cycling short from Aero Tech
* High end elite bike short is designed for all cyclists with longest distances in mind.
* Fabric is rich and provides freedom of movement like a second skin for non-restrictive cycling.
* This Elite Cycling short is designed for 100 mile century riding (8 hour rides).
* Coordinates with Aero Tech Coolmax Elite Cycling Jerseys.

Italian Chamois:  Elite 4D chamois pad is recommended for endurance. It is engineered and pre-shaped using four levels and densities of pad.  The Air Mesh chamois is an ergonomic pad that is a state of art design. Imported from CyTech, an Italian expert. The shape is seamless and highly engineered.  Air Gel Mesh inside the pad optimizes the shock impact and absorption, stays dry, does not compress and stays cool. The surface has a Resistex branded carbon fiber that is a knitted, brushed surface that feels soft next the skin.

Two Fabric zones:  One, the internal crotch area is a rugged 77% Nylon 23% Spandex for stretch and abrasion resistance between the legs. Two, the outer side panels are constructed with our century fabric that is 83% polyester 17% Lycra.  

* High spandex content enhances compression and blood flow to feed fresh oxygen to working legs.
* Leg band with minimalist silicone tips that keep legs in place.
* 3M reflective material with maximum luminosity and visibility in low light.
* Engineered for the anatomy and posture on the bicycle saddle to support long hours of riding.
* The leg band is high spandex fabric with light silicone gripper.
* Waist is 1 inch elastic that stays in place and supports waist.
* Elite Shorts have a leg length that is just above the knee.
* Seams are flatlocked for softness and stretch.
* Ideal balance of features creates a short that you are sure to love.


The Leg Band: 

Bike Shorts - Won't ride up!

Legs have a soft elastic-free band with a light silicone gel that is incredibly soft and easy to wear. 

No binding elastic yet the short stays in place during long, hard rides.  The cuff is gentle on the skin and works perfectly to keep the shorts from riding up with the muscle flex during cycling. 



Color Options shown from the front and the back:

aero tech men's elite cycling shortsMen's silver and red elite padded shortsMen's blue and black elite short

men's black cycling short with 3m reflectivesilver padded shortback view of padded cycling shorts

The Air Gel Chamois:

An ergonomic pad that is a state-of-the-art, highly engineered design!

men's elite gel pad

This chamois pad has a fabric surface from Eschler Bioactive™. Eschler is the best of class for high certification standards that guarantee their ability to wick perspiration.  Natural antibacterial properties from silver ions in yarn.

The Italian made chamois pad is excellent for long distance road or mountain bike rides. It has a seamless surface design with a three dimensional combination of foams fitted together like a puzzle engineered to absorb road shock and act like a pillow on the saddle. The fit is anatomically designed with a combination of elasticity and density. This pad tested in the excellent category by our product development team.  Color: Charcoal

The pad's face has a thin microfiber yarn knitted in three dimensions to cushion.  It does not retain moisture and stays dry next to your skin.  The Memory Foam is perforated for stretch and breath-ability.
The elite chamois pad can be used with anti-chafe cream if needed, but the way this pad is designed, it is so great at absorbing shock, you won't need much chamois cream except for the longest, hottest days.

Gender specific pads optimize the performance for a bicycle rider. This pad is for men.

 

Layers of the Elite Chamois Padding:

The combination of technically advanced fabrics, foams and air mesh create a zero friction environment for cycling.

anatomy-of-bike-pad thickness

Foams: Multi Density and High Protection - Engineered layers

Thickness: 15 mm total thickness on sit bones
3 Dimensional, 10 mm High Impact Foam, 6 mm Air Mesh, 4 mm Open Cel

Category: Long Distance Cycling, Road or Mountain Biking

Size: 13 3/4 inches by 8 3/4 or 35.5 cm x 21 cm



Fabric on Surface:chamois fabric has carbon structure


*Elite Chamois Pad has a soft brushed fleece surface from a Carbon Yarn
*Creates an even distribution of heat and air flow
*Carbon guarantees a permanent antibacterial effect - naturally

mens elite bike shorts

reflective on bike shortsHow 3M Reflective Material works:

Scotch-lite reflective material products use a technology known as retro-reflection. It helps the eye perceive light in low-light conditions. In more scientific terms, retro reflection occurs when light rays are returned in the direction from which they came. A large amount of reflected light is returned directly to the original light source, such as a car's headlights. Since very little light is scattered when the light is returned, retro reflective materials appear brightest to an observer located near the original light source.

elite shorts have reflective material

3M reflective bike shortsRetro Reflection

reflection of light from 3m materialsScattered Reflection


Sizes: Waist (inches)

Small: 28-30, Medium: 32-34, Large: 36-38, X-Large: 38-40, 2XL: 42-44, 3XL: 46-48, 4XL: 50-52

Men's Elite Padded Cycling Shorts are for 80 miles and up.

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Men's Elite Padded Bike Shorts - Size Chart
Size Small Medium Large X-Large 2XL 3XL 4XL
Waist (inches) 28-30 32-34 36-38 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52
Inseam (inches) 8 1/8 8 1/4 8 7/8 9 1/8 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 5/8
Crotch area is 77% Nylon 23% Spandex, Sides are Polyester/Lycra for coolness in summer heat
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Aero Tech Men's Elite Padded Bike Shorts - Made in USA
79.95
4.5 Stars based on 69 Review(s)
Tony
Chattanooga, TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Elite padded bike shorts
November 8, 2016
Best bike shorts I've ever worn
Cons:
None

Jim
Moravian Falls NC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great comfort and fit.
October 19, 2016
Several years ago I purchased 2 pair of basic bike shorts from Aero Tech. They served me well so I decided to upgrade with the Elite model. The padding is very comfortable and the shorts fit me perfect. Very good quality and comfort at a fair price. I will definitely purchase more in the future.

Dave M
35901
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

My best bike shorts
October 18, 2016
I use these whenever I will be out 3 or more hours. These are the best shorts I own, much better than my Pearl Izumi Elite. I am not having any chafing or soreness.

paul
falls church, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good stuff
September 28, 2016
Sizing is accurate. Very comfortable.

Jeff
New London, CT
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very comfortable
September 27, 2016
I rode with these shorts in a century just after getting them. This was a little risky, but I was very happy with their comfort. Just the right amount of padding. I used them the following week on a 90 mile ride and remained pleased.
Best Uses:
Road distance riding

Jim
Philadelphia, PA
2 Stars

Not As Comfortable As They should Be For The Money
August 22, 2016
I purchased these shorts to replace a much cheaper pair that were not providing me with enough padding and comfort on my spinning bike. However, I really do not notice any difference in padding or comfort , so am quite disappointed after spending so much money.

Eric
Lombard, IL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Fit - Great Comfort
August 12, 2016
These shorts where purchased before a long mountain bike race and they were great stayed in place. I did switch pairs after 10 hours but continued to stay comfortable.
Pros:
Fit, comfort, no drawstring.
Cons:
none

Dan
Florida
4 Stars

Like the 15mm padding seams rub so use extra lub.
August 8, 2016
Like the extra (15mm) padding, especially after mile 22 and onward. I found the material a bit thinner than I'm used too (no biggie) and I found the seams around the padding rub badly so I'll need to use a lot more lube. Not sure I'd buy these again, might look for similar padding with better seams.
Pros:
15mm padding beats less.
Cons:
seams could be less abusive to the skin.
Best Uses:
Long rides for those of us with skinny tushes.

Rich
Mitford, CT
3 Stars

Didn't work for me
August 8, 2016
Thoughtful design in some regard but isn't comfortable at all (for me). An hour into my ride I needed to get off the bike! I bought these assuming the price would reflect the comfort level. Big mistake! I am back to wearing my $40 gel shorts.
Pros:
Hi-rise waist band
Cons:
Not comfortable fit once on bike.
Best Uses:
None

Mike
Moline, Illinois
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Aero Tech Men's Padded Elite Bike short
July 27, 2016
My first ride was 35 miles the next day was 65 miles and they are very comfortable. As other reviewer's have noted the waste is a little bit long but not problematic. The legs breathe very well and overall they are very comfortable. I have put 200 miles on them in the last two weeks and I am very very satisfied. Later this week I plan to ride 68 miles and then follow up with 49 miles the next thing.
Pros:
The leg material breathe very well. The seat padding is very comfortable. The sizing is accurate for me, I am 5'9" tall and weigh 178 pounds.
Cons:
None, I plan on purchasing another pair.
Best Uses:
Men's padded bike shorts that are more comfortable if you just wear them with nothing on underneath.

WILLIAM
Ely MN
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best chamois
July 26, 2016
Perfect fit, only brand that describes actual pad thickness, made in USA!
Best Uses:
Long Rides

Alan
St. Marys ohio
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great comfort
July 18, 2016
Great fit and comfort for 50 mile rides.

Bob
United States
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perform as Described
July 8, 2016
High quality, functional short performs exactly as described, provides the extra cushion needed for longer distance rides. Comfortable non-binding padding is placed where you need it and stays put due to waist and leg bands. Fit is true to size. Great product!

Ray
Powhatan VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great for the long rides
June 10, 2016
The fit is great. I took a chance and ordered a medium, 5ft.11&175lbs and the feel while riding is almost perfect. I will see how they wear after about 3 mos. which be about 2k miles
Pros:
the overall fit is perfect
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
always on a road bike

Craig
Westchester, ny
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Areo tech shorts
June 6, 2016
Fit as described. Boone several 40 mile rides and fit and comfort were perfect.
Best Uses:
Road bike

Angel
Korea
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great shorts for long rides
June 1, 2016
I bought them to ride 380 miles , from Seoul to Busan. It worked great. I recommend them.

Gerry
Indiana
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awsome
May 31, 2016
Perfect fit and very easy on the ride. Pad is perfect for those long rides.

Gene
Minneapolis
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Bike shorts
May 25, 2016
A little longer in the leg than I'd like
Pros:
Great comfort in the seat area.
Cons:
length

Steven
North Las Vegas, NV
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great fit and function
May 12, 2016
I’m 6-2 and 300lbs; a big, fat guy. I’ve been using ATD Top Shelf for 3 years, but when it was time to replace them I opted for these upgraded ones. With all that weight on my butt, longer rides (more than an hour) were nearly impossible since my TopShelf short padding was getting old. With the new Elites I rode for nearly 2 hours (27 miles) a few days ago without any soreness (on my sit bones). These are compression shorts so expect them to be snug. Sizing was about right. I normally wear 44-46 pants so I bought XXL hoping that I’d lose enough fat to get back down to a 42. Still chunky, I can squeeze into the XXL but if I wasn’t currently losing body fat, I’d be more comfortable in the XXXL.
Pros:
Great butt padding

Owen
Philadelphia, PA.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Aero Tech Mens Elite Shorts
May 3, 2016
These shorts are as advertised. Good fit, comfortable padding and firm grippers on legs. They breath well and have a strong feel of compression on the legs.

Mike S.
Phoenix, AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Shorts!
May 2, 2016
This is the 5th order from Aero Tech and I haven't been disappointed yet! The padding on these shorts are comfortable. It took a little getting use to the thickness of the chamois. Once underway, I completely forgot about it! The leg grippers seemed a little tight at first. I believe it was because of the width of the bands. Once again, after several rides the do not cause a problem. So far, everything I have received from Aero Tech is top notch and worth the money! Great job!
Pros:
Comfortable chamois Great material support
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Long distance road cycling

Sly
Honolulu, HI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Terrific!
April 27, 2016
Great cycling shorts. Perfect fit and just enough passing.

Don
Panhandle, Fl.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Areotech men's elite padded shorts
April 3, 2016
I've worn them twice so far one ride was 20+ and the other 30+ . Found the shorts to be comfortable and had no problems with size and fit. Areotech fit for larger riders is correct. Unfoutunately a lot of shorts aren't Padding stays in place to pad sit bones and doesn't creep while riding. The silicone banding on legs is comfortable without noticing
Pros:
Accurate Fit, Padding, light weight, comfortable
Cons:
None so far.
Best Uses:
Road

Mike
Miles City MT
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect Fit
March 25, 2016
These are the first pair of bike shorts I've bought and wasn't sure how they would fit, but I wear a 33 and the 32-34 was perfect. Padding seems to protect my butt bones very well, although I also wear a pair of compression shorts under these to provide movement between me and the pads. I'd give these a five, its just that I haven't worn anything else before to compare them to. Also, shipping is incredibly fast - these came in two days and we live in a rural western state.

Georges Tremblay
Dania Beach Fl. (and Québec city, Canada)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best I ever had
February 25, 2016
At last august, I decided to change my Trek Madone 6 saddle. With the help of my store I tried many saddles without success. After 12 miles, it hurts. Someone told me that the solution was not in the saddle but in the bike pant. I did not know that there were different constructions: some for short rides, others for middle and the best for long rides. I decided to stop spoiling my rides with low quality bike pants. I found Aero Tech Designs Cycling Apparel on internet. An element that decided me to try them is the story of their president who made very long rides with pants that she did not like, She decided to build her own. And now she sells these. I bought their best one: the elite - too large for me: I did not follow their chart. - I did not realize that the tissue of a tight pant acts A LITTLE as a spring on the sadde. Anyway, the too large pant was more comfortable. Later, I ordered 2 others at the right size. I use these at every ride. After 12 miles, I feel a little discomfort but I can double the distance without real problems, Ah yes, to be honest, I must tell you that I am 76. And I will not tell you if my skin was tougher at 20 or now ;-)

Steve
Wilmington, NC
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent shorts and great value
February 24, 2016
I finally took my first ride with the shorts...about 15 miles. They reduced the chafing around my inner thighs very well. My previous Quest Izumi shorts were not wide enough in the pad and had an annoying seam which caused significant chafing there. These shorts are also very lightweight, dry quickly and move well with my legs. They are a fine pair of shorts. I'm getting ready for a long ride in Europe this summer (800 miles) and that will be the true test.

Barry
Palm Springs, CA.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Solved my sore sit bone issue
February 17, 2016
I had a problem with sit bone soreness after about 7 miles on my road bike. I went so far as wearing 2 pair of padded shorts. That worked but wasn't practical or cool. I called Aero after looking at their padding on line. I decided to try these based on pad thickness and gel as opposed to foam. PROBLEM SOLVED. They work as advertised. My only wishes would be for less padding in the front. Not needed there and can be uncomfortable. Also they are too high and I have to fold the top down. I own 3 other brands and these are much taller than any others. Could be a cost savings to reduce this un needed front padding and tall waist
Pros:
Thicker padding. Gel padding
Cons:
Too much padding in front. Waist too tall
Best Uses:
Road bike riding

david eibeck
hawaii
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

nice fit and well done padding
January 25, 2016
good price and better fit
Best Uses:
96753-5820

T.G
Flint Michigan
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Comfortable
October 26, 2015
I am a bigger guy with big legs and these shorts fit very comfortable. Also the padding is an added benefit vs other brand shorts that I have found with other brands.
Best Uses:
Road biking

John M
Chadds ford, pa
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent shorts
October 21, 2015
Perfect! I found these pants to be as good or better than other high end shorts I have. Extremely comfortable and a pleasure to wear. Fit is sized as true as I have ever seen.