I have been riding with an inexpensive pair of cycling shorts ($20)... I have been relatively comfortable (new to cycling so I blame that too), and I was wondering if it would be a significant improvement to get a "real" pair.. I've seen prices range from $20 - $200... I can't imagine the $200 pair is 10x better, but would a middle of the road pair (like Pearl Izumi Quest) be "good enough" shorts? Just trying to understand the justification of the different price tiers. Especially since I would assume cycling shorts is something you have multiple of.
I am doing 30 miles rides now, but will be doing 48 next Sat.