The chamois on a pair of tri shorts is super thin compared to the deluxe, luxurious chamois of cycling bibs.
I’m more comfortable in the fully padded bibs, so I wear them for the majority of my training rides. When I do wear tri shorts, I can feel that I’m sitting lower. Even if it’s maybe only half a centimeter, it’s definitely noticeable. I did a ride today in tri shorts and not even 20 mins in I could feel my VMO - not pain, just working a muscle in a way I’m not used to.
What’s the “to-do” here? Adjust saddle height between training rides in cycling shorts and racing in a tri kit? Set the saddle height to somewhere intermediate between where I want to sit with each different kind of short? Suck it up and do all my training in tri shorts? Some other fix?