Aero Tech Men's Elite Padded Bike Shorts
The Ultimate Performer on the Longest Rides!
The Elite Bike Short is designed for all cyclists and performs great on long distances. The men's Elite Padded Bike Shorts stays in place for century rides. It has our favorite chamois pad sewn inside. The chamois is a high mileage Carbon Air-Mesh Pad that is designed for professional cyclists. This high-end endurance chamois pad is comfortable for 80-100 miles or more. Ideal for rides with long hours in the saddle. When our founder, Cathy rode across the United States in the Big Ride Across America, this was the go to short for daily rides that averaged 85 miles per day. It is our best chamois pad for aching sit bones! We also added plenty of 3M reflective to the legs to help add visibility.
- Fabric provides freedom of movement like a second skin for non-restrictive cycling.
- This Elite Bike Short is designed for 100 mile century riding (8 hour rides).
- Coordinates with Aero Tech Coolmax Elite Cycling Jerseys.
- 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.
- Seams are flatlocked for softness and stretch.
- Ideal balance of features creates a short that you are sure to love.
TALL SIZES COMING 2021
|Men's Elite Short Size Chart|
|Size||Waist (inches)||Inseam (inches) - Standard||Inseam (inches) - Tall*|
|*Tall Size Adds ~2 Inches to Inseam|
Additional Photos and Information
The leg band is a highly technical combination of two high spandex fabrics laminated to a soft silicone gel for a gentle grip.
The legs on the Elite Bike Short have a soft elastic-free band with a light silicone gripper that is incredibly soft and easy to wear. No binding elastic or rubber here. The short stays in place during long, hard rides. The cuff is designed to be 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 discomfort. The fabric is very stretchy and feels like a second skin. These shorts will not ride up as you ride!
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. We added 3M reflective to strategically thought out places on these shorts. This adds visibility and safety to your ride.
Chamois Pad Information
Elite Chamois Pad
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 chamois pad expert. The shape is seamless and highly engineered. Air Gel Mesh inside the pad optimizes shock impact and absorption. This chamois stays dry and does not compress. The surface has a Resistex branded carbon fiber that is a knitted, brushed surface that feels soft next the skin.
An ergonomic pad that is a state-of-the-art, highly engineered design!
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. This fabric also has natural antibacterial properties from silver ions in the 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. These foams are 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 combination of technically advanced fabrics, foams and air mesh create a zero friction environment for cycling.
Fabric on Surface
*Elite Chamois Pad has a soft brushed fleece surface from a Carbon Yarn
Complete the Kit!
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
Men's Elite Padded Cycling Shorts are for 80 miles and up.
Fabric: 77% Nylon 23% Spandex