Leg shaving benefits

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motdoc
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by motdoc

I just weighed the leg hair I managed to fish out of the bath. Damp so simulating a rainy day.

10g. More aero, weight loss. Free (wear and tear on wife's razors excluded).

Win :D

martinko
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by martinko

And then you may fall on the ground (I am not wishing it to you) and realize the benefits. Or just when taking a shower after ride. I have never ever shaved my legs because of loosing weight, even to be aero - these are two misconception everyone outside of cycling think and laughs about.

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zirxo
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by zirxo

I just shave my legs for the looks. Do you need any more reason than that?

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by fromtrektocolnago

Lots of justifications, but ultimately for most I suspect it's all about image.
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IchDien
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by IchDien

martinko wrote:even to be aero - these are two misconception everyone outside of cycling think and laughs about.


Didn't Specialized prove in their wind tunnel that it actually has a rather significant aero benefit...

fitty4
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by fitty4

IchDien wrote:
martinko wrote:even to be aero - these are two misconception everyone outside of cycling think and laughs about.


Didn't Specialized prove in their wind tunnel that it actually has a rather significant aero benefit...


Yes, they also found out that hair removal on arms also reduces drag

danbjpa
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by danbjpa

Lol
https://bikefag.wordpress.com/2009/08/2 ... heir-legs/


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glam2deaf
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by glam2deaf

Looks great and feels even better are the only reasons I need.

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

You can better see all the scars from bike crashes and the tattoo's too.
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trebbi
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by trebbi

Not to mention that sunscreen/sunblock is way easier to apply.
Skin colour is more even, as the hairs on the lower part of the leg isn't blocking the sun.

xena
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by xena

Shave those legs if you want to go faster ....it's worth it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
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Dowks
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by Dowks

Sunscreen/Liniment application worth it alone!

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PSM
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by PSM

zirxo wrote:I just shave my legs for the looks. Do you need any more reason than that?


+1

plag
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by plag

Chicks love it.


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