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    Shorts?

    As I've said before, I'm new to cycling, 21 years old, 6'1" and about 210 lbs. I just signed up for a local 20 mile ride in Philadelphia (which would be my longest ride ever, sadly). I'm looking into getting some bicycle shorts to wear under regular gym shorts to make my experience a bit more comfortable. I'm looking to spend around $20-30 if that's even possible. Any tips or suggestions are more than welcome!

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    Ive got some baggy Falconi MTB shorts with integrated liner/chamois coming from ebay. Ill let you know hoe they turn out. I paid 62 for two pair, including shipping.
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    If you are real thrifty, not a problem. I have picked up bicycle shorts and jerseys at Goodwill and similar thrift stores. I picked up a nice pair of Performance shorts last week at the clearance center for less than 50 cents. No kidding!

    I personally prefer bibs, and get those at Nashbar on sale. I like their essential bib, it is often on sale for $29.99, and then you can also use a coupon code and save another 10 to 15%.

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    What do bibs offer that makes them better than shorts in your opinion?

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    Less abdominal restriction, better breathing, eliminates belly roll down and repairman's crack from the back of the shorts slipping down, as well as just plain more comfortable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Less abdominal restriction, better breathing, eliminates belly roll down and repairman's crack from the back of the shorts slipping down, as well as just plain more comfortable!
    +3 (number of bib shorts I own.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    If you are real thrifty, not a problem. I have picked up bicycle shorts and jerseys at Goodwill and similar thrift stores. I picked up a nice pair of Performance shorts last week at the clearance center for less than 50 cents. No kidding!

    I personally prefer bibs, and get those at Nashbar on sale. I like their essential bib, it is often on sale for $29.99, and then you can also use a coupon code and save another 10 to 15%.
    Bike shorts at Goodwill, you do know those are worn commando style, that's like wearing someone else's used underwear eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    If you are real thrifty, not a problem. I have picked up bicycle shorts and jerseys at Goodwill and similar thrift stores. I picked up a nice pair of Performance shorts last week at the clearance center for less than 50 cents. No kidding!

    I personally prefer bibs, and get those at Nashbar on sale. I like their essential bib, it is often on sale for $29.99, and then you can also use a coupon code and save another 10 to 15%.
    At that price I might have to do some cross border shopping. How are they? What is the height for the larger sizes I'm 5'10 and am looking at the XXL or XXXL.

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    Yeahhh.... I'll be buying new

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    FWIW, I'm 6'1 and 40" waist and wear XL in Performance bibs
    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    At that price I might have to do some cross border shopping. How are they? What is the height for the larger sizes I'm 5'10 and am looking at the XXL or XXXL.
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    I opted for mountain bike shorts, too. I got a couple pairs off the clearance rack at performance bike. If you're near Philadelphia, there's a performance in Paoli, North Wales and South Philly on Delaware Ave/Columbus Blvd (http://www.performancebike.com/infor...m#pennsylvania). If you go to a brick and mortar, you can get a good price and try them on.

    What event are signed up for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoste View Post
    I opted for mountain bike shorts, too. I got a couple pairs off the clearance rack at performance bike. If you're near Philadelphia, there's a performance in Paoli, North Wales and South Philly on Delaware Ave/Columbus Blvd (http://www.performancebike.com/infor...m#pennsylvania). If you go to a brick and mortar, you can get a good price and try them on.

    What event are signed up for?
    Thanks for the tip. I'll check that store out. I signed up for the Commerce Bank Bike Philly.

    http://bikephilly.onefireplace.org/

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    Another vote for the Nashbar bibs

    I've been wearing a couple Nashbar bibs for several years now and they're really none the worse for wear. Excellent value and I couldn't go back to non-bibs (even if my 'figure' permitted it).

    C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlJamNoCode View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I'll check that store out. I signed up for the Commerce Bank Bike Philly.

    http://bikephilly.onefireplace.org/
    Cool! I signed up for the Scenic Schuylkill Century which is Saturday Sep. 13th.

    Enjoy the ride!
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