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Old 04-06-10, 10:03 AM   #1
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Underoos

If were going to have posts about looking at each others legs...

So a good deal of you dirty hipsters on this forum don't put on special shorts with neat pads to ride, so what do you wear under your pantaloons?

I usually ride in MTB shorts although casual rides I'm a boxer guy, but a few times lately when I have just hit the door in jeans and boxers I have experienced great creepage. Kind of odd as I have rode jeans and boxers plenty in the past with little issue.

So boxers, tight and white, boxer briefs, boy shorts, thong, underoos???
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Old 04-06-10, 10:47 AM   #2
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boxer briefs. I pull time up nice and tight if its going to be a long ride. Just feels safer.
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Old 04-06-10, 11:35 AM   #3
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I just go with mtb shorts. If I know I'm going to be off the bike for a while when I get there I'll toss some boxers in my bag and take the liners off when I get there. Yeah it's a pain but not nearly as much as the time I sat on a nut after standing for a speed bump hop.

If I really want to be wearing regular pants I just do the same thing and wear the liners under some jeans. I HATE riding in jeans though, they feel so heavy and drag on your knees. Anything longer than knee length that doesn't have an articulated knee is such a pain to ride in. If have some great Cutter knickers for slightly chilly days. They're super dorktastic but oh so comfortable.

Some times with a long ride I'll wear bib shorts and a jersey then throw some regular shorts and a t-shirt in a bag. I'll be totally set if it ever becomes stylish to walk around with bib short straps hanging out of the shorts I pulled on after the ride. I've done that enough times.

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Old 04-06-10, 01:36 PM   #4
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I go with what's clean, usually boxer briefs or boxers, if I'm lucky I'll have some compression shorts that are clean. I really need to get some lycra for the summer months approaching though.

Anyone know of any good cycling shorts with the nice pads and all of that good stuff for <$30?
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I recently picked up a pair of gore cycling shorts. They definitely tone down the harshness of a hard saddle.
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what's underwear? commando!!!!! 4 years strong!!!!!
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Ouch...
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I used to like loose boxers, but cycling socially or for utility has turned me to boxer-briefs (or long underwear in the colder months)
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I might have to try boxer-briefs with the good reviews around here. Just traditional boxers currently. I normally don't talk about my underwear but hey! you all are complete strangers so who cares.
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You're kidding, right? You're really asking us what kind of underwear we wear?
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Bikini briefs dudes.

No ride up or bunching.

Parts are kept in order.

Stylish.

Weight savings are substantial.

I'm never looking back...

Concerning commado, I'm not a fan. When I get out of the saddle, then go to sit back down, things are sometimes not where you expect them to be and can get pinched, squished, or otherwised discomforted.
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I go with what's clean, usually boxer briefs or boxers, if I'm lucky I'll have some compression shorts that are clean. I really need to get some lycra for the summer months approaching though.

Anyone know of any good cycling shorts with the nice pads and all of that good stuff for <$30?
I check eBay for closeouts. I'm partial to Nike MTB shorts, and can get them for about $16, delivered. While I'm no fan of she swoosh, they're excellent cargo MTB shorts for the price.
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Banana hammocks, a la "The Todd."
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boxer briefs have gotta have some sort of legs that don't bunch... which is hard to find. I roll boxers around town, but swear by Swobo Technical Liners for longer rides http://www.swobo.com/catalog/product...oducts_id=1122
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I only own cycling shorts now... I have 1 wool 3/4 length shorts and 1 wool regular shorts cut (woot Ibex!), the rest are the usual mandex... durring the winter I also wear German army wool knickers super comfy, durable, warm and somewhat rain resistant. Only cost $30 too...
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Old 04-07-10, 07:26 AM   #17
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You're kidding, right? You're really asking us what kind of underwear we wear?
Yes and I'm really interested in yours.

It's a question in regards to what you wear while biking. No different then asking what shorts, tees, jerseys, etc...
Hell it's a bit less invasive of a topic then chamois butter and lubing up which is covered often on BF.
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Old 04-07-10, 11:19 AM   #18
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A SiNGLE SOCK
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^ this was awesome.

But I fail to understand why the "show me your legs" thread was closed but this one stays open?
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