These Summit shorts feature the same technical materials and components as the Summit bibs we manufacture for elite cyclists and professional teams. They have been designed, constructed and tested for serious riders who are going to be in the saddle for 60 - 100 miles (or more!) at a time.
For extreme durability and comfort, the Summit chamois features Italian Elastic Interface® technology. Swiss engineered Eschler Powergrid fabric provides compression to your muscles, moves perspiration away from your skin, and protects you with SPF 50+ UV protection. Extra wide leg grippers comfortably support without binding.
The Summit Short is our top of the line, high performance garment, offering the best of both worlds – competitive performance and amazing comfort.
Eschler PowerGrid is a Swiss-made fabric designed to actively absorb perspiration without drying the skin. Thanks to the hygienic, skin-friendly qualities, and freedom of movement, Eschler fabrics ensure outstanding wearer comfort. While engineered to keep the body warm in cold weather, the fabric also helps to regulate the climate against the skin, and thus ensure optimal thermal balance of the body in warm weather as well. Membrane technology makes the fabric wind and water resistant, making Eschler fabrics good protection against the elements while allowing air circulation and promoting optimal breathability.
The Italian made Cytech chamois is the ultimate top-end cycling short insert, developed after thousands of hours of wear testing to curve perfectly with human anatomy where it meets the saddle. Covered with a specifically constructed breathable microfibre, this chamois is naturally bacteriostatic and incorporates the all-way stretch of the unique Elastic Interface® Technology, designed to relieve pressure and provide maximum comfort and performance.
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Posted by Unknown on 14th Nov 2013
love the fabric love the comfort
no other shots for me!
Posted by Unknown on 9th Nov 2013
Was hesitant to spend this much on a pair of shorts since I don't ride too often and I figured the few pair I already had from other manufacturers were OK and how much better could these be? Took a chance after reading reviews and so glad I did. These shorts feel, fit, and ride so much better than my others. The material feels different on the outside and seems like it is thicker/stronger but not too much. Also, the padding is nice. I've ridden a few longer rides with these and have no complaints whereas my other shorts in the past would have become uncomfortable after about 20 miles or so. Overall, I would highly recommend these shorts. By the way, my specs are 6'1" tall - 215 lbs and I ordered the XL and they fit great.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Oct 2013
Put 90 miles on my first pair of Summit shorts on the aero bars for most of the ride. Will use these shorts in my next 12 hr TT.
Posted by Mohamed Yakub on 16th Oct 2013
Love these shorts. The fabric feels great and coupled with that fantastic chamois one can ride for hours in comfort. Took a chance and ordered 3 and have never regretted it.
Posted by Clay on 8th Aug 2013
These shorts are my favorite. They have plenty of padding for longer rides and fit is great.
Posted by Davist on 31st Jul 2013
Best shorts I have, wanted to get some miles in them, 2 rides and 80 miles I'm convinced. Sizing is a little generous, I measure exactly 34.5 and the large is a touch big. length is good, love the fabric and the chamois. First try with Pactimo is a win!
Posted by Unknown on 31st Jul 2013
Love the shorts, wish I would have ordered a couple more pairs.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jul 2013
I could hardly believe when these shorts went on sale for half off during the tour de france. I bought two pair and received them proptly in the mail. They are by far the best quality short I have ridden in, even better than assos which are way over priced. I do a lot of long rides, 100 miles +, so my clothing has to be comfortable. Will definitely recommend these to my friends.
Posted by Dsvid on 25th Jul 2013
Great shorts especially for the hot summer weather. They stay in place and provide good compression.
Posted by James on 25th Jul 2013
This is the most comfortable shorts I have. I ordered a small (I'm 5'5, 155 pounds) and fits perfectly. Should've bought 3-4 of these when that Tour de France sale was going on!...
Posted by Unknown on 25th Jul 2013
Fit's well. Sizing guideline are generally accurate. The elastic used could be a little less abrasive, but I still recommend them. Bought mine on sale so the value was really enhanced.
Posted by Michael Readey on 15th Jul 2013
I've been training all season for the Colorado Rocky Mtn Bike Tour, 6 days and 450 miles on the mountain roads of Colorado. I needed another pair of shorts and heard good things about the Summits. I did a 90 mile training ride this weekend and they were by far the most comfortable shorts I've worn. I have tried 4 other brands, and these are the best, hands-down. My backside was in good shape for nearly the whole ride (I only started to feel things at 85 miles), where other shorts tend to give out much earlier. No numbness, no hotspots. I felt as good at 75 miles as I did at 10.
They fit perfectly, stayed in place (nice and effective leg grips), and were cool and comfortable throughout the entire ride (even when it got into the 90s by early afternoon).
I'm a recreational rider and don't like to spend too much money on gear - but at $90 you can't beat the value with these shorts. I've decided to get a second pair for my weeklong adventure in the mountains of Colorado.
Posted by joe c on 9th Jul 2013
67 yo 196# 6' = LG perfect, and like chicks say " oh there so comfortable i don't know i'm wearin' em " . Should have bought two pair...
Posted by Rolling Bear on 25th Jun 2013
Easily the most comfortable short I've ever worn. Chamois unlike any I've seen before, but pure pleasure in the saddle. I already had Ascent short and wanted to step up. Glad I did. I'll definitely buy more!
Posted by Chris on 16th Jun 2013
I've ridden a couple of times in these shorts - 65 and 40 miles. Shorts are well made and high quality. The material looks and feels very good. There is however one design aspect that doesn't particularly work for me - the waste is too high. I realize that this is a matter of personal preference and some may like it. I'm not a fan. I rated these 4 because of the waste height (probably 2 inches too high). If they were more traditional I'd have given them a 5.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jun 2013
I haven't been biking that long but have had a variety of shorts over the past seven years. These are the best as far as comfort goes. Chamois is the best part. Like one of the other posters commented I do get a little squeaking on my seat? Interesting but not problematic...distracts me from my fatigue.
Posted by Andy Boettcher on 7th Jun 2013
I've tried no less than 6 shorts from 4 different manufacturers
I have wide & boney sit bones, these shorts are the best I've found compared to others upwards of $150
Excellent team/club support as well Cheers
Posted by Dave Howell on 6th Jun 2013
I have been cycling for over 30 years & these shorts are the most comfortable, long lasting shorts I have ever worn. Great price too! I have purchased shorts at $125 plus that don't match up to the summits.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jun 2013
The Summit shorts are the best thing out there.I now own 4 pair and are the only shorts i will wear. You can not go wrong with these. Buy a pair!! You will never wear anything else.
Posted by Timtiterpo THE on 4th Jun 2013
I now have 4 pairs of these Summit shorts because they are not onl;y the best value but also because they are the best riding shorts I have risen.
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