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    Wider Pad than Voler Ion SL?

    Does anyone know of any cycling shorts that have a wider pad than the Ion SL in the Voler (Hammer Nutrition) shorts? I am a normal size guy with wide spaced "sitbones" and need a very wide pad to be comfortable. Thanks for any help.

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    My LBS carries some Nike shorts that I can't find online anywhere. They have a wider pad than the Pearl Izuni or Canari shorts I have. They were only $69 (I got them for $54 on sale ) so they have the PI's beat by price for sure and I think they are more comfortable as well. They do fit small. I'm 5'10" at 185lbs and the XL is tight. Sorry I can't find any model number or name for them.
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    Wow, now I get to disclose something I thought no one would ever know about. I've found that the width of the pad can be different between shorts/bids from the same company and the same model/type. I know how wide I like my pads, and have actually measured the width of my favorite ones. I take this measurement and a tailor's tape measure with me when I shop for shorts. Then I always turn the shorts inside and and measure the pad. Recently I bought three pair of Performance Elite Bib shorts (because the pads were the right size). I turned down four other pairs because the pads was too narrow in three of them and too wide in the fourth. I've had similar experiences with Pearl Izumi and Cannondale.
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    The pad isn't supposed to cover the sit bone area.
    If your sit bone area is uncomfortable try a different saddle position or a new saddle.
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