"Every time I pull on the 1.11 shorts it makes me feel like a pro! They have that quality fit that reminds me of those days."
- Ryder Hesjedal, Giro d'Italia Winner 2012
A normal World Tour race short will weigh less, typically around 190g per sq/m, and has lower Lycra content, approx 20%, the principal reason being to allow heat dissipation at maximal exertion, the lower lycra content being because of the lower weight, the down side to the performance benefit being less comfort and lower longevity.
The 1.11 short is different, it is designed for high performance, super comfort and higher longevity. The technical benefits of being cut from one panel of material have a downside in that there is an approximate 40% wastage on the cutting room floor versus 15% for an eight panel short as it requires smaller sections. Logic would dictate more panels means higher expense, in fact it’s the other way round. The 1.11 is an item of apparel that offers performance with luxury.
The chamois is the same tech as I used to race, only with a design in tribute to a good friend, Crispin Latymer, whom I introduced to cycling yet forgot to educate on the finer points of dressing. On his first ride he wore the shorts inside out, thinking it made total sense for the chamois to be in direct contact with the saddle. These shorts are designed for every day, all-weather use, just please, keep the chamois on the inside.
- 240g Forza fabric with 38% Lycra® content for perfect compressive fit.
- Near-seamless Body Paint construction eliminates all but one seam for maximum comfort
- CHPT3 exclusive Progetto X2 Air chamois featuring the Latymer clause
- Bonded braces for just the right amount of pull
- No-sew bonded construction in waist
- Embossed / // /// logo across back
- No-sew silicone leg gripper elastic
The fabric and construction of these shorts mean they feel near as dammit to compression apparel. We recommend you wear your exact waist size (B), but if you have any doubts, and would like a slightly less compression feel then upsize one e.g. if you have a 32" waist (B) then wear a 33".
Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
Please choose carefully before you buy.
For faulty products, CHPT3 offer a 14 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you receive your product. They do not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.
If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If they cannot replace the product, they will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.
Please note: Standard postage fees apply to all return orders. Where the return relates to a faulty item, the replacement product will be sent out to you, at no charge, within 5 working days from the date we receive the faulty product.
When returning your product, please make sure you provide the following details:
- Your full name
- Your order number
- Reason why you are returning the product
- Your instructions informing us how you would like the issue resolved.
Please include the original order confirmation or invoice you received with your product. Also, if you haven't previously provided a contact phone number, please include this with your return. This will ensure the issue is resolved quickly, should anyone need to contact you.