I do indoor cycling at 6:30 most mornings during the week and my butt REALLY suffers! My friends tell me i’ll get used to it and I have to admit i’m starting to feel some improvements but it still hurts! One person recommended that I purchased some padded shorts or a padded seat and I thanked them for their advice but completely ignored it. I mean, yes my ass and lady bits feel like a bruised peach as I bounce up and down like a maniac but I don’t want to be that girl that waddles into class in padded shorts with a seat cover in my hand!
I probably sound vain (i am!) but I’m not stupid! I understand that if i’m going to cycle 150 miles for charity i’m going to need some sort of padding down there and with that in mind, I logged onto my laptop and ordered the SCOTT RC Pro Bibshorts at an attractive price of £20.00 (RRP £84.99) from a local company Start Fitness. I have to admit I took a bit of a gamble and ordered them based on the way that they look rather than on their specification. I’m sounding really vain again!!
My thoughts on the Scott RC Pro Bibshorts…
I don’t think that padded lycra shorts will ever look sexy, but I have to admit, the Scott RC Pros are pretty sleek and stylish. I’ve just completed a 30 mile cycle around Kielder Reservoir and I cannot praise these shorts enough! The weather couldn’t have been any worse, I faced torrential rain and high speed winds and was covered from head to toe in mud, but guess what? My ass felt amazing!! I honestly believed that I would start to feel some pain around 15 miles, but I didn’t.. In fact I didn’t even think about it as I was cycling. The padding wasn’t particularly thick so I was able to walk without looking like a penguin and the fabric was incredibly breathable and comfortable. It’s no surprise that these shorts are the no.1 choice for most of the XC Racing team riders. I’m going to persevere at the gym and hope that my friends are right when they say i’ll get used to the indoor cycling ass pain – but if I don’t, i’ll wear these shorts at my class!
All in all I would highly recommend this one piece to any cycling lady out there, so much so I’ve just ordered a second pair!
My Scott RC Prob Bibshort rating: 10/10.
Do you have a pair that you think are better? Contact me and i’ll be happy to review them!