Let’s get this out of the way—cycling shorts are NOT athletic spandex that you wear under shorts for games or trips to the gym. Cycling shorts are their own brand of tight fitting clothing designed to maximize their wearer’s performance while cycling. They’re similar to swimmer’s spandex in that they reduce wind resistance against a rider while they’re cycling and help regulate blood flow to vital muscles.
Obviously being very smooth, they’re made to be as comfortable as possible because chances are the wearer will be wearing them for hours at a time depending on the length of races. Here are some standards you should consider when looking for cycling shorts
You should get a long life out of whatever shorts you end up purchasing, but keep in mind that they come in multiple designs and different levels of padding. Here are our recommendations for the best cycling shorts currently on the market.
Bike seats can become uncomfortable even under ideal conditions. That’s why Baleaf has rolled out a pair of 3D padded shorts to further increase comfort. The pads are located at the bottom of the shorts where you sit on the bike. Now you can probably understand why most cyclists are able to withstand the excruciatingly long journeys from start to finish.