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Old 08-17-11, 02:51 AM   #1
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Looking for bicycle pants. Need advice.

I need a new set of bicycle pants. When riding, I've previously worn a pair of Pearl Izumi spandex pants which have served my needs for years no longer fit. A look at the Pearl Izumi website brought frustrating results. Other websites I knew of brought the same.

I then went to L.L. Bean and asked if they had bicycle pants. The salespeople gave me a few pair which would fit. When I tried them on, I found they were of heavier material for extra cold weather or that they felt too loose. When I asked the salespeople about the loose fitting, they said the pants were of a new style they'd just received. I left without either pair.

Have any of you bought bicycle pants of this type of style? Would any of you be able to suggest where I might be able to buy light lycra or spandex spandex pants of new sizes that are close-fitting? I appreciate any advice you can provide.
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Bike shops, REI, online venues like Performance and Nashbar. Google cycling tights. You'll have tons of choices
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Do you have any specifics? Pearl Izumi doesn't appear to make mens small anymore and that means that many generic stores can get crossed right off your list. I have found the online stores tend to carry smaller sizes, but I'm always afraid to get these kinds of items sight unseen. I'll probably make it through this next 6 months with what I have and look again in the spring, but I do understand that finding things in smaller sizes can be a challenge at times.

The only trick I have found is often a women's medium will be small enough if the cut and color are not a problem.
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I like my Lulu lemon Seawall pants but there new Kung Fu Pant looks good too

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Bought a pair of Bontragers from a LBS. Like them. Decent price.
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Pants, Ie Trousers? long leg? I had a pair of charity shop slacks altered,
tapering the legs, adding a zipper.. work fine..
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