One of the reasons Raceskin even came in to existence was because of the poor quality of club and team kit offered by many manufacturers in order to reduce costs. Having ridden for our fair share of clubs, our combined experience of the average club shorts was not a great one. Poor stitching that chafes, and cheap quality fabric that washes badly and goes baggy over time, and then, worse still: the pad!!! After your first 3 hour ride in a pair of club shorts, they usually go in a drawer never to be seen again, whilst you spend a few days sitting on a rubber ring applying lashings of Sudocrem to your chafed regions, vowing you will only ever ride in your favourite shorts from now on.
If only all cycling shorts pads were created equal - then it would be a very simple choice when it came to your weekend ride. Unfortunately that isn't the world we live in, and so it then becomes a choice between wanting to ride in club kit and feel part of the team, but not wanting to feel like you've spent 24 hrs being dragged up and down the M1 chained by your ankles to the back of a speeding car.
This is not the Raceskin way. The hi-end pad found in Raceskin cycling shorts has a three dimensional and revolutionary style, providing protection where necessary thanks to the high density foam inserts (120kg/m³) placed in the key pressure points. The central channel assures less pressure on the perineal area. The Italian made chamois is presented with S.A.T. – Shock Absorption Technology. The exclusive shock-absorbing system provides maximum protection and shock absorption, dissipating 90% of the energy and neutralizing any negative vibration developed during the impact with the ground.
So, today's take home is...if ever you find yourself about to be dragged up and down the M1, chained by your ankles to the back of a speeding vehicle, make sure you're wearing a pair of Raceskin shorts!!