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    Really personal question about biking shorts ..

    Hey guys,

    I'm a 17 year old male, and I've had my road bike for about 2 months now.. and just my 1000 mile mark for the first time today! I'm stoked!

    Anyways, I told myself that once I did that. That Id reward myself with a new pair of shorts because honestly I can't take the pain anymore...

    My right nut has been basically hanging over the side of the pad of my scattante shorts during ALL of my rides.. and whenever I try and adjust it. It just slides back..

    The inseam, I think it's called ( That runs up the middle of the pad, also tends to push my junk to the ride side) and whenever I adjust that.. it just slides back.

    I'm not an expert on shorts.. but should I try a pair of "Bibs"? I've never tried a pair on before and they kind of look funny to me..

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks guys!

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    Are you wearing road shorts or mtn bike (baggy) shorts?
    Bibs are always a better choice than shorts IMHO.
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    Senior Member FujiKid's Avatar
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    Road shorts.

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    Get tighter shorts, something that holds your man stuff firmly. I prefer compression shorts, but that's because I'm cheap.
    This is super seriously.

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    Invest in quality shorts. Try Pearl Izumi, Specialized, et al until you find a pair that fit your pair

    Find a local bike shop that stocks them. Try them on while wearing clean skivvies to be a bit more certain about the fit before riding with them. Stuff like shorts and shoes are a gamble when ordering through the mail.

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    Your current shorts might be too baggy. They're not supposed to fit like boxer briefs, they're supposed to be tight so that stuff doesn't move around.

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    i don't think my bibs really make much difference to my 'nads but they do seem to stay up nicer than my shorts.

    perhaps not fair to question this but perhaps part of the problem is that they are a "house brand" short? maybe the quality control isn't as tight?

    I have a pair of Specialized shorts and a pair of Pear Izumi bibs. I love my PI's and compared to the Specialized shorts, the comfort is worlds apart (chamois) but I don't think my manly parts stay put any differently between them.

    btw: congrats on hitting your 1000 mile mark! I don't think I've made it there yet and I've been riding for 2 years +... my excuse is 50 hour work week and family but I know there are people with the same circumstances that ride 100x more than I do...

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    Yes, try other brands, the fit can be very different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    perhaps not fair to question this but perhaps part of the problem is that they are a "house brand" short? maybe the quality control isn't as tight?
    +1. My experience with Performance brand stuff is that the fit really varies. It's a complete crapshoot. One year it's right on, next year it's so tight I'd be singing an octave higher (if I could sing).
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