There is more technology in cycling pads than ever. Cyclists go technical and they choose their apparel according to exact performance goals. This is why we can’t use paddings that only ease pain, but we develop solutions that help athletes to go over their limits. To do that, materials are not enough: we use innovative construction technologies to deliver comfort and perfect fit.
Elastic Interface® has engineered two types of pad construction: thermo-molded and stitched. Both technologies guarantee the highest standards of comfort, protection, breathability and performance; a sustainable cutting system in production planning, then, allows us to use drastically less raw material than other solutions currently available on the market.
Our top choice products benefit from an anatomic shape, which is determined by a different technique for each technology: a multidirectional curvature for our thermo-molded cycling pads and an anatomic construction for the stitched ones.
In the stitched chamois, the construction follows the traditional methods where different materials are combined together through a stitching operation. All the parts of the pad are stitched together using automatic machines.
In the thermo-molded chamois, instead, the design is obtained through the creation of molds subjected to high temperatures. For the thermo-molded chamois, an innovative technology gives the typical curvature with multidirectional molds and counter-molds.
Perfect fit in saddle also means no areas of transition between different foam densities and layers. We create soft edges and smooth areas of transition by cutting diagonally our foams. This gives our cycling pads higher stability in saddle and improved fit.
Air Mapping technology
The Air Mapping technology is the new concept developed by Elastic Interface®. During extra-long rides, when sweating is unavoidable, it is essential to keep the skin temperature as low as possible. Super air layers are not enough and this is why we design fabric-only tops, with holes that increase air permeability.