Hard and thin
The heart of the SQ-Short ONE12 is the 4mm thin pad.
For racers who are out of diapers
The new SQ-Pad 12, has a maximum thickness of 4 mm and initially feels both exceptionally firm and of high quality. Everyone that rides regularly knows that for rides of over 30 min duration, a saddle with thin firm padding is considerably more comfortable than a saddle with thick soft padding. The same is true for a chamois. Most chamois are about 12 mm thick and soft - UNTIL NOW!
The very thin pad becomes more and more comfortable with the increasing distance ridden and adapts wonderfully to the body shape.
While width is important for a saddle, a pad for shorts depends on shape. The SQlab pad tends to be wider in the rear area and converges into a very narrow center. The sitting bones thereby seat fully on the maximum shock-absorbing area without creating folds.
No shortcoming in terms of ergonomics or comfort.
No pressure marks
Due to their taut design, the SQ-Pads retain their shape. This means that they are not pushed uncomfortably inwards during pedalling, as is the case with many high, soft pads.The SQ-Short ONE12 is made for competition and has a tight fit. If you are in doubt, please choose the larger size.
Why is the SQ Pad hard and thin?
A too soft saddle usually becomes very uncomfortable after approx. 30 – 45 minutes on the bike.
The sit bones sink in so far, that sensitive soft tissue such as muscle and tendons are aggravated. After approx. 30 – 40 minutes a dull deep pressing pain sets in. The sinking in of the sit bones also causes the perineal area in men and the lower positioned pubic bone arch in women to be subjected to higher pressure. Specifically soft padding will effectively stop the blood flow.
The question now is why we ride taut, slim saddles, but make a soft saddle again with the thick, super-soft padding that we often wear in our cycling shorts. The effect of the soft saddle (in this case: hard saddle + super soft pad) then again leads to the serious impairments of sinking, the restricted blood supply and the increased friction.
With the SQlab Pad Technology we have succeeded in eliminating the effect of a soft saddle. After a long development time we have developed an ergonomically high-quality pad with the characteristics hard, thin and firm.
Why haven´t tight trouser pads been around for some time?
- Area of use
- ROAD & MTB RACE
- Material Padding
- SQ-PAD 12, 4MM THIN
- tight / slim
Hard and thin.
The SQ-Pad 12 is only a maximum of 4 mm thick and initially feels exceptionally firm and high-quality. Comparable to sporty saddles, which are just as slim and tightly padded, the SQ-Pad 12 keeps its shape especially on longer distances.
Unlike many high, soft pads, it is not pushed uncomfortably inwards during the pedalling movement.
For all racers who don't like diapers.
- High Performance fabric in combination with elastic, breathable cuffs and straps
- Main Fabric: 65 % Nylon, 35 % Elasthan
- Machine wash 30°, Do not bleach, Do not tumble dry, Do not iron, Do not dry clean
If the trousers do not fit please contact our customer service. Cycling shorts are a hygiene article and are generally worn without underwear. Please keep in mind that we cannot take back trousers that have been used extensively.