Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-13-13, 08:49 PM   #1
lungimsam
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 770
Recommend bike shorts under 65$ please.

Looking for something with a thicker pad than my LBS branded Descente shorts that looks as if it has about 2mm of pad thickness.

Would like something with a bigger pad area in the back and thicker pad with more cush for long rides.
I am just a recreational rider and am looking for something that has these qualities under 65$, if it exists.

What do you use?
What would you recommend?

Thanks for your advice.

PS- I use Brooks Flyer, and B17 saddles.
lungimsam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-13, 09:02 PM   #2
buffalowings
Senior Member
 
buffalowings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 708
http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-iZUMi-Qu.../dp/B002KT3XRQ

I like these, nice layer of padding for me.
buffalowings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-13, 09:12 PM   #3
the sci guy 
bill nyecycles
 
the sci guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston TX
Bikes:
Posts: 1,968
zoic black market shorts
the sci guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-13, 10:09 PM   #4
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
Posts: 3,979
Not sure if this thread is really going to help you. Anyways, my favorite is the Bellwether O2 shorts.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-13, 12:12 PM   #5
mprelaw
Senior Member
 
mprelaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Bikes:
Posts: 2,318
Thicker doesn't necessarily mean better. The most comfortable thing between my butt and the saddle that I own is a pair of Primals, with a very thin chamois.
mprelaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-13, 01:52 PM   #6
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint
Posts: 13,809
don't go cheap for what could be the most used item you buy
rumrunn6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-13, 02:05 PM   #7
MRT2
Senior Member
 
MRT2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Bikes: 2012 Salsa Casseroll, 1997 Bianchi Advantage, 1994 Trek 930.
Posts: 4,006
Nashbar.
MRT2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-13, 02:14 PM   #8
Rich Gibson 
Senior Member
 
Rich Gibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Annandale, VA
Bikes: Fuji Rubaix 1.0
Posts: 522
Bontrager's. I'm very pleased with them.
Rich Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-13, 02:53 PM   #9
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
I use the aero tech designs shorts. The century short is nice thicker fabric and the chamois is pretty comfortable.

The top shelf short is $10 less, chamois feels just as good or maybe better than the century short but the fabric not as thick.

But both are good for the price. I used to use nothing but PI Ultra Sensor and one lower end model (? model but about $60) but imo, they are a total disappointment now, especially for the $130+.

I'm 260'ish and have no problems with the shorts doing 50-100 mile rides (Terry Fly saddle).

Claim 3mm thickness.

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mececyshthpa.html
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-13, 08:43 PM   #10
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 45,520
I wear these:
http://www.mec.ca/product/5017-597/m...10+50002+50299

They were better when the padding was thinner and all one piece, but they're still the best shorts I've tried.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 08:05 AM   #11
danmc
Senior Member
 
danmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 923
I wear Bontrager Solstice shorts and they're about $50 from the LBS and very comfortable. Don't see any reason to buy anything more expensive.
danmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 10:18 AM   #12
RPK79
Senior Member
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Fuji Track Classic
Posts: 7,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by knobster View Post
Not sure if this thread is really going to help you. Anyways, my favorite is the Bellwether O2 shorts.
+1

I don't have these specific shorts, but I do own two pairs of bellwether shorts and I love them both. Just ordered a jersey made by them an hour ago in the hopes that they'll be just as good.
RPK79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 11:38 AM   #13
the_tool_man
Senior Member
 
the_tool_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Spartanburg, SC, USA
Bikes: 1983 Fuji Touring Series IV, Masi Volumetrica 3VC
Posts: 255
I have a range of shorts from $18 Nashbars to $60 Sugois. I just bought a set of Canari Grand Prix shorts at Academy Sports. They were under $25, and are easily the most comfortable pair I own. I'm going back for another pair to replace the Nashbar shorts, which I hate. If those aren't good enough, Academy sells the Canari Vortex Pro shorts for under $50.
the_tool_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 11:44 AM   #14
coupster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Flat Rock, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 249
+1 Aerotech Designs. Chamois are available in varying thicknesses - from pro level with minimal padding (which I use) to long distance touring thick.

And reasonably priced too.
coupster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 11:50 AM   #15
buckwheat987
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NJ
Bikes: Bianchi Sempre; CAAD 10
Posts: 142
I agree on this one..

[h=1]Pearl iZUMi Men's Quest Cycling Short[/h]
buckwheat987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 01:35 PM   #16
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
Posts: 3,979
I've got several pairs of the Pearl Izumi shorts and while they are comfortable when I put them on and the chamois is fine, the seam on top of the leg really bites into my skin after a few hours. It becomes very uncomfortable. This is why I went with the Bellwether shorts. They are solid on top of the leg and no seam.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 05:19 PM   #17
GP 
Senior Member
 
GP's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 7,575
+2 on Aero Tech. My last pair of them was $63 with shipping.
GP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 06:44 PM   #18
Clarabelle
Senior Member
 
Clarabelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula
Bikes: Co-Motion Mocha, Fuji touring, Trex hybrid, Bike Friday Tandem Traveler
Posts: 438
Quote:
Originally Posted by GP View Post
+2 on Aero Tech. My last pair of them was $63 with shipping.
+3
Clarabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-13, 06:47 PM   #19
Shimagnolo
Senior Member
 
Shimagnolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zang's Spur, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 7,365
Aerotech Pro Shorts: http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-...ike-short.html
Shimagnolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-13, 09:25 AM   #20
skidder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Bikes:
Posts: 435
I use Nashbar Sport baggy shorts. I'm not a fan of regular form-fitting road shorts, nor extra-baggy MTB shorts. They list for $35, occasionally go on sale for $20-$25. They only have a thin, single layer chamois, but that's the way I like my shorts. They also have a few pockets and are comfy to walk around in if you're off the bike for a while.

FWIW: As mentioned above, extra padding isn't always the answer to comfort; its a combo of a good saddle (padded or unpadded) and shorts (with or without padding) and is heavily dependent on the shape of your 'backside'. You'll just have to experiment and figure out what works for you.
skidder is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:08 AM.