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    tri-shorts that are not low waisted?

    I like the fit of trishorts but the waist is way too low. does anyone know of bike shorts with thin liners like tri shorts? I like a longer inseam like 9" and some graphic elements preferably yellow on black
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    I've never worn tri shorts, probably because I don't do triathlons, but velowear.com has some that might work and their regular shorts and bibs are cut longer in the leg.
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    if a rider only needs a thin liner for a triathlon was can't we get regular bike shorts with the same kind of liner?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    DeMarchi at Nashbar..... I love 'em. Got two pair on sale for $28.... a steal. If I remember correctly, they were called aero shorts.

    I originally bought them as spares , but like them so much, I wear them often.

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    If the shorts had a high waist and short legs you would look like a dork in them. Tri shorts are supposed to be on the hip bone. Most tri guys and gals are relatively fit meaning they don't pack a big gut and a big butt so there is little danger of "crack" exposure.

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    Why not just go with one of the tri unitards?

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    thanks guys
    I'll look at those mentioned

    I like traditional bike shorts - but not the thick liner
    I have a trisuit
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Aero Tech Designs make a tri-short with a little higher waist,
    i have a long torso - use a pair on really hot humid days,
    the smooth material and thin pad work really well a Brooks seat.
    ps i get one size larger than my "normal" - like the feel better.
    Last edited by martianone; 06-27-10 at 05:15 AM. Reason: ps
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    Try Zoot products. They seem to raise a bit higher than De Soto shorts (for women at least). Yes, most tri men are fit and rather shapely but don't forget about that two handful of men who look like Santa Claus wearing double layers to cover the gut. As ugly as it appears, I am all for them getting out and tri-ing while the rest of the world watches tv and plays video games while gaining weight.
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    I need to try things on before buying especially something like this. anyone know if anyone makes thin tri-style liners that I can wear under a swimmers' jammer? I tried a couple jammers on at Sports Authority and found one with a great fit but of course it has no liner at all.
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    Rather just getting out and tri-ing, you ask too many questions that only you can answer. Jammers are swim shorts. They have no liners. Why would they? They are tight enough to hold your goods in place while you are swimming. They can also be worn on a short bike ride.
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    I know Jammers have no liners.
    I'm asking of anyone knows of thin liners like these but thinner.
    http://www.rei.com/product/765677
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Those liners are expensive and for cycling. Save yourself some money and double up on some jammers so you have a liner.
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    Let me ask you this, why do you even need padding for the current popular sprint and intermediate distance tri events? We used to just wear a Speedo. I don't use padded shorts anyways so what keeps you from just wearing the Speedo Jammer. They have a built in supporter and aside from the fact most ride quite low on the hip I see no reason they would not make an excellent tri outfit.
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    I probably should have posted a different question in a regional forum like south (Florida) for lightweight bike shorts with thin liners.
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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