4% further, 2% faster and 5% more power
When it comes to professional cycling, it always pays to be one step ahead. As anyone involved in competitive cycling can testify, if there’s one thing you can be sure of it’s that everyone’s searching for that competitive edge. Whether you’re a track cyclist, a road cyclist, a mountain biker or a triathlete, everyone’s looking to make those marginal gains - because shaving just a few seconds off your time can make the difference between winning and losing.
By introducing CRX compression garments into your recovery protocols, you're on your way to achieving a 4% increase in time to exhaustion, 2% increase in sprint speed and a 5% increase in muscle power.
Achieve 36% more next-day power
Whether you’re working as an individual or part of a team; getting out on the open road or spinning around an inside track, competitive cycling requires adaptability, endurance, and most of all, energy. With a combination of endurance and intensity, even world-renowned cyclists report sudden dips that can feel impossible to push through.
Prioritising a faster recovery is absolutely essential to keep up with an intense training regimen, which is crucial to your performance. Incorporating CRX compression into your recovery protocol can assist in recovery from this intense exercise, meaning you get back on the bike faster, and ultimately perform better. Boost your chances of cycling success, with CRX compression. Our studies prove that using our products in recovery and following our recommended protocols, you can look to achieve:
36% more next-day power. 37% more next-day strength. 36% increase in overall recovery performance. With our graduated compression garments for cyclists, the pressure is on.
Additional benefits of CRX compression for cyclists include the instant reduction of injury symptoms - swelling, pain and even microtears can be targeted by our high-grade compression garments. Pain receptors in the limb or muscle are triggered by swelling and fluid buildup, which our compression works to remove by stimulating venous return. Don’t compromise on compression when you choose CRX for cycling: a comfortable, seamless and medically-approved blend of 80% nylon and 20% lycra for the ultimate in fast and easy recovery.
CRX compression garments are proven to provide a massive 43% reduction in next day DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) following tough training sessions or competition.
With such a huge variance in modes of cycling, it follows that athletes can expect a huge variance in physiological strain. From the burns and splinters of indoor track to the road rash of the urban cyclist, the consequences of pushing yourself on the bike can be serious - and often more than just skin deep. Muscles can suffer impact injuries associated with mountain biking, while Track and Cyclocross professionals are all-too-familiar with pulled muscles, hamstring injuries and repetitive strain from the pedals - not to mention back-based injuries that can accompany the sustained and specific posture of the sport. Indoor track cyclists also don’t get the relief of freewheeling in outdoor terrain - meaning every second spent in the saddle is intense.
With hips, knees and ankles always bearing the brunt of the movement, a cycling recovery protocol is critical to guarantee you can get back in the saddle the way you want.
Sustained cycling events like The Grand Tours and UCI Road World Championships take place over multiple days or weeks, meaning competitors are under pressure to maintain energy and effort levels. Cycling-specific fatigue - often nicknamed ‘bonking’ - can represent a serious threat to athletes. This sensation is familiar to everyone who spends serious time in the saddle: an overwhelming weakness that can be either dehydration or depletion of energy stores from the muscles. Recovery from this fatigue can be tough - and time-consuming - so it’s clear why recovery needs to be such a focus in training.
To compete like a professional, you need to recover like a professional - with CRX compression.
Implementing CRX as part of your cycling recovery protocol is the fastest way to ensure you’re on form, every time. With daily training sessions and rides, cyclists experience aches and DOMS on waking which can be a huge detriment to both practice and performance. Resolving muscular pains, swelling and even injury can be rapidly sped up with the use of dedicated CRX compression for cyclists.
Using compression as part of your recovery protocol helps you to boost your recovery by maximising venous return. The stimulation of blood flow means muscles receive more oxygen-rich blood, faster - helping limbs to recover quickly from intense exercise. The other aspect of CRX compression is the reduction of pain and DOMS, which follow your prep and your performance at this level of sport.
Train, shower, compress: that’s all there is to it. Our expert-designed compression slips on clean, dry skin at the end of your training day, to be worn as your body unwinds from your high-pressure performance. With CRX, you won’t ever have to compromise comfort for compression. Our purpose-built material is built with flex and fit in mind; thanks to our 20% lycra content, it’ll mould to your contours like a second skin, so you can wear it in active recovery.
Compression alone can’t take you to the top - and we’ll never claim it can. Dedicated recovery therapies like sports massage are an important part of a professional post-ride schedule, and common in competitive events. However, it’s true that therapies like this aren’t available to athletes all the time - which is where your compression comes in. With CRX compression as part of your regular recovery routine, you’re giving your body the best chance at a better tomorrow. By consistently compressing, cyclists report increased muscle power, reduced DOMS and a faster recovery.
Keep muscles energised with a dedicated recovery protocol that includes graduated compression, and stay on top of your game.
At the end of the day, we’re all about making gains. Making gains on your fellow competitors and making gains on your personal best are part of every cyclist’s goals - which is why compression is key. Cyclists finishing in first place often do so by a matter of seconds, so that extra boost can be the difference between going for the gold and going home with nothing.
We know the dangers of pushing yourself this hard. When you bring CRX into your training and recovery programme, you’re reducing your risk of serious injury and making sure you’re on track to hit targets every day. Our partner athletes report a reduction in delayed-onset muscle soreness, recovery of muscle power mid-ride, and a faster recovery of muscle strength - which is what CRX is all about.
Compete. Compress. Recover.
CRX compression tights cover the quads, upper and lower leg and knee joint - making them our most comprehensive compression support for cyclists. By providing graduated compression to the lower body, the site of localised and intense movement, athletes gain boosted venous return for a faster recovery and powerful performance.
Compression shorts provide intense, localised compression to the quads and hamstrings - oxygenating and reducing swelling of muscles at rest. Reducing DOMS in your largest smooth plane of muscle is the quickest way to re-energise the legs ahead of the morning - to get you over the finish line first.
A common site of complaint for elite cyclists involved in competitive events, CRX compression socks get to work on sore feet and heels. Reduce pain through the dorsal muscles, heel and ball and ensure that muscles are energised for speed and dexterity, with our high-quality exclusive 20% lycra blend for a flexible fit.
CRX calf sleeves have been designed by experts and professional athletes, to provide support like no other. Cycling puts a strain on lower limbs, from intense bursts of exercise paired with endurance and training regiments - so make sure you’re setting yourself up for success.
CRX compression tops help to combat lower back pain, one of the most common complaints of professional cyclists. Training your core is key for high-level cycling, and when paired with repetitive movements, muscle strains can happen easily. Wearing CRX compression tops and compression bras can oxygenate the muscles of the abdomen, ribcage and back - helping to reduce DOMS, pain and swelling.
The moment you implement CRX compression post-ride, it gets to work. With the compression of your body or limbs, your venous blood flow is stimulated - boosting the flow of oxygen-rich blood around your body. With the simultaneous removal of waste products like lactic acid from your muscles, muscle function is restored faster - making recovery as painless a process as possible.