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What are they?

mentalalexmentalalex Posts: 266
edited March 2013 in Amateur race
Keep seeing these on riders.

the third rider from the front, on the shorts, extends out much further than the other riders, are they quad compresion leg type things?

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I do science, sometimes.

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    Dunno, but they look properly naff. The UCI will probably ban them anyway, whatever they are...
  • TakeTurnsTakeTurns Posts: 1,075
    Why would the UCI ban them? Is that suppose to be a joke I've failed to notice..

    It seems to be compressing the cyclist's leg, so I'd assume OP is correct.

    Well spotted btw, never noticed it before.
  • mentalalexmentalalex Posts: 266
    Thing is thou i only ever see them when its cold or cold and wet!
    I do science, sometimes.
  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    TakeTurns wrote:
    Why would the UCI ban them? Is that suppose to be a joke I've failed to notice..

    It seems to be compressing the cyclist's leg, so I'd assume OP is correct.

    Well spotted btw, never noticed it before.

    They banned long socks for the same reason?
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    TakeTurns wrote:
    Why would the UCI ban them?

    there is no logical answer to that question, but the humour appears to have been lost on you anyway ;)
  • Might be a "SchleckChute" (tm) or a bungy to stop him going out the back.
  • mentalalexmentalalex Posts: 266
    Anybody??

    seems them on Uk road races as well.

    They look to keep quads (etc) warm in nasty conditions.

    again here on the hope rider behind Ryan

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    I do science, sometimes.
  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Could be compression quad guards like these - http://estore.compressport.uk.com/epage ... ad-0001%22
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • motd2kmotd2k Posts: 71
    They're literally just cut down leg warmers - they call them thigh warmers.
  • mentalalexmentalalex Posts: 266
    Cheers Motd2k

    makes sense
    I do science, sometimes.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    mentalalex wrote:
    makes sense

    not to me it doesn't.. ;)

    Surely if it's cold enough to need 'thigh warmers' then it's cold enough to need knee warmers too ??
  • motd2kmotd2k Posts: 71
    If it's cold enough to need knee warmers then it must be cold enough to need full leg too! My guess is that James just finds them comfortable!
  • Sussed outSussed out Posts: 189
    It could be accapi...
    http://www.accapi.co.uk/
    Their undershorts extend to just above the knee. The fabric is meant to improve circulation and recovery.
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