Although cycling clothing looks a bit odd to a non-cyclist, for those who ride more than a few miles, cycling-specific clothing offers function and comfort for hours on the bike.
Bike shorts have many benefits for a serious cyclist. They are seamless, padded and tight-fitting so they don't catch the wind. Manufacturers are now designing more stylish bike shorts that offer all the benefits of Lycra, but look more like traditional shorts. The choices in cycling apparel increase every year, so if you still cycle in street clothes, you may want to think about getting cycling-specific clothing to increase you comfort during longer ride.
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