One of Shutt's success stories has been the popularity of our cycling bib shorts range. These have received rave reviews from customers and the cycling press alike, and a big factor in this success is the Shutt Velo Rapide chamois pad.
“Pretty much the key component to how they felt was the chamois pad, which looks to be exactly the same 3D multi-density gel and foam one used here in these Sanremo bib shorts. It's quite a firm pad, offering great support when in the saddle, and there is a central channel at the rear for a bit of pressure relief.” – Road.cc
Back in 2015, we partnered with a small factory in Italy to design and manufacture chamois pads exclusively for Shutt. The pads were designed from the outset to be suitable for rides of 8 hours plus. Long distance riding requires more protection, more support, more research. Gel is a great material for vibration dampening but it has its drawbacks, namely it's relatively heavy and it doesn't breathe all that well. To resolve these issues, we used a newly developed gel injection process to add individual gel inserts to the pads. And after a lot of prototyping and testing we were delighted with the result.
We were so confident that the pad was going to be a roaring success that we introduced a bold money-back guarantee. Anyone purchasing a pair of our bib shorts or bib tights that didn’t love them could return them to us, used or unused, within one month for a full refund. Obviously, we have had a few returns, but not that many, and certainly not enough for us to discontinue the promise.
As for the technical stuff, the pad features a gel injected 120 kg/m3 high density foam pad, the thickness varies from 2 to 15 mm meaning there’s additional cushioning in all the right places.
All our bib shorts (and tights) feature the Shutt pad and the range has something for every type of rider:
Sanremo Bib Shorts
Having successfully tested the prototypes riding the Raid Pyrenean Randonnée we knew we had a winning product with the Sanremos – and, sure enough, they have been our bestselling bib shorts for the past three years. Made using quick-drying and sustainable GreenSoul recycled Lycra and built around the Shutt chamois, they are specially developed for mid to long distance cycling comfort.
Available in black, navy blue or with our Signature Rainbow on the gripper - and in both men’s and women’s specific designs. They are slightly longer in the leg than the Monaco shorts.
Monaco Bib Shorts
A premium set of shorts for everyday use in Black or Navy Blue, these shorts were initially designed to complement our Monaco jerseys but have become a customer favourite in their own right.
Our dependable all-rounder made using recycled materials and featuring classic styling, regular leg length, and the supremely comfortable Shutt chamois. A lightweight and stretch white mesh back panel allow for temperature control and won’t see through your jersey while custom designed silicone grippers provide grip without constriction.
Again. they feature the Shutt 3D multi-density foam pad from Italy that provides outstanding comfort from the shortest to the longest of rides. The pad is covered with a soft touch anti-bacterial finish.
Available in black or navy blue in both men’s and women’s specific designs.
Dolomiti Bib Shorts
Handmade in Italy using premium recycled fibres, the Dolomiti is our pro level bib short designed for those that don’t want to compromise. These are the newest addition to the Shutt range and use the latest fabric construction methods and features to build on the success of our Sanremo shorts.
The super soft Lycra has been shaped with a low cut front and long leg length for optimal compression and fit. Premium lazer cut straps reduce stitching and seams whilst 70mm power bands keep the legs securely in place without constriction.
Whether it’s race efforts, long distance mile-munching or simply the desire to ride at your full potential, the Shutt custom high density gel injection chamois will provide you with maximum comfort.
Available in both men’s and women’s specific designs.