Why do people wear lycra shorts?

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  • Why do people wear lycra shorts?
  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    are they waannabe roadies?
    it looks dreadful
    doesnt make you go faster
    doesnt make you a better cyclist

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Actually it does make you go faster, that’s about the one fact surroudning baggies/lycra. It my be a small advantage, but it does. Hence skinsuits in the DH World Champs previously.

    aP
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    lalalala! I can’t hear you

    don simon
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    Why do you care?
    What’s a waannabe roadie?
    Is this a troll?
    Why am I even writing this?

    are they waannabe roadies?

    I mostly ride on the road now and having baggies flapping around would be a pain in the arse and uncomfortable.

    Junkyard
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    i do it to show what a large man organ i have
    Β£1 to the first one who says I am a total **** πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon binners
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    because deep down they’ve always wanted to be a female gymnast

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    njee20 – Member

    Actually it does make you go faster, that’s about the one fact surroudning baggies/lycra. It my be a small advantage, but it does. Hence skinsuits in the DH World Champs previously.

    it may make gee atherton faster but not me

    if you are bothered about shaving hundreths of a second off your sunday ride then i guess it makes sense

    Wearing tight Lycra makes me feel slightly liberated.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    It won’t make them faster when they come off and shred their arse cheeks on a rock garden 😯

    … and how much of their riding time is actually racing??? I bet 99% of DH World Cup Riders wear baggies when not racing.

    don simon
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    It won’t make them faster when they come off and shred their arse cheeks on a rock garden

    Conclusion: Baggy wearers are fat clumsy gimps that don’t know how to ride. Most of the lycra wearers I know have the skill to get through rock gardens without falling off.
    Next you’ll be telling you wear pads because you’re hard. πŸ™„

    thomthumb
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    best tool for the job innit.

    gonzy
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    junkyard – you are a total ****, now where’s my quid?? πŸ˜‰

    tazzymtb
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    Comfort and when I’m comfortable I ride faster. Simple really

    mk1fan
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    Why do people wear lycra shorts?

    Because they’re comfortable.

    Your experience may differ from that of the author.

    yunki
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    If you’re not riding naked you’re not doing it right..

    Earl
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    Because I’m too lazy to take them off before i go for a ride πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Gee Atherton on the road. Piss pot and lycra. Rock on.

    It won’t make them faster when they come off and shred their arse cheeks on a rock garden

    Whereas, your baggies will make you just glide gently over them….

    wrecker
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    Lycra wearers don’t ride rock gardens.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    It won’t make them faster when they come off and shred their arse cheeks on a rock garden

    Whereas, your baggies will make you just glide gently over them….

    Conclusion: Baggy wearers are fat clumsy gimps that don’t know how to ride. Most of the lycra wearers I know have the skill to get through rock gardens without falling off.
    Next you’ll be telling you wear pads because you’re hard.

    Why is it lycra fans get so tetchy when questioned about their choice of riding atire?

    No different to making any other choice with your mountain biking…

    Choice of bike, components, trails, terrain, distance etc.

    Whatever floats your boat.

    The trails I ride are narrow and techy, and damn sketchy after even a hint of rain. A pair of baggies doesn’t prevent injury but it certainly reduces it.

    Freester
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    ‘Coz they’re comfortable. Under my baggies. Innit.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Why is it lycra fans get so tetchy when questioned about their choice of riding atire?

    To be fair, that first quote is a valid comment, there was an insinuation that you’d be far less hurt with baggies, which is of course total bollocks! You may get away with a bit less grazing with baggies in the event of a serious crash, but that really is about it, don’t kid yourself otherwise!

    xraymtb
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    Compression effects of lycra on the quads ‘may’ lead to performance improvements and better recovery from a ride…making you faster.

    That and without a pad my ass doesnt like being on the saddle for long.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    As I said… you makes your choice and you go ride.

    Nowt wrong with lycra shorts, I just choose to wear them under my baggies… best of both worlds πŸ˜€

    mrlebowski
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    [/quote]Lycra wearers don’t ride rock gardens

    Yessss…..of course…. πŸ™„

    Personally I find my baggies snag on my seat whereas lycra doesnt..but hey ho whatever floats yer boat..

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    I wouldn’t ride without lycra. I’m skinny enough to make it look good πŸ˜‰

    In reality, it’s a LOT more comfy (good bibs notwithstanding).

    don simon
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    Lycra wearers don’t ride rock gardens.

    Thanks, I must remember this, any other pearls of wisdom you’d like to impart?

    globalti
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    Baggies are a fashion item, full stop. I can think of no other reason for wearing them on a bike.

    Lycra wearers don’t ride rock gardens

    You should come riding with me and my lycra wearing friends, bet you wouldnt have that view after that day πŸ˜‰

    duffmiver
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    it’s so they can check each others nobs out, thus making it an easier decision who they want to stroke during their mid-ride, behind the bushes gay sex session.

    they’re quite clearly not thinking about the children.

    allthepies
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    This from a white man with dreads πŸ™‚

    I wear them because I like them, and look flipping awesome in them.

    Premier Icon Jon Taylor
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    ’cause I wanna show of my legs as I overtake you. Make you swoon and fall off.

    [The funny thing is not that some people wear lycra without baggies sometimes, but that anyone should GAF. That anyone should GAF enough to post about it on a message board… is a pretty sad indication of the OP.]

    kudos100
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    Because they dressed up in their mothers/sisters clothing as a child and can not longer get away with it. Instead they now wear fairy suits and shave their legs as its *ahem* acceptable in certain circles.

    dreadlocks are for hippies, i am not a hippy.

    (cut them off last october)

    (still have them in a box)

    (i hope they’ve bred and made lots of baby dreadlocks)

    (or some mice are using them for a nest)

    (i look 20 years younger with short hair)

    brakes
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    when you’re riding along in a tight pack, it’s much easier to admire the svelte contours of a posterior if it’s wrapped in lycra

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Nothing to see here – no rock gardens – no sir…

    Lycra bibs hold my developing belly in check.

    (I say this on the back of a full cooked English for lunch)

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