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Old 12-29-08, 04:52 PM   #1
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Tri short help

Hey, I'm a roadie and I'm looking to do my second tri. This time I think I'll try tri shorts. I'm looking at two of them right now and I really don't know what I'm looking at. There isn't much info on either of these shorts. One is the Sugoi Piston short and the other is a Zoot short. Thanks in advance.
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You probably can't go wrong with either one. I have three pairs of Zoots and I like them...in fact I did IMAZ in a pair earlier this year and they were comfortable all race long. I also have a couple of pairs of DeSotos and they are pretty good too.
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Son has the 2XU singlet tops and shorts. Nice stuff, but pricey. He got his when Gu was blowing out a lot of their clothing and only paid like $20 per pair of shorts and $15 per top. I looked, they don't seem to sell it any more. 2XU wants $150au for the stuff.
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So you guys like the Zoot eh? One difference is the 8" vs the 9" inseam. What can you tell me about that? Or is it just a personal choice?
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Depends on how long your legs are. I'm pretty short-legged so even the 8" is a little too long for me. For the most part though, it's just personal preference.
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Pearl Izumi makes one too. Having put plenty of cycling miles under my belt using Pearl Izumi, I figured the fit and function would work well. Their tri short is essentially the same as their Attack or Microsensor short, except the pad is thinner.
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Forget the brand, find something that fits you from a reputable company and you'll be fine.
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I bought a pair of Zoot shorts last year and I really like them. Good for you on making the decision to get a pair. My first tri was a bunch of different clothes and my transition times sucked. Did my second pair w/ tri top and tri shorts and the difference was amazing. Good luck in your tri.
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