As a male cyclist I’ve noticed other guys with what look to me like hair-free legs. Are they getting waxed? Why do cyclists wax their legs? Does it make them go faster?
Plenty of men – especially athletes like yourself – get waxed. I don’t know if it actually makes you go faster (not sure if anyone has ever proven that), but I will tell you this: just about every cyclist I know takes a bad spill now and again. Road rash is not pleasant.
You will lose more skin if you have hairy legs because the asphalt has more to grab on to. OUCH! Also, think of pulling off a bandage that has hair attached to it. Doesn’t feel good, does it? (Unless, of course, you see a trained Waxing the City cerologist who knows what she’s doing :) !) If you do have an accident, your road rash will heal faster and have a lesser chance for infection if your legs are free of hair.
Also everyone is doing it! Why not show off those hard-earned, beautifully sculpted legs?!