Reduced soreness after an afternoon of intervals means you can get back on the bike tomorrow with fresh feeling legs. The benefits of post-ride compression are great, but on-the-bike compression, like you'll get with the 2XU Women's Compression Cycling Tights, means your muscles have the benefit of stabilization and a compressive fit while you ride.
Though the main purpose of these tights is to compress your muscles, 2XU didn't overlook the details crucial to a good pair of cycling tights; comfortable on the waist, lots of stretch, and a comfortable chamois. The medium-rise cut puts the wide waistband right around your natural waistline, with an adjustable, internal pull-cord to dial-in the exact fit you want. The tights use a durable, 105 denier Lycra-- a tighter weave of Lycra than 2XU's signature 70 denier. The higher-denier Lycra yields more muscular compression, adding additional stability to your muscle groups. Better muscle stabilization means less muscle fatigue throughout your ride. The tights also feature graduated compression, focusing the most compression at the ankles, with a gradual reduction toward the waist. This fit promotes better circulation to deliver more oxygen to your hardest-working muscles. Compression features aside, the 105 denier Lycra is woven with moisture wicking fibers that move sweat away from your skin for evaporation, so you stay warm and dry during the duration of your ride.
2XU utilized the best Italian chamois materials for the Compression Cycling Tights. The women-specific Fusion Pro X chamois uses varied cushion densities throughout the multiple layers of thin, perforated foam to provide support where you need it most, like under your sit bones. It then tapers down towards your perineal area, where less padding is required. The chamois is finished with a soft microfiber top-sheet that sits comfortably next to your skin and moves moisture away for evaporation.
The 2XU Women's Compression Cycling Tights come in Black. They are available in five sizes, X-Small through X-Large.