If your mileage is causing murder down below, these cobble-proof shorts from Mavic might be perfect for your cobblers.
Designed for long-distance riders or rough road races, the synthetic leather Alcantara Ergo Endurance Insert comes in three different densities and four thicknesses of foam.
It's designed to remove as much sting and jolt as possible, and it really works – these beauties have restored seated comfort to our schedule.
They are short in the leg (23cm/9in inseam) though, and while the big mesh and leg grippers fit fine, they’re really tight across the thigh. They’re very expensive too.