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Old 07-24-16, 07:15 PM
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best shorts for boney butt

I have been using Pearl Izumi Quest mens shorts,,,seem to be decent,,,thinking of replacing them as ive been riding on them about 5 yrs,,,,is there a better brand as far as comfort and padding ?
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Old 07-24-16, 07:18 PM
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Boure shorts are the best you can buy. Made in Colorado from Italian cycling fabric.

Men's Cycling Shorts - Bouré Bicycle Clothing
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Old 07-24-16, 07:30 PM
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I think shorts are mostly a personal preference. I too have a bony butt (I'm very thin) and prefer more padding to less. I've got 5 pairs of cheap to mid-quality shorts and the thing I've found after riding them for a few years is that the cheap ones just don't last as long. Doesn't mean they're less comfortable while they do hold up, though. My current favorite pair is actually a $40 pair from bikes direct. Don't laugh, they're really good shorts. Second fave is my Pearl Izumi Quest.
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as a bony butt kinda rider, I really don't like the pair of Boure' shorts I bought.

AeroTech Designs Pro model is only $40 and suits my needs much better...
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I think shorts are mostly a personal preference. I too have a bony butt (I'm very thin) and prefer more padding to less. I've got 5 pairs of cheap to mid-quality shorts and the thing I've found after riding them for a few years is that the cheap ones just don't last as long. Doesn't mean they're less comfortable while they do hold up, though. My current favorite pair is actually a $40 pair from bikes direct. Don't laugh, they're really good shorts. Second fave is my Pearl Izumi Quest.
The BD "Motobecane Team" shorts are my go to for anything over about 40 mi and a really good value at about $60 (made by Funkier)
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The BD "Motobecane Team" shorts are my go to for anything over about 40 mi and a really good value at about $60 (made by Funkier)
Good to know. It looks like the 10 panel BD shorts I have are made by Funkier as well, and are available without the BD branding for $35 or so from other retailers. I really like them.
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Good to know. It looks like the 10 panel BD shorts I have are made by Funkier as well, and are available without the BD branding for $35 or so from other retailers. I really like them.
Where did you find them at that that price? The 12 panel from BD are now $50, 10 panel $40 The 12 panel are what I was referring to.

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Where did you find them at that that price?
I just googled them and ended up a chainreactioncycles.com. $35.99 for what I'm pretty sure is the same shorts I have.

EDIT: Except they're out of stock in three of the six available sizes. Regardless, $40 or so is a good deal for them IMO.

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Ditto, AeroTech Pro, with the black center/tan edge faux-chamois padding. Bought 'em after someone else on the forum recommended them. Suits my bony butt just fine. I prefer the non-fancy shaped chamois (basically like a woman's sanitary napkin) over the current trend of padding that's shaped... well... like men's junk. The edges in the fancypants padding chafes me around the butt bones and groin. Not so, the AeroTech Pro. The stretchy fabric and padding seem to wick perspiration and air dry reasonably fast too.
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I also have a boney butt, and I favor the Performance bike "ultra" line of shorts and bibs. On sale--which is frequent--they are an amazing value.

Though I have taken great pains to find the perfect saddle, I have no butt soreness even after several days of 3-4 hr rides. (But to contrast, I have a similar saddle on my Fat Bike, and my butt gets sore pretty quickly because I tend to not wear padded shorts when I'm buzzing around on it. So on my road bike, I'm confident in saying my lack of butthurt is from the ultra shorts/bibs padding.)

What I'm saying is: you should try a pair. Performance allows you to return stuff no questions asked for up to a year--you can't beat that!
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anyone try the Canari Gel shorts ?
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oh haha, I read the title as this: Bonnie, Bonny or Bonne is a given name commonly used for females. It is rarely used as a male given name and is sometimes used as a descriptive reference. It comes from the Scottish word "bonnie" meaning "pretty, attractive", which was itself derived from Middle French bonne "good" as a way to describe a fair, good and beautiful girl. That is in turn derived from the Latin word "bonus" meaning good. The name can also be used as a pet form of Bonita. Bonnie is often used as a nickname or a form of endearment towards a loved one.
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Back in my bygone Skinny era 38 years ago , I wore shorts without all the 3D saddle pads
Used in a Lot of the Bike shorts Now,
and Rode My Brooks Team Pro, Exclusively..

Have not gotten any "Nice Butt" admiring comments from passing females (in cars) Since that era.
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If it says Rapha on the label, it has to be good.
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Red&White 'The Bibs' (endurance pad) would suit very well.

The chamois design/shape wedges itself a bit in your crack when you are not on the bike, but when on the bike; very very nice.
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I have been using Pearl Izumi Quest mens shorts,,,seem to be decent,,,thinking of replacing them as ive been riding on them about 5 yrs,,,,is there a better brand as far as comfort and padding ?
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I now use the Assos F1 Mille bib shorts that I buy from their outlet (in the UK). I would say that these are about the most comfortable shorts I have ever used.

Another thing to think about, here, is your saddle as well. I say this because for years I had used Fizik Aliante saddles on all of my bikes with excellent results. I recently purchased a new bike, though, that came with a Selle Italia SLR saddle, which I am now having a bit of trouble getting used to even though I wear my most comfortable shorts. So, there is interplay between shorts and saddle.

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I'm a fan of the AeroTechs as well.
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Good to know. It looks like the 10 panel BD shorts I have are made by Funkier as well, and are available without the BD branding for $35 or so from other retailers. I really like them.
Now they say engineered by Cytech Italy.
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Originally Posted by cvcman View Post
anyone try the Canari Gel shorts ?
I have a boney butt and I a pair of the Canari Gel shorts, they were good but the padding for some reason is going dead after 2 years...gel going dead? I followed all the washing instructions too.

I may try those BD Shorts even though they don't say Funkier any more. I've heard that AeroTech are pretty good but haven't tried those yet.

Is the BD shorts fitting guide right on the money size wise?
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Park your boney butt on a recumbent, and you can wear any kind of shorts you want to and be comfortable.
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Originally Posted by cvcman View Post
I have been using Pearl Izumi Quest mens shorts,,,seem to be decent,,,thinking of replacing them as ive been riding on them about 5 yrs,,,,is there a better brand as far as comfort and padding ?
First thing is to educate yourself on the padding. Take a look at the Italian manufacturer/designers like this one that is used in the 2XU brand from Australia

High Performance 2XU Chamois
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Park your boney butt on a recumbent, and you can wear any kind of shorts you want to and be comfortable.
Not all people are comfortable on a recumbent, I tried one and it hurts my back, on top of that they don't do as well on inclines, plus inclines put even more pressure on the back. Yes I know that on flats and downhills they are a bit faster than uprights. The other problem with recumbents is that they're less visible to motorists because they sit low to the ground, sure you can put a flag on one but the small flags they use don't help a whole lot.
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oh haha, I read the title as this: Bonnie, Bonny or Bonne is a given name commonly used for females. It is rarely used as a male given name and is sometimes used as a descriptive reference. It comes from the Scottish word "bonnie" meaning "pretty, attractive", which was itself derived from Middle French bonne "good" as a way to describe a fair, good and beautiful girl. That is in turn derived from the Latin word "bonus" meaning good. The name can also be used as a pet form of Bonita. Bonnie is often used as a nickname or a form of endearment towards a loved one.
I thought of this...

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I thought of this...
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