Long Distance Bike Shorts – Designed for Over 2 Hours in the Saddle
Any cyclist in the saddle longer than 2 hours should look at our bike shorts with a “Flex” chamois. Type “Flex” in the search box on our terrybicycles.com website. This will bring up all shorts designed with a Flex chamois. There’s a variety of styles to accommodate an assortment of body types and shapes – all true long-ride shorts, ready to go the distance.
Here’s a quick overview:
Available in a choice of lengths: 5″, 7″, and 9″ (pictured). Shop the Chill Short on our website.
Holster Hi Rise: Does cold air slide up your backside while riding? If it feels like you just can’t find a pair of cycling shorts that stay up high enough; check this high rise out. The holster part is the two mesh pockets on each side; big enough to slide an iPhone or chocolate bar into. Features the Flex Air chamois.
Bella Prima: This short is this author’s favorite long distance bike short. The short features a new flex air carbon chamois. The soft brushed chamois is a welcome change to its high compression chamois cousins. If you’re experiencing discomfort with all the other shorts, this might be the answer to your woes. Works best for riders that have “broken in” their sit bones for the season, as there isn’t a lot of compression in the padding, but it’s oh so comfortable.
Bella: The best long distance short for the no-nonsense rider. Available with a couple color stripe patterns and a couple different lengths. This short is designed to go the distance with its high compression, sweat wicking, breathable chamois. Terrific design, with elastic-free front waistband and slightly higher rise in the back.
Touring Shorts: These true long-distance shorts were designed with the touring cyclist in mind. Features a handy side zip pocket to tuck that credit card safely away while pedaling the miles. Features our Flex Air Tour chamois, which has the most compression plus some added loft for comfort while churning out the miles and enjoying the sights.
Other Factors when Choosing Long Distance Bike Shorts
Compression: A cyclist will find that good long distance bike shorts have a snug “compression” like fit. This is to aid in reducing muscle fatigue as the miles drift by.
Underwear: Do not wear underwear with your cycling shorts. Although seasoned cyclists are aware of this, a beginner often is not. Bike shorts are designed to be used without underwear. Going commando under the shorts allows the chamois (padding) to breathe and wick away moisture as designed. Underwear can cause additional friction and chafing – problems that get more and more troublesome over longer distances.
See descriptions of all our bike short chamois choices here.