How tight should these freakin' things be?

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  1. badfish

    badfish New Member

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    So, how tight should cycling shorts be. Should they be at all difficult to put on? I have a new pair and am thinking of returning them. Any help would be great.
     
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  2. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    They should be a snug fit and tight enough that they shouldn't be baggy or wrinkled when you put them on - if we are talking about lycra. But they shouldn't be particularly hard to get on.
     
  3. badfish

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    Thanks, it seems I either have a return slip to fill out or more pedaling to do...
     
  4. Cycler6n

    Cycler6n New Member

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    Ya I know, the first time I put cycling shorts on, man, those things give bad wedgies
     
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    And when you muscles start to hypertrophy, then there won't be any wrinkles. :D
     
  6. concord

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    Just be sure they're black.
     
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    Just trying to picture a wedgie with the chamois built in to cycling shorts. something aint right.
     
  8. Rockslayer

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    too loose.. or gottem on back to front haha..
     
  9. Gnufrau

    Gnufrau Active Member

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    Return Slip. They should not be all that tight. If they are too tight, they will restrict movement. They should be skin tight, but not enough to bind
     
  10. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    10 years ago, I bet for sure he has outgrown them by now!:D
     
  11. Morgan Fracisc

    Morgan Fracisc New Member

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    In my opinion it doesn't really matter how tight your cycling shorts will be. Like most cyclist prefer fit and snug cycling shorts while some prefers loss and comfortable cycling shorts. It depends really in your own choice, just choose the one that you like the most. :)
     
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    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    If your eyeballs are bulging out they are too tight.
     
  13. Steve5

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    I prefer mine to be as comfortable as possible. I like it slightly loose but relatively fit. I want to feel nice while riding my bike. I don't want it to feel like a struggle every time the garments stretch too tight or something.
     
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    jusumortal New Member

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    You mean the lycra shorts? They should be snug fitting so when you ride your bike, they wouldn't be rubbing. Your shorts should have an elastic gripper at the bottom or uses a powerband opening.
     
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