To develop and design the technical features of cycling pads, Dr Pad decided to team up with researchers and biomechanical engineers who work to provide cyclists with innovative solutions for improved comfort and performance.
This synergy has led to the development of the CT Cutting Technology, a system that gradually changes the thickness and density of pads according to the area on which the cyclist will rest on the saddle. The system was developed in our laboratories and road tested by professional cyclists who experienced the biomechanical properties and comfort of our padding even over long distances.
Having high-quality laboratory equipment proved essential to optimise the position of cyclists on the saddle, but even more important was the knowledge and expertise provided by our trusted biomechanical engineer, Angelo Furlan, who covered a distance of 700,000 km in his long career. His experience allowed us to understand with greater precision the peculiarities of cycling pads, an essential item of sportswear. Pads are always in contact with the cyclist’s skin and private parts, which is why they have a key role in improving performance and results.
Most importantly, the padding should be free of any material or micro protrusions that create friction to the skin; it must be perfectly attached to cycling shorts, ergonomically designed and snug fitting. Otherwise, even a small fold at the groin could cause deep sores to sensitive parts. The CT Cutting Technology eliminates any protrusions, while a seamless construction avoids the occurrence of problems caused by contact and rubbing.
In addition to slight inflammation, pads with marked differences between the support foam and the soft foam can cause postural defects in athletes, who will strive to find their ideal position; they will keep moving on the saddle, with an abnormal behaviour of the pelvis, thereby overloading the loin area.
It is also very important to have an even seat. I found that when pads include areas with different densities, cyclists tend to have “defensive” positions and they keep moving on the saddle, especially when their workout lasts more than 3 hours.  In the end, this attitude nullifies all the precise adjustments made by biomechanical engineers as they look for the ideal position for cyclists on the saddle.
By providing an even seat, Dr Pad allows cyclists to keep a stable, effective position throughout the race or workout.
Dr Pad places a special focus on another key element that is pad breathability. Soreness and irritation often develop on the perineum or behind the testicles because the secretions resulting from microtrauma are not dissipated through a breathable pad, stagnating and forming painful lumps that in some extreme cases require surgical removal.
This is why Dr Pad padding is designed to ensure maximum breathability.