Developed with Endura’s pro team, the Equipes feature seam-free inner thighs that have more resistant elasticated Lycra than the outer thighs, so the shorts are supportive but flexible. The lightweight Y-shaped mesh back shifts moisture quickly, and the narrow braces stay put.
The pad has a four-way elastic stretch and a bobbled surface design. The Equipes offer similar performance to the best performers in the field, and despite not coming with any extras – such as a wash bag – at £50 less they’re fantastic.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.