Avoiding a nasty tumble is at the top of any cyclist’s priority list, but unfortunately it can happen. First to hit the ground is often the hips, thighs and backside – and amongst other injuries can be dreaded road rash.
So how do road cyclists protect their skin? It’s safe to say that your cycling kit can do a lot more than look fashionable and improve performance, it can also provide a layer of important protection between the cyclist and the pavement.
Santini Australia customer Mark knows this all too well after recently suffering a nasty fall while on a ride on holidays. A new customer to Santini Australia, Mark was wearing Santini’s Tono Dinamo Bib Shorts when the spill happened. As a result of the fall Mark unfortunately suffered several injuries – but thanks to his bib shorts, no skin was removed. In reaching out to thank Santini Australia Mark says, “The doctors and surgeons were amazed by the strength and protection your products provided me”. Below are a few pictures to show how the bibs protected Mark. They did not tear, there were only a few scuffs. Mark says he will now be “a Santini product user for life”.
Innovative Crash Protection – Santini’s Impact Bib Shorts
For protection from gravel rash we recommend Santini’s Impact Bib Shorts, which include side panels with innovative crash protection with Sitip Impact anti-cut and anti-abrasion fabric reinforced with Dyneema fibre (the world’s strongest fabric, 15 times stronger than steel). They also offer enhanced cushioning (the C3 Gel chamois offers unparalleled comfort) and are extremely light weight and breathable, ensuring maximum comfort and durability. Santini’s Impact Bib Shorts have been specifically made with the benefit of impact protection, without compromising on comfort and performance.
We hope you find this helpful to minimise any injury.
All the best!