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post #1 of 21 Old 05-09-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Riding Underwear

Underwear can be a pain in the ass (literally) or do its job and not be noticed. We all have searched and found the perfect underwear but why are they perfect?

- Fit while riding
- Fit while standing
- Padding
- Breathable
- Seams
- Washability

Regular underwear normally comfortable though have thick seams. For me seams are what cause discomfort or the long haul. Proved that last week when I was geared up and forgot to change underwear. Was not comfortable during the last part of that 100+ mile ride. Friday I rode 385 miles with the Zone Performance Wear and did not notice them except during pit stops.

My favorites underwears are...

... Zone Performance Wear
https://www.zoneperformancewear.com/
Light, bulky padding while standing, good padding while sitting, flat seams, wash and dry well

... Favorite Bicycle Shorts
I have many pair though an older pair of Performance shorts work very well. Good fit while sitting, excellent padding, flat seams, longer to dry

... Exofficio
http://www.rei.com/product/694431/ex...er-briefs-mens
Light, fit well all the time, breath very well, very low seams, wash and dry well

What is your favorite underwear and why?

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I have some jockey mesh boxer briefs that are pretty good for riding. Sometimes I wear bicycling shorts. That or regular cheapo boxer briefs. Off the bike I'm a boxer man.




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Yeah, dude's underwear...




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Damn, just looking at your links. You spend some coin on undies, Tim.




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I use the LDComfort riding tights and now have a hard time riding without them.

Seamless in the seating area, moisture wicking fabric, no chafing from other clothing.

http://www.ldcomfort.com/

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I use the LDComfort riding tights and now have a hard time riding without them.

Seamless in the seating area, moisture wicking fabric, no chafing from other clothing.

http://www.ldcomfort.com/
These shorts sound very good. Thanks for sharing.

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These shorts sound very good. Thanks for sharing.
Your welcome.

I bought these before a trip last summer on my Goldwing to Yellowstone. Also bought the undershirt. It is all I wear under my jacket or pants. I can ride all day with this stuff on. Also have the headgear for inside the helmet. Same happy result.

You wash it out in a sink at the motel and it dries overnight. If it's really hot you soak it with water before putting it on and you have AC.

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So bicycle shorts would help? I've got a few pair of those left over from when I did a lot of road riding
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Another vote for LDcomfort.

They are made with two seperate layers bonded together, inside & outside. Each reacts differently to moisture. Try it, get them wet & ring them out...turn them inside out (the side that would be against your skin) blot that side with a paper towel, it will be dry! Now blot the outside, it will be wet. That's how fast they wick the moisture from your skin. Because of this, wearing a jacket that you can control the air movement across the LD will help to keep you cool (er) in the summer.

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