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Under wear under shorts

  • 18-05-2021 12:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 832 ✭✭✭ raher1


    Hi
    I bought some cycling shorts and I am wondering is there special under wear for cycling shorts


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,140 ✭✭✭ positron


    You don't wear underwear under cycling shorts. Cycling shorts / padding is designed to be the layer closest to the skin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,183 ✭✭✭ meercat


    raher1 wrote: »
    Hi
    I bought some cycling shorts and I am wondering is there special under wear for cycling shorts

    Are they cycling shorts or bib shorts
    Above poster is right if they have a pad fitted


  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    Wearing underwear with cycling shorts is a mistake everyone makes exactly once ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,669 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    meercat wrote: »
    Are they cycling shorts or bib shorts...
    Bib shorts are just cycling shorts with over shoulder straps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ arsebiscuits82


    Wearing underwear with cycling shorts is a mistake everyone makes exactly once ;)

    I'll freely admit I cycled for years wearing jocks under the cycling shorts, never had an issue. It was never pointed out either....

    Only started going jockless a few years back!


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,466 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee


    I'll freely admit I cycled for years wearing jocks under the cycling shorts, never had an issue. It was never pointed out either....

    Only started going jockless a few years back!

    The chafing :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 454 ✭✭ com1


    eeeee wrote: »
    The chafing :eek:

    Ah yes but we now know how the op got their username... and I agree jocks under bibs is definitely eeeee


  • Registered Users Posts: 700 ✭✭✭ Buzwaldo


    I'll freely admit I cycled for years wearing jocks under the cycling shorts, never had an issue. It was never pointed out either....

    Only started going jockless a few years back!

    Must admit I was the same. Generally wore ‘sports’ underwear, and never had an issue with chafing, despite many 100k cycles. Only changed after a few years cos of reading here and similar places that they were designed for this. But I never noticed that much difference.
    One thing that made me continue wearing them was the not infrequent sight of coming up behind some lad in a sportif with worn bibs and being able to count the pimples on his arse. Some things can’t be unseen, and I definitely didn’t want to be that soldier.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,530 ✭✭✭ Dr Turk Turkelton


    I'll freely admit I cycled for years wearing jocks under the cycling shorts, never had an issue. It was never pointed out either....

    Only started going jockless a few years back!

    Username checks out ✔.


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ PhillySteak9


    Worst I ever saw was on the Meath Heritage. It started spilling rain and I hauled up behind a guy in white shorts. Eye bleach time! There’s a reason most cycling shorts are a dark colour!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭ hesker


    Worst I ever saw was on the Meath Heritage. It started spilling rain and I hauled up behind a guy in white shorts. Eye bleach time! There’s a reason most cycling shorts are a dark colour!!

    Thanks for that image. Yeuch

    Came up to a guy on a sportive once with bubbles coming out his rear end. He must have washed his shorts and not rinsed out fully


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ arsebiscuits82


    eeeee wrote: »
    The chafing :eek:

    Never had a day's bother, doing anything up to 120/130km spins in all weathers, at one point I was doing around 500km a week during the summer.

    Was working as a beach lifeguard, had no car and the job was 28 miles away. Only way for it was the bike. I've haven't been as fit since, used to do tts and road races on the way back once a week. Always with the Jocks under the shorts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 371 ✭✭ larchill


    💩😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,669 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    com1 wrote: »
    ... and I agree jocks under bibs is definitely eeeee
    I doubt very much that eeeee wears jocks under her bibs! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,669 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    Worst I ever saw was on the Meath Heritage. It started spilling rain and I hauled up behind a guy in white shorts. Eye bleach time! There’s a reason most cycling shorts are a dark colour!!
    The old visible hairly arse through wet white shorts? Wouldn't the use of underwear have made that easier on the eye? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭ NamelessPhil


    I see your see-through shorts and raise you low slung jeans with an ar$e crack smiling back at you. Never has commuter racing been more necessary.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,466 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee


    I see your see-through shorts and raise you low slung jeans with an ar$e crack smiling back at you. Never has commuter racing been more necessary.


    This is reaching epidemic proportions. See also tracksuit pants with full visible hairy crack. Boak. Do they not feel the cold of it?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    eeeee wrote: »
    This is reaching epidemic proportions. See also tracksuit pants with full visible hairy crack. Boak. Do they not feel the cold of it?!

    Na the hair keeps us lads super toasty :P

    🚴‍♂️



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,466 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee


    Enfilade wrote: »
    Na the hair keeps us lads super toasty :P


    *pukes


  • Registered Users Posts: 832 ✭✭✭ raher1


    Ordinary shorts no straps
    Bib shorts are just cycling shorts with over shoulder straps.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 832 ✭✭✭ raher1


    Padded shorts no straps
    meercat wrote: »
    Are they cycling shorts or bib shorts
    Above poster is right if they have a pad fitted


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,358 Mod ✭✭✭✭ smacl


    Buzwaldo wrote: »
    Must admit I was the same. Generally wore ‘sports’ underwear, and never had an issue with chafing, despite many 100k cycles. Only changed after a few years cos of reading here and similar places that they were designed for this. But I never noticed that much difference.
    One thing that made me continue wearing them was the not infrequent sight of coming up behind some lad in a sportif with worn bibs and being able to count the pimples on his arse. Some things can’t be unseen, and I definitely didn’t want to be that soldier.

    Same here, never had a chaffing issue with seamless boxers under cycling shorts. Also have base layers that go under bibs for the very cold weather which also haven't been an issue. There should definitely be something added to the rules regarding threadbare which cycling shorts though, not a good look! Haven't worn boxers under shorts for a number of years but probably would if I was using any slightly older pairs of shorts.

    I was a late enough convert from shorts to bibs and find that is a major comfort improvement on longer spins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Baldgit


    I have worn a jockstrap with bike shorts - then gave up wearing it as it didn't contribute to comfort. Which is odd because apparently jockstraps were invented for bicycle delivery boys negotiating the cobbled streets of Chicago.

    I wear one for gym (old school here).

    Coco Chanel was right - every woman should have a little black dress. Every cyclist needs shorts with (at least) a black section over the relevant accoutrements.


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