14 April 2008

8 Panel Cycling Shorts

In the April 2008 Bicycling Magazine 2008 Buyers Guide the writer of the article made the following statement "The best [cycling] shorts are constructed with multiple panels-look for eight or more-for a more conforming fit" 

The author of the article didn't offer any proof nor did they give their reasoning for this statement.  The fact is, panel construction doesn't matter.  Seems are what most buyers of cycling shorts find irritating not the lycra.  The more panels on the body-the more irritation to the skin. 

20 years ago Lycra didn't stretch as much as it does now.  More than ever, a quality 6 panel short is as comfortable as an 8 panel short.  


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