I used to wear jocks under my padded lycra bike shorts so that the shorts didn't need washing after every ride. Then the bike shop told me that lycra shorts were designed to be worn next to the body so now I don't wear jocks and the shorts get washed after every ride.
However, one of my co-riders recently told his new style jocks weren't as comfortable under his bike shorts as his previous style. He was aghast when I told him I don't wear any jocks when riding.
What do others do?
Go Commando!! That is how it is meant to be :)
It helps stop chaffing and helps with air flow etc.
You just have to make sure that your knicks are in good condition and no 'windows to your soul' appear ;)
oh my gawd Kara - are you specifically referring to the same rider I had in front of me for a few minutes on the TDU who had pure SEE THRU!!!! My brain is indelibly stained with the image of the guys black bike-rack butt line with hair disappearing into the darkness. I hope that the glistening was caused by the last thinning shreads of lycra, and not sweat.
Two reasons why you shouldn't - they have seams and edges in places which can chafe, and cotton holds sweat, promoting infected saddle sores.
I wash mine in the shower after the ride, along with the rest of my gear, and just rub some soap into the pad. It only takes half a minute.
Yeah, was chatting with a friend - you see, after a couple of hours in the saddle my groin is starting to get sore.
First question was - do you wear jocks? Umm, yeah was the response - well guess next time I won't be ;-)
Never ever wear the jocks. . Interesting point though, I find that the 1st place to wear is just to the left of the lining, at the front, where, as the tailor might say, I rest. Is this the same for all.
Once they have worn there I use those nicks at the gym and wear gym shorts over the top.