Cycling shorts fall into two broad categories; Lycra shorts and baggy leisure or MTB shorts. Lycra short offer huge comfort when riding a bike, they can also be worn under bib-tights in winter. Baggier leisure / Mtb shorts are ideal for casual riding and shredding fun off road. The main feature of all shorts is a seat pad which will help provide comfort for long days in the saddle.
The best cycling shorts should feel as natural as possible. Lycra shorts offer easy riding and don’t limit what you wear on top. Bib shorts offer the most comprehension solution, avoiding any elastic at the waste, giving you the best comfort over long distances.