First, there’s a new seamless, multi-density padding technology for cycling gloves. Aimed at increasing bar feel and comfort. The technology offers targeted padding and much improved breathability. Expect to see this technology in use across a range of manufacturers very soon.
Elastic Interface also showed us its new range of chamois pads designed specifically for women. While most will get on very well with a standard women’s-specific chamois from Elastic Interface, it also recognises that no one’s anatomy is the same.
So, in response to rider feedback, it has produced three new pads that offer different levels of padding and targeted pressure relief.
Simon is a freelance writer and photographer, who has been riding bikes for fun since he was a kid, but took a deep dive into road racing, crits and time trialling culture whilst living in London in his twenties. As a man of very little talent, he always looks to tech to compensate and loves nothing more than finding a smart (preferably cheap) hack that others hadn’t thought of. His stable of bikes certainly isn’t the most extravagant, but they’re all customised to meet Simon’s particular tastes and kept fastidiously clean. His current No.1 bike is a 2009 Giant TCR Advanced SL, that he purchased second hand from a friend in London — he maintains that the 2019 TCR is basically the same bike, so why bother upgrading?