Nothing against lycra or Strava, but SQlab’s new Liner Short features a cheeky message across the waist band. “No lycra, No Strava, No Problems.” Pretty much sums it up – especially if you’re a rider who prefers a chamois without any straps.

No lycra, no Strava, no problems: SQlab adds liner short, carbon Inner Bar Ends, more No lycra, no Strava, no problems: SQlab adds liner short, carbon Inner Bar Ends, more

Called the SQ-Short ONE10, the mesh liner shorts feature thieir SQ-Pad 10 which is 8mm thick at maximum and firm. Built with a layer of orthopedic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), the pad is said to absorb shear forces which typically result in pain or discomfort from the saddle.

As for the ONE10, this liner short is aimed more at the gravel and trekking world, though it would also work for many mountain bikers as well even though it has a bit more cushion and is designed for more upright riding positions. Available in six sizes, the shorts will sell for €99.99. Like other SQlab clothing, these are made by Maloja.

No lycra, no Strava, no problems: SQlab adds liner short, carbon Inner Bar Ends, more

The SQlab 7OX grips were already nice and soft, but now thanks to a new rubber compound they’ve gotten even softer. Finding the balance between comfortably soft and long lasting is always a battle, but SQlab sees grips as a wear item, so they’d rather have something that is extremely comfortable – even it means a bit shorter life span.

No lycra, no Strava, no problems: SQlab adds liner short, carbon Inner Bar Ends, more No lycra, no Strava, no problems: SQlab adds liner short, carbon Inner Bar Ends, more No lycra, no Strava, no problems: SQlab adds liner short, carbon Inner Bar Ends, more

Finally, if you’re a fan of the SQlab inner bar ends, now there’s an even higher performance version made from carbon fiber. The 411 Performance inner bar ends have a split clamp design that is flexible enough to slip over the bar without having to remove your grips or controls. Using a sculpted shape and carbon fiber, SQlab has been able to remove more than 60g from the original 411s, making these just 40g per set. Price and availability is TBD.

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13 COMMENTS

    • I wish someone would offer shorts with just a chamois. As in an actual chamois, not a thick blob of foam and gel like almost all shorts now come with. It’s funny how prior to the 90s saddles were padded and shorts were not. A chamois used to be just that: a piece of deer hide leather. Starting in the 90s weight weenies started demanding ever lighter saddles but all that really happened is they just took all that padding out of the saddle and put it into the shorts and these days even racing shorts make you feel like you’re wearing a diaper. As someone who rides a wider Brooks Cambium saddle I really wish someone would make a traditional chamois short. Only options in that area right now are wool shorts which are a bit too warm in the summer.

      • People also referred to cycling shorts as “padded” shorts. I really wish they’d refer to the chamois as an anti-chafe layer, which is its sole intention.

      • Just get some fine polyester well-fitted sport boxers to go under normal ‘baggies’ and use some Assos cream on anything over 3 hours. All you need.

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