Use, care tips Bib Short

The use and care of cycling tights requires your attention
Cycling tights are designed to maximize your performance and provide you with comfort on 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 different cushioning structures and features to improve your performance while riding.

Here are some important things to consider when using and caring for cycling tights:

Avoid hard surfaces. Sora Cycling cycling tights are designed to provide maximum performance on the bike. The highly elastic fabrics have a mesh 20 times finer than conventional fabrics. This makes them both flexible and durable.

During your rides you will certainly take breaks, but keep in mind that cycling 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 designed for cycling only.

If you touch a rough or abrasive surface, some of the stitches on the surface of the fabric may be damaged.

As an example:

sit on a bench to rest without 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 exactly the area of ​​the Tights pad that comes into contact with the saddle the most. Some of the fine mesh will tear and experience a tiny damage not visible to the naked eye. Then when you ride the bike, these damaged meshes will disintegrate at the contact between the fabric and the saddle and over time an uneven surface will be created on your Tights fabric.

Since cycling tights are made for cycling, we recommend that you exercise extra caution when wearing them outside of training sessions and races.

  • Choose the right size , if you wear a tight that is 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 tight will be deformed in areas that are too tight.
  • The length of the straps should fit you ; straps that are too tight put strain on the seams and lead to them coming apart over time.
  • Proper washing is very important , we recommend washing your cycling tights alone or in a laundry net. Hard surfaces on other garments can damage your tights due to high heat and friction during washing.

Wash them at 30 degrees on a short cycle. Do not use a high spin speed.

Never use powder detergents as they will harden the fabric and impair its properties.

Wash your tights after each use.

Do not 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 are definitely harmful to your tights. The heat and strong agitation in the dryer cause the fabric and pads to lose their properties.

To get maximum benefit from the pads, be sure to wait until they are completely dry or do not use the same tight on consecutive days.

Choosing the right size for 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 errors when choosing the right size.

One of the most common mistakes when choosing a size is assuming that your size will be the same across 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 significant factor in determining the size of cycling shorts. After determining your hip measurement and checking the other measurements, you can estimate how the cycling shorts will fit on your body.

As an example:

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

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

User with the above hip measurement can wear both medium and large sizes of cycling shorts. The medium size would be tight fitting while the large size would be looser. At this point, you need to 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 choose the smaller size.

  • The straps keep the cycling shorts in the right place . If you had to choose a larger cycling short due to your short height and larger hip circumference, the straps may be too long for you. Straps that are too long mean that the cycling shorts do not stay in the right place. (Or vice versa.) The Air Knit straps we use provide sufficient elasticity and resistance. We design our cycling shorts in the right dimensions. If the straps do not fit you, contact us and we will evaluate the situation and discuss possible solutions.
  • The inseam: You have found your size and check 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 measurement indicated in the table. 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 great elasticity and resistance in both length and width. They can have a tolerance range of -3/+3 cm. You can adjust this distance with the leg bands after putting on the cycling shorts.
  • The new Gummy Bands: After correctly measuring your waist circumference and finding the right size, you can check the position of the bands to see if they are suitable for you. The measurements of the bands have been incorporated into the size charts with optimal flexibility. An unstretched band will have a smaller measurement than the measurement indicated in the size chart. When the bands stretch, they will perform at their full capacity.
  • If you don't choose the right size , you may think that the pad is in the wrong place, because the pads in the cycling shorts are positioned differently depending on the size. If you choose a size that is too small, the pad will be positioned at the front or back, and in this case the Poron92 or Hybrid Cell pad may not provide enough support to your hip bones.

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 should not wear additional layers over or under them. 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 compromise the intended comfort of the cycling shorts.

The positioning of the straps is important. Make sure that the New Gummy special padded leg straps are positioned correctly immediately after putting them on. For short cycling shorts, the correct position is usually 4 cm to 6 cm above the knee. The center joining seams should align the legs averagely. With this position, the padding support of your cycling shorts will work optimally.

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

  • If the bands 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 will be pulled down and the position of the seat pad will change.
  • If it sits too high, the fabric will be stretched excessively and the seat pad will be pushed up, causing restrictions under the saddle.
  • Before attaching the straps, you should position your cycling shorts in the correct place around your waist. This will put the straps in the correct position on your shoulders and you will not need to make any further adjustments.
  • 3/4 and long cycling shorts are different from short cycling shorts. The designs of Blizzard and 3/4 Pro cycling shorts are designed to facilitate movement in the joints. The positioning of the cuffs and hems of the long cycling shorts ensures that the seams are placed in the right place.