FTECH, manufacturer of high class cycling clothing, has today unveiled its latest innovation, the X-Over Bib Shorts.

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20 Dec 2018 News

Ftech, manufacturer of high class cycling clothing, has today unveiled its latest innovation, the X-Over Bib Shorts.

Developed using technical input from ASG Bike Science, Ftech parent company ASG’s bike fitting and testing arm, the new X-Over Bib Shorts are specifically designed to support male and female specific anatomy when in the saddle, relieving pressure on sensitive areas and promoting blood flow. Suitable for on or off-road use, the X-Over Bib Shorts are at home at the sharp end of a long road race or handling the rigours of muddier rides with fatter tyres.

The Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) pad ensures all-day comfort whilst the innovative Hybrid Cell System (HCS), consisting of an advanced cell structure, allows the pad to be thinner, lighter and more breathable whilst at the same time improving durability. HCS is made from recycled materials to reduce the product’s carbon footprint.

Italian-made 4-way compression Mititech Power fabric was used to form the lower part of the shorts with a bi-elastic Carvico Spider mesh material to wrap around the torso and contour to all body shapes. Active tension mono-elastic straps with a minimal design allow maximum freedom and comfort and generous 75mm 4-way leg grippers keep the shorts where you want them offering a snug, yet comfortable compression fit to improve blood circulation.

Handmade in their own factory, Ftech’s ‘100% made in Italy’ X-Over Bib Shorts are available in 10 different sizes catering for all riders, ranging from 5XL to 2XS, with the XL size weighing just 245g.

Rather than simply adapt the same shorts to fit men and women, Ftech has entirely constructed each model to fit its intended rider’s requirements. The men’s pad has a central channel to relieve soft tissue pressure whilst the women’s pad offers carefully placed support to allow greater rotation of the pelvic bone. The women’s bibs feature a more robust waistband with a more tapered shape to gain more support from the hips, with soft monoelastic straps to contour around the chest. Meanwhile, the men’s bib shorts have a longer leg and shorter front inseam.

Claudio Fantin, Ftech Marketing Strategist said, ‘Yet again the teams at Ftech and ASG Bike Science have come together to create one of the best performance cycling products available. We felt it necessary to release a complementing set of high-performing shorts, to meet the demands of our discerning athletes’.