In the next 5 minutes we are going to talk about how important the bib shorts are and why they play a fundamental role in the cyclist's equipment . At the end of the day, what you want is to pedal and enjoy yourself, and not feel discomfort during the journey that prevents you from achieving your goals.
First of all, we have to deny certain cycling myths that circulate on the internet and that we find on many occasions when advising our clients.
A more expensive chamois is better
Although in general a higher price is related to higher quality materials and a more efficient and ergonomic design, it may not be worth the extra expense in your case, since you will not benefit from it, it may even be the in case opting for a more expensive competition chamois is a mistake, since it is designed for long journeys and therefore feels too hard at the beginning of the journey.
A bigger chamois is better
Sports activity, sex, and body structure of each person are the keys at this point.
The chamois used in disciplines that include swimming will always be smaller and finer in order to speed up drying, weigh less when wet, and not interfere during the rest of the event.
It is also important to mention that the chamois for men are different from those for women due to the anatomy of each gender. Women's chamois tend to be wider and lower, as they have to offer support for the wider pelvic bones and don't need the extra height that men need for the ball area.
A thicker chamois is better
This is undoubtedly the most widespread error. The choice of pad thickness and hardness is determined by the number of hours you are going to be on the bike continuously.
For short journeys (1 or 2 hours) the best choice is a soft and simple chamois. If we talk about medium journeys (2 or 3 hours) you have to look for a denser chamois and take into account certain technical aspects.
And for cyclists who spend 4 or more hours on the bike, the chamois becomes essential. In this case everything is important, breathability, density, thickness, design and hardness.
In addition to the three previous points, it is necessary to distinguish between pads for Road bikes or for Mountain Bikes. If you are going to make your trips on the road, the chamois will be in contact with the saddle for much longer and therefore its importance is even more accentuated. For MountainBike, the response of the chamois to impacts is the most important thing to consider, since it will have to minimize stones and potholes.
- Winter or summer
- Journey time
- Cycling or Triathlon
- Man or woman
- Height/Weight Ratio
For all of the above, remember: The choice of chamois should never be random and should not be underestimated.
If you are thinking of buying a bib shorts and want more information about choosing the chamois that best suits your needs, do not hesitate to contact us through our contact form . We can customize your team's shorts from 20 units.