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Favorite Shorts?

Old 08-23-11, 07:32 PM
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Favorite Shorts?

Hi all,

I am riding a hybrid about 5-10 miles a day for fitness/weight loss. I'm currently wearing a pair of compression shorts w some Nike shorts on over that. I want a pair of padded shorts to help me get over the PITA while riding. Any suggestion on what to look for in the $50-$80 range?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-23-11, 07:45 PM
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I'm very happy with my Voler ReCycle shorts, which were roughly 50% off their $110 shorts. Unfortunately, they're sold out of most sizes, and you might not like the Navy color anyway.
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Old 08-23-11, 08:17 PM
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+1 on voler. check out hammer nutrition's bibs too.
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Old 08-23-11, 08:18 PM
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Your shorts would be less of a factor on your ass pain than your actual saddle. What saddle are you currently using and how long have you been riding?
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Old 08-23-11, 08:52 PM
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I'm loving my "red, white, and beautiful" men's shorts from: http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/menshort.htm

They can be had for $40 on amazon and they are 100% sourced and produced in America which is always a plus. I have yet to do a really, really long ride but so far I've loved them.
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Pearl Izumi Attack 8-panel shorts - got em for around $50 on amazon, and the fit and comfort is great.
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BonkTown puts some Castelli Nero shorts up for around $50 pretty regularly. Good value.
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Saddle is just the stock Bontrager with the fancy elastomer gimmick underneath. I've been riding everyday for a week now... Issue is not so much pain as soreness when I first get on the bike. Doesn't hurt off the bike just a little uncomfortable while riding.
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I have two bib shorts I like...

-Capo Cima bibs
-Louis garneau mondo pro bibs

Both are about $200/each though
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Originally Posted by Adam Hicks View Post
Saddle is just the stock Bontrager with the fancy elastomer gimmick underneath. I've been riding everyday for a week now... Issue is not so much pain as soreness when I first get on the bike. Doesn't hurt off the bike just a little uncomfortable while riding.
There is your problem. You just need more saddle time to get used to the saddle. The soreness will eventually go away as you ride more.
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A pair of bike shorts with padding for your junk will help during the period when your saddle and your rear end are getting broken in.

I used Pearl Izumi Attack shorts or the Performance Bike ones when I was starting out. If cycling becomes a real addiction you will probably graduate into bib shorts eventually...

No underwear and wash shorts after every ride.
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Another vote for Voler. And do yourself a favor and get bibs while you're at it. You'll thank me later.
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I love my Pearl Izumi Pro In-R-Cool shorts which are way better than the Sugoi RS shorts that I used to use. I've been meaning to give bibs a try but my Pearl shorts are working fine for me at the moment.
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Originally Posted by James1:17 View Post
+1 on voler. check out hammer nutrition's bibs too.
Hammer's non-Bergamo shorts and bibs are made by Voler. I like the Quantum DSX Elite fabric.
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Old 08-25-11, 07:58 PM
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I'm new to this also, and only have probably 800 miles over the last two months or so.

But, go for more panels.

I'm using Sugoi's and have two pairs. One pair has more panels and that works better.

You need seat time, but depending on the saddle, etc - shorts also have a major function other than padding.

As alluded to by another poster - you really need something to keep your "junk" out of the way.
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+1 for Hammers. have 2 pair and are as good if not better than my Capo's that were a bit more
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Originally Posted by Digitalfiend View Post
I love my Pearl Izumi Pro In-R-Cool shorts which are way better than the Sugoi RS shorts that I used to use. I've been meaning to give bibs a try but my Pearl shorts are working fine for me at the moment.
+1.... I have the Elite In-R-Cool (both bib and short) they are really good. OP: take a day off now and then to rest your parts. Riding everyday all of a sudden is going to make you sore. And don't forget the chamois cream.
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Old 08-25-11, 08:15 PM
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Takes two weeks for my butt to "wear in" if I haven't ridden in a while, you'll get there. Pearl Izumi Elite Shorts have a great pad, fit good, look good, wear well, and a fair price (60ish).
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It's true, your body will adapt to to riding, as you ride more. Shorts are still important. I would recommend not getting a pair of $50-$80 shorts, and instead trying to get $100+ shorts, at low prices. You can often find previous years models online at 40-60%off. The quality is noticeably different. Just read up on reviews if you're not familiar with sizing, they'll help you get the right fit. I would also recommend looking into liner shorts. Pearl Izumi & Canari make them. They have less padding than lycra shorts, and are meant to be worn under regular shorts or pants. They retail around $30, I use them for commuting, they work quite well. Again, as you get used to riding, you will soon see that shorts aren't even that necessary at less than 10 miles. Good luck, have fun.
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Old 08-26-11, 08:09 AM
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Basic Pearl's from Amazon work wonders.
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