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Tips for choosing a good cycling drumstony

Tips for choosing a good cycling drumstony

Badana is a fundamental part of any cyclist's clothes, especially if we go out a bicycle in a regular basis and as a sport. When we talk about Badana we refer to the padded part of the culotte, woven in the crotch, which serves to cover and protect the cyclist's genitals. However, sometimes we neglect its importance by forgetting that it is an element that directly affects comfort when it comes to long time above the bicycle. In addition to protecting the genitals, the Badana prevents these sensitive parts and the skin that surround them to suffer from chafing or impacts on contact with the bicycle armchair. The Badana does the function of the sofa's cushion and helps, with the passage of the minutes and the hours above the bike, we do not feel the saddle so hard and avoid pain in the ischions, the buttocks or the hip. In this article we want to explain how to correctly choose the culotte you need based on your Badana and padded type.

What should you take into account when choosing the Badana del Culotte

Cyclist with sun marks When buying a new culot the most important and the first thing you have to see is that it has a quality booty and that adjusts to the type of cycling that you are going to perform. These are the main characteristics in which you must look.


If the Badana is very wide or very thick and protects beyond the area of ​​the crotch, also extending through the internal part of the thighs, it is not adequate for you. You have to match the size of the crotch and have a moderate thickness. Otherwise, it will slip on the armchair and you will not be able to pedal properly.


We advise you to try your culotte well, if possible by uploading to a bicycle to check that it adapts well to the saddle and your way of pedaling. In this way you can also check if its size is suitable for you. Always choose an ergonomic, flexible and different sections, that does not move from the zone of the crotch when you get up or sit down.


Turn the Culotte and examine what the seams of the Badana are. To make it comfortable, the seams have as flat as possible, well topped and without outgoing or irregular sewing. This will avoid chafing and irritations in the inguinal area. If you have very prominent seams over time above the bicycle they will touch with your skin and cause you from slight discomfort to an irritation that will prevent you from enjoying your bike outputs.

Type of tissue

The padding, usually made of foam or synthetic gel, and the tissues of the Badana have to have antibacterial properties and quickly absorb sweat. Check this property in the technical tab of Culotte. Antibacterial materials prevent dirt and sweat from accumulating and prevents possible irritation infections or prolonged contact of skin bacteria.


It also pays attention to the Badana to be specifically designed for your sex. Man and woman have a different morphology of the crotch. Women's Badanas are shorter and more wide, so they are manufactured with a different design that does not adapt well to the man.

Badana types according to the type of route

[Captation Id = "Attachment_7049" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"]Cyclists in the Paris Roubaix monument Image: Pauline Ballet (A.S.O)[/caption] Another very practical method to choose your ideal Badana is to attend to the type of usual routes that you usually perform, depending on the distance or duration of these. Keep in mind that the longer duration of the route, there is more possibilities for the dreaded pains in the crotch or buttocks and greater risk of friction and irritations. That is why it is important to attend to this typology of Badanas:

Badanas for short and occasional routes

For short, affordable and occasional outputs are the coolmax types of type, made of foam and low density. They are the most economical badanas of the culottes, which are wearing faster than those in the middle or high range and are useful for occasional practitioners or short routes.

Badanas for medium distance routes

At a higher level, and if we increase the mileage of the route, there are the badanas of the so -called mid -range, with better densities thanks to the use of gel or high density foam. They also stand out for carrying flat seams, more elaborate. They are highly recommended for routes of 2 to 3 hours, although the price will be higher than the previous ones, above € 50 per culotte.

Badanas for long distance routes

In background outputs with several ports in road cycling, or for marathon or high mountain routes in Mountainbike, it is very important to spare in spending for Culotte if you want to get a high degree of comfort and avoid discomfort or friction. Badanas made with viscoelastic foam or memory, gel with damping properties, or even carbon grafts to reduce friction are those that would enter within this group. In addition, seams are totally flat. With all this we avoid or delay the appearance of discomfort, rolling comfortable at all times. They are badanas that are included in medium or high range culotes, with prices that in some cases exceed 100 euros.


[CAPTION ID = "Attachment_6996" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"]Women by mountain bike Image: Pixabay[/caption] We recommend you spend time choose a good cycling culotte, always attending to the type of Badana it has. Look well in its construction, in the seams and in the type of padded material. If you go to a store, do not hesitate to try it or even ask for a test bicycle to check that it fits your body and is comfortable when sitting in the armchair. We also advise you, to the extent of your possibilities, that you do not skimp in spending on the purchase of Culotte. It will be worth spending 20 or 30 euros more if that means having a Badana with high quality padded and ergonomic design.
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