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Aerotech shorts?

Old 02-17-09, 07:30 PM
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Aerotech shorts?

I know these pop up in discussion in the clydesdale forums, but I thought I'd ask the here as well.

Anyone have any experience with them? Specifically, the black pearl elite? I'm replacing some 10 year old LG shorts with a basic, non-padded microfiber type chamois so it probably won't take much to improve... I was also thinking of the pro short but I was thinking of getting something "nicer"
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Old 02-17-09, 07:52 PM
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I'm fat and the elastic tends to roll. Other than that they are OK I guess but I dont have any experience with the really fancy stuff. Switching to bibs now.
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Old 02-18-09, 07:18 PM
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I have a pair of their bibs, around 5,000 miles of use ,no signs of wear , (they have stretched just a bit,or maybe I lost a bit of weight ) no complaints. well made,nice fit, very fairly priced ,excellent service, American made.
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Old 02-18-09, 08:20 PM
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5000 miles? I'm amazed - should order Bibs from them too and try them.
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I love bibs.... especially if you carrying extra weight it stops the shorts form rolling down
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One word...

BIBS!!!!

I love their stuff but, wish they were cut a bit lower in the front. Much easier to "go over the top" that way.
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My first pair of bibs were Aerotech. Personally, I find their chamois the least comfortable of any I've tried. I like the Volers from Hammer Nutrition much better, and they're $10 less even without the 15% first order discount. YMMV...
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Their stuff is cheap and... alright. Other brands are much better.
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Thanks, I had forgotten about the Hammer Nutrition stuff... last time I looked into those they didn't have any available. I'm also not certain I can stomach the logos.
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Originally Posted by Gavush View Post
Thanks, I had forgotten about the Hammer Nutrition stuff... last time I looked into those they didn't have any available. I'm also not certain I can stomach the logos.
Those are actually a training aid--makes you want to ride really fast so they're just a blur to observers.
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Too funny :-)

I've been using the hammer bibs for 3 years now and love them. I know they just changed the design and pad again.... Personally, I liked last years design better but the red is ok.

I do get comments from girls about the fact that I have hammer on my legs, so it isn't all bad.
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