i'm mtn biking daily. i just wear shorts now.- Mtbr.com
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  1. #1
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    i'm mtn biking daily. i just wear shorts now.

    i've quit digging up my cycling clothing. if i do wear my shorts, i leave out the liner. too hot here lately.

    i'm not seeing any downside. regular old t-shirt, some shorts..i just go.

    this all started when i realized i do not own enough riding clothing for a daily ride, and i'm temporarily in an apartment and i HATE doing laundry now with the bag of quarters, tiny detergent bottle, lugging it down the sidewalk, etc.

    i am tearing my my Kuhl shorts tho.
    Santa Cruz 5010 C
    Surly Crosscheck.

  2. #2
    Always in the wrong gear
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    I still wear lycra and a jersey for longer and harder rides, but for the 'social' rides where the pace is slower or quick morning spins under about 90 minutes, I wear just baggies and whatever I feel like wearing for a shirt. sometimes its a looser fit jersey, sometimes a t-shirt.

    I'm always surprised how comfy my saddle is with no chamois, I don't ever seem to get more than 'mildly' saddle sore.

  3. #3
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    I wear a Nike Dri fit shirt and basketball shorts. Right now, I do not see any reason to wear anything different. It works good to me.

  4. #4
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    Whatever works! I wear regular shorts once and a while, but I prefer bike shorts (regular mtb shorts, not lycra) because the crotch is not baggy. One time I was wearing regular athletic shorts, got the crotch caught behind the saddle on a drop, and almost endo'd hard, shitting my pants as I nose-manualed out of the transition.

    One good thing about regular shorts and a tshirt is that people will assume you're a noob, then you can blow by them and crush their ego, because a noob beat them handily.

  5. #5
    Broken Hipster
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    I wear the same gear no matter the temperature. Every day.

    Zoic Impact liner
    Endura 3/4 shorts
    Compression tee
    Storelli goalkeeper padded jersey
    Dri fit tee over top
    G-form knee pads

    Sure it gets warm but the protection is worth it.

  6. #6
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    May 2004
    My uniform is tracksuit trousers (or shorts in hot weather), t-shirt, cycling shoes and hi-viz jacket tied around my waist. I use velcro straps as cycle-clips to keep the tracksuit out of the big chainring. Buff and skullcap in the jacket pockets in case of cold weather.

    Aerostich hip-bag (just the right size) containing camera, GPS device, survival kit (tick removers, cash, rain poncho).

  7. #7
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    I haven't worn bike diapers in a decade or so and I don't miss them even on 5hrs+ rides day after day.

    I find MTB baggies pretty comfortable to ride in so I use them, but you definitely don't need MTB specific gear.
    Safe riding,


  8. #8
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    Not mtb related, but do look into a laundry service. Around here it's under $2 per pound and you get it back washed and folded. It's a huge timesaver, especially if you don't have a washing machine in your apartment.

  9. #9
    I Tried Them ALL... SuperModerator
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    I wear thin, padded Lycra under my $3 thrift store cargo shorts...works fine.
    "This is a male-dominated forum... there will be lots of Testosterone sword-shaming here" ~ Kenfucius

  10. #10
    Lone Wolf
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    Apr 2013

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I like my Lycra for the fit, feel and performance but I don't really need much padding any more.
    Rule #5 from the Velominati, Keepers of the Cog
    Velominati ? The Rules

    Hated baggies because of the heat, noise and seat snags.

    Need a tight fit to hold the boyz as seat Impacts are 'Cough' :P
    Just couldn't apply Rule #5 here,,,,
    “I seek only the Flow”,
    Climbing Is Supposed To Be Hard,
    Shut Up Legs :P

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