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Old 06-11-21, 06:49 PM
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Chamois density

What is considered a good density? I notice only some brands post this stat. One is stated as an 80 density pad. Not sure what that means or how it compares.
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https://www.elasticinterface.com/cycling-pad/road/
https://www.elasticinterface.com/foams/


This is a well known company- read up.
There isn't a single 'good' density because it varies, as it should, depending on activity and duration.

Some of their pads are 40-60. Some are 80-200.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
There isn't a single 'good' density because it varies, as it should, depending on activity and duration.
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Originally Posted by kosmo886
What is considered a good density?
I wouldn't know know good density from bad density if it hit me in the tuchus, but I just did a hilly 3-hour ride, climbing intentionally in the saddle, with a new pair of Voler bibs that has their Men's Comp HP chamois.

So bleepin' comfortable! I had to stand a few times, but because my lower back was running out of juice. Not because my butt hurt.


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Originally Posted by terrymorse
I wouldn't know know good density from bad density if it hit me in the tuchus, but I just did a hilly 3-hour ride, climbing intentionally in the saddle, with a new pair of Voler bibs that has their Men's Comp HP chamois.

So bleepin' comfortable! I had to stand a few times, but because my lower back was running out of juice. Not because my butt hurt.


Whatever you do; Don't get any Voler bibs with their green Chamois. I've tried dozens of types of bibs and the only ones I HATED we a pair of Voler with the green Chamois. Horrific. I'm guessing, so don't quote me, but I believe it's called the Paris pad (reference the links up above which are a fantastic reference for pad types).
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I don't think one density fits all, not even within the same model of bibs. Hopefully bib manufacturers would know to increase pad density for larger sizes for chubby people like me.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
I don't think one density fits all, not even within the same model of bibs. Hopefully bib manufacturers would know to increase pad density for larger sizes for chubby people like me.
Like you say, one density doesn't fit all. I'm 242lbs (as of this morning...jfc) and I prefer a way less dense Chamois. Can't stand the overly thick ones. Less dense and not as wide (too wide a Chamois bunches up and causes sores).
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