Michigan Mountain Biking Association
pinkwheels wrote:Hi, I'm new to the forum and could use a little advice on clothing. I've been riding the past 2 seasons and am still unsure of making the switch to spandex bike shorts. I know the benefits but, I'm just not ready to let it all "hang" out. I've been wearing baggier shorts and capris on the trails with mostly wicking/performance thongs underneath (+ some chamois cream). Despite the breathability, I'm still getting some serious chafing on any rides over 2 hours. Any suggestions or should I just take the plunge and move to the sausage casings?
cmkovick wrote:A few years ago I said I would never be one of those guys wearing the tight spandex, my friends said the same. Well after riding more often and experiencing the chafing I took the suggestion of a friend to try them out when preparing for a century road ride. I have not put on my baggies since (they had a cheap liner). I am sure some of the nicer baggies offer the support and comfort though. Most of my friends have converted as well.
I have bibs on the way to try them out too.
Function over fashion.
bender13 wrote:While I love bibs, most girls that I know do not get them since they can be more difficult when nature calls. Guys have less of an issue.
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