2022 Van Rysel Women’s Cycling Shorts RC500.jpg The Van Rysel Women’s Cycling Shorts RC500 from Decathlon are a good summer staple for daily short rides.
They’re designed for summer rides of up to two hours long, and I found them comfortable over this sort of period.
The pad has three sections and is reasonably narrow at the front, which helped with thigh comfort, reducing the potential for any rub or overspill. The zig-zag stitching of the pad allows for a lot of give when I pulled it about, though I didn’t really notice it as a particular feature on the bike. Decathlon claims the pad has a depth of 13mm and decribes it as ‘spongy’; I’d say this is accurate, with the pad having the right amount of support and give to make for a comfortable ride. Pad choice is very personal, but I found this one to be unobtrusive yet supportive, and it wicked sweat well even in the searing heat we’ve had this summer.
The waistband is elasticated at the back, which keeps it fitting close, but with a stretchy wide band in a double layer of the main shorts material at the front. I found this comfy, and it didn’t bunch up when riding. The shorts are high enough at the back not to leave anything on show. 2022 Van Rysel Women’s Cycling Shorts RC500 – waist band.jpg With a 19cm inseam, they’re as short as I’d be comfortable with, and well suited to summer riding.
The leg bands […]