A too soft trouser pad has the same effect as a too soft saddle: the sit bones sink in so far that riding becomes uncomfortable as the sensitive soft tissue, such as muscle and tendons are aggravated. Besides the pressure, the shear forces caused by the pedaling motion are aggravating to the soft tissues. The new SQ-pads (One11 & One10) have a very thin layer of orthopaedic TPE gel to prevent shearing forces.
The SQ-Short ONE11 is equipped with a the SQ-Pad 11 for MTB. The pad has a maximum thickness of 6mm. The pad is a patented dense but breathable foam, which is equipped with a thin layer of TPE gel on the underside. This gel absorbs the shearing forces that result from the pedaling movement. This gel was developed to absorb shear forces in the medical field.
The SQ-Short ONE11 is also equipped with removable SAS-Tec Tripleflex protectors, comparable to a motocross hip pad to protect the hip joint, especially in the event of a fall or crash.
Bottom ring of pant leg includes a gripping material so legs don't ride up.
Apart from the straps, back panel and thigh seams, the SQ-Shorts ONE11 are made of a High Performance fabric precisely created for sports applications. This fabric has optimal thermo-regulating properties and in combination with the Flatlock stitched seams ensures a perfect fit without any uncomfortable pressure zones. The shoulder straps are made from a premium quality material and feel like a second skin which adapts well to any body shape. The highly breathable material used for the entire back section transports sweat in the most direct path to the outside. A wide seam panel ensures good hold without inhibiting blood circulation.
The initial impression of the SQ-Pad 11 is very similar to that of a SQlab saddle, somewhat unfamiliar, but the more you ride the more comfortable it becomes. A further significant advantage of our flat and firm chamois is that the sitbones do not push it inwards causing the sitbones to rub on the edges as is often the case with many high and soft chamois.
Please see sizing chart in images - product runs small as is customary for European textiles. SQlab USA RECOMMENDS GOING UP 2 SIZES FROM WHAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY ORDER.
|Available sizes||M, L, XL, XXL|
|Material||Main Fabric: 78% Recycled Nylon, 22% Elastane.|