Everything to Know About Bike Shorts (But You Were Too Afraid to Ask)
I re-realized recently that there are still plenty of new and even some veteran cyclists who just don’t get bike shorts. Maybe you started in triathlon where you don’t wear a full chamois to race (or know WTF a chamois is). That was me. Maybe you go to spin class where everyone rocks leggings. Maybe you’ve seen people wearing those shorts that look like suspenders but just don’t know WHY!!?! So many men and women I’ve been meeting lately are amazing athletes, seriously crushing it in different sports, but they just don’t know much about bike shorts and how much better they can make your ride.
You guys know this is my area of (weird) expertise. So over on Gear Junkie, I wrote up a bit of a 101 piece: the what/why/how to all things bike shorts, from what a chamois is to picking the right pair of bibs to how to do your laundry for longevity and clean shorts. It was a fun one for me!