Bicycling (South Africa) - - My Bikes -

M: Wide straps, fit straight up and down W: Con­toured to fit bust, may have mesh panel to work with sports bra, and/or be de­tach­able for easy bath­room breaks

Chamois pad

M: Rises higher in front, with lon­gi­tu­di­nal chan­nels for per­ineum

W: Shorter front-to­back, more uni­form sur­face in cen­tre (no chan­nelling) to re­duce ir­ri­ta­tion


M: Typ­i­cally straighter lines W: May be slightly curved to ac­com­mo­date the hips

Inseam length

M: Low on quad, al­most to knee W: Typ­i­cally higher, around mid-thigh

Leg grip­pers

M: Snug to hold shorts and warm­ers in place W: More for­giv­ing, to min­imise ‘sausage leg’

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