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Old 04-05-08, 08:18 PM   #1
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Cycling shorts

I just bought a pair of cycling shorts and am confused as to what the rule of thumb is; underwear or no underwear? Sorry for being a noob but i dont want to chaffe or all that good stuff. Thanks.
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Old 04-05-08, 08:27 PM   #2
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No underwear. You don't want anything with a seam or that can bunch up on you. It will cause unwanted pressure and can lead to discomfort.
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Old 04-05-08, 08:44 PM   #3
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Does the "Underwear Nazi" still wonder the halls of BF's? As stated above just say no to underwear with bike shorts.
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Though, I have read that someone uses some type of seamless underwear and they like it.
Found it: Coolmax Underwear. I have never tried them, so I can't give advice about them.
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I suspect that ASICs seamless underwear will work just fine. I wear a pair of Exfficio underwear that I purchased from REI and, with a clean butt (a quick wash before a ride) I don't have any problems at all - even on century rides. I quit using chamois cream a good while back. I usually hand wash the underwear after each long ride, or perhaps several shorter rides. No smell, no skid marks and, they last and last.

Good hygiene rules.
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Try both ways. If underwear bothers you then don't wear it. I don't get any discomfort from wearing underwear with bike shorts.
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ask UNDERWEAR NAZI
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