How much protein do cyclists need?
Most people are aware of roughly how many calories adult humans should consume, but protein can sometimes be overlooked or a confusing subject, with there being so much differing advice out there.
Although most commonly associated with bodybuilding and gym work, protein is essential for making the most of the effort you’ve put in when cycling, no matter whether you identify as a sprinter, a long-distance endurance rider or anything in between. Protein is crucial to recovery and without it, you may not reap the benefits of the hard work put in.
Knowing how much protein to consume at meal times as well as throughout the day as a cyclist can sometimes be a little confusing.Maria Victory
The legs are tapered and have hems shaped to accommodate knee pads and a long 15-inch inseam. Instead of poppers, the shorts fasten with a short zip and sliding clasp, which is very secure.
HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR PROTEIN STRATEGY FOR CYCLING
- Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7/Roubaix/Shiv (TT)
- Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
- Wheels: Roval
- Finishing kit: Roval, Specialized, CeramicSpeed, Tacx, Garmin
The Lite version of the popular SingleTrack II shorts features a familiar tailored fit and length with a ‘barely there’ feel, being lightweight and breathable without compromising durability. A zippered fly with a popper closure gives the shorts a clean look and elasticated Velcro adjuster tabs enable you to fine-tune the fit around the waist.
There are three well-sized zippered pockets – two on the front and one on the rear. The high elastane content ensures stretch in all directions for an excellent fit, which can be altered via the adjuster tabs on the waistband.
The 13-inch inseam length of the regular version works perfectly with knee pads, and the shorter 10-inch version is great without protection.
The PFC-free DWR coating worked well to ward off the worst summer showers and puddles, with the water beading on the shorts’ surface.
The Endura SingleTrack Lite shorts offer the perfect balance between keeping you cool in the heat, providing protection from the odd scrape and splash on the trail, and offering an exceptional fit.