Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Chamois density

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Chamois density

Old 06-11-21, 06:49 PM
  #1  
kosmo886
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 154 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
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.
kosmo886 is offline  
Old 06-11-21, 11:30 PM
  #2  
mstateglfr 
Sunshine
 
mstateglfr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 12,799

Bikes: '18 class built steel roadbike, '19 Fairlight Secan, '88 Schwinn Premis , Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross V4, '89 Novara Trionfo

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5614 Post(s)
Liked 2,804 Times in 1,626 Posts
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.
mstateglfr is offline  
Likes For mstateglfr:
Old 06-12-21, 04:11 PM
  #3  
Iride01
Hits [ENTER] b4 thinking
 
Iride01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 7,678

Bikes: '20 Tarmac Disc Comp '91 Schwinn Paramount '78 Raleigh Competition GS

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3009 Post(s)
Liked 1,601 Times in 1,167 Posts
Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
There isn't a single 'good' density because it varies, as it should, depending on activity and duration.
Iride01 is offline  
Old 06-12-21, 04:45 PM
  #4  
terrymorse 
climber has-been
 
terrymorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 4,238

Bikes: Scott Addict R1

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 907 Post(s)
Liked 705 Times in 399 Posts
Originally Posted by kosmo886 View Post
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.


__________________
Ride, Rest, Repeat
terrymorse is offline  
Old 06-14-21, 02:31 PM
  #5  
aplcr0331
disgwyl marwolaeth boenus
 
aplcr0331's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Inland Northwest
Posts: 731

Bikes: Black Road Bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 315 Post(s)
Liked 240 Times in 120 Posts
Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
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).
aplcr0331 is offline  
Old 06-14-21, 07:20 PM
  #6  
SoSmellyAir
Method to My Madness
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 591

Bikes: Cannondale Synapse, Trek FX 2

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 263 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 127 Posts
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.
SoSmellyAir is offline  
Old 06-15-21, 11:00 AM
  #7  
aplcr0331
disgwyl marwolaeth boenus
 
aplcr0331's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Inland Northwest
Posts: 731

Bikes: Black Road Bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 315 Post(s)
Liked 240 Times in 120 Posts
Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
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).
aplcr0331 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.