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Old 09-17-06, 01:33 AM
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Um...really dumb newbie question about bike shorts

I just got a pair of mountain shorts with a lining and chamois. They're my first cycling shorts. Here comes the dumb question:

Do I wear underwear with them or go commando? Boxers ok?

(I'll go hide in the corner now)
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Old 09-17-06, 01:54 AM
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If it has a lining, its made to be used without underwear... Underwear just makes you chafe...
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Old 09-17-06, 02:28 AM
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No undies. The pad in the bike shorts is meant to be on your butt directly.
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Old 09-17-06, 04:25 AM
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Thank you.

The kindness given to newbies is a great thing about this forum.
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Old 09-17-06, 08:48 AM
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I tried wearing underwear with my road shorts when I first got them. That actually felt worse then wearing underwear and regular shorts! Never again...
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Old 09-17-06, 09:12 AM
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Its worth mentioning that if the lack of underwear thing bothers you, you can actually get padded briefs to go under regular shorts.
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Old 09-17-06, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Michigander
Its worth mentioning that if the lack of underwear thing bothers you, you can actually get padded briefs to go under regular shorts.
You can just use the bike shorts as underwear over a pair of gym shorts or cargo shorts.
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Old 09-17-06, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DieselDan
You can just use the bike shorts as underwear over a pair of gym shorts or cargo shorts.
I'm pretty sure you mean "under a pair of gym shorts"
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I have cycling shorts with the chamois and I don't like the feel of a "diaper". I do a lot better with just undies and mtn shorts without the pad. Never bothered me. On my usual ride I stay out for 3 hours. No problems at all.
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Originally Posted by ericgu
I'm pretty sure you mean "under a pair of gym shorts"
Sure did.
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I have cycling shorts with the chamois and I don't like the feel of a "diaper". I do a lot better with just undies and mtn shorts without the pad. Never bothered me. On my usual ride I stay out for 3 hours. No problems at all.

This may work on a MTB, but 3 hrs on a MTB is much easier on the toosh than 3 hours on a road bike where you are sitting most of the time. I never wore cycling shorts when I rode a MTB, but have to on my road bike.
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