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What is your favorite cycling short?

Old 04-18-07, 08:28 PM
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What is your favorite cycling short?

I know this is a personal thing.But has any one tryed the 07 Pearl Izumi Vertex MicroSensor Short?I have been wearing the Performance Ultra Short actually I have only had Performance shorts from there cheapest to there best and there is a world of differance from there economy to there best shorts. But looking to upgrade a step farther to a better chamois .But at $119.00 for the Pearl Izumi microsensor not sure?What is your favorite cycling short?
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Giordana Silverline & PI Ultra Micro Something 'or Other Sensor... in bib form, not shorts though.

I'd go Assos, but I forgot the access codes to my swiss bank account. I really like the Giordana stuff though.... jersey's too.
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Adistar "Flow" bibshorts with mesh cut outs
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Sugoi RS Flex bibs. Cool material for the bib, GREAT chamois.

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My Pearl Izumi Microsensor 3Ds have held up amazingly well...they should though for the price. Padding is just as thick as day one.

I'm curious why people like a bib over a short as I've never tried one before.
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Bibs are the freakin' SWEETEST. I've never met anyone who tried a bib after being a long time "regular short" wearer that didn't dig 'em like crazy. They're just BETTER, man.
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Originally Posted by roadie138
...But at $119.00 for the Pearl Izumi microsensor not sure?What is your favorite cycling short?
The Pearl Izumi Microsensor is $79 right now at Performance. Fits me well, also has a drawstring. I tried them on and ending up buying the Gore Bike Wear shorts instead. Logos were a bit more understated.
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I just got my first pair of Assos shorts as a gift. I wore them for the first time on Saturday when I did the Mulholland Challenge and after 110 miles and 12,000 ft of climbing, for the first time after a long ride, I had no chafing, no redness, NOTHING!!!!! I put on my PI Sugar Knickers today when I went out for a 26 mile ride and I fear that the Assos have ruined me...I was miserable.
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I've always liked the Pearl Attacks... on the cheaper end of Pearl's stuff, but I find them really comfy...
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So far, Giordana Tenax Laser are my favorites (2nd pair of Giordanas that have impressed me). Next would be my PI Aerosensors -- chamois pad is a hair thinner than the Giordanas, fwiw.
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I love my Biemme team kit bibs. I can't wait to compare them to my new Verge team bibs once I get those b/c the Verge jersey I have is sweet.
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Originally Posted by kleng
Adistar "Flow" bibshorts with mesh cut outs
Looks cool, how much and where can you buy them. Adidas clothing has thin distribution. Have a pair of the EP bibs, do you know how these compare. Until I find a better bib DeMarchi Contour Plus is my favorite.
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i like wearing my leather assless chaps...
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Originally Posted by oilman_15106
Looks cool, how much and where can you buy them. Adidas clothing has thin distribution. Have a pair of the EP bibs, do you know how these compare. Until I find a better bib DeMarchi Contour Plus is my favorite.
Their quite expensive, but not as costly as Assos, the chamois is thin but high density and provides excellent support.
https://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=4&minor=7

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I've got some Pearl shorts with the 3D Race chamois. They beat the hell out of my lame trek-branded shorts. Not the flashiest thing ever, but I like them.
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My preference is for BlackBottoms bibs and Assos bibs. Both are of excellent quality.
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I really like my Louis Garneaus, they're the top-end ones. Can't remember what they're called. They have the waffle design chamois.
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I like Netti Pro Cycle shorts. I have a pair of DeMarchi and PI. But I find the netti padding to be far more comfortable and better fitting.
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I like fat bottom girls; they make the rockin' world go 'round.
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nothing get between me and my assos.

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Most comfortable shorts are my Cannondales and Descente's. Most comfortable of all, my Santini bibs.
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Originally Posted by VT to CA
I've always liked the Pearl Attacks... on the cheaper end of Pearl's stuff, but I find them really comfy...
+1. I have 4 pair and love them. They list for $70 but can be found for $50 or so if you google around.
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canari gel shorts
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This board is going to ruin me. All this Assos talk has me starting to save nickels and dimes.

Hmm... new front wheel and keep wearing my PI Ultrasensors, or pair of Assos and keep riding a wheel with bearings shot to hell?

Life choices sure are difficult.
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