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Old 08-31-05, 05:21 PM
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calling all PI tights owners...

ok.. i'm currently riding on performance brand of tights with the 6 panel. now i want to get a second pair and was thinking about getting some PI, since i'll be visit the Gilroy outlets this weekend.

i've never worn anything from PI except my gloves.. so what kind of tights should i get? any specific ones that have great padding? should i stay away from those gel padded ones??

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Old 08-31-05, 05:24 PM
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Don't do it.
Overpriced. The performance ultra shorts with the blue chamois is probably one of the most comfy that i've tried. Their new ones with the gray chamois is pretty good too. You can get the latter on sale for $50 and the former on sale for $60.
The 3D PI chamois isn't comfortable. The only thing I like in the PI line is the 3D Pro chamois but you'll only find those in shorts $130+.
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Old 08-31-05, 05:30 PM
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damn.. that's a lot.. well.. since my wife is going there for shopping.. might as well go check it out if anything is on sale.

the performance one i have is with the white/yellowish chamois.. and that doesn't feel that great. so the blue one feels teh best eh? perhaps i'll look into the ultra shorts as well.
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oh, Gilroy... outlets... there's an In and Out there isnt there?
Forget the shorts. I want a burger.
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I personally love the PI w/3D chamois. I got mine on sale for $90, was a lot for shorts, but i feel that they are far superior to the $120 cannondale shorts i was wearing prior to them.
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I personally love my triflex bibs. I think they're the weather proof (well..) version of their bibs.(performance) I love them, they are very comfy and honestly the bottom line performance chamois is pretty darn comfy. I actually think that I did my first 40 on them with no probs.
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Veneer, I converted FROM Performance shorts to all PI. Never tried Performance's highest end (the Ultra?), but found the PI Ultrasensor (with the PRT chamois) and now have four pairs.

I heard the same thing about the 3D chamois on the older Microsensor, have read the 3D Pro is a lot better, but didn't have the scratch for what they want.

Man, I gotta get down to Gilroy too.
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Originally Posted by No Exit
oh, Gilroy... outlets... there's an In and Out there isnt there?
Forget the shorts. I want a burger.
lol.. when i was posting this i was thinking of the exact same thing! but i heard that in and out doesn't take credit cards.. so gonna bring cash with me.. hehe
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