From your first ride/run training block in this short you’ll recognize that we have a lot of experience with shorts. We engineered a new seat pad for this short, and we’ve actually machined away the padding from the places where you don’t need it, leaving just the right amount of padding in the perineum and ischial bone areas.
Nothing extra to bother you during the run or swim. By eliminating all the foam from the non-essential areas of the pad, we were able to make a slightly larger pad and move the stitching farther away from the crotch so you have less chafing during the ride and the run. For the run, we’ve placed a liner on the front that helps hold the package in place, something you’ll appreciate if you’ve ever run with an unsupportive Lycra® short. Body Paint technology lets us knit the gripper elastic directly into the fabric around the leg so everything lies flat and gently grips without binding.
Castelli Body Paint Triathlon Short Features:
Single-piece construction eliminates seams.
Integrated gripper elastic for perfect comfort and support in swim, bike and run.
Internal pocket for gel, keys or whatever.
Tri-kiss seat pad is optimized for aerobar position on the bike, yet practically disappears during the swim and run.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by Muzza1k Bad shami
I purchased these as I have heard that the seat padding in Castelli shorts is amazing. At first it was, most comfortable ride every. But it only last less than half a dozen rides before the padding started to disintegrate. I am now left with a short where the pad looks ok but underneath there is no padding where you need it the most. Very disappointed. The price was pretty reasonable for supposedly a top of the line tri short, shame they did not last. As a result poor value and poor quality.
26 February 2014