Anyone who has ridden for any length of time knows the value of your rear being comfortable on the bicycle. Your bottom is the biggest contact point with the bicycle and can be the biggest source pain. Your saddle(covered in another blog) and your shorts are your buffer to comfort. The first question you need to ask when considering which shorts will be your perfect fit is, what kind of riding you do. There are different shorts for different types of riding. Triathletes have specific needs as do mountain bikers. In an effort to keep this blog on the shorter side(pun intended), I am just going to talk about road shorts.
If you think in terms of good, better, best. Good shorts would be for anyone riding less than an hour and start at $75 for the Lucky short and go up to $100 for the Evolution short. If you ride more than an hour you should think of spending at least $150 for the RS orRSE short. These shorts combine 3-way fabric design with a world class Formula FX chamois. Like so many things your get what you pay for, shorts are no different. The upgraded fabric and pad is worth every penny when you average it over the 2-4 years you will have the short.
The next big question is whether or not to bib, not the kind a baby uses, but rather the kind the pro cyclists wear. There is a reason the pros ride with them, they are the most comfortable cycling short you will ever own. I often have women ask me what to do when you need to relieve yourself on a long ride, it is a technique, but possible.
Fit is very important with the cycling short. If the shorts are too big, they can cause chafing(not very comfortable).
We can help you find the right short for you and your ride.
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