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    Chamois irritating the junk

    I recently got a padded chamois and can't wear it - the mesh irritates things it shouldn't. I've tried twice to wear them but stopped as I was walking out the door and changed into regular underwear.

    Is this something that you get over eventually? I just can't imagine spending an hour plus creating irritating friction...

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    Use some lotion homie !

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    1st) make sure you've adjusted your junk up and out from the chamois.
    2nd) try some lotion or chamois butter, that's it's purpose
    3rd) if 1 and 2 don't get it done, try a short/bib from a different mfgr/company - one that doesn't use mesh anyway.
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DudeNudem View Post
    I recently got a padded chamois and can't wear it - the mesh irritates things it shouldn't. I've tried twice to wear them but stopped as I was walking out the door and changed into regular underwear.

    Is this something that you get over eventually? I just can't imagine spending an hour plus creating irritating friction...
    What mesh are you talking about? Even if the liners are mesh, the chamois is all that should make contact with your stuff...

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    Not all chamois are created equal. Cheap chamois is bad juju. Not saying the OP did this, but I'm always shocked at people who spend thousands on a bike and then slap some padded nylon sand paper under their but.

    Get a good Canari/Bontrager/Specialized/Garneau/Castelli/Capo etc. chamois. It will pay for itself!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc View Post
    ...the chamois is all that should make contact with your stuff...
    Not if you got super-huge junk!

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    Once you get some callouses on your unit, it'll stop hurting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Once you get some callouses on your unit, it'll stop hurting.
    I know you're right, but that's just wrong
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    Rotflmao @ some of these replies. Here's a thought. By any chance could they be womens shorts or is the liner inside out? Maybe you should just wear a condom....you know to be safe!

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    I've got a pair of padded briefs from Aero Tech Designs that the chamois is so stiff, its very irritating as well. I prefer cheaper versions as i have finally trained my rear to be seat friendly.

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    I bought some cheapies from Dick's (thread pun?) when I first started riding and wore them maybe twice because I hated how they felt. Fast forward a couple of years later and I gave them another go and tried a much nicer pair. Now I can't see how anyone rides without a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge13 View Post
    Not all chamois are created equal. Cheap chamois is bad juju. Not saying the OP did this, but I'm always shocked at people who spend thousands on a bike and then slap some padded nylon sand paper under their but.

    Get a good Canari/Bontrager/Specialized/Garneau/Castelli/Capo etc. chamois. It will pay for itself!!
    +1 to this

    Quote Originally Posted by DudeNudem View Post
    I've tried twice to wear them but stopped as I was walking out the door and changed into regular underwear.
    Also, assuming high quality and appropriate fit, padded shorts do feel a bit odd when walking around - you may want to give them some time on the bike before abandoning them. Personally, even crap chamois feel better after an hour in the saddle than the chafing caused by bunching sweaty underwear...

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    try wearing some boxer briefs underneath like these, NOT COTTON!


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    I have issues with chamois irritating my gooch/taint (what ever that area is in the middle). Two different pars with the same results. I now wear Hanes boxer briefs under some riding shorts with great results. Longest ride was 4.5hr/50miles in the saddle (Bontrager Inform) and no issues.

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    My sit bones get sore for the first two weeks of riding after that no issues, never had my taint hurt. Perhaps your seat is tilted to high at the front putting to much pressure on the taint area. LOl everytime I say or type taint I laugh. reminds me a family guy episode where Stewy is on a plane and gets a warm towel and rolls over wips down diapers and says "don't forget the taint"
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    Shave the sack. It works, trust me.
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    If you cant do chamois try under armour compression shorts, I use them for shuttling days, because using bibs for that would be extremely wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by DudeNudem View Post
    I recently got a padded chamois and can't wear it - the mesh irritates things it shouldn't. I've tried twice to wear them but stopped as I was walking out the door and changed into regular underwear.

    Is this something that you get over eventually? I just can't imagine spending an hour plus creating irritating friction...
    Mesh? Do you have them inside out or something?

    A chamois looks nothing like mesh.

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    +1 chamois butter.. also there should be no mesh on the inside of the short that goes near your skin.
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