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cheerios 09-14-04 04:32 PM

Best "Tight" Shorts
 
Need a new pair of lycra. What are the best you have used and how much did you pay?

larue 09-14-04 05:25 PM

I love my Campagnolo metal series, I paid $69 for the bibs new off of ebay but they retail for $140. If you want the absolute best then check out assos line.

jukt 09-14-04 05:34 PM

Performance Elite Multi-L Short XL / BLK $39.99
Ground Shipping $6.25
Tax $3.00 , if they have a store in your state.

About fifty bucks, shipping may be s l o w.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...y_clothing.cfm

LordOpie 09-14-04 06:51 PM

People here really should ask what the original poster wants out of whatever they're looking for before throwing out their favorite whatevers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheerios
Need a new pair of lycra. What are the best you have used and how much did you pay?

how much padding do you want?
what's your budget?
bibs or shorts?

Barren 09-14-04 07:59 PM

I bought a pair of performance gel shorts and I like them a lot! I don't wear my older trek ones at all anymore. Love the gel in the chamois.

slotibartfast 09-14-04 08:09 PM

The Best Tight Shorts I can remember were worn by Daisy Duke! MMMMMMM....Daisy....

larue 09-14-04 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LordOpie
People here really should ask what the original poster wants out of whatever they're looking for before throwing out their favorite whatevers.


how much padding do you want?
what's your budget?
bibs or shorts?

The man asked what our favorite pair was and how much it cost us, so that's the info I gave him. Why assume he can't decide for himself if the pair I or everyone else mentioned is suitable?

I've also checked out a pair of Descente classic pro bib shorts which seemed amazing, but when I ordered them they were out of stock in my size. They went for about the same price as the above mentioned Camapnolo ones.

As far as the campy's go the chamois is a little thinner than some other shorts I looked at, but I liked it. The fabric also seems a little more cotteny than typical lycra shorts and it's quite comfortable and very form fitting.

LordOpie 09-14-04 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larue
Why assume he can't decide for himself if the pair I or everyone else mentioned is suitable?

My father said on a number of occassions, "The hardest question to ask is the one you don't know exists."

If the poster knew what he wanted, he would've specified the criteria. He didn't, so I think it's fair to assume he doesn't know... the questions to ask.


Quote:

Originally Posted by larue
I've also checked out a pair of Descente classic pro bib shorts which seemed amazing...

Dunno if you've read my comments in another thread, but those are my current favorite bibs! And I searched for weeks and 6-8 local stores and lots online.

This shop had several last time I was in there and they do mail order, so maybe call 'em -- http://ridewrc.com/ -- they sell 'em at retail ($90?). Performance also has the Aero version, which I think is very similar ($130?), plus ya can use that 20% off code.

larue 09-14-04 09:15 PM

$90 is not a bad price so I may look into it, but at that price I've seen the Aero-X version for $109 so it might be worth it to just get those. Thanks for the heads up.

cheerios 09-15-04 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LordOpie
People here really should ask what the original poster wants out of whatever they're looking for before throwing out their favorite whatevers.


how much padding do you want?
what's your budget?
bibs or shorts?

I was just fishing. I ride 150 per week and will buy only a couple of pair for next season. Durability and no chafing are the primary demand.

MMPC 09-17-04 02:55 PM

I never thought I'd find myself paying more than $100 for bike shorts, but I bit the bullet and got some Pearl Izumi Microsensor bibs a few weeks ago.

http://www.pearlizumi.com/pearlizumi...uct/0121-1.jpg

I paid $135 and also had a $10 off coupon for Performance. Anyway, they are - bar none - the best shorts I've ever worn. Incredibly comfortable (on the bike - not as much off the bike), durable and well designed. Other shorts "work" just fine, but the increase in comfort with these Pearls is worth the extra price for me. I plan to purchase another pair very soon...

foehn 09-17-04 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slotibartfast
The Best Tight Shorts I can remember were worn by Daisy Duke! MMMMMMM....Daisy....

And some of the tight shorts on those olympic swimmers were pretty nice too!


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