What to look for when comparing bike bottoms
Your choice of bike bottoms can make or break your enjoyment of cycling. It’s almost as important as selecting the right bike seat.
But it’s hard to know where to begin figuring out how to choose bike bottoms when there are so many from so many brands – and they all look pretty much the same!
These days there are more and more fun colors and patterns in bike bottoms, which can make the choice seem a little easier, but beware! It’s easy to choose for fashion and end up with bike bottoms that don’t work well for the riding you do.
We’re here to help.
The team of product designers and developers here at Terry spilled the beans, with expert advice on how to choose bike bottoms. Now we bring you:
Your first choice is easy – shorts, knickers or tights? That’s going to depend mostly on the weather you expect, of course.
Next, dive into these posts to explore all your options:
The choice starts with the type of riding you expect to do, and some personal preferences. From there, we explain everything you need to know about how bike shorts are constructed, what fabrics are used, and what chamois options you have, to find the shorts best suited to how you ride: How to choose your new favorite bike shorts
Fabric, fit, construction and chamois are all essential parts of choosing the right bike tights. This post guides you through your options: What to look for when shopping for bike tights
Also, check out this real-ride field test of our cycling tights, with recommendations for choosing the best tights for the riding conditions you expect.
Just as cycling knickers fall between shorts and tights in terms of length, many of the feature considerations are the same when choosing the right pair of bike knickers. This post guides you through the different choices: How to choose your ideal bike knickers
When you’re fully prepared with the info you need, browse our complete selection of cycling bottoms here.