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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-23-16, 08:35 PM   #1
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padded bike shorts for a clyde

I think having some chamois padded shorts may help me stay in the saddle for longer rides. I am 310 lbs with a 54 inch waist, and a high rise (for those not familiar with that term it means biiiig buuuutt). Finding a pair to fit either in stores or online has proven to be impossible for me

Any have a good source for me to try ???
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Look on Amazon for Aero Tech. Someone on the forum recommended them and they work great for me. They come in larger sizes.
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Look on Amazon for Aero Tech. Someone on the forum recommended them and they work great for me. They come in larger sizes.
Tried one from Aero Tec. had to return it. was too small and tight
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I purchased this and used it yesterday ... very comfortable and fit was good:

http://www.amazon.com/Xcellent-Globa...ilpage_o01_s00
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Women's shorts (especially large sizes) have extra butt room. I normally wear a men's XXL for men's bike shorts, but women's shorts I wear a XL and they have a nice rise in the back! This was confirmed by my mom who has a woman's XL is a man's XXL.

The only thing you have to watch out for is A they are a bit shorter inseam generally, and B make sure the stitching is not going to bother you junk.
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I purchased this and used it yesterday ... very comfortable and fit was good:

http://www.amazon.com/Xcellent-Globa...ilpage_o01_s00
I looked at this link. Largest size listed is an XXXL which fits 43"-45" waist. I am a 54" waist. Thus my problem
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Tried one from Aero Tec. had to return it. was too small and tight
Which size where they? The 5XL?
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I looked at this link. Largest size listed is an XXXL which fits 43"-45" waist. I am a 54" waist. Thus my problem
I wear a size 52 Jean and they fit ok ... granted a lil tight putting them on but they fit and honestly on the bike I didn't have any issues at all and the padding was great. Might be worth a try.
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Which size where they? The 5XL?
My question too, their 5XL size chart says it will fit a 58-60" waist.
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I had the Aero Tech 5xl when I was 56 and they fit a bit loose on me. I'm a 46 now and wearing their "Top Shelf" 3xl bib shorts which are great!
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Which size where they? The 5XL?
Yes indeed they were the 5xl
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My question too, their 5XL size chart says it will fit a 58-60" waist.
Waist was OK but they were very tight around the butt and thighs
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I would potentially look at their padded cargo shorts then. They would be roomier and still be padded for on bike comfort.
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Yes indeed they were the 5xl
Honestly, I doubt you'll find shorts larger than the 5XLs that aerotech makes, so perhaps look into another option until you lose some of your butt.
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Get bibs, and the bibs and shorts are supposed to be tight. Aerotech is a great brand, go directly to their size to see what they have in your size.
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When buying shorts (Or cycling clothing) pay close attention to where the shorts are made, shipping from, seller location, etc. Especially on ebay & Amazon. Asian (Chinese) and European sizes run smaller than American sizes. Meaning a 3XL Asian is going to be like 2 - 3 sizes (Or more) smaller than an American 3XL. Ask me how I know Don't know if European sizing is that bad, but certainly smaller.

Look for 8 panel shorts too.

I will give a recommendation to Aerotech. I've not bought any shorts from them but have purchased 3 nice jersey's.

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