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Can wearing padded cycling shorts versus regular shorts affect the adjustments during a bike fit?

Can wearing padded cycling shorts versus regular shorts affect the adjustments during a bike fit? My bike fitter who uses the Retul system requires tight fitting shorts so that the LED markers don't ...
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Testicles chafing on legs - are my bibs too loose or too tight?

Some context - I have a pair of bib shorts that fit me well though could certainly be tighter without causing discomfort. I have a good bike fit, and I can do 100km+ rides without saddle discomfort. ...
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Does this wear pattern on my shorts indicate an issue with my position on my road bike?

My last three pairs of bib shorts have all worn out in exactly the same place (see picture). The latest pair started wearing after about 5 rides. I average about 100 miles a week. Do you think my ...
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Best long distance padded shorts for tall man [closed]

sorry if this has been asked million times already... I need an padded shorts that actually work for making my but stand 150km+ (around 95 miles) a day without hurting as hell after 2 days of riding. ...
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Do saddle ergonomics matter if you've got padded shorts?

Those of us who try to bite off 50+ mile rides without padded shorts really have to pay attention to our saddle's shape and padding. With padded shorts, how much of a difference can you tell between ...
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Bicycle shorts fit: do leg grippers stretch out?

I am looking for padded bicycle shorts. When trying on candidates, all of the "leg grippers", as described in this answer, feel uncomfortably tight around my thighs, which are on the meaty side. They ...
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Quick drying shorts

I'm looking for a pair of shorts for my commute to work. I live in a country where it rains a lot so I know I'm going to get wet so rather than getting water proof gear I'd prefer to get some quick ...
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Bike Shorts, Do you wear things under/over them?

So I am going on a 200mi ride (over 3 days) soon. I was at the bike store getting my bike a once-over before I go, and I was told by the bike specialist, that I would really want to consider buying ...
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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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Bibs vs Shorts? [duplicate]

I have so far used cycling shorts for my road cycling attire, but have noticed that bib shorts are prevalent with many road cyclists including many pros. What are advantages and disadvantages of ...
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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? [closed]

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?