Road Cycling

Do Shaved Legs Really Help You Ride Faster?

You might be surprised at the results...


It’s a question every cyclist asks: do shaved legs really help you ride faster?

The debate has raged for decades. Is this just something pros tell themselves or do hair-free limbs really make a difference to your time?

The guys over at Specialized Bicycles decided to test it out for themselves. They got six athletes together – ranging from moderately hairy to Chewbacca proportions – put them in a wind tunnel to see how they got on.

(Yep, they actually invented a “Chewbacca scale” of hairiness!)

What was the outcome? Watch and see!

You might also like…

Your Girlfriend Isn’t Lying, Her Vagina Is Really Sore After Cycling

5 Totally Unbelievable Bike Records


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.