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SUGOi RSE Short - Men's

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It's all about priorities.

Flashy colors and bold prints on your cycling shorts are great when you're interested in grabbing a lot of attention. If you're more interested in logging quiet training miles, however, we'd suggest a short whose bite is more potent than its bark. Sugoi didn't design the RSE to get people's attention, it designed the RSE to get you from the start to the finish in comfort. Let the other guys get the attention during the ride–you can wait until you're standing on the podium.

For the construction of the RSE shorts, Sugoi used its lightweight and highly breathable Revoflex fabric, which is comprised of a sophisticated blend of polyester and spandex. Together, a four-way stretch is achieved in order to provide a complete freedom of movement. The spandex also lends itself to an increased hold on the legs' muscle groups. This way, the power-sapping effects of road vibration and oscillation are reduced, leaving you with more energy to get to the finish line. This also extends to a gentle feeling on the skin over a long duration of use. However, Revoflex's most important benefit comes in the form of moisture management. This material is highly effective at pulling moisture away from the skin, transporting it to the quick-drying surface of the material. So, through its use, this fabric will keep you comfortable over the long haul.

As for fit, the stretchable quality of the material ensures that RSE will conform to your body shape within the cycling position. In fact, through the use of a ten-panel design, the shorts have actually been formed and shape around the aforementioned principle. And while this obviously brings comfort, the panels also lend themselves to less conspicuous applications. For example, the leg panels allow Sugoi to keep the inner-leg void of an inseam. This not only reduces abrasion at the leg, but by eliminating a common point of bulk under the chamois, it greatly reduces discomfort at the 'seated area.' Additionally, the RSE features 1-1/4in compressive leg bands at the lower hem. These eliminate the poignancy of silicone grippers, while also contributing to a slightly compressive hold on the leg.

At the chamois, the RSE benefits from Sugoi's top-tier FXE insert. This chamois features a welded center channel that aids in ventilation, while also contributing to pressure relief. Note that we said 'welded.' In fact, you'll find that the entire surface of the FXE is actually seamless. Through a proprietary system of lamination, Sugoi managed to form the chamois without dropping in a single stitch. Furthering this theme of anti-abrasion, the FXE surface is layered with the antimicrobial synthetic, Meryl Skinlife. Additionally, the inserts' four-way stretch ensures that its side panels move with the body, further reducing chafing. In terms of pressure relief and support, Sugoi engineered the FXE's shape to provide support to the sit bones while keeping pressure off of the pudendal nerve and ischial region.

Sugoi RSE Shorts are available in the colors Black and White and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.

Tech Specs

78% polyester, 22% spandex
9.5 in
yes, FXE
Removable Chamois:
Recommended Use:
road, mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
30 days

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3 5

Sugoi RSE Shorts

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been riding in Sugoi shorts for the last seven years. I like the way that the Sugoi's fit. Comfortable and they wear well. That is why I wanted to move up into the RSE's. I have been riding in the RS for the last few years, wearing well, but time for a new pair.

I ordered the RSE's and anxiously awaited their arrival!!! They fit differently than the RS's. Tighter. No problem! Very comfortable and they fit like a glove. The proof was in the pudding! The Chamois was thinner than the RS's. That is a drawback for me. The RS's Chamois is better as far as I am concerned. I noticed the difference on a thirty mile ride.

The RSE's would have been a perfect 5 if the Chamois was better. Considering the price for the upgrade I would have felt better on long rides with the RS's. Score 3.5