On my recent three-week tour I brought 3 pairs of bike shorts. Two had elastic leg grippers. One had silicone. I developed a rash on the tops of my thighs, in the area where the grippers ride. I've never gotten a rash like this before, and the only thing different on this tour was the silicone grippers.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar? I like the shorts (one of Performance's more expensive house brands, though not the top-of-the-line - I think it was the Elite) and the rash didn't really hurt, but still - it makes me think I need to avoid silicone.