Should mountain bikers shave their legs?
Lets weigh both side...
Look pro: Shaving your legs is more popular among professional (high level) mountain bikes.
less chance of infection: less hair means less chances of infection, an easier to clean wound, bandages will stick better and be easier to remove.
Washing made simpler: It's easier to clean dried mud off legs.
Massages made simpler: Use less lotion and its less gross for the person doing the massaging. Also less lotion is needed for sunblock which can save some money over time.
Don’t Look feminine: Uut side the cycling world it is considered weird and girly to shave ones legs.
Time saver: Shaving your legs a few times a week can add up.
No Razor burn: If it gets infected it can be a very annoying.
I don’t shave my legs verry often and when I do I use a hair clipper. The benefits are minor but it can be very time consuming if you shave often. Using the hair clipper once every three weeks feels like about the perfect middle ground to get a lot of the benefits but not waist too much time.