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Old 09-18-09, 05:01 AM   #1
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Good shorts under 60?

I just bought some shorts on sale at performance and they completely blow (The ass pad rides up and doesn't provide any padding) so i want to get your guys advice. I need something under 60 that is decently comfortable and provides padding in the right places. Also preferably from a company that makes there shorts kinda small, med is a tad too big for me and small is a tad to small.


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Old 09-18-09, 07:11 AM   #2
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I'll do you one better, Hammer bibs by Voler for under $50

Ask around for a refurrel code and get 10% off (I'm pretty sure they still do that)
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+1 on the Hammer bibs. For a real low price yet decent quality try the love2pedal bibs and/or bib shorts. You can get 2 pairs of Falconi bib shorts for 65 clams. I think they are much better than the Performance house brand. A lto of folks here say to stay away from gel shorts...never tried them, though.
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Old 09-18-09, 09:10 AM   #5
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I'm pretty happy with my low end PI's. I've got the cheap Quest bibs as well as the expensive P.R.O. bibs, and while the expensive ones do fit a little better they're not $100 better - although I didn't even pay close to that - and both work just fine for me.
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I like these $29.95 shorts better than the three pair of Pearl Izumi shorts that I paid $100+ for. I now only wear the Pearl Izumi shorts if my cheap shorts are in the laundry.

http://tinyurl.com/5ge7f5
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Try this website. This company makes the shorts themselves here in the USA. Reasonable price and have a variety of choices. I am satisfied with their product.

http://aerotechdesigns.com/
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Voler Equipe, on sale.
Voler seems to run a tad smaller then PI.

http://www.velowear.com/products/1110104BLKMED.aspx
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Another vote for Voler
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I'll do you one better, Hammer bibs by Voler for under $50

Ask around for a refurrel code and get 10% off (I'm pretty sure they still do that)
Which Voler model are the hammer shorts?
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Which Voler model are the hammer shorts?
I may be completely off, but I think these are the ones.
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Try this page for Kucharik bicycle clothing.

Kucharik - shorts and bibs for under $60. The quality is excellent and prices are reasonable, with bike clothing made by a company in business for more than half a century.

Over the years I've purchased Kucharik's jerseys, windbreakers, shorts and bibs and have never been disappointed.
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Does anyone make shorts that have an older style chamois, instead of a diaper/foam 3D pad?
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"Does anyone make shorts that have an older style chamois, instead of a diaper/foam 3D pad?"

Try this page for Kucharik bicycle clothing.

Various shorts and bibs are offered with either real chamois or a synthetic variant.
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Back in the day they used to stop in to the butcher shop and pick up some steak to stuff in their shorts... is that what your looking for?

I swear Bob Roll talked about it during the TDF a few years ago.
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Back in the day they used to stop in to the butcher shop and pick up some steak to stuff in their shorts... is that what your looking for?

I swear Bob Roll talked about it during the TDF a few years ago.
Ha! Nothing like the feeling of cow blood dripping down your legs from riding on a steak! (That's what SHE said)

I mean the synthetic chamois that came with most Nashbar shorts in the late 90's. Much more comfy than today's PI Attack shorts' 3-D pad that tend to squish the boys!
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I now only buy Kucharik shorts. I buy the 29.95 pair and have been extremely happy with them. I also use their jackets, wind breakers, foot warmers, wool arm and leg warmers, sweat bands, etc. Everything is of exceptional quality.
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+1 Aerotechdesigns
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+2 Aerotech. Also, those Cannondale bibs on Chain Reaction are quite good as well.

Did a metric century while on tour, on the latter today - and that too in 42C temperatures. I was in a lot of pain, but the bibs did fine.

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I have 1 pair of aerotech bibs. I would say the chamois is on par with the ion sl from voler but the shorts materials are not as soft. still a good bib though.
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I only ride the hammer bibs now. They are the bet bang for the buck.
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