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Old 12-10-12, 11:34 AM
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Slim MB shorts

Anybody have a suggestion for some MB shorts that aren't terribly baggy? I've seen a couple guys wearing some that looked more streamlined. I'm a little scrawny guy and all the shorts I've tried that fit my waist size just seem really baggy and "poofy".
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You may find the Royal MW365 short to your liking Mark Weir, who helped develop it, likes his gear closer-fitting, thus all of the MW line has that trait.

http://www.royalracing.com/product/mw365-short/
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Old 12-10-12, 12:41 PM
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Thanks--those do look good. Found them online for about 70 bucks which isn't bad!
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Good to know, as I have the same problem. Really hate it when the hem of the shorts catches on the bike seat...
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What is the difference between mountain biking shorts and road biking shorts? I just wear my road biking shorts (I don't really care if I look like a doof)
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
You may find the Royal MW365 short to your liking Mark Weir, who helped develop it, likes his gear closer-fitting, thus all of the MW line has that trait.

http://www.royalracing.com/product/mw365-short/
I have a pair of those and they are great. Just baggy enough to not look like lycra, but don't flap around and catch on things. I also have a pair of Sombrio Highlines Epik shorts that are almost as close fitting, but they don't seem to make them any more. You can still find them around though.

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Originally Posted by atallen223 View Post
What is the difference between mountain biking shorts and road biking shorts? I just wear my road biking shorts (I don't really care if I look like a doof)
the difference is the ability to resist abrasion and tearing. MTB shorts are basically a road liner short with an outer baggy layer that is made out of much tougher material. I don't know if it's ripstop nylon or what, but you can crash MTB shorts and rarely rip them. (I've never done it, but a sharp rock could do the trick.)

Meanwhile, you can have a mild tip-over on a gravel road and rip a few holes in lycra road shorts. A serious get-off is all but guaranteed to destroy any/all lycra you are wearing.
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