Aero Tech Men's Elite PADDED Cycling Shorts

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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.

Factory Direct Value - Made in U.S.A.

made in usa

elite leg bands

The Leg Band is a highly technical combination of two high spandex fabrics laminated to a soft silicone gel lightly spaced for a gentle grip.

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 or rubber - 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.

Leg sizes are generous to prevent any type of muffin top appearance. The fabric is very stretchy and feels like a second skin.

Color Options shown from the front and the back:

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 chamois pad layers reflective on bike shorts

How 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

Men's Elite Short Size Chart
Size Waist (inches) Inseam (inches)
X-Small 22-26 8 1/8
Small 28-30 8 1/8
Medium 32-34 8 1/4
Large 36-38 8 7/8
X-Large 38-40 9 1/8
XX-Large 42-44 9 1/4
3XL 46-48 9 1/2
4XL 50-52 9 5/8

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

aero tech designs cycling apparel

Men's Elite Padded Bike Shorts - Size Chart
Small Waist (inches) 28-30 Inseam (inches) 8 1/8
Medium Waist (inches) 32-34 Inseam (inches) 8 1/4
Large Waist (inches) 36-38 Inseam (inches) 8 7/8
X-Large Waist (inches) 38-40 Inseam (inches) 9 1/8
2XL Waist (inches) 42-44 Inseam (inches) 9 1/4
3XL Waist (inches) 46-48 Inseam (inches) 9 1/2
4XL Waist (inches) 50-52 Inseam (inches) 9 5/8
Crotch area is 77% Nylon 23% Spandex, Sides are Polyester/Lycra for coolness in summer heat

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  • 3
    Way to high waist

    Posted by Joe on Feb 15th 2018

    The pad is a good one love the Made in America part but the waist is just to high. I have to roll the waist down or it would be at my belly button.

  • 5
    Great shorts

    Posted by Chris on Jan 19th 2018

    Bought these for indoor heart rate training classes (Hours in one place). The best shorts I have tried yet!!!

  • 5
    Great shorts

    Posted by Bonnie on Oct 27th 2017

    Great shorts, great quality. The first pair I pull out of the drawer.

  • 5
    High Quality Shorts

    Posted by Jake on Oct 27th 2017

    Well constructed shorts with ample padding exactly as described.

  • 3
    Reasonably Comfortable

    Posted by Jeff J on Oct 11th 2017

    The shorts are reasonably comfortable. Pad seems to go too high in the front for me. Rode an 80 mile 5 1/2 hour ride Sunday and really not any better than some of my less expensive shorts. Okay but not as good as I had hoped for.

  • 5
    Perfect fit

    Posted by Howard on Sep 26th 2017

    I ordered a 4XL and it fit perfectly. Thank you for offering this product in large sizes.

  • 5
    Over Hill Over Dale

    Posted by Steve on Sep 19th 2017

    Just returned from a week of riding in the Yorkshire Dales and the Aero Tech Elite Shorts were perfect. We averaged rides of about 45 - 50km per day and the shorts made the ride comfortable. I am usually between a medium and a large but ordered a large in these shorts. The length and close fit helped hold leg warmers in place. I never felt the pad the whole week. Weather was on the cool wet side and the shorts helped me stay warm and dry. I'll b ebbing a second pair.

  • 5
    Excellent shorts

    Posted by Ryan Paulus on Sep 13th 2017

    Good quality shorts that make a big difference on the long bike rides. Fit great as per the website sizing.

  • 5
    good shorts

    Posted by Robert on Sep 13th 2017

    second pair I have bought like this.. comfortable fit and padding and like the reflective material on the legs. Use it for all my rides although designed for longer rides with extra padding

  • 4
    Thank you ATD

    Posted by Matt Levy on Aug 24th 2017

    You asked if I might be able to see if I can offer any suggestions and email them to you.

    These shorts are wonderful, the material is top notch and the sizing is perfect.

    I would make a couple of manufacturing alterations especially since your facility is right there and you can do hands on modifications:

    the pad is the best I've used, but it is sewn a bit to high in the back, by about 1 inch. The benefit of full saddle to pad contact is minimalized when the largest area portion of the pad doesn't come into contact with the saddle.

    Because the pad was sewn to high in the back, it meant that the front of the pad was further back, causing minor irritation from the front of the pad with body parts, causing me to adjust my "package' frequently, again I think adjusting the pad would solve the problem.

    The length of the legs is about 1 inch too long, causing material to bunch up in between the upper thigh and crotch. Shortening the length would allow the material to be stretched to mid thigh which is perfect for ultra long distance events.

    The silicon leg grippers are great, but without shaven legs you may want to add some more, I found the legs starting to ride up without a good grip on hairy legs.

    I know this seems like a lot of info, but I know the product is perfect and can be a real benefit to long distance riders.

    If you want me to test any of the modifications I would be honored too.

  • 3
    Not the long ride shorts they are advertised to be

    Posted by Rider on Aug 12th 2017

    I bought these shorts because of the advertised comfort for 80-100 mile rides and many positive reviews. I just recently began riding 40+ mile rides and maybe my body has not adjusted to longer rides in the saddle. But after a 50 mile ride today, I am sore and would not rate these shorts any better than other shorts I have in my drawer. They seem to be well built, but I have other shorts that seem to have a thicker pad than these.

  • 5

    Posted by James Ehasz on Aug 8th 2017

    Better than any other bike shorts I have previously purchased.