General Cycling Discussion - *best* cycle short
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Looking for opinions on the best cycle shorts for 100 dollars or less. Currently have a couple pairs of pear Izuma quest cheapys I bought at dicks. I was considering pearl Izuma elites inrcool has anyone tried those?
These will be for my rides 50 miles plus so I want a high end short. Never tried bibs, they seem more expensive while doing essentially the same thing. Any opinions and links to buy will be appreciated!
10-02-12, 08:32 AM
Aerotech designs, love2pedal, voler...I've used variations of all 3 sellers/manufacturers and have yet to have any issues on 50-125 mile rides.
Thanks ill check those out too. Just a heads up, amazon has pearl Izuma elites for 50 bucks but only in size small :/
10-02-12, 10:07 AM
The advantage of bibs, especially on longer rides is the lack of a waistband. Nothing cutting in for those few hours in the saddle makes a difference.
10-02-12, 10:34 AM
I don't have any shorts that cost over $50 so these may not be up to the level you desire, but my favorite and most comfortable shorts are the Nashbar Isolation & Tecumseh shorts. (pretty much the same shorts except for one minor detail difference.). They are often on sale for between $20-30.
Wow 20 bucks? That would be worth taking a chance on for sure. Even if they Arnt great they'd do for commuting I'm sure. Waistbands on shorts have never given me a problem, so I don't think I need bibs.
10-02-12, 12:06 PM
I just brought PI elites inrcool bibs on Amazon for $116. They are the best I've tried and I rank them with Assos.
10-02-12, 03:06 PM
For some of us bibs are just more comfortable because of the lack of a drawstring and if you are cursed with no waist like I am the don't ride down and expose your crack.
I've been using the Performance Elite bibs for probably 6 years now and really like them. About $60.
Had my first 50m ride last week with Aerotech top shelfs and they worked just fine, $50. I heard someone mention the lack of a drawstring on bibs but these don't have a drawstring. Great company, always answered my email questions promptly and the shorts are made in America as well.
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