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Old 03-21-11, 02:16 PM   #1
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Advice on padded shorts/underwear!!

Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum and need a little advice. I bought my first bike 4 weeks ago. Its a Specialized Myka HT Com 2010. I bought some padded underwear from Decathlon but this underwear doesn't seem to be working. Can anyone recommend a decent pair that will help? I am planning to start riding farther away but am worried just in case it hurts so much that I struggle to get back.

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Old 03-21-11, 06:09 PM   #2
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The more you ride, the more you dial in your seat position and your legs get stronger to push you outta the saddle more. It'll help...
Sorry i can't directly answer your question, but heres more info on what i mentioned: l
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Old 03-21-11, 06:21 PM   #3
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There is no silver bullet to make someone just beginning riding comfortable for hours-long rides.
It take many hours, and many miles, to toughen up your backside.
And understand that the chamois in shorts is there to prevent chaffing and absorb moisture, *not* to provide soft padding.
Padding, (if any), belongs in the saddle, and should be so firm that it is difficult to press your thumb into it.
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Old 03-22-11, 08:28 AM   #4
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Ok thanks for your replies! Much appreciated. I will grin and bear it until I am used to it. :-)

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Just use the pain in your ass as motivation to stand up off the saddle & make your legs stronger. It's gonna hurt either way, but you can kill two birds with one stone by using you butt pains to stand & pedal harder, & then use your leg pains to sit & toughen up your backside.
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I use Pearl Izumi Quest shorts, and PI Attack shorts, the Attacks fit much better
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