IF YOU’RE looking for a low-impact cardio workout, cycling is it. These days indoor cycling is just as big as outdoor, thanks to Peloton and cycling clubs. But whether you’re into at-home spin workouts, downhill mountain biking, or good ol’ fashioned road riding, the opportunities are endless with cycling.
Having the right pair of cycling shorts will make any ride better. Whether you prefer a little padding, extra storage space, or a specific moisture-wicking material, being outfitted with a proper pair of shorts will make your ride much more comfortable.
The key to a good pair of cycling shorts? The chamois—a special pad designed to prevent your bottom from injury as you spend time on the seat. You can also opt for a full bib, which uses shoulder straps for some extra support. Want more guidance? Continue reading on to the bottom of this guide and you’ll hear from our Men’s Health health director and USA-Triathlon-Certified coach, Marty Munson .
It’s time to get back on the saddle! Here are our best 15 pairs of bike shorts and bibs before your next ride. This Amazon best-seller might not have some of the qualities the more expensive options will offer, but over a thousand positive reviews prove that they can get the job done for beginners and hobby riders. The six-panel design is made of moisture-wicking breathable material, and there’s 3D gel padding in "key areas" for comfort. While you might pay a little more for these bib shorts than others, you can’t […]