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Old 07-20-17, 10:53 PM
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Anyone found useable bike shorts?

In another life, about 150 lbs ago, I did a huge amount of riding. I felt my padded bike shorts were important to my comfort. My first try was padded under ware. Of course being Asian, I knew to buy larger then my us size. Well they were still too small and frankly the padding was a joke. So now I'm thinking maybe some real bike shorts.

That is a long way of saying, have any of you found well made/ well padded shorts comfortable to wear in XXXL. (That's XXXL in jockey briefs) not the Asian "xxxl".

I would like US made if possible
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Old 07-21-17, 05:02 AM
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Give AeroTech a look.

Big Man Bike Shorts, road bike shorts, MTB shorts
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Old 07-21-17, 05:34 AM
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Out standing. Does that mean you have used them?
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Old 07-21-17, 09:26 AM
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I am exclusively using AeroTech. While I don't wear a XXXL the pad is very good and most of the their designs are made in the USA. I've tried other shorts and being a short fat guy, only the AeroTech stuff fits right.
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Old 07-21-17, 10:46 AM
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Another Aero Tech fan here. Nice stuff, and it fits right. Made in USA is nice, too.
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Old 07-21-17, 11:35 AM
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Out standing. Does that mean you have used them?
I use their XXL and am pleased with the shorts as well as their jerseys.
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I'm 360 pounds, and love my AeroTech shorts. I ordered a 4x, thinking they might run small, and probably could have gone with a 3x.
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+1 for Aero Tech, I have two pairs of their padded shorts, 2 jerseys and one pair of compression shorts. I like them all.
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Ok thanks guys. Got my shorts today. Bibordered 4X because I wear 3x briefs. As someone above said, should have just ordered 3x. Well I do that in a month or two when I really need a smaller dive. Did a 50 mile loop in a rec ride today I was very pleased with the shorts. The more I ride my bike, the more I think I should have got a ( sport) hybrid. What's another 500-600'right?
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Aerotech is good stuff and they understand the anatomy of a larger rider, they change the cut instead of just enlarging the same pattern used in smaller sizes.
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Old 08-01-17, 02:07 PM
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Aerotech are awesome.

Pearl Izumi are great too

Nashbar's cheap ones are okay but it takes awhile to get them adjusted so they don't squeeze/pinch in weird places plus the chamois doesn't feel right. They work fine but they just don't have as good a feel.
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At first I used Areotech bibs in their 4x; then their 3x. I loved them, but have since shrunk and am using the Bellwether 2x bib shorts.

Keep in mind I have shrunk from an over 48 inch waist in jeans to just under a 46 inch waist size in jeans, and my shirt size has also gone down as I have lost mass (aka blubber).


Good luck to you, and keep pedaling.
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With all the recs, I will try Aerotech. I am around 275 lbs, and my go to shorts are Specialized, and Gore. Both in XXL. I am breaking in some Bellweather shorts that seem promising. I also have an old pair of Pace shorts in XXL that are comfortable.
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With all the recs, I will try Aerotech. I am around 275 lbs, and my go to shorts are Specialized, and Gore. Both in XXL. I am breaking in some Bellweather shorts that seem promising. I also have an old pair of Pace shorts in XXL that are comfortable.
Just remember the Aerotech are American sizing
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I'm looking for a good pair without a pad any recommendations
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I've always had great luck with Canari - 2X Bibs and 3X shorts. Comfortable, last well and seem to be more roomier than their size indicates.
I'm going to look at AeroTech mentioned above though.
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Another Aero Tech fan here. Nice stuff, and it fits right. Made in USA is nice, too.
Also - they have great customer service.
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