Your hamstrings and quadriceps will thank you for the incredible support offered by the Forza Compressor fabric and double legband. De Soto's famous innovative 400-Mile pad floats and stretches which means it can be used as a race piece in a triathlon. On the bike, the pad stretches with the short and follows your skin as it moves with every pedal stroke, eliminating the friction that can cause irritation or rashes.
This 11-panel bike short has a Carrera Abdomen panel to hold in your midsection, and to give you bit more breathability in front, just above the pad. Drawstring elastic waist, Curvilinear seam lines, contrast flat stitch, and the 400-Mile Pad make it the most comfortable short money can buy. It has 3 pockets (one on each leg, and one in back) that fit cell phones, mp3 players, fuel packets, and most sunglasses. One of the great features of this short is what it does not haveŽ it does not have any elastic leg gripper, so there is no tight binding around the thighs. The short stays down and in place since it is made of Forza Compressor .
De Soto gave these shorts and bibs the "400-Mile" name from product testing consisting of 400 miles over 4 days. The logic was that many shorts feel fine for 100+ mile rides. The real question is how does that saddle feel when you get on the bike the next morning for another 100 miles...and the next morning? This was the inspiration for the design, the pad, and the name.
Inseam Lengths:S-8", M-8.5", L-9", XL-9.5"