Another if-we-had-a-rand subject… There is no delicate way of putting this, cycling shorts are designed to be worn without underwear. We are sorry if that means you can no longer look at the cute guy who just tapped his way into the coffee shop without wondering, but there is a very good reason for this, the padded insert in your shorts is all that sits between you and the saddle. It is designed to fit the contours of your derriere snugly, without shifting around and causing chafing. If you put another layer of material between it and you, it will bunch up, you will ride on top of the seams, and cycling will be a pain in the parts we really shouldn’t mention in public. Trust us, if only this once, commando is the only way to go if you want to enjoy this sport.
by Tim Brink, editor at Ride.
Twitter: @timbrink, @ridemagazinesa
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