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Old 06-04-08, 09:23 PM   #1
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For those who wear MTB baggy shorts...

Underneath, do you wear just a liner short w/ chamois or an actual bike short w/ chamois?
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Old 06-04-08, 09:56 PM   #2
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Most baggy mountain bike shorts have a built in liner with padding (chamois).
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Old 06-04-08, 11:05 PM   #3
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I guess for the ones that don't have a liner, would you buy a liner or bike short?
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I have a couple pairs of baggies with lycra built in.

For the others, yes, I just wear a pair of lycra shorts underneath.
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My trail riding baggies (Fox) have a built-in chamois liner; for my downhill shorts, I wear a pair of thinly padded REI cycling briefs.
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Baggies with a padded liner.
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My trail riding baggies (Fox) have a built-in chamois liner; for my downhill shorts, I wear a pair of thinly padded REI cycling briefs.
I have something very similar. Cannondale branded, padded undershorts. I usually wear mess shorts over them.
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I detest "baggies" with built in liners. I wear bib shorts with a full chamois underneath [usually] synthetic shorts. The bibs give me a perfect fit, stay in place no matter what, and I can wear whatever outer short I want. I have actually found climbing shorts to work well on the bike. Prana and Sickel make some basic shorts with gussets and stretch panels that work perfectly for cycling.
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I detest "baggies" with built in liners. I wear bib shorts with a full chamois underneath [usually] synthetic shorts. The bibs give me a perfect fit, stay in place no matter what, and I can wear whatever outer short I want. I have actually found climbing shorts to work well on the bike. Prana and Sickel make some basic shorts with gussets and stretch panels that work perfectly for cycling.

Agreed on the liners. The built-in liners are very poor quality. I wear either normal lycra shorts, tri shorts or synthetic boxers under baggies (I don't need padding, so am fine with boxers and tri shorts).
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I have a pair of old shorts I use that are made out of that really light material, so I bought Base layer Oakley shorts and just wear em both
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just a question... if you are wearing lycra under your baggy shorts, why bother with the baggy shorts at all?
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because its kinda disturbing seing a guy in tight clothes
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because its kinda disturbing seing a guy in tight clothes
Then don't look at yourself in the mirror. Seems like wearing lycra is one of those "not my problem" kinda things.
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just a question... if you are wearing lycra under your baggy shorts, why bother with the baggy shorts at all?

Because it is beyond gay. Seriously. I wouldnt be caught dead in just spandex/lycra/tights...
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Because it is beyond gay. Seriously. I wouldnt be caught dead in just spandex/lycra/tights...
Never been hit on by men in the woods. Maybe I'm not good looking enough. But if my wife catches me with the lycra on getting ready for a ride it usually delays my leaving the house. Luckily I'm only the world's slowest CYCLIST so I can get that particular job done very quickly.
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There are some people who should not be seen in lycra. Any time. Anywhere. Myself included.
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I am a dyed-in-the-wool lycra wearer, probably a hold- over from all the racing I used to do. I also like the bib version with the newer type of sculpted chamois. If you like the lycra persuasion, don't buy the cheap crap. Good stuff (Santini, Assos, etc.) starts around $80 and goes up from there, it's worth it, just ask your ass and privates.

If you can't handle looking at me in this stuff, either move around and ride in front of me, or avert your eyes.

One reason I'm not attracted to baggies is that I really hate getting snagged up on my saddle by loose clothing.
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Santini is good?

The Jersey I have by them is crap. Zipper fell apart in about 5 different ways.

I wear lycra for longer/faster rides but sometimes wear baggies for the more causal stuff.
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I believe I wear whats called underwear...yep...just checked, still there
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Inside or outside your shorts?
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One reason I'm not attracted to baggies is that I really hate getting snagged up on my saddle by loose clothing.
I have not experienced saddle-snagging with my Fox Base shorts, or either my SixSixOne or Royal Racing DH shorts. Baggies just have to be constructed properly.
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i wear lycra in the woods. It's the stuff I have from riding on the road. Until I tear holes in it, then I'll buy some shorts to put over the top.

I had my issues w/ wearing lycra for the longest time on the road, but everyone else did so I got over it. Now I don't even give it a second thought (except for on threads like this). I guess if more mtn bikers wore it, then.....more mtn bikers would wear it. I probably wouldn't be wearing it if everyone i ride with didn't.
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my "good" lycra ($80 and up) bibs go with the rod biking and my cheap ($40 or less) shorts go with mtbing. The cheap shorts work fine with my fairly large gel seat, but the good bibs are worth it on the tiny road seat.

I put shorts on (nice thin under armor ones) over the lycra in the woods, and about 50% of the time on the road. It just depends how much crap you want to take (honking and swerving etc.)
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Agreed on the liners. The built-in liners are very poor quality.

Dunno, I think the ones in my Cannondale shorts are darned nice. They're detachable though.

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Baggies with liners inside to me, don't fit well, too loose. I wear lycra/chamois underneath and whatever shorts I want over top.

Just wearing lycra alone to ride? Uhm, no.

Keep the trails man-toe free. Throw a pair of baggies over that thing.
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Santini is good?

The Jersey I have by them is crap. Zipper fell apart in about 5 different ways.


I like the Santini BIBS that I have.

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I have not experienced saddle-snagging with my Fox Base shorts, or either my SixSixOne or Royal Racing DH shorts. Baggies just have to be constructed properly.
May be time to try out the baggies. At least then, someone riding behind me won't get nauseous.
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