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Old 03-04-12, 09:24 PM   #1
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Looking for shorts

So I'm looking for some shorts to wear while mountain biking. I dont want anything that is skin tight. I would like something that is loose but still has the padding for the butt. Does something like this exist? If so who makes them?
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Old 03-04-12, 09:44 PM   #2
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REI sells some.
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Check out any online biking stores (jenson usa, chain reaction cycles, wheelworld, huck n' roll, etc) & look for "mountain biking shorts" (will probably be under apparel>short>mountain, or something to that nature). Make sure whatever you decide on has what is called a 'chamois', as this is the liner than has the padding to keep your butt from hurting so much after long rides. The chamois liner will be skin-tight...that's just a part of biking shorts...but the exterior will look just like a regular pair of shorts.
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I just bought a pair of these:

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/baggy_bike_shorts.htm

I really like them.
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I just wear lycra under normal shorts. Works great.

edit: right, you said something loose. So obviously you're going for feel as well as appearance. Personally I don't mind tight lycra. To each his own. But I know that specialty shorts are made with padding.
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Old 03-04-12, 11:08 PM   #6
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I just bought a pair of these:

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/baggy_bike_shorts.htm

I really like them.
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Good products
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I wear a liner/bike shorts with chamois under mtb shorts. Works really well for me. I like specific biking outer shorts because of the seam placement, and material choice. I have to have something that dries fast when it gets wet.
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endura, club ride, dakine, zoic, and some other brands make what you are looking for.
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rei.com outlet section has good pricing but the size and selection may be picked over. blueskycycling.com, pricepoint.com, huckandroll.com all carry good shorts.

I also use spandex under a pair of cargo shorts most of the time. Costco has good cheap cargo shorts this time of year. Investing is a good spandex short with a quality pad is a smart buy, don't get too cheap there.
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