Sportful Ltd Shield Bib ShortsThe Sportful Ltd Shield Bib Shorts are a premium level road-racing short with built-in abrasion-resistant Hardcord Technology to keep your sides protected in event of a crash.The surge of a racing bunch, elbows out, jostling for position, maybe leaning into a fast corner during an exhausting training session. It’s here that crashes can easily occur. As we all know, racing and training hard can sometimes lead to crashes. And with it comes the sting of road rash. However, thanks to the inclusion of Hardcord Technology along the sides of the Ltd Shield Bib Shorts provides protection when you’re sliding along the tarmac. Get up. Dust yourself down. Check your bike is good. And keep riding. But that’s not all there is to these shorts. At heart, they’re a high-performance race short too. Materials are both compressive and flexible, supporting your muscles while letting you pedal and move with ease. The bib straps are perforated to allow sweat build-up to escape, ensuring all-day comfort. The leg openings are raw cut to give the smoothest transition between short and skin but still offering a firm non-slip grip. And for early and late-in-the-day training sessions, reflective logos enhance low-light visibility. Hardcord TechnologyCrashing is no fun. And to add to the pain you’ll see your best shorts ripped to shreds too. Hardcord aims to lessen the pain of crashing. Using CORDURA® fabric, this technology has been tried and tested to resist abrasions and tearing during a crash. Based on certified tests, Sportful shorts are the only ones to resist a 45 km/h crash. Faster just got safer too.Total Comfort Pro Seat PadInside the Shield Shorts is the TC Pro seat pad, Sportful’s ‘racing pad’. Sportful uses 15mm Urethane foam, making the pad suited to riders who want support but prefer a thinner feel. You get incredible comfort on the saddle but with a touch less bulk and added freedom for smooth and powerful pedalling. Perforations guarantee better ventilation and quick-drying performance. From intense interval session to all-day racing epics you’ll enjoy support in all the right places.Features:Materials:80% Polyamide, 20% ElastaneHard cord anti-crash fabric on sides, with abrasion protection in case of a crashLeg endings in micromesh with raw-cut edgeMicroperforated bib straps with special printed graphicReflective logos on front and backTotal Comfort Pro Seat PadSuggested temperature range: 15 degrees C +Buy Sportful Clothing from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.