FOAMS

Le nostre schiume sono composte da materiali di qualità per garantire morbidezza e durabilità

Our padding is made with the finest quality materials, all carefully selected to guarantee lasting support and wear resistance.

Elastic memory

Elastic memory

Breathability

Breathability

Support

Support

Density

Density

Elastic memory

Elastic memory is what enables padding to return to its original shape after being stretched, compressed, or otherwise distorted.
One of the hallmark qualities of our foams is an excellent elastic memory, a feature of all Elastic Interface® cycling pads: this enables the foams to return to their original shape after being compressed to guarantee protection for cyclists ride after ride.

Breathability

We use open-cell polyurethane foams for Elastic Interface® pads. Open-cell foams allow the air to pass freely between the cells and sweat is absorbed and wicked away more quickly. When the air flows freely, the skin breathes more easily and stays drier; this means enhanced comfort, less sweat and fewer rashes.

Support

Foams only provide support if they have enough compression resistance to counter the load and prevent bottoming-out; the higher the density, the more weight or force is needed to deform the foam. This is why it is so important to have high-density foams especially on long-distance rides: the longer the time you spend in the saddle, the greater resistance the foam needs to have to counter the rider’s weight.

Density

Foam density is not measured by weight; it is a measurement of mass per unit volume and we use kilograms divided by cubic metres (kg/m3). Our pad density ranges from 40 kg/m3 up to 200 kg/m3 in the Hybrid Cell System.
Tasked with choosing the right combination for each pad, our research and development team analyses the qualities of the foams and creates the perfect mix for every product.
We choose lower densities foams for shorter distances requiring intense exertion, and increase the pad density for long-distance disciplines as riders need maximum protection guaranteed when spending so many hours in the saddle.

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Each cycling discipline has its own unique demands. This is our main focus when designing our pads so we can incorporate the best possible protection based on how much time you spend in the saddle. We identified exclusive quality parameters for our fabrics, and did exactly the same for our foams.
These are the criteria used by the EIT LAB when choosing the right materials for each product.
During the selection process, we only choose foams that are highly breathable and incredibly flexible with the right density and optimum elastic memory.
If you want a premium quality cycling pad, these are the qualities you need. Combine these with Elastic Interface® know-how and you’ve got unrivalled protection and freedom of movement.