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    Went Komando

    Went without undies the other day. I think I read here that it would be more comfortable and the cotton underwear was really starting to cause problems, real discomfort after 15-20 miles. I felt fine without it but wondering if an athletic supporter might not help with some of the minimal discomfort in front.
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    No- just tighter lycra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Tmi
    Yep.

    On a lighter note, perhaps trying just an athletic supporter would be a good idea.
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    Cotton undies are a no-no. However, if you are uncomfortable riding commando, you can try a pair of Under Amour compression boxer tights. They are made of quick dry material and wick the perspiration really well. They do irritate some if you ride on aero bars a lot.
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    Nunquam ubi sub ubi
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    No- just tighter lycra.
    What he said. Lycra cycling shorts, or bibs, are your friend. Really.

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    I had a problem last year with relatively new bike shorts rubbing a vital region raw. These shorts were fine the first half dozen uses before they stopped being fine. They may have stretched. The answer is a good fit from good quality shorts. I'm now using either Castelli or Pearl Izumi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
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    Ditto.

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    Nothing will chafe your groin area faster than a jock strap. I ran cross-country in college. The equipment manager would issue a jock with the team shorts. I always wore my own shorts with a sewn-in lycra supporter insert. Running 10 km once in a jock cured me of that forever.

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    I ride with boxer-briefs. They are like briefs that go to mid-thigh. Seems to hold the little guy where he wants to be and is comfy.
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    It never occurred to me to wear underwear under bike shorts. Are you supposed to? Doesn't really matter, I ain't gonna do it anyhow. Just sayin'.

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    "Bike shorts" covers a lot of territory - lots of types and styles. The "bike shorts" that I wear most of the time have no inner liner or padding. I don't go commando. Wicking polyester unmentionables are available in multiple styles, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moppeddler View Post
    It never occurred to me to wear underwear under bike shorts. Are you supposed to? Doesn't really matter, I ain't gonna do it anyhow. Just sayin'.
    I don't wear bike shorts. I wear street clothes when I ride. The boxer briefs are almost like wearing cycling pants without the chamois.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by berner View Post
    I had a problem last year with relatively new bike shorts rubbing a vital region raw. These shorts were fine the first half dozen uses before they stopped being fine. They may have stretched. The answer is a good fit from good quality shorts. I'm now using either Castelli or Pearl Izumi.
    chamois creme... works wonders for keeping you 'chafe-free'

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    Bicycle Naked!!!!

    ... and now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    Bicycle Naked!!!!

    ... and now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

    That would depend on the cyclist. Of course you could always go watch the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade.

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    I am always surprised when I hear of people wearing anything under their cycling shorts. That sort of defeats their purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    I am always surprised when I hear of people wearing anything under their cycling shorts. That sort of defeats their purpose.
    Gotta go with this. Underwear serves no purpose at all in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buelito View Post
    chamois creme... works wonders for keeping you 'chafe-free'

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    +1 Chamois cream is the ticket for longer rides. No underwear with bike shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    Went without undies the other day. I think I read here that it would be more comfortable and the cotton underwear was really starting to cause problems, real discomfort after 15-20 miles. I felt fine without it but wondering if an athletic supporter might not help with some of the minimal discomfort in front.
    Cycling shorts are meant to ride commando. There is an old saying, "you don't bike, you don't hike and you don't run in cotton anywhere on your body" as when it get's wet it gets heavy and causes blisters. You want to wear fabrics that wick moisture away from you as they basically dry as you ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalcr8z View Post
    Cycling shorts are meant to ride commando. There is an old saying, "you don't bike, you don't hike and you don't run in cotton anywhere on your body" as when it get's wet it gets heavy and causes blisters. You want to wear fabrics that wick moisture away from you as they basically dry as you ride.
    I knew all that about cotton from my running days of course, but somehow felt that there should be some support between me and the bike shorts. Could not believe the difference as far as comfort on the seat goes. Very pleased, just still believe that some support in the front is needed, so I will try the jock and see how that works out. If it doesn't, then the minor discomfort in the front will be more than worth it, given the vast improvement in comfort on the backside.
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