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    To shave or not to shave?

    So is shaving your legs an 'air-resistance' thing, or an injury prevention thing?
    I'm failry new to cycling, and haven't taken the plunge yet. I have heard both points of view and want to get more opinions.
    Thanks!

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    for getting a massage and cleaning out wounds and making bike shorts more comfy...thats about it! lol

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    Marathon Cyclist MediaCreations's Avatar
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    Instead of starting a whole new thread on a subject that has been debated to death over the years, you might find it easier to run a search on the forums using the words 'shave leg'.

    You'll find heaps on info and it should help you to make your decision.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Here are a few old threads to check.

    Shave your legs???

    Leg Shaving Help (yes, another thread)

    When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. Arthur Conan Doyle

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