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    Gel shorts

    Even though I've been a consistent and avid cyclist (Road, mountain, touring) for 30 years, I still find that i can only do a long day in the saddle if I wear some thin gel pad shorts. The only ones I've found that aren't too thick are the Novara Metro gel shorts mens. It seems that REI no longer carries them for men, just the woman's version. Does anybody know of a riding short with a thin gel pad? The thicker pads are like riding a soft saddle - they get really hot and promote friction.

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    I'm surprised anyone still sells shorts with gel padding. Have you tried something other than gel?

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    sounds like a medical condition related to nocturnal emissions or something.

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    Personnally I stay away from those things!! I've found out that they only cause trouble by doubling up the effect,,,, ohh I'm sorry I misread the post, yea ,,,I read Jello shots !!!!! sorry to all involved,,,,,,,,,My Bad,,,

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    Gel pads are of the devil.

    They are evil.

    There are many other pads that allow long time in the saddle.

    The best 'budget' bib short is the Performance Elite :http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...400065__400065

    Price depends on when you buy. The Ultra is even better.

    The only 'gel' product I can recommend is Specialized Bar Phat. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftb...metry-bar-phat
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    my 1st shorts were gel shorts and I got them at Dick's Sporting Goods
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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