Use, care tips Bib Short

The use and care of cycling tights requires your attention

Bike tights are designed to maximize your performance and give you comfort in the saddle. They are made of special fabrics with high elasticity.

The designs of our products are adapted to the anatomy of cyclists and have technical cuts.

Our products offer various padding structures and properties to improve your performance while riding.

Here are some important things to look out for when using and caring for bike tights:

Avoid hard surfaces. Sora Cycling bike tights are designed to provide maximum performance on the bike. The highly elastic fabrics are 20 times more finely woven than conventional fabrics. This makes them both flexible and resilient.

During your rides you will surely take breaks, but note that bike tights are specially made with special fabrics for comfort and maximum performance on the saddle. They are more delicate than your everyday clothes. Remember that these products are for cycling only.

Touching a rough or abrasive surface can damage some of the stitches on the surface of the fabric.

As an an example:

sit on a bench to rest, not noticing that there are small splinters on the bench. (This is just an example and can be transferred to sidewalks, dry grass or ground surfaces). Suppose this surface hits the exact area of ​​the tights pad that comes in most contact with the saddle. Some of the fine meshes will tear and suffer tiny damage that is not visible to the naked eye. Then, when you ride your bike, these damaged stitches will unravel at the contact between the fabric and the saddle, and over time, an uneven surface will develop on your tights fabric.

Because bike tights are made for cycling, we recommend you take extra care outside of training sessions and races.

  • Choose the right size , if you wear tights that are too tight, the wear and tear will be high, the fabric will be stretched and subjected to excessive tension. Therefore, the fabric and seams of the tights will be deformed in areas that are too tight.
  • The length of the straps should suit you , straps that are too tight put stress on the seams and lead to unraveling over time.
  • Proper washing is very important , we recommend washing your bike tights alone or in a laundry bag. Hard surfaces on other garments can damage your tights from high heat and friction during washing.

Wash them at 30 degrees in the short program. Do not use a high spin speed.

In no case should you use powder detergents, as they harden the fabric and reduce its properties.

Wash your tights after each use.

Don't iron them.

  • Do not wear them before they are completely dry as this may damage the pads. The bike tight pads are made of special sponges and high technology materials.

If you wear them wet, the sponge will lose its properties over time and the pad will lose its original shape.

Dryers are great for quick drying, but they're definitely bad for your tights. Due to the heat and the strong movement in the dryer, the fabric and the pads lose their properties.

Be sure to wait until they are completely dry or avoid using the same tight on consecutive days to get maximum use of the pads.

Choosing the right size bib shorts

Choosing the right size is important. Please be sure to check our size charts. They are up-to-date and minimize the risk of sizing errors.

One of the most common sizing mistakes is assuming your size is the same on other products.

Size charts are created for each product due to different designs and measurements. Each manufacturer develops their own patterns and designs, so measurements are specific to each product.

As indicated in our size charts, hip measurement is a key factor in determining the size of cycling shorts. After you have determined your hip size and checked the other measurements, you can estimate how the cycling shorts will fit on your body.

As an an example:

With a hip width of 94 cm you are at the upper limit of the size "Medium".

In this case you may need to choose a size between sizes. This applies to all sizes (lower limit and upper limit).

Users with the above hip measurement can wear both medium and large sizes of cycling shorts. The medium size would fit snugly, while the large size would have a looser fit. At this point, you must decide whether the user's hip measurement will decrease or increase in the future.

(to decrease)

If you maintain a constant weight and want the cycling shorts to be tighter and fit better, you should go down the size.

  • The straps keep the cycling shorts in the right place . If your short size and larger hips required you to choose larger cycling shorts, the straps may be too long for you. Straps that are too long mean that the cycling shorts will not stay in the right place. (Or vice versa.) The Air Knit backings we use offer sufficient elasticity and durability. We design our cycling shorts to the right measurements. If the carriers are not suitable for you, contact us and we will assess the situation and discuss possible solutions.
  • The inseam: You have found your size and are checking your inseam. The best way to take this measurement is to sit on a flat surface and measure from the center point where the pad will be positioned to the measurements given in the chart. If the measurement is larger but your leg length is too short for it, don't worry. The fabrics we use for the cycling shorts offer a high level of elasticity and durability, both in terms of length and width. They can have a tolerance range of -3/+3 cm. You can adjust this distance after putting on the cycling shorts with the leg end bands.
  • The New Gummy Bands: Once you have correctly measured your hips and found the right size, you can check the position of the bands to see if they are right for you. The dimensions of the bands have been incorporated into the size charts with optimal flexibility. An unstretched band will have a smaller measurement than the measurements given in the size chart. When the ligaments stretch, they will perform at their best.
  • If you don't choose the right size , you may think the pad is in the wrong place, as pads are positioned differently in cycling shorts depending on size. If you choose a size that is too small, the pad will be positioned in the front or back, and in this case the Poron92 or Hybrid Cell pad will not be able to support your hip bones adequately.

How are bib shorts worn?

You can think of cycling shorts as underwear with designs created by combining advanced textile knowledge and cycling culture. You shouldn't wear extra layers over or under. Wearing different layers under the cycling shorts will affect the function of the padding, while wearing clothing over the cycling shorts will make contact with the saddle more difficult, which can cause the padding to shift and affect the intended comfort of the cycling shorts.

The positioning of the bands is important. Make sure the New Gummy special padded leg straps are positioned correctly immediately after donning. For cycling shorts, the correct position is usually 4 cm to 6 cm above the knee. The middle connecting seams should line up the legs on average. With this position, the padding support of your cycling shorts will function optimally.

If the leg straps are placed in the wrong place, it can result in less comfort or even significant discomfort.

  • If the straps are positioned above or behind the knee, they will interfere with your pedaling.
  • The length of the inner leg can be adjusted to the desired position thanks to the elasticity of the fabric. However, if it sits too low, the stocking is pulled down and the position of the seat pad is changed.
  • If it sits too high, the fabric will be stretched excessively and the chamois will be pushed up, causing under-saddle restrictions.
  • Before attaching the straps, you should position your cycling shorts in the correct place around the waist. This will put the straps in the correct position on the shoulders and you will not need to make any further adjustments.
  • 3/4 and long cycling shorts are different than short cycling shorts. Blizzard and 3/4 Pro cycling shorts are designed to facilitate joint movement. The positioning of the cuffs and cuffs of the long cycling shorts ensures that the seams are placed in the right place.