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.


I want to compliment Aero Tech Designs on their Elite bike shorts. They have the most comfortable fit and best gel pad on the market and, I have found them to be incredibly durable. I bought a pair of the Elite bike shorts when training to ride the Northern Tier (Seattle to Maine) and quickly purchased a second pair. I used the two pairs of Elite shorts to train for the Northern Tier, ride the Northern Tier and I have been using them to train for the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route which I will ride this summer with my brother in Law. The two pairs of shorts have over 9,000 miles split between them- the gel pads still feels great and the spandex is just now getting thin in a couple of places! Thanks again for an American made product of exceptional quality and durability- Dave Lofquist

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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121 Reviews

  • 1
    Aero Tech “M” Elite Short

    Posted by Thomas on Mar 1st 2019

    I purchased these riding shorts specifically because of both some comments by other owners of this short AND, because they were listed as a short good for in excess of 60 mile rides. I had to return home, in excruciating pain only after 25 miles. My groin was in so much pain, something I had never experienced before. The other short brand I typically have used never caused pain in that area! Beside that, my sit bones were so painful, again something I have not had issues like that. I DO NOT believe these shorts are extended mile/time shorts. I did attempt to try ONCE MORE, to make sure of my opinion. I was not able to ride more than about 300 feet before I had to turn around and head home. I did continue my intended ride by switching to my stand by shorts. Can not recommend these shorts.

  • 5
    Padded Cycling Shorts

    Posted by Tom on Oct 15th 2018

    I love these shorts. They fit great on my big frame and the padding is the best I have seen.

  • 5
    Aero Tech Men's Elite Padded Cycling Shorts

    Posted by William Faucette on Jul 10th 2018

    Fit is true to size and quality is great. This is my first pair but after 300 miles of use I will be ordering additional pair.

  • 5
    Simply Terrific

    Posted by Mark Gustafson on May 25th 2018

    I've had my first ride with Aero Tech's Men's Elite Padded Cycling Shorts yesterday... never have I experienced 20 miles in the saddle being as comfortable as that that. OK, I've always gone the 'economy' brand with cycling shorts in the past but decided I deserved something better. Seriously, these shorts helped make my ride really enjoyable and I could have done more miles if I chose. USA made in Pittsburgh... doesn't get any more American than that as we approach Memorial Day 2018!
    Thanks guys... keep producing great cycle wear and I shall be there.
    MG - Nashua, NH

  • 4
    Men's Elite Padded Cycling Shorts

    Posted by Luther Stiles on May 17th 2018

    The product appears to have added between 30% and 35% more comfort compared to my previous cycling shorts.

  • 5
    Great shorts!

    Posted by Sasquatch On A Bike on May 4th 2018

    I like these shorts!

    I am 5'9" and 190lbs. I have pretty stout legs.. For a comparison I also like my Louis Garneau Fit Sensor 2 shorts. These are on par with those. In fact the chamois is more comfortable than the LG. I didn't have any problems with the legs riding up on me. Maybe that's because I don't have toothpick shaped legs and it's more difficult for the shorts to ride up. Not sure.. Anyway, I agree with the previous comments about the shorts coming up to the belly button area. What I did is just roll the shorts down from the waist a few times and the shorts work out just fine. Worth the money!

  • 5
    Aero Tech men’s Elite padded cycling shorts

    Posted by Gary Forbes on May 2nd 2018

    I am training to cycle over 100 miles and searched the reviews on various shorts,I decided to buy the aero tech and purchased them though amazon, they arrived with a £20 fee to pay to customs and revenue which made the shorts very expensive I am very pleased with the shorts, I have cycled many 40 to 60 miles rides so far and will soon ride a 100 mile with confidence in the shorts having had no problems so far with comfort and performance. Shame about the import tax.

  • 5
    I received the shorts earlier then exspected. I tried them on a they fit as ordered which was great. Didn't have a chance to ride with them because of the weather still a little cool even here in california. a few days latter it warmed up for a cou

    Posted by Frank Johnson on Mar 17th 2018

    super product

  • 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.