Mavic's Bellissima Women's Shorts provide the compressive fit and technical features that're required to ride with peak form. So, whether you're hitting base miles or suiting up for race day, the Bellissima will easily find its way to being your 'go to.' Constructed from Mavic's Sleek Power fabric a lightly structured, highly elastic blend of polyamide, elastane, and Lycra, the Bellissima effectively pulls perspiration away from the skin in order to keep you dry and comfortable. However, while wicking capabilities are an expected touch, Sleek Power is only starting to show its form. As a certified Power Lycra, this fabric features a higher than average fiber weight along with a dense knit. And as a result, the material provides a compressive support that alleviates the fatigue inducing effects of road vibration and muscle oscillation. So, you'll be able to deliver more power to the pedals for a longer period of time. However, don't think that this benefit comes at the cost of sacrificed flexibility. In fact, Sleek Power has a better than normal stretch property that's been engineered into the material. So, you're able to pedal freely, and maneuver around your bike, without any pinching or discomfort. Of course, though, no pair of shorts are complete without a quality chamois. And in this application, Mavic opted for its Ergo 3D pad. It provides and anatomically correct support that's supplied by three different densities and six different thicknesses. A moisture wicking, low density, and open cell foam pulls perspiration away from the skin. Additionally, it has an antimicrobial treatment that combats bacteria, keeping both the insert and your skin clean and comfortable. This first layer is incredibly soft against the skin in order to prevent irritation, but for long distance comfort, it uses two more higher density foams. Essentially, the reason for varying these sections is that your body doesn't require the same level of support throughout. Instead, you'll ...