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View Poll Results: Best padding for cycling shorts:
8 panel chamois 20 76.92%
gel 4 15.38%
no padding 2 7.69%
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Old 06-10-05, 11:32 AM   #1
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Given two styles of shorts from the same company (Canari), both for the same price ($40), what style would you choose, 8 panel chamois or gel padding?
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Old 06-10-05, 01:26 PM   #2
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Get them both and you'll know for the future. Personally, I love gel.

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Old 06-10-05, 04:31 PM   #3
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Gel feels like I am carry a load in my shorts. Just not for me
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8 panel chamois
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I think a lot of people mistake chamois for padding. Chamois is just to deal with moisture. There's also additional material/padding on just about all chamois pads to help with the moisture and/or add padding.

I say this cuz I went searching last year for bibs that have very little padding. Most shorts have a moderate to diaper amount. Which I dislike... they cut into nerves and blood supply and just made me uncomfortable.
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Old 06-10-05, 06:49 PM   #5
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Gel = ick!

But actually ... a chamois is leather, and the substance providing me with extra padding isn't leather, it is some sort of synthetic material.

Chamois = "a soft suede leather formerly from the sheep of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin"
http://www.onelook.com/?w=chamois&ls=a
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Gel feels like I am carry a load in my shorts.
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Old 06-10-05, 11:10 PM   #7
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Chamois with light padding. I find that when the gel breaks it leaks all over your saddle in a yicky mess.

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Old 06-10-05, 11:40 PM   #8
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Gel sucks. I can stand the pair I have for about an hour, but haven't worn them since I got enough shorts to do without them.
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