I recently started riding to work again. I'm using a hybrid (they're called that way. its a sporty bicycle with full gears and tires between city and mtb type tires) now, but i want to use my racing bike for it. however cycling in normal office clothes can get quite uncomfortable for the crotch because of the lower race position. I was wondering if there is a reasonable compromise possible. Like a company that makes clothes (specifically pants) for cycling commuters or something.

I cannot go full lycra because the facilites for changing clothes aren't there.

  • How far is your commute? I'd just go for the tight boxer short approach
    – MyFamily
    Apr 16, 2015 at 11:22
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    There are a whole lot of questions that address this issue, especially after the first page.
    – andy256
    Apr 16, 2015 at 12:15
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    You don't have a bathroom stall at work?
    – Batman
    Apr 16, 2015 at 14:28
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    If you are not going to shower once you get to work then you don't want to be wearing tight shorts under your pants all day long.
    – paparazzo
    Apr 16, 2015 at 14:53
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    @Blam yes you're right, no one needs to sit in a meeting next a guy with beaty swollocks.
    – MyFamily
    Apr 16, 2015 at 16:24

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"The facilities for changing clothes aren't there"

Yes they are, it's called a bathroom or a toilet stall, you don't have to have a locker room to swap a pair of pants, just wear your lycra for your ride and pack your clothes in your bag. Then change in the bathroom when you get to work.

Other than that, I once had a suit that was made out of wool-lycra, they're a little more expensive, but the material was certainly stretchy.

  • I admit changing in the bathroom is theoretically possible, but it's not practical. but thanks for the tip on the material. Maybe I'll try it.
    – Tim Zwart
    Apr 17, 2015 at 8:04

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