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Appropriate Bike Shorts

Old 05-31-19, 08:33 AM
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"What's the right kind of shorts?" is so personally determined that to me it's like asking "what's the right shoe size?" If someone answers that definitely without knowing anything about your feet, you know they're not credible.

I totally respect people telling you what's worked for them, but telling you what's best for you usually indicates that someone has bought into the marketing of a "must" product. I cannot tell you the number of times someone on BF has informed me that I must use X or develop some problem I don't have. Almost invariably, that person does less riding than I do and is warning me of stuff that should have happened already if it was going to.
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Old 05-31-19, 09:49 AM
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I wore bike shorts as my base layer on bike tours * , I brought 3, so as to always have a clean, washed, pair every morning..

that and washing my skin with surgeon's scrub soap .. down there , was effective ..

* often under tights & rain gear trousers ..

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Pearl Izumi Elite road bib shorts, solid black, and a little Chamois Butt'r. I have 3 pair in rotation with about 30k miles combined. Nirvana, for me.
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