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The SQ-Short ONE11 is equipped with the SQ-Pad 11, a maximum 6mm thin and tight padding. The pad consists of a dense and at the same time breathable foam, which is equipped with a thin layer of TPE gel on the underside. This serves for the optimal absorption of the shearing forces arising during the pedalling movement.
Another special feature of the SQ-Short ONE11 are the removable SAS-Tec Tripleflex protectors at the level of the femoral neck and hip joint. These are designed to protect the sensitive neck of the femur, especially in the event of falls.
Please note, the hip size is important for choosing the right size. Measure horizontally at the widest point of your hip.
Features - SQ-Short ONE11
- Bibshorts for a moderate, slightly bent forward sitting position
- Flatlock Stiching
- The seamless straps and fast-drying material reduce friction and perspiration
- SQ-PAD 11: 6 mm thin, breathable, with shear force gel
- The cushion has a thin layer of orthopaedic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)
- The TPE is specially designed to absorb shear forces
- Universally suitable for any seat bone distance
The heart of the SQ-Short ONE11 is the 6mm thin pad with a TPE gel.
Out of diapers?
The SQ-Pad 11, has a maximum thickness of 6 mm and initially feels both exceptionally firm and of high quality. Everyone that rides regularly knows that for rides of over 30 min duration, a saddle with thin firm padding is considerably more comfortable than a saddle with thick soft padding. The same is true for a chamois. Most chamois are about 12 mm thick and soft - UNTIL NOW!
The very thin pad becomes more and more comfortable with the increasing distance ridden and adapts wonderfully to the body shape.
No shear forces
The pain originates at the periosteum, whereby the pressure is less the problem, but more the shearing forces caused by the pedalling movement. The slight but constant movement of the pelvis on the saddle causes painful shear forces on the periosteum. The SQ-Pad11 trouser pad has a thin layer of orthopaedic TPE gel. This gel was specially developed to absorb shear forces in the medical field.
Despite the very flat, only 6mm thick construction, several layers that are coordinated with each other are concealed in the ONE11 pad.
TPE shear force gel
The TPE shear force gel can optimally develop its property - to absorb the horizontal movements - on the pad underside.
No pressure marks & extra protection
Due to their taut design, the SQ-Pads retain their shape. This means that they are not pushed uncomfortably inwards during pedalling, as is the case with many high, soft pads.
The SQ-Short ONE11 is equipped with a removable SAS-Tec Tripleflex Protector on the sides. The protector provides additional protection in case of falls.
While width is important for a saddle, a pad for shorts depends on shape. The SQlab pad tends to be wider in the rear area and converges into a very narrow center. The sitting bones thereby seat fully on the maximum shock-absorbing area without creating folds No shortcoming in terms of ergonomics or comfort.
Why is the SQ Pad hard and thin?
A too soft saddle usually becomes very uncomfortable after approx. 30 – 45 minutes on the bike. The sit bones sink in so far, that sensitive soft tissue such as muscle and tendons are aggravated. After approx. 30 – 40 minutes a dull deep pressing pain sets in. The sinking in of the sit bones also causes the perineal area in men and the lower positioned pubic bone arch in women to be subjected to higher pressure. Specifically soft padding will effectively stop the blood flow. The question now is why we ride taut, slim saddles, but make a soft saddle again with the thick, super-soft padding that we often wear in our cycling shorts. The effect of the soft saddle (in this case: hard saddle + super soft pad) then again leads to the serious impairments of sinking, the restricted blood supply and the increased friction. With the SQlab Pad Technology we have succeeded in eliminating the effect of a soft saddle. After a long development time we have developed an ergonomically high-quality pad with the characteristics hard, thin and firm.
Why haven´t tight trouser pads been around for some time?
Because high-quality foams with better damping features have a higher density and thus lose their breathability. By means of a patented process, we have managed to break up the structures of the very dense foam. The result is a high breathability, comparable to conventional upholstery or even better. The perfect cushioning remains fully intact.
Ich habe noch nie so eine komfortable Trägerhose im Laufe meiner 35 Jahre auf dem Rad gefahren. Nach jetzt ca. 400 damit gefahrenen Kilometern gibt's keinerlei Beschwerden mehr. Sollte es zukünftig auch noch eine lange Trägerhose geben, werde ich eine solche auch bedenkenlos bestellen. Allerdings habe ich auch den Sattel von SQlab. montiert und zwar den 60X Ergowave.