What protection should I wear MTB?
Downhill mountain bikers need the most protective gear, including a full-face mountain biking helmet, padded mountain bike shorts, a solid mountain bike neck brace, knee protection and elbow protection.
Can cycling damage your balls?
Regular cyclists also run a higher risk of testicular damage and impaired testicular function. Mountain bikers run a particular risk, says Mr Nargund, as studies have shown that they exhibit higher levels of scrotal abnormalities than on-road cyclists.
How do I protect my groin when cycling?
To help prevent chafing, slather your genital area and upper thigh with a good chamois creme or BodyGlide. Wear padded cycling shorts without underwear. Cycling shorts are designed to reduce friction from seams, and the padding helps reduce pressure on sensitive areas. Good hygiene is essential after the ride.
Do mountain bikers wear padded shorts?
Most mountain bike shorts are padded in the right areas to prevent soreness and allow the rider to get more mileage in before having to call it quits. No padding for your rear could lead to an early end to a fun day.