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Old 03-15-10, 09:39 AM   #26
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Stick an Idaho potato in the front of your shorts and nobody will notice the man marbles.
Stick one in the back of your shorts and no one will want to draft you.
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Old 03-15-10, 11:22 AM   #27
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I found the Pearl Izumi Pro Short to be pretty good at concealing the goods. If these are out of your price range just look for shorts that are a little thicker. The real thin shiny materials leave nothing to the imagination. Oh and stick to dark colors, preferably black, have seen some riders in white shorts and it is not a pretty sight.

http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.ph...475983&outlet=
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Old 03-15-10, 07:19 PM   #28
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Come on. We are male, and we have marbles...or eggs... or grapefruits...or whatever. Shorts will reveal to some degree what we have, although from my perspective they tend to hide things more than reveal them. Yes, they are tight, and therefore reveal more than wind pants. But it is okay to be who we are. I say wear them with pride.
I don't get it, I don't mind seeing a tight pair of pants on a pretty woman.
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Old 03-16-10, 07:35 AM   #29
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You do realize this is being posted alongside a thread about high-viz day-glo lime-green shorts.
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Old 03-16-10, 10:04 AM   #30
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I don't get it, I don't mind seeing a tight pair of pants on a pretty woman.
Just last Saturday I was following a hot babe in a pair of tight shorts.
It was terrible, I tell you.
I had to follow her for *miles*!
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Just last Saturday I was following a hot babe in a pair of tight shorts.
It was terrible, I tell you.
I had to follow her for *miles*!
I understand, but me real point is that woman have no problem showing parts of the human body and in today's world of equal rights what is wrong with bike pants on a guy?
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While I'm sure there are many here that go "Commando", I wear padded cycling underwear under my padded cycling shorts, every time I ride. If you build up a nice wardrobe of different shorts (mountain & road) and optionally, bibs, you'll eventually find yourself mixing and matching your two layers for different levels of comfort, warmth, etc. based on your expectations of the ride you'll be doing. It's also possible that the two layers will diminish the definition of your frank and beans when you choose the more form-fitting options.
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Old 03-16-10, 01:15 PM   #33
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We are male, and we have marbles...or eggs... or grapefruits...or whatever. Shorts will reveal to some degree what we have
I just want to point out that the technical term for this is "Moose Knuckle."
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Old 03-16-10, 01:22 PM   #34
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I understand, but me real point is that woman have no problem showing parts of the human body and in today's world of equal rights what is wrong with bike pants on a guy?
Because some are afraid of getting crap from insecure little poser d-bags on the street. Nobody minds women in tight clothing, but men in tight clothing have a stigma attached.

It happens, you just have to roll with it. I used to wear athletic shorts over my bibs too until I realized how absolutely ridiculous I looked in a cycling jersey with baggy shorts. Hell, if you're in the right shape for it, what's the big deal?
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I just want to point out that the technical term for this is "Moose Knuckle."
Like this?

http://www.wtfcostumes.com/costumes/...oe_costume.jpg
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I have just start back cycling after many ! Years away. I have a low-end pair of bike shorts and a mid-range pair. My wife and daughter say bike shorts are disgusting as man marbles can be pronounced. Are higher end shorts more flattering?
Who cares? You're not out there to show off your "man marbles" are you?
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Don't know if anyone else has suggested this, and I'm not going to read 30-odd posts on shorts to find out, but if not: Mountain bike shorts. I've worn them for 15 years. They look like regular street shorts and for me, at least, are just as comfortable as Lycra. Or you could wear padded bike undershorts (Andiamo and PearlIzumi are two brands) under street shorts.
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I don't get it, I don't mind seeing a tight pair of pants on a pretty woman.
Some people look OK in tight cycling gear. Some don't. I choose to wear mtb shorts.

I saw a middle-aged bald guy (like me) in tights and a purple cycling jacket. The jacket had a tight waistband and the bottom of the jacket splayed out like a skirt. He looked like a little bald-headed fairy. I almost busted out laughing. Don't people have mirrors in their houses anymore? I could have got my a$$ whooped by a little bone-headed bimbo.

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Normal bike shorts and bibs have padding so it is not the Elvis photo or the bike team photo.
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Excellent example, thank you. (Thank you very much)
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haha... Yeah, I missed that. I looked at the name and thought female.
You know, if a female had Man Marbles, the impact of that statement would spread FAR beyond this humble fourm...
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