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question of warm weather preparation - Compression shorts?

Old 03-19-10, 03:16 PM
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question of warm weather preparation - Compression shorts?

It's getting warmer, and my bike shorts have not arrived yet. I'm loathe to ride in long pants when the weather is this nice out, and have a pair of black under armour compression shorts that I wore underneath my wrestling singlet. I assume to a certain point spandex is spandex, but there is a mesh pocket on the front of the crotch where a cup is meant to be put. Does anybody have experience riding in this? More importantly, will it become see through with sweat?
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Old 03-19-10, 03:38 PM
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Although for some reason this seems wrong in so many ways, I doubt anyone will actually notice you are riding in underwear. You'll still just look like a dork in tight pants.
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That mesh is a double layer, right? It shouldn't be bad in terms of visibility.

One thing you'll need to watch out for, though, is that it doesn't provide much support. Be careful that you don't catch anything on the nose of the saddle.
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