Our Classique shorts are over a year in development and they stand and perform beside any premium short at ANY price.
They are constructed from durable, fine stitched Carvico Lycra with a compressive feel for excellent muscle support.
The bibs have 3 different mesh fabrics supporting a single stretch brace, to hold the shorts firmly and the pad locked in place. For total, all day comfort in the saddle, our Classique bibs have flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing, and a new, leg gripper that provides fast grip which you can stretch to suit your own leg width without it becoming baggy.
The shorts also have a race radio/card pocket. A complete package at half the retail of shorts using the same components. The endurance chamois pad, stretches bi elastically, with the body as it moves during the pedal revolution. It will last for seasons without compressing, supporting the pressure points of the pelvis. A central penile tract groove promotes smooth blood flow. Construction is just under 3 hours per pair and they are hand finished and quality checked.
In a factory on a winters morning we purchased their best (+ most expensive) silicone edge gripper. We also purchased the single stretch bib brace to build the upper short around. 300kms later we were in a nice, white studio buying our main material; a soft, matt-finish Lycra with a high Elastane content. The third most expensive, but most durable, out of 12 offerings. One month later, a visit to the pad manufacturer, was an education in science and sweating. Mapping the padding to the rider’s bones (not flesh) and removal of moisture were proven keys to endurance comfort.
Sizing guide: To suit waist measurement:
(The shorts are a compression fit, so please adhere to the chart below)
XS: 26-27″ 66-69cm
Small: 27-29″ 70-74cm
Med: 30-32″ 74- 80cm
Large: 32-33″ 80-84cm
XL: 33-34″ 84-88cm
XXL: 34-36″ 89-93cm