THE FUNCTIONAL ADDED VALUE OF YOUR WOMEN'S CYCLING SHORTS
Road cycling shorts are a crucial piece of clothing when cycling. A pair of cycling shorts can decide whether your ride is a pleasure or a torture. If you sit in the saddle for hours on end, you should attach great importance to comfort. An appropriate seat pad offers you protection in the stress zone of the perineal area and can reduce friction and pressure to a minimum. Moisture transport is just as important. Patented microfibre fabrics are ideal because they are breathable, ensure a good fit and, in combination with spandex, offer elasticity at the same time.
WHAT TYPES OF WOMEN'S CYCLING SHORTS ARE THERE?
Before you choose the right cycling shorts for you, take a look at the different types. Cycling shorts are divided into three categories, which we will explain in more detail here. The most common cycling shorts are the normal cycling shorts in long or short. These shorts are part of your basic cycling equipment and are usually made of a blend of polyester and elastane. The integrated seat pad protects your buttocks. The cycling shorts fit snugly and therefore offer low wind resistance. The most important features of these cycling shorts for women are that they are breathable, abrasion-resistant, non-slip and often even reflective. The short models are particularly suitable for warm summer days, whereas the long trousers are optimal in winter. If you prefer a middle ground between the two, go for the ¾-length cycling shorts.
EVEN MORE COMFORTABLE: BIB SHORTS AND BIB SHORTS
Bike bib shorts are an alternative. The workmanship and materials used are the same as for other women's cycling shorts. They are made of a blend of polyester and spandex, which ensures breathability and comfortable wear. The main difference to conventional cycling shorts for women are the straps. These serve to keep the shorts in position and avoid an elastic waistband that is annoying for some women. Many of the women's bibs are closed very high in the back area. This protects the back and kidneys from draughts and cold. Women's bib shorts also come in short versions for summer and long models for winter.
CASUAL AND ROBUST: MTB SHORTS
Last but not least, you can find long and short MTB cycling shorts in our online shop. They are just right for ladies who don't like tight trousers on the bike and would rather go for wider cut models. The MTB shorts for women fit much looser than the models mentioned above. These cycling shorts are particularly popular with mountain bikers and BMX riders. Underneath the wide shorts you can put on special padded cycling pants or tight-fitting cycling shorts. In addition, the women's cycling shorts for mountain biking are very robust and abrasion-resistant. The MTB trousers can also withstand falls and protect your legs from injuries. The sewn-on pockets on the trousers provide sufficient storage space. Ventilation openings are integrated to ensure optimal air circulation.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CYCLING SHORTS FOR WOMEN
We want to make it easier for you to choose the best cycling shorts for you. Therefore, we have listed some advantages and disadvantages. These should help you to find the right trousers for your tours.
- High freedom of movement
- Good aerodynamics
- Breathable depending on material
- Very low wind resistance depending on material
- depending on model, protection through sewn-in seat padding
- not very abrasion resistant, except MTB trousers
CYCLING SHORTS FOR WOMEN - OPTIMAL CHOICE FOR EVERY TASTE
When buying cycling shorts for women, don't just look at the appearance. Function and the right size are much more important. Equally important is the seat padding, which should offer you protection and support on the saddle. Of course, this is not a must, but it will make your tours easier. Women's cycling shorts are part of every basic outfit and should therefore not be missing. Take a look at the models in our online shop and get your own overview!