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Mountain bike shorts for commute

Mountain bike shorts are ideal for commuting. If they fit, are comfortable and you like the look of them, you won't find a better commute short. If you a fast rider, over 11km the extra drag of ...
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Can wearing padded cycling shorts versus regular shorts affect the adjustments during a bike fit?

You should go for a fitting in whatever clothes you'll be riding the bike in. Any fit system that doesn't let that happen is being misapplied at best. Clothes can affect your range of motion, ...
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Can wearing padded cycling shorts versus regular shorts affect the adjustments during a bike fit?

When you sit on the saddle any padding from the chamois will be compressed to such an extent that any differences in fit, compared to regular cloths, will be minimal at best (we are talking at most a ...
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Mountain bike shorts for commute

For commutes of that sort of distance, just wear whatever is comfortable, and that you've got enough of to stay fresh. For me, when I started, that was gym shorts and tops. Padding shouldn't be ...
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Testicles chafing on legs - are my bibs too loose or too tight?

"we're all adults here..." In my experience, when riding with bib shorts or cycling shorts, they have to be pulled up, way up. And they should be a snug fit around your lower body - the shoulder ...
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Chamois Supposed to be Tight in Crotch?

We're all adults here. When wearing well-fitting bib shorts, a male should feel "cupped" The legs of the bib shorts should touch the skin all the way up the thighs, through the "curve ...
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Do medium-to-advanced single-track riders really care about paddings/chamois?

I don't have much experience of "trail riding", which is not so much of a thing here, but my impression is that padding is the rule. But given the "external" fabric needs to have ...
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Color fading/wear cycling pants at seat bones/saddle contact points

This may or may not be your problem, but i've found a couple of things that can cause this issue. Mountain biking in the wet wearing lycra: The saddle gets muddy/gritty and with the nature of riding ...
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Does this wear pattern on my shorts indicate an issue with my position on my road bike?

It looks like your saddle is positioned quite far back, relative to the post. Swapping the seatpost for one with more layback (offset) should allow you to keep the same saddle position relative to ...
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Testicles chafing on legs - are my bibs too loose or too tight?

Sounds like from you're own trial and error, your bibs are too tight, as counterintuitive as that may seem. Is there a reason why your resistant to chamois cream? IMO it's all personal though. For ...
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Mountain bike shorts has an attached inner pair of shorts w/ padded liner...should I detach the inner shorts from the shorts?

The inner garment will be for replacement underwear - and will have a close fit to provide "support and control", duplicating the shorts that roadies might wear. The outer covering will be fairly ...
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Should I feel self-conscious wearing cycling shorts to school?

Simply put, you shouldn't wearing cycling clothing to school unless your commute to school is really far. When should you wear cycling clothing? When your destination is so far, that you can't do the ...
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Do medium-to-advanced single-track riders really care about paddings/chamois?

The premise "MTB-specific shorts are mostly sold without padding" is flawed - at least where I live and shop. Most of the people I ride with have some padding - although the amount might ...
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Should I feel self-conscious wearing cycling shorts to school?

I would suggest not wearing cycling shorts to school simply because you're going to wear them out much quicker as well as likely developing butt pimples. The chamois in the shorts act like a sponge, ...
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Does this wear pattern on my shorts indicate an issue with my position on my road bike?

I ended up buying a new saddle, Fizik Arione, and it has completely solved the problem. As others have suggested a new seat pin with a clamp that is more offset would also have worked. I think the ...
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