Cycling Shorts for Comfortable Cycling
Cycling shorts are made from elastic Lycra. This Stretch material adapts to your body and movements in an ideal manner. The denser the Lycra is woven the more compression the cycling trousers offer. Compression enhances your blood circulation and thus metabolism in the muscles of your legs. Your legs do not suffer fatigue, they have more power and muscle pain is prevented. The material of cycling shorts also offers good moisture transport, wicking away perspiration from your skin to the surface where it can evaporate quickly. This means your legs stay dry and protected from getting cold on warm days and on demanding rides.
The fit of cycling shorts, as already described, is tight. The body-mapped cut is adapted to the anatomy and the seated posture of a cyclist. This means cycling shorts are rather higher in the rear area and thus protect your kidneys from getting too cold. Seams can cause friction and skin irritations which is why, depending on the quality of the trousers, either flatlock seams are used or a cut with a small amount of seams.
But in cycling shorts definitely the chamois plays the most important role because a painful and sore behind can let your pleasurable tour turn into pure torture. Some leisure-time cyclists are a bit reluctant concerning the tight form fit but the advantages of cycling shorts clearly outweigh any vanities. The chamois is shaped in accordance with your gender-specific anatomy and has a highly shock absorbing effect. Foams with different densities, with or without gel inserts, with ergonomic makeup optimally absorb shocks and damp vibrations. These foams and the chamois’ surfaces are usually breathable and bacteriostatic. The chamois is elastic so it can follow the pedalling movements. Chamois are conceived for short, medium range or long distances, depending on the foam materials used and the finish. And of course it is obvious that the quality of a chamois correlates with the quality of the cycling shorts as a whole and with its performance. This correlation, again, is reflected in the price of cycling shorts.
Cycling shorts for men or women are conceived similarly, with their minor gender-specific differences, of course.