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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 08-30-13, 09:14 PM   #1
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Huge bike shorts

Some of you might remember me from the newbie thread a while back. I've been riding my bike daily, but I notice that my seat is more comfortable on the days when I'm wearing some of my more ill-fitting boxers (they're a little tight, so they squeeze my butt together when I sit down). As such, I've come to the conclusion that it might be beneficial to pick up a pair of bike shorts.

That said, I don't really know where to look for any place that has bike shorts in my size. Hell, I'm not sure if such a place exists!

I'm around 6'0" and 500 lbs, and my waist measures in about 63". Are there any shops that might carry something that would stretch to fit around my huge ass?
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Old 08-30-13, 09:28 PM   #2
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I;m not sure what size pants those are (and it would be different in bike shorts).

Love2pedal has 4X.

http://www.love2pedal.com/c-15-mens-...x?section=-15-

Nashbar only goes up to 3X.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Categor...y=&searchTerm=
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Old 08-30-13, 09:46 PM   #3
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These are what I was using http://www.amazon.com/Mens-Shorts-Ch...xl+bike+shorts
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Old 08-31-13, 12:10 AM   #4
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I can't recommend these highly enough!

The first pair I used was the $40.00 version (first bike shorts ever) and thought they were great

But THESE shorts are a whole another - GOOD - world of comfort!

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http://amzn.com/B000P1IHVI
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Old 08-31-13, 05:22 AM   #5
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You might try aerotech bike clothing too, they go up to a 5xl.
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Old 08-31-13, 05:42 AM   #6
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I can't think of the name but there's another company that gets cited here a lot that makes really large sizes. An alternative, if you're not a germophobe, would be to see if members here have anything they're willing to sell inexpensively. There's a number of folks who started where you are and probably lost too much weight to fit back into their first pair of shorts.
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I can't think of the name but there's another company that gets cited here a lot that makes really large sizes. An alternative, if you're not a germophobe, would be to see if members here have anything they're willing to sell inexpensively. There's a number of folks who started where you are and probably lost too much weight to fit back into their first pair of shorts.
lol as long as they've been washed since the last time they were worn, it doesn't bother me. I buy second-hand clothing from time to time, because it's cheaper than trying to buy anything new in my size.
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You might try aerotech bike clothing too, they go up to a 5xl.
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http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-m...ke-shorts.html
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I really like the Aerotech Top Shelf stuff. I'm 325 and did 42 miles today with their Top Shelf 3x bib. Worked well. I'm not sure if I like the bib or the shorts better at this point. If you go for their padded MTB shorts, go a size up because the outer shorts are a little small. Meaning I wear a 3x in their regular bike shorts and 4x in the MTB shorts.

I personally like to wear compression shorts under, then bike shorts, then a baggy lycra short over it. Seems like a lot, but it really helps on long rides with comfort and chaffing. I personally didn't like the feel of the bike short pad against my skin and not comfortable going out in public in bike shorts.
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I really like the Aerotech Top Shelf stuff. I'm 325 and did 42 miles today with their Top Shelf 3x bib. Worked well. I'm not sure if I like the bib or the shorts better at this point. If you go for their padded MTB shorts, go a size up because the outer shorts are a little small. Meaning I wear a 3x in their regular bike shorts and 4x in the MTB shorts.

I personally like to wear compression shorts under, then bike shorts, then a baggy lycra short over it. Seems like a lot, but it really helps on long rides with comfort and chaffing. I personally didn't like the feel of the bike short pad against my skin and not comfortable going out in public in bike shorts.
What are compression shorts?
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Like biking shorts but not padded
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Thanks for the mention mr sinister but 4x is our largest size in shorts and bib shorts and I don't think they will work for Greyfeld.

Aerotech Designs makes excellent quality items and should have the size Greyfeld needs.

And if you can find them, I think Mt. Borah made some too.

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What are compression shorts?
http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/e...ms/compression
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Old 09-03-13, 10:53 PM   #14
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I suggest Aerotech, but thats because last year I was a size 60ish waist (i think I was 61 or 62 but I was so disgusted with myself I wouldn't buy a bigger pair of pants). I had size 4x basic aerotech shorts, and I wore them like boxers below my belly. The padding was great, just my 2 cents. This year I actually switched to Bib shorts by aerotech and I love them, size 4x. But i'm down to a 56 waist.
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