If you've ever experienced the pain of road rash, keep reading. Scott ProTec technology is a new fabric from Scott-Sports which promises to provide protection against the inevitable road rash that comes with most high speed crashes.
Developed in conjunction with Swiss textile company Schoeller, the new fabric is composed of a blend of carbon and ceramic prints which is claimed to offer a much greater abrasion resistance than your traditional lycra.
Garments made from the new ProTec technology have been tested by Scott-sponsored road and mountain bike teams over the last two years, although we haven't noticed too many IAM Cycling riders throwing themselves to the tarmac in an effort to put the anti-road rash claims to the test.
However the technology has also been subjected to lab tests, the results of which can be seen in the video below.
The first pieces of clothing to receive the Scott ProTec treatment will be the RC Pro jersey and shorts, which should be available from February 2015. Price-wise you're looking at £95 for the short sleeve jersey and £110 for the bibshorts, so roughly £20 more than the current standard models.
Keep your eyes on these pages for a review in the next couple of months.
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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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