FABRIC TECHNOLOGY
THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

Shimano makes no compromises. We choose only the best materials to deliver unrivaled performance and comfort. All Fusion Concept fabrics are lighter and thinner for better fit, and feature more stretch for increased comfort and wicking.

MIRRORCOOL + SUPER COOL-°C

MIRRORCOOL is an advanced fabric finish that works to reflect heat from the sun's rays. Applied xylitol finish (or Super Cool-°C) produces a cooling effect by creating a heat-absorbing reaction to sweat. Tests have shown that this xylitol-finished fabric remains about 2°C cooler than a fabric with the MirrorCool feature only. This highly advanced MirrorCool + Super Cool-°C fabric helps you stay cooler longer, and preserves your energy, even during epic rides under the blazing sun.

DRY LAYER

The fabric surface that comes into contact with the skin features an indented concave-convex pattern. The convex parts are made from a non-absorbent fiber that keeps the skin dry, while the concave parts employ an absorbent fiber that takes in perspiration and disperses it for quick drying.

-3–5°C

TESTS UNDER SIMULATED SUNLIGHT HAVE SHOWN THAT THIS ADVANCED FABRIC REMAINS 3°C TO 5°C COOLER THAN STANDARD UNPROCESSED POLYESTER FABRICS.

MIRRORCOOL + SUPER COOL-°C

DRY LAYER

WICKTEX

SHIMANO WICKTEX moisture management technology transports moisture away from the skin to the garment's outer surface. Excess moisture can cause the garment to become heavy and chafe the skin. A drier garment maintains moisture management in the heat and prevents chilling in the cold.

PORON® XRD™

PORON XRD is a high-performance impact-absorbing material that can be fabricated for use in a variety of applications. Absorbing over 90% of energy from impacts at high strain rates, it offers excellent compression-set resistance. Incorporated into sporting apparel, it provides wearable protection against injuries caused by impacts. Breathable, lightweight, and soft, PORON XRD follows the body's contours to support ease of movement and a wide range of motion.

WICKTEX

PORON® XRD™

A SMOOTH AND SEAMLESS INTERFACE, WHERE YOU WANT IT MOST.

We understand that the smallest details in chamois design, materials, and construction can make the biggest difference in the your ride comfort and performance.

CHAMOIS GRADE LEVEL

COMPETITION

MEN'S

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S-PHYRE CHAMOIS

RIDER PROFILE

Advanced/Performance (racing and training)

RIDES PER WEEK

3-7

PADDING

3-layer variable-density padding

SHAPE

Racing Anatomic

KEY FEATURES

Integrated Shock Absorption Technology distributes even pressure thoughout the life of the chamois. S-PHYRE seamless interface built from the body out provides the smoothest surface next to your skin.
Shock absorbing materials next to the saddle surface eliminate chaffing and pressure points. Innovative 3mm square-shaped perforated ventilation ensures superior moisture management in all conditions. 3D contouring places thicker padding towards the sides to allow for the changing body positioning. Deep split design moves naturally with your body to enhance power transmission and comfort.

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PERFORMANCE

MEN'S

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PERFORMANCE 3D CHAMOIS

RIDER PROFILE

Intermediate to Advance (racing and training)

RIDES PER WEEK

3-7

PADDING

Variable Density Padding 13mm (3 layers)

SHAPE

Anatomic 3D

KEY FEATURES

Pre-shaped to provide the highest level of rider comfort.
Breathable 4-way stretch technology adjusts to the body and moves moisture away. Pressure Relief Technology (PRT) optimizes riding comfort, blood flow and athletic performance. Active carbon yarns improve thermoregulation and eliminate static-induced fatigue.

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TOURING

MEN'S

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WOMEN'S

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BREATHABLE 3D CHAMOIS

RIDER PROFILE

Enthusiast to Intermediate

RIDES PER WEEK

2-7

PADDING

Variable Density Padding 13mm (3 layers)

SHAPE

Anatomic 3D (men's or women's)

KEY FEATURES

Pre-shaped to provide the highest level of rider comfort. Breathable 4-way stretch technology adjusts to body movements and transports moisture away. Smooth, breathable, elastic polyester surface fabric.

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