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Ask for Recommendation for Biking Outfits

I am thinking about start cycling other than just riding it around school. I want to make myself look professional. Do you have any advice for me? I don't really know what kind of outfit is suitable ...
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Any benifits of upper level bibs for a fat long distance XC biker?

Skinny road bikers are all praising their Castelli/Assos bibs. Specially long distance riders. I'm 188cm/106kg and my normal ride is something like 100-120km, 2500m gain, 8-9hours in saddle almost ...
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Bike Shorts and Metal Eyelets

I'm looking into buying some bike shorts and wanted to know what was economical and yet still better than normal gym shorts (which I'm using now for about 17 or 34 miles per day). Walmart has bike ...
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How do you evaluate a chamois (padding in shorts) before buying?

Stores only allow you try out shorts with an additional layer of underwear because of the hygiene issues. While this is great for public health, it seems to make it impossible to evaluate whether a ...
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Padded saddle VS padded shorts

Why do cyclists use padded shorts instead of padded saddle? It seems like putting padding on the saddle would be more optimal. Doubly so for triathlon.
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How do I properly apply chamois cream?

There is a lot of advice out there to use chamois cream on long rides to prevent sores and chafing. How are you supposed to apply it? In particular I'm curious about the following: Do you apply ...
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What caused my cycling shorts to get damaged during washing?

On a ride yesterday, I noticed a spot on my shorts where the fabric felt rough. After washing, the problem became much worse, and there are major areas of damage on both the front and back of the ...
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How long should cycling shorts last?

As a follow-up to "What should I look for in a good pair of cycling shorts?," how long should I expect a good pair of cycling shorts (regular or bib) last? I think that an estimate in hours or km ...
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Should I feel self-conscious wearing cycling shorts to school?

I cycle to school and intend to wear my new Lycra shorts for my commute as they are much more comfortable. But I want to know if I will look dumb wearing the tight shorts, as my legs are only average ...
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What should I look for in a good pair of cycling shorts?

I don't currently own a pair of cycling shorts. I just wear a pair of running shorts underneath some running leggings. I'm thinking of getting my first pair of cycling shorts, but as there are so many ...
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Does chamois creme affect the life of cycling shorts?

Does chamois creme have any effect on the life of cycling shorts? I know it's made to be used for cycling but does it make the chamois (or maybe a synthetic one) wear out faster?