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Old 11-02-04, 10:09 PM
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Regular townie shorts for commuting recomendations?

I realized that I've worn half of my cotton shorts untill they were unwearable so I need some new shorts. Just regular shorts I can walk around town and ride well in. If I could find something fast drying or just tough like nylon. Anything but cotton. If anyone can help me out that would rock. Thanks all.
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i got a pair of nema shells that are pretty indestructable.

when i bought them i believe they were called truckdrivers but they are a couple years old. they have survived countless miles of commuting and off-road use.

i'd recomend just about any shell only mtb short you can find. i got another pair of raceface ones i like as well.

they seem to be in with the freeride mountainbike crowd.

i like em cause i can wear any spandex i want under neath and still look well.... you know, like i don't wear spandex
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These is what you need:
http://www.endura.co.uk/hummvee-shorts.html

or slight longer ones:
http://www.endura.co.uk/hummvee-3-4.html

They come with a detachable lycra inner short which you can use or not as you please. They're comfy, tough and quick drying. All you need really and around £40-£45.
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First off thanks for the ideas. Ironhorse-those shorts are awsome. Also what distributors should i look into to find the freeride shorts? Any good online jobs? Thanks. And those 3/4 ones look awsome for some cold and windy Boone NC commuting and riding.
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Those are some hip techie shorts! I bet they cost an arm and a leg though. I was eyeing some Canonndale ones that had the same feel.

If you want to go low tech I would recommend some Dickies Shorts. I have two pairs of these and they're great. Not binding on the leg, not too heavy, very durable, stain resistant and relatively fast drying.
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My favorite biking shorts are Columbia "packable" nylon models that I bought before a cross-country camping trip about 3 years ago. They are great for rafting (quick drying) and have a mesh liner to keep everything cool down there while on the bike. No chamois liner, but with my nice leather saddle, it's not needed.
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if your wondering about the shorts i was referring to earlier.

http://www.cambriabike.com/

they got some. look for the "casual shorts without liner"... only 3 styles but they all look good to me!

they even have the truckdrivers on sale; hmmmmmm.......
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