WHAT EXACTLY IS A CHAMOIS PAD?fanyuying
The term “chamois” (sha-mē) refers to the pad that is sewn into a Lycra® or spandex cycling short. The chamois pad is made of cushioning foam of varying densities, with a top surface that helps to wick moisture and provide a soft feel against your skin. The chamois pad alleviates pressure in your nether regions when you sit on the saddle, reduces friction and chaffing, and often has antimicrobial properties that reduce odor and bacteria, too.
ARE ALL ROAD AND MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMOIS AND CYCLING SHORTS THE SAME?
No. There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to cycling shorts, and not all chamois are the same. We make options from thin and unobtrusive, to thicker and denser for high-intensity riding and with unique versions for men and women, respectively. So, to make the right choice, start by considering a few key points including the fit of the shorts, the type of riding you enjoy, the amount of time you spend on an average ride, the terrain you ride, and how much support you want.