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Shorts Recommendations - Chime in....but gotta be long....not thigh high.

Old 04-28-10, 02:40 PM
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Shorts Recommendations - Chime in....but gotta be long....not thigh high.

So what's everyone suggest for best shorts these days? I am one of the few were a big fan of Nike shorts. Tight fit, long, no bulk in the groinage area.

Love Castelli styling.....but there shorts seem....well....short.
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Old 04-28-10, 03:03 PM
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Lance's nike shorts are rebranded Giordana as far as I know. Look into those?
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Do you really care how short your shorts are when you're on the bike?
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Where do you get the shorter bike shorts?
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Originally Posted by KiuBWhy View Post
Do you really care how short your shorts are when you're on the bike?
I might be thinking about this way too hard, but length can make a tiny difference (for feel). If they are too short then the gripper is higher up on the thigh, which has a larger circumference and will probably flex a bit more than the area closer to the knee. It may be a bit more uncomfortable or hard to find a good fitting short if your thighs are really big or small.

Or it could just be a vanity issue, but hey I'm picky too when I drop $$$ on friggern spandex
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I, for one, prefer my shorts/bibs long. Santini does a good job of leg coverage, Performance shorts are an example of short shorts. Short makes me feel like I'm wearing tighty whities.
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I bought the $30 Nashbar bib shorts. They are so cheap...the stitching on them is awful.

And yet they are most comfortable pair of shorts I own. Better than my $100 performance shorts. My man parts & the taint never go numb.

As far as too short or too long...never thought about it. Are you guys talking about shorts that go past the knee, like knickers?
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Perlizumi shorts are really long, almost too long for me, they come just above the knee.
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my biemme bibs are on the long side. I prefer them a touch shorter.
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my Louis Garneaus are long. Or I'm doing it wrong.
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i just dropped $35 plus shipping on Falconi shorts from Love2pedal on ebay. Those a really good bib shorts, and are just above knee length at a great price.
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Originally Posted by Toddorado View Post
Performance shorts are an example of short shorts.
What, no, my performance ultras actually have the gripper over my kneecap when I first pull them on. They settle into place just above the knee. I'm wearing the Medium at 5'11 btw. Anyhow, they're by far the longest legs of the 4 brands of shorts I own, by a factor of several inches.
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You need short shorts for summer man, work that tan!
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Stay away from Gores. I love mine but they're definitely not long.
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Originally Posted by Staarkhand View Post
What, no, my performance ultras actually have the gripper over my kneecap when I first pull them on. They settle into place just above the knee. I'm wearing the Medium at 5'11 btw. Anyhow, they're by far the longest legs of the 4 brands of shorts I own, by a factor of several inches.
Which model do you have? I tried the gel Century Gel and since they were so short, it turned me off from trying their other models. Other brands I've tried are consistent across the board. I also like my DeMarchi bibs, but the grippers aren't that good.
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Get Sugoi. Extra long in the legs, absolutely no bulk in the groin (or space for your bulk in the groin, but that's another story)...

Good material too.
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THanks for the Sugoi tip. Heard some bad things about their stiching though.....ordered some Nalini online. Hopefully they fit since Euro sizing is a big crazy. If not, I will give the Sugoi a try. I ordered a Castelli Jersey in Large once....it would have fit my 4 yr old after one wash.

I have a Pair of Giordana Tenax and it's probably my least favorite pair. Couldn't be more than opposite of the Nike shorts. I swear they feel like I'm wearing women's shorts or something. Have to pull them up to my belly button in order to get the chamois to sit in the correct place and by then, the leg grippers are half way up my thighs. Really wicked weird.

Performance Ultra shorts aren't too bad but their material is a bit unstretchy and rough. Maybe they've changed in the last couple of years, but that's my experience anyway.

The Nike shorts are very comfortable, but the stitching sucks! Come apart in a lot of the seems.

Any other suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Phiberglass View Post
You need short shorts for summer man, work that tan!
If I really wanted to work the tan I'd bike in the nude! but then I'd need a big squishy saddle too.

If you use varying length shorts you get actually get a fade going...DATS NICE. HIGH FIVE.
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