Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Riverside County, CA
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Advice needed regarding bike short fitment
I just started biking seriously this year. I have done 46 mile rides riding a hybrid and wearing some thinly padded baggy shorts. Now I will be riding a road bike this weekend, probably a 60 to 70 mile ride and i bought some lycra bike shorts for it.
I have a question regarding how they should fit.
I am 5'9" 167.5 lbs in the morning. waist is about 32.5 - 33 inches and my legs are about 23.5" at the widest and my vastus medialis are big. When I put the shorts on, i see that the shorts cover my whole leg and it does not come up midway thru my vastus medialis (lower inner quad) like in the picture of the sample shorts i bought, is that normal, or do I have shorts that are too small for me? the size I got is Medium and the waist is 32-34 so it fits fine, but i find the legs too tight, or are they supposed to fit that way? I have never worn tights before, so I just wanted to make sure, before i go on this long ride with really tight shorts.
Last edited by byhsu; 06-19-12 at 11:57 AM.