Originally Posted by NunyaBidness
It breathes like no other article of clothing. It wicks the moisture away from your skin and allows it to cool your body down better. It fits tightly so nothing can get caught on your bike. There are no seams to be sat on and rub your butt raw and there is a chamois to provide a little extra padding. For winter riding there is nothing that can keep me warm yet still let me ride as fast as I do.
Spandex may look crazy but it is the most sane thing a person can wear when riding the way I do. Would I wear it on my motor bike, **** no. It's not made for that kind of ride.
Thanks, now I know there is a reason people wear it. I thought maybe it was a kind of unofficial uniform of serious riders or maybe a fashion statement. Learn something every day. Some days, anyway.