So I am looking to see what the masses say.
When wearing bike shorts do you wear them as I feel they were intended, Commando, or.....do you feel the need to wear underwear in addition to your wicking, breathable and cushioned bike shorts?
I have a friend who ingrained in me long ago how wearing underwear with bike shorts was a moral travesty and something one should never engage in. I thought this was the consensus among most if not all cyclists.
Is this not the case?
How do you wear bike shorts - with or without additional undergarments?
Not supposed to wear underwear (friction-causing). Chamois cream highly recommended (reduce friction).
Thanks for posting this. I didn't know that exists. Definitely worth a try.
Back when I actually wore padded shorts, I never rode with only those. I would use the padded shorts as underwear, underneath a pair of baggy cargo shorts. That was a pretty good system and I was very rarely uncomfortable.
+1. People in just the bike shorts are wearing fancy boxers in public. :)
But to answer the OP, commando.
I mostly wear compression shorts under regular shorts. No bibs or padded shorts. No chafing.
In very cold weather, I wear compression pants (base layer) under other clothes.
Boxer briefs under normal shorts have always worked for me on multi-day trips. Synthetics/wool/silk on long rides and cotton for the commute.
Commando, but longjohns in the fall and early spring.
I haven't worn them in years, but...
"There's nothing like an unfurnished basement for pure comfort." -Bart Simpson
I am impressed that you can ride 100 miles like that with no problems. :-)
I too am a child of the 1970's but I am couldn't do that combo for 100 miles. Ouch!