Comfort, Endurance, and Performance - Progressive cushioning
Superior cycling shorts are formed from the body's position on the saddle, and the body's movement, with the torso upright or forward, and the legs constantly cycling through the pedal stroke. The foundation of riding comfort is the pad or chamois, and the best have a feature called progressive multi-density cushioning. Simply, progressive cushioning designs the right thickness for each area of the pad. The pad is thickest where the sit bones, or ischia, press down on the saddle. The pad gets thinner farther away, such as towards the thighs, to allow free movement. The pad is minimal in sections like the...
Comfort, Endurance, and Performance - Engineered fabrics
Cycling in the Philippines means hours of sweating through both high heat and high humidity. Sportswear for these conditions are designed to keep the body sweating and dry. There are polyester threads made to better absorb moisture, and these are woven in a fabric structured into 2 layers. A gauze-textured inner layer sits against the skin. The spaces between the threads allow the skin to release sweat, while the threads against the skin pull the moisture away to the outer layer. The outer layer is more dense, and takes in the sweat from the inner layer as it dries into the air. The density of the fabric is matched to the humidity the...
Comfort, Endurance, and Performance - Russell Tape
Comfort is where endurance and performance meet. Russell tape hems on Pearl Izumi shorts keep the garment moving with your body while wicking sweat away from your skin. This allows you more time on the bike more often, without the skin irritation or allergic reactions brought on by silicone-lined hems. The Russell tape anti-slip structure has a layer of nanometer-fine polyester threads that sits against the skin followed by a breathable but more elastic layer. This allows the material to grip the the body without blocking skin pores and preventing the release of sweat. Especially valuable in our humid climate, these properties...
Ateneo Vuelta Laguna
A journey on two wheels through rolling and picturesque Laguna for the Tulong Dunong foundation of the Ateneo De Manila.Get on https://www.racepace.ph/pages/ateneo-vuelta-laguna and join the ride!
Pearl Izumi waist shorts: US vs Japan
A write up of our Pearl Izumi cycling shorts written by the accidental randonneur. Pearl Izumi waist shorts: US vs Japan