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    Casual riding pants with a gusseted crotch?

    Don't get me wrong, I get all lycra'ed up when going on long rides, but a lot of my riding is also running errands around town, going places by bike, etc. I've found I will absolutely destroy the crotch of a normal pair of jeans within three weeks of riding my bike with them. I ride with a Brooks B17 saddle. I'm looking for something sized about 40x30, preferably jean-like or very casual pants (no pleats!).

    Does anyone have suggestions? I notice a lot of the high-end bike-specific jean companies make nothing but "skinny fit" jeans that max out around a size 38" waist. Well I guess they're not going to get my money!

    Scott

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    You can try Diamond Gusset Jeans or Rivendell Musa Pants, I've tried and like both. The Rivendell pants are pretty roomy and the fabric is really light and comfortable. There is also a company called Beta Brand which advertises here, but I haven't tried their stuff yet.

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    Can't comment on the pants, but would a pair of MTB cargo shorts work? I have a pair, they look nice, and would look better ironed, they come with the chamois pad.

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    Pants for rock climbing such as Prana etc.

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    I use two types of pants to ride on my hybrid. I can go 20 miles without needing any kind of bike shorts or chamois if I wear stretchy pants. I have a cheap pair of skinny jeans that I wear a lot. The lycra or spandex content is high. They have lasted me months and I ride in them a lot. I find that they work much better than baggy pants, even better than gusseted pants I have like Grammacis. I think that having them be a bit form fitting cuts down on the wear. I also have a pair of shorts and a couple pair of knickers I ride in that are made of a stretchy fabric. The shorts are made by Pearl Izumi and the knickers by Zoic and they came with detachable liners. Often I don't bother with the liner. There are a lot of mens shorts and knickers that are similar. These are nice: http://www.rei.com/product/822702/zo...ike-pants-mens
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    Quote Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
    You can try Diamond Gusset Jeans or Rivendell Musa Pants, I've tried and like both. The Rivendell pants are pretty roomy and the fabric is really light and comfortable. There is also a company called Beta Brand which advertises here, but I haven't tried their stuff yet.

    Marc
    These two options look quite promising, thank you!

    And thanks for the other replies, too.

    Scott

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    I've been riding in a pair of Mountain Hardware 3/4 length Ridgetop pants for a little more than a year. I love them! I just got a second pair, and I wish I could find a third in the third color they make. They seem to be discontinued, but REI has them at a discount on their site.
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