Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Apopka, Florida
Bikes: CAAD10 Black Inc.
Cycling shorts/Padding Placement??? (Male)
Maybe not appropriate for this section but it's a distance related question. I would like to know why the padding in bike shorts goes so far to the front for men? I have tried several different shorts from different manufacturers and all seem to feel the same other than overall fit (sizes). I'm okay on say a 30-60 mile run but once I cross that 60mi mark I start feeling like I'm all bunched up down there and if the padding didn't go so far as to cover my privates I think there would be more room for movement? Are there any shorts out there that have padding only under your sit bones? Maybe a hybrid that would have the thick padding under you butt and about half way to your privates more of a tri-short type thin padding that is flexible? I have been training for a century and this is one area of comfort I need to address to help me get there along with reducing leg cramps which I have posted about earlier in the week and have a game plan to ease cramping. I thought about trying to remove the padding in the front section of my shorts but they were a bit pricey and I'd hate to ruin them. Any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks!