A guide
to Isadore chamois pads

The chamois side of life

One of the most important parts of your cycling kit is something that is almost never seen. Lots of times you are forced to buy a pair of bibs without having any idea what the chamois even looks like. We’re here to expose any mystery that may still surround the choice of chamois pads used in Isadore bibs.

A lot goes into making a pair of bibs comfortable and getting that essential touch point right. Density, shape, structure, breathability of the pads must all be considered. We’ve also always been committed to sourcing sustainably made cycling inserts. Since the beginning, all our chamois pads have been made from recycled materials. We have turned to two Italian producers who are as passionate about environmentally friendly business practices as we are.

The pads we use for all our Isadore bibs and tights have undergone rigorous R&D to offer the best level of comfort, moisture management, bacteria reduction and an essentially pleasing feel to the exterior fabric.

The tests

The TMF Research Center carries out testing in all conditions to assess pressure points, compression, vibrations, overheating of material surfaces and moisture retention, in five main areas (left ischial, right ischial, anal, perineal and pubic). The data is collected using specific measuring equipment as well as rider feedback. Everything from height, weight, gender and body shape to riding position and terrain is taken into account.

About TMF

For over 10 years, TMF has been developing ecologically friendly cycling pads. They carry out detailed research into materials, processes and manufacturing techniques in order to ensure efficient use of production resources. TMF carefully recycles waste, uses eco-friendly raw materials, and is passionate about perfecting the design of their products.

A chamois that remembers your shape

Sustainably made chamois to sustain you for hours in the saddle
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From TMF’s Ecology Line, this pad is among our most popular thanks not only to the essential comfort and moisture management it offers, but because it is also an excellent example of how cycling pads can be made from recycled materials and still offer top performance.

  1. Breathable 3mm thick 90 density foam with memory elastic that will cushion according to your shape.

  2. Tri-dimensional airmesh fabric that offers a 5mm 3D protection from vibrations and moves moisture quickly away from the body.

  3. Moisture transferring breathable layer made from 3mm thick 70 density foam.

  4. Elastic perforated technology that helps pull moisture away from the body and offers 4mm additional cushioning.

  5. Bacteriostatic velour surface with interwoven channels for fast moisture absorption and movement away from the skin. Soft to the touch, moves in unison with the pedaling motion and guarantees comfort for rides up to and beyond 6 hours.



Women's 3/4 Summer Bib Short
Women's 3/4 Summer Bib Short
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195,00 USD
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Women's 3/4 Bib Shorts
Women's 3/4 Bib Shorts
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210,00 USD
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Women's Climber's Bib Shorts
Women's Climber's Bib Shorts
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220,00 USD
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Women's Debut 3/4 Shorts
Women's Debut 3/4 Shorts
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155,00 USD
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Women's Debut Shorts
Women's Debut Shorts
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145,00 USD
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ThermoRoubaix Tights 1.0
ThermoRoubaix Tights 1.0
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195,00 USD
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Signature Thermal Bib Shorts
Signature Thermal Bib Shorts
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175,00 USD
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Frictionless comfort

High-tech materials to keep you dry and protected
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A chamois pad needs to offer comfort and cushioning without bulk, which is where this pad excels. TMF’s method of shaping and uniting the various layers ensures that this pad will protect you from road vibrations, help you stay dry and friction-free. It is versatile enough to provide the supreme amount of comfort for a variety of riders and riding styles.

  1. Breathable 3mm thick 120 density foam with memory elastic that will cushion according to your shape.

  2. Tri-dimensional airmesh fabric that offers a 5mm 3D protection from vibrations and moves moisture quickly away from the body.

  3. Moisture transferring breathable technology made from 3mm thick 80 density foam. Super light and aids in vibration absorption.

  4. Elastic perforated tech-material that helps pull moisture away from the body and offers 4mm additional cushioning.

  5. Bacteriostatic velour surface with zigzag interwoven carbon yarn for fast moisture absorption and heat dissipation. Soft to the touch, moves in unison with the pedaling motion and guarantees comfort for rides up to and beyond 8 hours.



3/4 Bib Shorts
3/4 Bib Shorts
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205,00 USD
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Ovada Deep Winter Tights
Ovada Deep Winter Tights
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350,00 USD
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Climber's Bib Shorts
Climber's Bib Shorts
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A chamois pad meant to go the distance

High level of comfort for all ride types and weather conditions
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Choosing which pad to use for our Utility Bibs took a lot of thought because these bibs are intended to be ridden above 12 hours and need to dry quickly to be used again the next day. This pad from TMF has all the attributes we needed for an extreme distance chamois. The shape and low profile but effective cushioning combined with the use of quick-drying materials means that it will be comfortable when you are in the saddle, and convenient to care for after you set up camp.

  1. Elastic jersey exterior to aid moisture management. Skyving technology sculps the different layer combinations to create a perfect ergonomic shape, enhancing the pad comfort.

  2. “Breath tech” backing perforations in the 3mm thick 90 density foam that open and close with the pedal movement, effectively pumping air and moisture away from the body, keeping the rider fresher and drier.

  3. Tri-dimensional airmesh fabric that offers a 3mm 3D protection from vibrations while the perforations move moisture quickly away from the body.

  4. Moisture transferring breathable layer made from 3mm thick 80 density foam. Super light and aids in vibration absorption.

  5. Elastic perforated tech-material that helps pull moisture away from the body and offers 4mm additional cushioning.

  6. A front mesh cutout improves the air circulation. The bacteriostatic velour surface with zigzag interwoven carbon yarn ensures fast moisture absorption and heat dissipation. Soft to the touch, it guarantees comfort for rides up to and beyond 8 hours.

Ultimate comfort in the saddle

Designed to offer durable cushioning while keeping you cool and fresh
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Our Medio shorts were an immediate hit when we first introduced them, and a lot of the credit goes to this pad, which offers the type of cut that high performance cyclists like, without sacrificing on the cushioning comfort that someone more inclined towards a more relaxed riding style would prefer. The pad is slightly thicker, but never intrusive.

  1. Breathable 8mm thick 120 density foam with memory elastic that will cushion according to your shape.

  2. Elastic perforated technology that helps pull moisture away from the body and offers 4mm additional cushioning.

  3. Bacteriostatic velour surface with zigzag interwoven carbon yarn for fast moisture absorption and heat dissipation. Soft to the touch, moves in unison with the pedaling motion and guarantees comfort for rides up to and beyond 6 to 8 hours.

Signature Bib Shorts
Signature Bib Shorts
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195,00 USD
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Medio Winter Tights
Medio Winter Tights
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285,00 USD
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The tests

Elastic Interface tests all their cycling inserts using their Mechanical Characterization Method. All fabrics are made of pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled fibers, with bacteriostatic properties. All raw materials are tested before use, and then once the pad has been finished, it undergoes a series of real-ride-tests intended to verify the chamois’ performance in terms of reliability, breathability, elastic memory, energy absorption, and vibration dampening.

About EI

The Italian company Elastic Interface creates multi-density cycling inserts to withstand rigorous riding and provide comfort for more than seven hours in the saddle. Made from recycled materials using the latest technology, they create high quality chamois pads in a sustainable way.

High performance comfort

A technically advanced pad for our most advanced bibs
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We’ve chosen this multi-density pad because it is dedicated to high performance cycling with a slightly thinner profile but with a generous size to offer protection in a variety of positions. Made from recycled materials, it uses advanced technology to aid your body’s efforts to keep cool and friction-free.

  1. Differentiated foam pads for gradual areas of transition to provide cushioning in strategic spots.

  2. High-density foam padding for perineal protection against pressure caused by long hours in the saddle.

  3. Made from recycled material, the Eco-performance Carbonium Flash has a special channel structure that helps collect, canalize and expel moisture. The carbonium thread offers bacteriostatic properties to reduce bacteria development.

Echelon Bib Shorts
Echelon Bib Shorts
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240,00 USD
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Women's Echelon Bib Shorts
Women's Echelon Bib Shorts
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240,00 USD
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Soft and supportive

A reliable chamois for all types of riding
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For this pad, we went all the way with the ecological focus, particularly because it is used in our Alternative Line bibs. The EIT cycling pads are 100% made and engineered in Italy, using top quality raw materials made from recycled sources. Combining that with the comfort levels and anti-bacterial properties makes this pad perfect for the environmentally aware high-intensity cyclist.

  1. Differentiated foam pads for gradual areas of transition to provide cushioning in strategic areas.

  2. High-density foam padding for perineal protection against pressure caused by long hours in the saddle.

  3. Made from recycled materials, the Eco-performance Max offers excellent elasticity and softness to the touch. Active moisture transfer and bacteriostatic properties help to reduce bacteria development.



Alternative 3/4 Bib Shorts
Alternative 3/4 Bib Shorts
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Women's Alternative Bib Shorts
Women's Alternative Bib Shorts
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200,00 USD
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Echelon Thermal Bib Shorts
Echelon Thermal Bib Shorts
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225,00 USD
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