Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

What should I wear under cycling shorts

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

What should I wear under cycling shorts

Old 10-14-07, 12:49 PM
  #1  
pwrpwr3
HARDRIDER
Thread Starter
 
pwrpwr3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: FORT LAUDERDALE
Posts: 14

Bikes: FUJI

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What should I wear under cycling shorts

Should I wear a jockstrap under my cycling shorts or what?
pwrpwr3 is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 12:55 PM
  #2  
Junkdad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, tx
Posts: 267

Bikes: Beater Managerie

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nothing. The seams add discomfort. Bike shorts are meant to be worn by themselves.
Junkdad is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 02:11 PM
  #3  
buzzman
----
 
buzzman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Becket, MA
Posts: 4,579
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 4 Posts
skin
buzzman is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 02:47 PM
  #4  
JustBrowsing
Señor Miembro
 
JustBrowsing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: DC
Posts: 603
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by buzzman View Post
skin
Good luck finding some. The quality can get pretty iffy when you dabble in the flesh trade...
JustBrowsing is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 02:47 PM
  #5  
bikebuddha 
Senior Member
 
bikebuddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Somewhere in time
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
do you plan on getting kicked in the crotch?
__________________
The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.
bikebuddha is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 03:04 PM
  #6  
rankin116
Senior Member
 
rankin116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ChapelBorro NC
Posts: 4,126
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
do you plan on getting kicked in the crotch?
He didn't anything about a cup, just a jock strap.

Nothing is right. Anything else is uncomfortable and can/will cause chaffing.
rankin116 is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 03:18 PM
  #7  
bikebuddha 
Senior Member
 
bikebuddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Somewhere in time
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
He didn't anything about a cup, just a jock strap.
Yeah, you're right I've just never worn a JS without a cup. Honestly if I'm not planing on riding 25 or more miles I don't even bother with cycling shorts anymore.
__________________
The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.
bikebuddha is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 03:24 PM
  #8  
ax0n
Trans-Urban Velocommando
 
ax0n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lenexa, KS
Posts: 2,400

Bikes: 06 Trek 1200 - 98 DB Outlook - 99 DB Sorrento

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I tried tighty whiteys under the chamois for a while.

Two words:

OUCH! OUCH!

Just throw them on and be comfy. Wearing a warmer layer OVER them is an option, but the seamless pad and panel construction is meant specifically to be worn against the skin.
ax0n is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 04:37 PM
  #9  
zeytoun
Non-Custom Member
 
zeytoun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,613

Bikes: 1975-1980 SR road bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nothing should be "worn" under bike shorts. It should all be in good working order....
zeytoun is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 05:57 PM
  #10  
unixpro
Laid back bent rider
 
unixpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Burien, WA
Posts: 1,134

Bikes: Bacchetta Giro 20

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sometimes I wear a little cornstarch-based powder
unixpro is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 08:23 PM
  #11  
cwodave
Not Green, Celeste!!!
 
cwodave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 339

Bikes: Bianchi Eros

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Let me introduce you to the "search" button....

Thou shalt wear nothing under thy bike shorts. That's the law, live with it.
Nutter Butter is thy friend, go meet him

Dave
cwodave is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 08:25 PM
  #12  
ralph12
Kamek
 
ralph12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by zeytoun View Post
Nothing should be "worn" under bike shorts. It should all be in good working order....
Auldest one in the book.
ralph12 is offline  
Old 10-14-07, 11:17 PM
  #13  
donnamb 
tired
 
donnamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5,651

Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Where, oh where is Underwear Nazi when you need him/her....
__________________
"Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."
donnamb is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 12:36 AM
  #14  
CB HI
Cycle Year Round
 
CB HI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 13,644
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1316 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 59 Posts
Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Yeah, you're right I've just never worn a JS without a cup. Honestly if I'm not planing on riding 25 or more miles I don't even bother with cycling shorts anymore.
With the flow of the thread, it sounds like you are cycling naked.
CB HI is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 05:44 AM
  #15  
Da Tinker
Can't ride enough!
 
Da Tinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south Louisiana
Posts: 1,235

Bikes: IFab Crown Jewel, Giant Defy, Hardtail MTB, Fuji finest, Bianchi FG conversion

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Paging the Underwear Nazi!
Da Tinker is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 06:17 AM
  #16  
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Posts: 18,210

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 522 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by donnamb
Where, oh where is Underwear Nazi when you need him/her....
That's just what I was thinking.

Here's one from the U.N.
__________________
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
RonH is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 08:15 AM
  #17  
Psydotek
Body By Nintendo
 
Psydotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Videogames ruined my life. Good thing i have 2 extra lives.
Posts: 3,187

Bikes: Giant TCR2, Giant TCX, IRO BFSSFG SE, Salsa Casseroll, IRO Rob Roy.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
*raises hand* I wear briefs under my cycling shorts without issues...

I'm just lucky like that i guess.
__________________

Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.
Psydotek is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 09:00 AM
  #18  
ax0n
Trans-Urban Velocommando
 
ax0n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lenexa, KS
Posts: 2,400

Bikes: 06 Trek 1200 - 98 DB Outlook - 99 DB Sorrento

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Psydotek View Post
*raises hand* I wear briefs under my cycling shorts without issues...

I'm just lucky like that i guess.
Distance? I can do it one day without chafing, but two days in a row of about 30 miles per day and I got some serious saddle sore action going. I learned quickly that you just don't do it.
ax0n is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 09:03 AM
  #19  
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 10,527

Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cameo-esque cod pieces can be worn over the spandex at your own discretion.
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 09:13 AM
  #20  
dalmore
Neat - w/ ice on the side
 
dalmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Big Ring. Little Cog.
Posts: 1,200

Bikes: 2005 Dahon Speed TR, 2006 Dahon Mu SL, 2000 GT XiZang, 1999ish Rock Lobster, 2007 Dean Animas CTI

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nothing works well but for those of you who find that nothing causes problems or discomfort (mental or physical), you can purchase cycling briefs with or without pads.

During the summer months, I find that I either need to stock my office with clean bike shorts for the ride home or use cycling briefs to avoid heat rash. I prefer these when I can find them.
__________________
Current favorite bumper sticker: Wag more. Bark less.

Change you can believe in - Bigfoot Nessie 08
dalmore is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 09:14 AM
  #21  
Psydotek
Body By Nintendo
 
Psydotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Videogames ruined my life. Good thing i have 2 extra lives.
Posts: 3,187

Bikes: Giant TCR2, Giant TCX, IRO BFSSFG SE, Salsa Casseroll, IRO Rob Roy.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
Distance? I can do it one day without chafing, but two days in a row of about 30 miles per day and I got some serious saddle sore action going. I learned quickly that you just don't do it.
I've done up to 64 miles on recreational rides which usually takes around 4 hours. Maybe it's at mile 65 where everything suddenly changes...
__________________

Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.
Psydotek is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 10:30 AM
  #22  
ax0n
Trans-Urban Velocommando
 
ax0n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lenexa, KS
Posts: 2,400

Bikes: 06 Trek 1200 - 98 DB Outlook - 99 DB Sorrento

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Maybe I just need some of these:

https://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...&products_id=4

Or one of these:

https://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=41

ax0n is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 11:04 AM
  #23  
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Posts: 18,210

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 522 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by Psydotek
*raises hand* I wear briefs under my cycling shorts without issues...
Do you wear underwear with swim trunks?
__________________
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
RonH is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 12:00 PM
  #24  
Psydotek
Body By Nintendo
 
Psydotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Videogames ruined my life. Good thing i have 2 extra lives.
Posts: 3,187

Bikes: Giant TCR2, Giant TCX, IRO BFSSFG SE, Salsa Casseroll, IRO Rob Roy.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Do you wear underwear with swim trunks?
Occassionally.
__________________

Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.
Psydotek is offline  
Old 10-15-07, 12:03 PM
  #25  
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,277
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Weird. Why anyone would want to put more clothes on than what is required is beyond me. However, I must be the reason these laws are still around. Without them I would be wandering around in my birthday suit.
DataJunkie is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.