Thread: Biking shorts
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Old May 3rd 19, 07:22 AM posted to
jOHN b.
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Default Biking shorts

On Thu, 2 May 2019 20:31:34 -0700 (PDT), AK

On Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:39:41 PM UTC-5, AMuzi wrote:
On 5/2/2019 6:16 PM, AK wrote:
I bought some Baleaf biking shorts with the expectation that it would reduce glut pain. It did not help. ?


Have someone who knows something about riding position
critique your stem and saddle positions. Nothing wrong with
good cycling shorts, which are a good thing, but they can't
cover poor setup.

Andrew Muzi
Open every day since 1 April, 1971

I will check my bike shop.

I use a wide gel seat.

Maybe I need a more narrow one?


My experience has been that soft seats, while initially comfortable
get very uncomfortable after an hour or so. While it is a personal
thing I prefer a firm seat and padded shorts.

Also, do not neglect the friction between the shorts and your skin.
Use a lubricant if necessary. The shorts should fit really tight for
that reason - so the friction is between the shorts and the seat, not
between the shorts and your butt.

Regarding seats. Some shops have a bunch of loaner seats that you can
borrow to try... other folks have a bunch of seats in the garage that
they bought and found that they didn't fit :-(

John B.


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