There are lots of companies manufacturing bike shorts these days, and every one claims to be the best. Many of these claims are just hype, and what you'''re actually spending your money on is a pair of stretchy shorts with a pillow sewn into the seat. Of course, you'''re really paying for a brand name. This isn'''t something to worry about with 2XU. These folks are serious about athletic clothing that protects your muscles and improves your performance, and they have the research to prove it. 2XU is one of the pioneers of compression clothing, and it continues to move the science forward with ground breaking products like the Sub Cycle Bike Short for Women.2XU constructed the Sub Cycle using its kinetic technology. The Sub Cycle Bike Short is comprised of no fewer than six different fabrics: 70D Kinetic Speed, Kinetic X, Kinetic, Neo Kinetic X, Neo Kinetic, and Kinetic Sub. While this may seem like overkill, the fabrics are all slightly different. 2XU placed them strategically where they would do the most to protect your muscles from vibration to reduce fatigue and enhance bloodflow to increase performance. On top of these two main functions, each of the fabrics also features efficient moisture management, UPF 50 sun protection, Swiss air turbulent technology for improved aerodynamics, and unparalleled stretch and recovery. With the impressive feature list for the shorts''' main body fabric, you'''d probably expect 2XU to hook the Sub Cycle Short up with a pretty high end chamois, as well. You'''d be correct. The women specific Fusion Pro 2 Chamois represents the pinnacle of multi density insert technology. The perforated membrane starts with 120 density padding at the rear. It graduates to 80 density, and finally 40 density where softer padding is more appropriate. The insert is ergonomically designed for the female anatomy. It'''s built for highly efficient moisture management and antibacterial protection as well as long term shock absorption and outsta...