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Old 11-04-14, 05:07 AM
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What do you use for underwear for long commutes?

I've got various discomfort issues with civilian boxer/briefs that don't keep my business out of my pedal cadence.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-04-14, 05:13 AM
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nothing ... i go with cycling pants sans underwear. Usually ok for 100km in a day or more.
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Regular bike shorts, or Novara "boxers" which really aren't baggy boxers, just thinner bike shorts.
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I'm not a gentleman, but I wear cycling shorts instead of underwear. My rides are long enough that I appreciate the padding. And when my commutes were shorter and I wore boxers, I began to notice that they were wearing thin in the area of the sit bones.

So, since it's election day, I vote for cycling shorts!
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Nicely fitting boxers with bike shorts over them. Yes, if I plan on riding all day for fun I'll do it the 'right' way, but these induce no discomfort.
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these are extremely comfortable. I have a 38 waist for most pants and wear XXL

Amazon.com : ZOOT SPORTS Men's Performance Tri 8-Inch Short : Triathlon Skinsuits : Sports & Outdoors

they do have a very thin liner even though the description doesn't mention it
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Anything longer than 10 miles and I prefer to wear bibs and a jersey and change into office clothes whrn I arrive.
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Bike shorts for any length ride.
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Old 11-04-14, 09:30 AM
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For "commuting" I think of 30-45 minute rides and I take no special measures with undergarments for trips of that length. I do change at work regardless of what I'm wearing. If by "long" we mean 15-20 miles or so, I'd suit up like any other roadie.

While it's not really your question, I've found it helpful to twist the saddle a few degrees.
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Old 11-04-14, 09:47 AM
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No underwear. Mt bike shorts usually. They are looser fitting than regular spandex and more comfortable for me. I can also go into a store and not stand out too much. For colder rides, I layer tights underneath. They also make separate padded underwear that will fit under any type short. For just riding around or store errands I usually wear poly pro knit boxers and lightweight nylon shorts. No discomfort and look fine. Wicks sweat as well.
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Old 11-04-14, 09:56 AM
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no underwear! just bib shorts. I bought tights without pads for when the weather is colder.
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lycra liner shorts. I wear them under any pants that are not specifically designed as cycling apparal
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I wear bike shorts for any long ride. If I'm wearing other pants, or need them to look civilized at work, shopping or meetings I wear the cycling shorts as underwear or in lieu of underwear with street wear over them.
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Usually I wear bike shorts on my commute which is 31 miles RT. Occasionally I have done it in just lycra boxer briefs and gym shorts.

Lately I have taken to wearing the lycra boxer briefs under one certain pair of bike shorts, since on that particular pair of shorts I have problems with the chamois seam chaffing pretty bad against my right side inner thigh and sit bone area.
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Duluth Trading Company's "Armachillo" boxer briefs, or their "Buck Naked" briefs. Both of these will work well, and they dry fast compared to cotton tidey whities.
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On my commute I always wear lycra cycling shorts/pants with mountain bike style shorts on top. No underwear. Don't forget to tuck up.
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I like my silk boxer-briefs for commuting rides. Low friction and just feel nice in general.
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MAN, trust me... you're gonna wanna use the bike shorts... the more padding the better...

I learned a long time ago, there's a reason why they were invented... if you commute a lot you run the risk of sore testicles if you never wear the padding over em'... it's more comfortable... period.
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I wear a speedo and compression shorts. Then either tights or my rain pants out both if cold enough.

No matter the riding I must wear some controlled short or it pains me... To discuss further.

I never get chafing or sore balls without padding. Maybe that will change or maybe I don't know what I am missing.
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Originally Posted by bigdo13 View Post
MAN, trust me... you're gonna wanna use the bike shorts... the more padding the better...

I learned a long time ago, there's a reason why they were invented... if you commute a lot you run the risk of sore testicles if you never wear the padding over em'... it's more comfortable... period.
Actually, the chamois in bike shorts is there primarily for sweat control, not for padding.
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Regular boxer briefs here. I've worn them for up to 35 miles with no discomfort.

If your balls are getting hurt, your seat isn't adjusted correctly. The weight should be on your sit bones.
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Originally Posted by dagray View Post
Duluth Trading Company's "Armachillo" boxer briefs, or their "Buck Naked" briefs. Both of these will work well, and they dry fast compared to cotton tidey whities.
+1 on buck naked. I prefer boxer briefs.
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Regular boxer briefs here. I've worn them for up to 35 miles with no discomfort.

If your balls are getting hurt, your seat isn't adjusted correctly. The weight should be on your sit bones.
It is more that if they are free they get caught between my leg and the nose of the saddle. It ends up a pain in the vas deferens more than the testical.
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For both running and biking, I use Adidas Performance underwear. These are worn under padded cycling shorts.

I can usually find them at Ross or Marshalls for $10 for 2 pair.
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Bike shorts for any length ride.

1/4 mile? that seems a bit obsessive.. unless you are looking for "nice ass" compliments from the sidewalk ..
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