In this post, I will be reviewing the Best Cycling Shorts in India for both Men as well as Women. A lot of beginners ask me if they really need to buy a pair of shorts.
My answer to them, If I had a very limited budget to buy bicycle accessories, I will opt for a Helmet, a good pair of Cycling Shorts and some Reflectors. Accessories like backpacks, fancy upgrades or cycle computers are good to have but not very essential to beginners.
Do note that most of the shorts on this list are all padded. Padded shorts offer better comfort and ease of riding compared to regular ones. They are also helpful if you wish to go for longer rides.
Note – Beginners, please remember you are not supposed to wear underwear underneath your cycling shorts.
Unfortunately for Women, there are very limited options. Most sites do not stock shorts made specifically for women. One really good option that I would recommend buying is this particular product on Amazon.
p.s. – Do browse through the entire article below for other interesting products & designs.
Best Cycling Shorts in India for Men
1. Decathlon 500 Bibless:
Nowadays when you think of any sports equipment to buy, Decathlon is one of the first names to pop up in your mind. Btwin cycle (their own brand) is also regarded amongst the most popular cycle brands in India.
Their products are known for having a world-class quality and being sold at a very reasonable price.
They have a few options for men. However, I really like the Decathlon 500 Bibless cycling shorts.
The product has been designed really well using a breathable fabric that dries very quickly.
The Padding is also well placed to give you extra comfort while riding.
2. Performax Cut & Sew – Navy Blue
Honestly, I was a little surprised when I saw good cycling shorts on Ajio (I always thought of Ajio to be a site for fashionistas). This is the first time that I am recommending an Ajio product on BicycleXP.
Performax is a brand on Ajio that deals in athletic wear. I was happy with the product and its performance.
I could not find a lot of information about this brand online but looks like this is an Indian brand. They import materials from the outside and get these products made in India (I could be wrong on this one).
However, the more important thing is that I like their products.
You get a lot of designs and options. Do remember to check out both the links below to see their entire range.
Check the Latest Price, User Reviews & Colour Options – Amazon | Flipkart
Made using 100% polyester and lycra.
The fabric is breathable and dries quickly.
Designed to reduce chafing (Skin injury/irritation due to excessive friction)
4. Sportneer Padded Shorts
This product is amongst one of the top-selling cycling shorts in India online. This is mainly due to the fact that it works well and is affordable.
The shorts are breathable and have quick dry properties.
The padding is comfortable enough for short to medium range rides.
Best Cycling Shorts in India for Women
As I said at the beginning of my post. There are even fewer options available for women in India. You can opt for some unisex padded shorts (like the 4th product listed above) or consider few options that I have shortlisted below.
p.s. – If you are looking for regular/non-padded shorts, then you can just look up for your favourite brand on Amazon India (Click here)
1. Decathlon 500 Bibless Cycling Shorts for Women
One of the few good shorts available in India which are dedicated made for Women cyclists.
The padded shorts make the ride quality much better. These are long enough to help you avoid any chafing of your skin due to friction.
Do note that this product remains in high demand and goes out of stock frequently. So do order it asap if you find it available. (Link available below)
Check the Availability & Price in India – Decathlon
2. ST100 Mountain Biking Crop Bottoms for Women
These are not exactly cycling shorts but it is a much better option compared to wearing your regular clothes. Also, a few women do prefer to have a few long options as well.
Check the Availability & Price in India – Decathlon
3. Triumph Firefox Shorts for Women
These are more of unisex shorts which can be used by both Men as well Women. The main advantage of this product is that it is available in wide variety of sizes right from small to XXXL.
Made using Polyester and Lycra, they are stretchable and avoid chafing during long cycling runs.
Triumph does have a few more options for women but I have not included them for the lack of size availability.
This concludes my list of Best Cycling Shorts in India for Men and Women. However, I would like to add some more information about the importance of wearing these shorts. If you are a beginner, do read them.
Why do I need Cycling Shorts? Do I need to wear them?
Well, this can be an article in itself. However, I briefly touch upon the advantages of Cycling Shorts below.
Comfort: When I say biking shorts, I normally refer to the padded ones. As you may know, cycling medium to long distances can sometimes literally be a pain in the ass. However, the cushioning that these shorts have acted as shock absorbers.
Avoids injury: Repetative movements of your legs can cause chafing. Chafing is nothing but the skin soreness you get by abrasion while pedalling. These shorts are designed to avoid or at least reduce the amount of chafing.
Sweat Handling: Clothing designed for cycling (Not just shorts but Jerseys etc) are normally made using a breathable material. They also dry up quickly compared to regular clothes.
Efficiency: They help you increase your efficiency. You can cycle faster and cover more distance because of all the reasons I mentioned above.
I hope this covers any question that you may have about this product. If there is anything else I can help you with, do ask me the same in the comments section below. I will try to answer them as best as possible. If you are considering buying a new bicycle don’t forget to refer to my buying guide.