Crashes are part of the sport we love

If you’re a cyclist, chances are you have crashed and gotten yourself a couple of scars, or tarmac tattoos, if you will. It doesn’t mean you’ve got weak bike handling skills. It just means that you ride. It’s part of the sport, no matter if you’re a weekend warrior or a pro. We all crash. At Craft we figured that we should do what we can to help you get back on the saddle. That’s why our CTM Armour Bib short is reinforced with Dyneema®, a protective fabric that is literally stronger than steel. It’s the bib of choice for team Sunweb, and if it’s good enough for them, it’s probably good enough for you.

Markus S, Malmö, Sweden

Why I ride: cycling brings me closer to my surroundings - it ties faraway locations together like no other means of traveling does. After a busy day at work a bike ride brings my stress levels down.
Years riding: 12
Favorite ride: the one after a really hard race where you get to exchange fairy tales with buddies. 
Number of crashes: just a handful, 3?

Cornelia Crone, @corneliacrone Copenhagen, Denmark

Why I ride: I ride to feel free, to switch my head off, and my legs on to explore new paths and to push my limits.
Years riding: 4
Favorite ride: I don't have one fav. ride. I like to mixed it up. My favorite ride is usually the ones, where I get a little lost. 
Number of crashes: Two tarmac tattoos and multiple gravel/dirt tattoos.

Nils Calmsund, Skåne, Sweden

Why I ride: Escape the normal, explore the limits
Years riding: Road bike since 2002, MTB since 1998.
Favorite ride: Glumslövs backar, at sunset.
Number of crashes: 10+, I stopped counting years ago. 

Jacob Ingelgrena, @mittiklungan Malmö, Sweden

Why I ride: Getting out and about
Years riding: 17
Favorite ride: Hidden gravel roads in the eastern part of Skåne Rider style: Gravel and road
Number of crashes: 1

Julio César Franco, @juliotetas Barcelona, Spain.

Why I ride: Initially I started riding because of the connection with nature. At some point I shifted to fixed gear bikes and that was when I started riding bikes in order to feel part of a worldwide and very well-connected community.
Years riding: 9
Favorite ride: Montseny
Number of crashes:  I’ve had 3 serious crashes that let major scars on my skin. 

Dyneema®

Dyneema® is a high-tech fabric used in crucial areas of the Sunweb Armor Bib Shorts to reduce the risk of abrasion wounds during cycling crashes. The Dyneema® fiber is 15 times stronger than steel, floats on water and is soft as silk. As a result, the Dyneema® fiber prevents the fabric from complete rupturing at crash impact, protecting the skin and thereby reducing the risk of serious injuries.

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CTM Armor Bib Shorts come with a performance-driven design and target demanding riders who seek to optimize every aspect of their cycling. The bib shorts are made of fabrics with exceptional functionality, including Lycra® Sport Energy body-control fabric with 4-way stretch.

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CTM Armor Bib Shorts come with a performance-driven design and target demanding riders who seek to optimize every aspect of their cycling. The bib shorts are made of fabrics with exceptional functionality, including Lycra® Sport Energy body-control fabric with 4-way stretch.

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