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How to choose your cycling shorts

Cycling shorts are very popular with all cycling enthusiasts because they act as a second skin, acting as an interface between the buttock and the saddle. In the last few years, we've seen the stool lose in thickness and weight, to the detriment of the cyclist's comfort. Cycling shorts have therefore become the indispensable solution for cyclists wishing for some long-term comfort on their bikes. Cycling shorts also favour aerodynamics, limit frictions and irritations, and thus condition user comfort.

Selection criteria for choosing good cycling shorts

Size of the cycling shorts

They can be either short or long. Depending on the season, you'll be able to choose the most suitable cycling shorts for outdoor temperatures.

The cycling shorts should be adapted to your size. Theyt must be neither too tight nor too loose. To choose the cycling shorts that will fit you like a glove, press the sizes guides on the product sheets.

With or without shoulder straps, it's up to you! But the straps hold the shorts in an optimal way, without being forced to replace them repeatedly.

Elasticity

The most regular and demanding practitioners will prefer the very elastic leg straps which promote smooth pedaling and which evacuate sweat quickly in order to remain dry even after several hours of use.

Another guarantee of comfort is the limited number of seams at the stitching points This will allow you to limit burns and discomfort during your activity.

Type of lining

The cycling shorts' lining (or chamois leather) serves to absorb the shocks and ground vibrations and reduces the friction caused by pedaling. The lining must evacuate sweat during an exercise and be antibacterial, as it is indeed the case for every cycling shorts sold on our site.

The cycling shorts' lining may be in padding or in gel and have a different thickness.

Cycling shorts with a gel lining will be more suitable for occasional practitioners, wether they are road or forest lovers.

Gender

Note that men's cycling shorts are different from women's cycling shorts because the linings don't have the same shape. Ladies, prioritise cycling shorts made for you by choosing one of the many feminine ones offered for sale on our site.


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Discipline

Depending on the discipline you practice, the types of shorts or the way you wear them aren't the same. While road bikers or cross-country bikers prefer to wear cycling shorts (short or long) without extra thickness, DH and Freeride enthusiasts will prefer compression shorts worn under ample shorts. Cycling shorts are indeed more adapted to these disciplines in which leg movement and tearing are more frequent: it is therefore important to have resistant cycling shorts that remain comfortable.

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