I can understand why some new cyclists snicker at some cycling traits...I myself would never shave my legs, wonder if it is really necessary; but then I do not look like a gorilla.
Understanding is the key most human endevors. I find cycling shorts/wicking jerseys really comfortable and necessary; but then I do ride with a person who wears loose cotton jeans, cotton shirt, even though we bought her a jersey and shorts for her birthday..( when we sit down together after a ride, I think she smells far worse than me and wonder how the hell those seems in the jeans have not eaten away her flesh, or why her rear has not welts.) And she has a lower tolerance for heat than I do. At least while riding. But , seemingly not other than riding..And I hate it hot.
I think some must just apologize for looking different, when the needs of so many cyclists is catered to by proven gear.
So my point. There still can be cycling silliness. I have riden with some real strong riders who ride with really strong race types..I overheard some comments some might think snobbery. That is ok, they can ride together...
I just get a little upset when their habits give us a bad name, like riding four abreast on a narrow country road and to hell with oncoming vehicular traffic.
But my candidate for snobbery..Those fast riders who get uppity when they see cyclists wearing their sunglasses outside of their helmet straps. Is that that big a deal. ? I never take off my glasses when riding so don't see the big deal.
What is your candidate for cycling snobbery.Heah, everyone should be able to make fun of themselves. I do.