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Chamois - I've stopped using it when cycling

NaveedNaveed Posts: 728
edited July 2009 in MTB general
I used to always wear it under my baggy shorts, but then I went out and forgot to put it on and felt fine. The shorts fit better without it. Maybe my body has adjusted to not wearing chammys.

Anyone else leavin it be?


  • sparrowlegs78sparrowlegs78 Posts: 2,583
    Maybe the repeated spanking of your bottom with a wet womans weekly aided in the firming of your rear?....maybe i know these things? :lol:
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  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    I can leave it behind ( :roll: ) for rides of less than about 10 miles, any longer and I find it really helps avoid pain.

    Whether or not the shorts are a better fit without depends on the shorts, suppose that's not too surprising.
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    edited July 2009
    I never wear them, can't abide them, it's not even like I have a particularily seasoned bum or padded saddle, I just don't find riding uncomfortable. But I appreciate that I'm probably in a minority there! Maybe 60000 miles of motorbike riding has destroyed my bum nerves or something.
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I think it depends how far and what type - did a 2 hour fast ride at weekend where I was out of saddle a lot - probably could have doen without, commuting definitely go without, all day ride I'll take the hot crotch over the worn out ring thanks.
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • mikey0303mikey0303 Posts: 134
    Im in the "wouldnt leave home without it" camp

    I dont do uncomfortable :lol:
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  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    mikey0303 wrote:
    Im in the "wouldnt leave home without it" camp

    I dont do uncomfortable :lol:

    Ditto. I'm all in favour of making MTBing less painful!! :D
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