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Old 12-30-18, 06:29 AM
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Next cycling shorts step up

I have basic pearl shorts looking for a step up , under 80 usd , maybe for longer rides .
maybe aero tech .
Lemme know sugs please ......
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Old 12-30-18, 12:56 PM
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Distance of your rides?
I started with padded shorts but
now use bib shorts. Stay in place better for me.
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Aerotech had holiday 20% sale, not sure if still on.
Been wanting to try Aerotech bib , elite pad.
Have a pair of their padded tights that I like.

Everyone is tad different, I found you have
to find the brand/size that fits you.
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I like PI Attack shorts. I've had a few pairs, and they work well for me.

Recently, I bought a pair of Garneau Optimum's to try out that I like for the price. I just got a pair of Sugoi Classics for Christmas, also to try out. I've also had a pair of Performance Elite shorts that did the job just fine.

I guess as long as they hold up well and I don't get chafed, I'm not really picky.
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I probably have 90% of my miles in Pearl Izumi Quest bib shorts-- the cheapest ones they make. Stuff from The Black Bibs pretty good as well. If the ones you're wearing now aren't giving you any issues, I honestly don't see any point in spending additional money. So long as they work.
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I've used PI and a bunch of others. They were all OK to good. But, Assos work best for me. I look for sales and generally buy bibs around $130. Not really what you were looking for but that's my experience.
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I could invest around the 150 mark later in 2019 right now im just lookinh for feed back on shorts for longer rides over 50miles . my basic pi shorts do a good job but maybe i little bit thicker wider pad is needed for me . i need that solid pad feel sometimes my shorts wear in and loose the solid feeling that keeps the ride comfy .
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I haven't tried as many brands as others but my go to bibs for longer rides are Pactimo. Above your price point but they have some great sales 2-3 times a year when they are introducing new designs. Get on their mailing list and they'll notify you when the sale happens. When it does, buy right away cause the stuff sells fast.
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Zoot Tri-shorts which have a thin liner. this seems to be their latest model Zoot Core Mens 9-Inch Tri Shorts - Performance Triathlon Shorts Endura Fabric Hip Holster Pockets
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I’ll add my recommendation for The Black Bibs offerings, at least their low end bib shorts. In several months of use, I have to say their basic bibs are the most comfortable for my average 1.5 hour rides. Relatively cheap to boot and, although the fabric does stretch out a bit (I’ll order the next smaller size next go around), the chamois is perfect for me. Only bibs more comfortable have been an Endura pair I picked up when they were more than half normal price, but I cannot recommend them. Pilling and holes developed so quickly in the fabric they are pretty much useless in less than six months of two day per week use.
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If you're willing to put up with something team-branded you can get some really nice stuff for greatly reduced prices. I picked up some Giordana "Astana" bibs for about $130 on Amazon. The same bibs non-branded were $250. They are by far the most comfortable set I own and the branding doesn't bother me in the least. Though this out of your stated price . . .
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This is another place good bike shops rule. Comfortable fit rules. Those shorts have to work around your "parts", your gut, your legs. I need shorts that have a snug fit at the tops of the legs. I hear others finding shorts too tight there. We are all over the place on what the best chamois is, both fabric and thickness. I"d go to several shops and try then on. And as an ethical choice, I buy the winning shorts from that shop.

I personally find the Segui shorts to be the most comfortable I've ever ridden. I have heard they have been struggling and perhaps bought out. Hope they keep making those shorts.

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Originally Posted by Teamprovicycle View Post
I have basic pearl shorts looking for a step up , under 80 usd , maybe for longer rides .
maybe aero tech .
Lemme know sugs please ......

By aerotech, do you mean aerotech designs on the net?

If so, I hate their shorts. I bought a couple pair used for rides of 2:40. I was having pains in the testicle area. Couldn't figure it out as the pad was thick enough and comfy.

But the design of the chamois was really irritating my nuts. The nose of the chamois stops right where my nuts are and feels like they are hanging over a 2 X 4 on long rides. Really uncomfortable and ends up being irritating and sometimes painful.

I like PI as the chamois wraps somewhat up the crotch and protects the nutties some. But definitely not hanging over the edge of the chamois feeling like a cement ledge after 2 hours. No way would I take them up a mountain climb.

Big waste of money IMO. I paid about $60 for each pair and the only time I wear them now is local midweek rides of 10-11 miles on night rides.

I say pass on aerotech, they suck.
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If you're willing to put up with something team-branded you can get some really nice stuff for greatly reduced prices. I picked up some Giordana "Astana" bibs for about $130 on Amazon. The same bibs non-branded were $250. They are by far the most comfortable set I own and the branding doesn't bother me in the least. Though this out of your stated price . . .

when i search astana it gives me 80 100 120 and 250 usd . frc pro vero pro ect.
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Old 01-01-19, 02:34 AM
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My pearl shorts cost about 40 ish so im really just looking to stay under 80 usd .
dont really care what they say i usually wear them under tights .
but i think endurance and not stretching too much is the main features i need .
staying on the bike indoors for 4 hours hurts my sitting areas more than anything even with standing and braced on the bars with my elbows peddling .
So i appreciate solid feed back thanks ...
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Whatever shorts, the important thing is the pads. Other parts are important too but the pads are very important.

In Europe the Italian company, Dolomiti Pads makes only the pad portion and other bike wear companies order from them. Except for Assos.

I would not be surprised if the pro riders would change out their kits and get custom pads from Dolomiti.

I used to be able to go direct to Dolomiti's web site but it seems that it was not available. Don't know why.

The compression wear company: 2XU had a good line of shorts. But I noticed recently they did away with that first generation bike shorts for something I consider "lesser". The first generation 2XU had Dolomiti pads. That's how I got to know Dolomiti.
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Stepping up in price does not necessarily equal stepping up in comfort. If you are riding comfortably, without numbness or other problems, there may be no need to upgrade your sports.

In my racing days I was issued Assos Prosline bib shorts, which, even in those days, cost almost $200 a pair. But they were not as comfortable as my Sportsline shorts, which cost $50. Moving up to a more expensive shorts may indeed be make your riding more comfortable, if so, it may be worth the expense. But when you find the kind of shorts which are the most comfortable, stock up on them, because manufacturers seem to change styles every year, and often the new stuff isn't as good as the old stuff was.

I really which Assos still made their old genuine chamois Sportsline shorts, I would happily pay $100 a pair for them. I have never worn more comfortable shorts at any price.
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Im really looking for a more solid base feeling , which maybe impossible to keep . but when i wash and dry my shorts , or when they where brand new , or when i pull the leg parts out , it has that solid base feeling , that even if my saddle is not the perfect fit it still feels ok , thats a feature i need the most . i rode with cheapo shorts and just a slight step up to pearl shorts makes difference .
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There are some very positive comments on the road cycling forum for Przewalski shorts available on Amazon for like 30 bucks. Have no personal experience with them but they look like they have a good pad.
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There are some very positive comments on the road cycling forum for Przewalski shorts available on Amazon for like 30 bucks. Have no personal experience with them but they look like they have a good pad.
they will probably take 3-4 rides to get used to because of the thicker pad. been rocking the bibs (haven't tried the shorts) now for the better part of two years and have bought multiple times.
they're holding up well machine washing in hot water and air/line drying. super comfy and i've never used chammy creme. happy to be able to spend more of my cycling clothing budget on jerseys
vs bibs that usually break down after a year even with rotating 4 pairs of bibs i spent $75+ dollars on.
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