While it is possible to take a bike ride in any old pair of pants or shorts, dedicated cycling shorts have benefits that provide serious cyclists with more comfort and support than anything else. Cycling shorts can be worn for any type of bike riding adventure, but are usually more suitable when riding on the street or involved in a road race. People who mountain bike will want something to protect their legs more than a cycling shorts could.
Made from modern materials that would moisture away from the skin, cycling shorts help keep the rider cool and comfortable as they pedal faster and faster. They also have internal chamois to provide extra protection against dampness. This, in turn, helps prevent chafing and irritation.
Cycling shorts also have a special padded seat and growing area to protect all of the parts that come in contact with the bicycle seat for an extended period of time during the right. Anyone who is interested in starting an extensive cycling hobby or engaging in the sport and braces on a more professional level will understand how important this padding is to your comfort.
Cycling shorts are not constructed of the same way as other shorts are. They are specifically designed to offer appropriate support and fits correctly when the wearer is in the standard cycling position, i.e. leaning forward with their legs extended downward. If you want all the benefits of shorts without the skintight look, there are options with attached gym shorts or baggies to look more like streetwear.